Network Switch (2.5GbE/10GbE)

can one do load balancing or dual/tripple lan with primary secondary switching on these along with vlan and stuff.
attached specs sheet of what the managed switches can do.
documentation: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1otKCeQ_yQiMeCmv77IhFu-BnJX0vAuOh/view?usp=sharing
One with 2*10g sfp+ ports
220mm x 112mm x 28mm
This is 8 Port x 2.5G and 2 x 10G SFP+ port, these are not managed, but unmanaged so they don't have the features you
 

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As far as i know Load Balancing functions are switch independent. unless you are talking about a different type of load balancing?
e.g., this is what specifies load balancing in Linux in general, as far as i know the 802.3ad is the only mode that requires a switch supporting link aggregation but not for others.
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Those are enterprise class features, this is typical consumer class stuff.
Mikrotik 1 gig router with 5 ports has it...obviously this spec wud be costlier.
As far as i know Load Balancing functions are switch independent. unless you are talking about a different type of load balancing?
e.g., this is what specifies load balancing in Linux in general, as far as i know the 802.3ad is the only mode that requires a switch supporting link aggregation but not for others.
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Yes, can be source based, mac based, flow based. In common terms if networking.
How good can this be for 41usd.?
 
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@pika420 what is your feedback on NethSec? Any benefits and drawbacks over stock OpenWRT?

I just tried it after seeing your comment, was able to setup a quick failover (with some command line editing required) using an FTTH (PPPoE with a VLAN and service name) and a Jio AirFiber (plain DHCP) with not much hassle.

Only 1 issue I see is automatic updates requires a paid subscription?

Anything else you can comment? Thanks!
 
@pika420 can you tell me the cost of that setup there in the screenshot with the zimaboard? And any reason you went with that instead of a p330/m920x setup?
Honestly, I was just influenced by the marketing and the YouTubers I follow.
I purchased Zimaboard back in June 2022, LAN Card July 2023
And I wasn't in TE or any FB groups that sold stuff back then, and Amazon listing for used Mini-PC were bad in specs or price.

Zimaboard 8 GB RAM Model207$
Import Tax~1-3k INR (honestly don't remember now)
4Port 2.5G LAN Card91.92$
Import Tax Post Office Guy didn't ask

@pika420 what is your feedback on NethSec? Any benefits and drawbacks over stock OpenWRT?

I just tried it after seeing your comment, was able to setup a quick failover (with some command line editing required) using an FTTH (PPPoE with a VLAN and service name) and a Jio AirFiber (plain DHCP) with not much hassle.

Only 1 issue I see is automatic updates requires a paid subscription?

Anything else you can comment? Thanks!
Well I was not getting full speed in pfSesnse or OPNsense, but i do get full speed in OpenWRT (this was even before purchasing the switch from @aasimenator)
But I hated the Luci UI that OpenWRT comes with. NethSec looks very modern, but it does lack a lot of features as compared to OpenWRT.


Issues that I have seen so far
  • Self-hosted AdGuard lists the router instead of individual devices.
  • Bug when rebooting my router, it takes IP from my downstream AP instead of upstream router (asked in community, working on troubleshooting it, seems to only be happening to me)
  • Cant seem to be able to install packages from CLI, also lacks a ton of CLI packages.
Things that I like
  • Deep Packet Inspection
  • Threat Shield
Not many complaints TBH, I don't have an overcomplicated network.
I keep track of their GitHub project/milestone, so I know when the new version would be released, plus they put that in their community forum too
 
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