Switch and firewall, what model for me?

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smash123

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Hi everyone,

We own a small 10 people company, mainly doing
accounting stuff. We are looking for faster intranet
speed. Looking for 10-14 port gigabit switch and
hardware firewall. What brand and model do you
recommend? We don't have large budget, please provide
me some advice on what is the most cost effective
products.

Also, we just sign up 10M high speed Internet access
with statics IP address. Do we need to buy a router
too? If yes, what do you recommend? Thank you very
much!
 

JohnWill

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You'll REALLY want a router between you and the Internet as a rule. FYI, the gigabit switch will add nothing to Internet speed, though it'll be of some help with local file transfers. For 10 people, I'd use a bog standard SOHO router, one of the many Netgear, Linksys or D-Link models. As for a switch, a simple 16 port unmanaged gigabit switch will do the trick for a network this small. The whole works shouldn't cost more than $300-400.

Netgear RP614 Router

Netgear GS116 16-port Gigabit Switch 10/100/1000 Mbps
 

smash123

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thank you very much for your reply. I think I will go to the way you suggested and it looks it is very good price too. Thanks!
 

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You're welcome.

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