The following is a short-list of 24-port gigabit switches, sorted by price (low to high) from $370 to $590 (street price).
Looking for comments/recomendations. This is for a small Windoze network connected to the I-net behind a SpeedStream modem/nat-router. PC's on the network will be a mix of 98/2K/NT. Netbeiu is main (or only) file-sharing protocal. TCP will (naturally) be used (mainly for direct internet access by individual PC's). Only major file-sharing app will be AccPac (Pervasive SQL).
D-Link DGS-1024D 24-Port 10/100/1000 Unmanaged Layer 2 Gigabit swtc Netgear JGS524 24-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch Netgear JGS524F 24-Port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Network Switch D-Link DGS-1224T 24-Port Layer 2 Gigabit Switch Netgear GS724T 24-Port Gigabit Smart Switch Linksys SR2024 24-Port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Desktop Network Switch3COM 3C17304 24-Port 10/100/1000 SuperStack 3 4228G Switch Netgear GS524T 24-port 10/100/1000 Copper Gigabit Switch Linksys SRW2024 24-Port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Managed Network Switch
Haven't looked at gigabit ethernet cards for the PC's. Anything I should be aware of / look out for? (do they all have drivers for win-98?)