Ok, Quick background. I have an office for my business that I share with an automotive company. I want to completely revamp the network. To put it simply the existing one sucks. As of right now it's 20 something PC's Ethernet connections running to I'm not sure what and using free proxy. The IT guy and I use the term loosely set up the proxy because he he said routers weren't working. He also told me "the modem wasn't strong enough for a router" so I don't have much faith in him... I'm looking to get a cisco 24 port switch. I know different models but I'm wondering what is wrong with going with something a little older and cheaper. I don't see why I need gigabyte ports, there isn't much data flowing here. I'll probably set up two vlans, 1 for them and 2 for me. The network is going to look like: modem ^ ^ ^ -switch- vlan1 ------- vlan2 2 hosts ----- 20 hosts Can something I pick cheap and used handle this or is there a reason I should pay 1k for it? If this is in the wrong forum or not the kind of question that I should be posting then please advise. Thanks!