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Problem Network tap or switch with port mirroring

Discussion in 'Networks' started by Asterix, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Asterix

    Asterix Megabyte Poster

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    Hi Guys,
    i'm looking to purchase a copper network tap (10/100 or 10/100/1000) ideally or a switch that will let me send RX/TX traffic to 3 further interfaces. I would prefer a tap as they typically fail-to-wire and therefore not a point of failure.

    I was surprised that i couldn't find anywhere online to buy a Tap from and I am looking to spend as little as possible (<£100), If required i would consider a gigabit network switch with port mirroring (Span) functionality but the product descriptions don't specify how many span/mirror ports are supported.

    does anyone have any experience of anything and can make some recommendations?

    Asterix
     
  2. Simonvm

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    Any Cisco Catalyst off eBay should be enough to do that
     
    Certifications: MCITP: EST, MCDST, MCTS, A+, N+, CCNP, CCNA Wireless
  3. Asterix

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    But there are limitations on the amount of spans supported on the catalyst range though, right?
     
  4. Simonvm

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    Yes, correct. How many do you need?

    To give you an idea, my 100 euro 3550 supports two span-sessions
     
    Certifications: MCITP: EST, MCDST, MCTS, A+, N+, CCNP, CCNA Wireless
  5. J2techie

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    Take a look on that well known auction website! Black box offer network taps.
    Good luck .
     
  6. Asterix

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    Blackbox do indeed, unfortunately they are coming in at a much higher price than £100 :(
     
  7. J2techie

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    Visit that well known online auction site and search for:
    Black Box 10/100 Copper Tap tap splitter TS230A-R2

    There is someone in the USA selling one for less than your £100 budget including Postage. (You may need to swap the USA Power adapter)

    Good luck.
     
  8. Asterix

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    thanks, looks good but doesn't have aggregation.
     

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