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Araknis brand switches

otho11

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The contractor that my home builder uses is pushing Araknis brand switches. Any experience with them and why they would be worth $150 each?
 

ch33zw1z

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I wouldn't pay that premium, and it uses the "cloud" for the unmanaged+, which screams security problems for your average user.
 

JackMDS

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Personally I do not see any advantage in these units.

But it really can say anything because it might depends on what you need of your system, and you did not mention anything about it.


:cool:
 

otho11

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Thank you for all of your responses. What do I need from my system? I have zero technical knowledge but my priority is a reliable wired connection to run a VPN for work.
 

mv2devnull

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VPN and switch are unrelated. VPN tunnel you have to establish either from your own computer or from a router. A router routes traffic between separate subnets. A switch connects members of one subnet.

If I were building a house, I would make sure that there is plenty of ventilated, yet soundproof space for 19" rack devices and more than enough cable runs from every room to that location.

... all at a price you’ll love.
People can love strange things, but ...
 

JackMDS

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VPN and switch are unrelated. VPN tunnel you have to establish either from your own computer or from a router. A router routes traffic between separate subnets. A switch connects members of one subnet.
+1

Every one is "obsessed" with VPN. :(

When I went thought live I made it my business to understand the issues that I am obsessed with. :)

These days Obsession and Knowledge seem to ride in different Dimensions.

Smart marketing people know the phenomenon of Ignorant Obsession and take very good advantage of it.

I would Not be surprise if Starbucks would start selling ""Cofficini"" that is VPN friendly.
;)
 

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