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I'm looking for a reasonably priced switches that I can connect together in two separate closets that act as one.  Does anyone know of such a thing that will not break the bank?  Say 8 port for each.  

 

I've read that doing it this way is better than using two regular switches basically daisy chained.  True?  

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Hi jtwrace, I did buy two of these switches not too long ago. I am still experimenting with them. The cool feature - not yet used by me - it that a 10Gbit optical connection betweet them is possible. So far, I am using only my 1Gbit transceivers. Soon will I get 10Gbit capable transceivers. Reading the MikroTik forums however it seems that the optimal firmware for this switch is yet to come. Still mine are working now as intended.

 

Wondering what it means to have two switches setup to act as one as opposed to daisy chaining. Is there any link for an explanation of this concept?

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3 hours ago, fds said:

 

Wondering what it means to have two switches setup to act as one as opposed to daisy chaining. Is there any link for an explanation of this concept?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stackable_switch

2 ch Setup:

Motorola Modem sb6141> Emo Systems EN-70HD > (5) eero > Synology 1813+ (DSM 6.2), 4TB Seagate NAS Drives, 4GB RAM & Zero Surge & APC XS BX1000G/backup to Synology DX513) > Emo Systems EN-60KDS  > Roon > Mola Mola Tambaqui > BSS BLU 50 > (2) Hypex NCore NC502MP > JBL M2 Master Reference

 

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You are talking about switches that implement a proprietary stacking solution like Cisco VRP, HPE VSX/VSF, etc where they offer front of switch stacking that bypasses the need for Spanning Tree and VLAN Tagging over LAG.

 

You won't find that for consumer 8 port switches that I'm aware of.

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