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smole

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@giomania

I have the Mikrotik CRS112-8P-4S-IN and I can confirm it works with the famous Dahua 5231E.

While browsing the Mikrotik site i've noticed the hEX PoE aka RB960PGS, with 4 passive PoE or af/at ports @ mode B (4,5+) (7,:cool: compatible devices, whatever this means.

If someone has this router please confirm that it works with standard af/at IP cams, so it can be added to the list.
 

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I've just purchased this switch 8-Port Gigabit GREENnet PoE+ Switch - TRENDnet TPE-TG80g

Should be here in a few days, just need to decide on suitable cameras and get my Blue Iris server sorted and will report back on how I get on with it.
Quoting my own message, the damn seller cancelled my order, pretty strange as I put in a best offer which the seller accepted so not like I won it at a low price last minute? So I'm still on the lookout, have made another offer on another switch, so hopefully that might get accepted :)
 

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What's most bang for buck? I need at least 8 ports poe and another 8 non poe. Looking for reliability or a really good warranty. I had a linksys 16 port that I had for 4 years until it just let out the magic smoke...Disappointing.
 

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What's most bang for buck? I need at least 8 ports poe and another 8 non poe. Looking for reliability or a really good warranty. I had a linksys 16 port that I had for 4 years until it just let out the magic smoke...Disappointing.
I've been running on this TP-Link 16 port poe+ switch since the weekend and it's been great. If you need PoE+ there's basically that unit, two others with a 230+ power budget that's overkill for me or a Ubiquiti for nearly $300. It has some smart features that you don't need to turn on but are there if needed so I just changed the device login info and forgot about them. I'm running one PoE+ PTZ and 4 other regular Poe cameras 24/7 with no issues yet. The only t downside is the fan but I have it in the garage on a rack so it doesn't bother me at all.
 

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I went with 24 Port PoE Switches - Nelly's Security Nelly's provides great service and fast turnaround.
Description of the Nelly's 24 port switch states it can be used 'just on a desk'. How quiet is it? And is there an internal fan for cooling? With 250 watts of available POE+ power I would think it has an internal fan.
 

gabe323

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Description of the Nelly's 24 port switch states it can be used 'just on a desk'. How quiet is it? And is there an internal fan for cooling? With 250 watts of available POE+ power I would think it has an internal fan.
It says "Fanless Quiet Design" and since it's unmanaged it probably shouldn't need any extra cooling.
 

TL1096r

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unless you need that power budget because you are running several ptz cameras its way overpriced for an unmanaged 8 port switch.
Overpriced compared to what? Running 4-6 cams no PTZ.
 

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Overpriced compared to what? Running 4-6 cams no PTZ.
Compared to an 8 port poe switch or even 8 port poe+ switch with a lower power budget available for 80 or less. Your 6 cameras will draw 18-40w.
 

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Compared to an 8 port poe switch or even 8 port poe+ switch with a lower power budget available for 80 or less. Your 6 cameras will draw 18-40w.
Yes I figured but was looking for amazon link to check it out.
 

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Ok it is "only" a $50 difference and gives option to add more cams with more features in the future. It is worth a little extra now.
 

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Ok it is "only" a $50 difference and gives option to add more cams with more features in the future. It is worth a little extra now.
No its not. You can add more cameras to the other switches as well. You are tossing 50 bux in the toilet. Do you intend to add 2 HUGE ptz cameras that draw large amounts of power? No.
 
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