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Frequent Questions About the Arista Enterprise Network Switches

If you want to make sure that all of the devices in your enterprise setting stay connected at all times, you may want to invest in an Arista switch in this collection. By providing a variety of options from many different sellers, eBay makes it easy to find affordable switches that you need. Here's what you should know before you pick out a switch to bring home.

How many devices can these switches connect?

The number of devices that an Arista Enterprise network switch can connect depends on the switch model in question. In general, most of these devices offer at least 24 ports. There are some other models with a different number of connection ports, including:

  • 24 ports
  • 48 ports
  • 52 ports
What connection speeds do these switches offer?

The switches in this eBay collection can transfer data at various speeds. Network transfer speed is measured in gigabytes-per-second (Gbps), which is also written out as GbE. You'll find that all of the switches in this collection offer at least 1GbE of connection speed. However, some models may offer 10GbE connection speeds, and cutting-edge options may offer speeds as fast as 40GbE.

How do you set up one of these switches?

Setting up one of these switches is generally quite simple since they do not have any operating systems of complex interface technology. To get started, you'll need to locate the power supply for your switch and connect it to a suitable 120V AC wall plug. Next, you'll need to connect all of your devices to the switch. These devices are usually connected with RJ45 ports, and you can use CAT5, CAT5e, or CAT6 cables with these ports. Make sure that you connect the master port to your NAS or server-controlling computer to finish the software-side setup of your new network switch.

How do you select the right switch?

The main factor that you'll need to consider as you pick out an Arista switch that's right for your purposes is the size of your network. For instance, if you have 40 workstations in your company that you need to connect to a NAS array, a 24-port network switch wouldn't be sufficient, but a 52-port switch would probably be overkill. If you have more than 52 workstations that you want to network, it may be necessary to purchase multiple network switches to use in tandem.

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