> At the office I use Netgear GS724TS switches. The 'S' on the end is for stackable, something you might not need...
Looks ideal, but beyond my price range.
> ... The GS716 switch might suit you. It has two SFP ports for those pesky fibre cards.
That's more like it, though they seem to just come with the module slots empty.
Couldn't find either of them 2nd-hand though.
> However, you can pick up Intel 510Ts on ebay uk with gig fibre port modules for loose change. The 510T switches
I remember MPC in London used those.
> ... don't readily support copper gig ethernet though. ...
Really? That's odd, the ones I saw were all copper, at least at the front.
> copper 10/100 ports via their built in ethernet so had no need of anything faster. It was uplinked to a huge
> Foundry Networks switch via the fibre port.
Ah, now what I want is a switch that can run gbit on all ports, not a 10/100 that just has a couple of gbit ports.
> My most recent ebay purchase was a brand new Octane card cage (still in box!) from Ebay AU (and got a pukka SGI
> gig copper card bundled in)
Got 5 a coupla weeks ago, just the cages. Totally unused.