Recommend router/switch with both QOS and POE?


#1

I’m looking to deploy Asterisk at a small business with a handful of phones and I’m having a tough time finding a small switch (under 12) that has both POE and QOS capabilities. I’ve found the Netgear FSM7326P but it’s 24 ports and over $1100(US)

I also see the FS116P from Netgear which has POE however it doesn’t seem to have any QOS.

What are people using in small office environments?


#2

We are running all Asterisk and PoE capable phones on HP 2650 PoE switches.
They are atttractivly priced and come with a lot of features.

Also look at powersdein midspan devices to get PoE to normal switches … they are also brilliant to use.


#3

I’ve been using the Netger FS726TP, 24-port (12 PoE, 12 non-PoE), QoS, web interface and I haven’t needed to touch it since I set it up in August.

About $380 at places like CDW


#4

Linksys (aka. Cisco) makes a Business class 24 port PoE switch with QoS. It seems to give you more robust QoS strageties with 4 ques based either by port, Layer2 COS (802.1p) or Layer3 TOS/DSCP values.

It also preforms many of the functions found on Cisco hardware (ACL’s, Spanning-tree, Rate-Limiting and broadcast control.

It runs ~ $450.00 at http://products.fiortechnologies.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=3_33_38&products_id=47 with a 5% discount on your first purchase. But you may be able to find them cheaper elsewhere though.