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2650 vs 5348 and POE

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Tom Stuve_1
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2650 vs 5348 and POE

Hi,

We're considering purchasing either the 2650 PWR or 5348 with POE. We're a small business and upgrading to VOIP. Was wondering if the 2650 PWR will fill our needs, or should we go to the 5300 series and why? We have a limited budget, so hoping 2650 is sufficient.

Thanks
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Re: 2650 vs 5348 and POE

It depends on how you intend to use the switch. Will it be used as a pure layer 2 switch or will you be using to for routing as well?

What about QoS? Will you put your VoIP devices on a seperate VLAN with higher priority or are you intending to handle QoS based on the layer 4 protocol?

If you will be routing go with the 53xx (see my thread "Don't use a 2626 for routing").

If you will be using it as a pure layer 2 switch with the VoIP devices on a seperate VLAN I'm sure you will be satified with the 2650.

//Mathias
Les Ligetfalvy
Esteemed Contributor

Re: 2650 vs 5348 and POE

You fail to mention what brand/model IP phones will require the POE. I have seen posts here where some POE requirements were not met.
Tom Stuve_1
Occasional Contributor

Re: 2650 vs 5348 and POE

Thanks for the help.

We won't be routing with the switches, and the phones we're using are Avaya 56xx series with IP Office. Their recommended specs are:

Layer 2 is 802.1p/q - default is set in phone at 6. Layer 3 is Diffserv - Priority Numbers, default is set in phone at 63. Layer 4 is UDP - Port Selection.

I went back an re-checked the latest feature set for the 2600 series switches, and it looks like they cover all the bases.

Thanks

Tom
Les Ligetfalvy
Esteemed Contributor

Re: 2650 vs 5348 and POE

You still have not metioned the actual power req.

See http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=919091
Tom Stuve_1
Occasional Contributor

Re: 2650 vs 5348 and POE

7 Watts.