This may be a stupid question since I know very little about switches, but here we go
Today I use a Netgear GS108 Gigabit switch. I keep reading here on the forum that you may improve SQ if using a Cisco switch instead.
Since they are pretty cheap if bought used I’m thinking of buying one just to try. Just to know if there are better SQ to be had for relatively little money.
The recommendations I read is often for Cisco Catalyst 2960-8TC-L.
Wouldn’t it be just as good to instead buy a Cisco Catalyst 2960G-8TC-L?
I would guess that these two switches is pretty similar except the model with a “G” in its name is a “Gigabit-switch” and therefore a bit “faster”?
My "setup" looks like this: I connect my incoming “fiber” via a converter (supplied by my Internet supplier) to router, then to my switch and from there to different rooms in the house (via cables in the wall and wall outlets in the different rooms). For my stereo I have an Ethernet-cable from wall outlet to my Melco NAS and from there to my Naim streamer.
I figure that the Cisco Catalyst 2960-8TC-L would limit the speed but I don’t know.
So, the question: Which Cisco 2960 model would you recommend and why?
I can see models named 2960, 2960C, 2960L, 2960CX, 2960CPD and 2960G but don’t really understand the differences…
I just want an easy to use, with no extra gadgets, switch that may improve SQ in my system…