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03-23-2009, 11:41 AM
I am upgrading a summit system from 10BASE-2 to BASE T and need a ethernet switch, which should I use a switch or hub. Any particular model that works better?
03-23-2009, 12:27 PM
I just upgraded our summit system (13 BCUs) from arcnet to ethernet. I used blackbox brand 5 port and 8 port switches. The system is working without any problems so far. I'll see if I can find the model numbers of the switches I used.
03-23-2009, 02:10 PM
Here is the equipment I used
Black Box Pure Networking 10/100 Ethernet Switches, 5-Port (http://www.blackbox.com/Store/Detail.aspx/Pure-Networking-10-100-Ethernet-Switches-5-Port/LB8505A-R2)
Black Box Pure Networking 10/100 Ethernet Switches, 8-Port (http://www.blackbox.com/Store/Detail.aspx/Pure-Networking-10-100-Ethernet-Switches-8-Port/LB8508A)
Black Box Minature Media Converters, 10-/100-Mbps Copper to 100-Mbps Duplex Fiber , ST (http://www.blackbox.com/Store/Detail.aspx/Minature-Media-Converters-10-100-Mbps-Copper-to-100-Mbps-Duplex-Fiber-ST/LHC013A)
Trane supplied the network cards for the BCUs, and updated ROM chips, to support the ethernet cards, for the older BMTSs.
03-23-2009, 06:47 PM
A switch should be faster and there is almost no price difference in the two for basic models. I would use the switch. Brand shouldn't matter much either.
03-24-2009, 06:11 PM
A switch would be the way to go, just like mallronsaid it will be faster. The reason being is a switch has CMSA/CD, basically collision detection, sensing who is there and where it is. Also it wont matter what cable you use (X-over, straight thru) the switch senses it.
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