[AusNOG] FS.com for temporary 10G switch?

Rhys Hanrahan rhys at nexusone.com.au
Thu Oct 21 22:01:04 EST 2021

Thanks guys! Appreciate the quick feedback. I honestly didn’t realise Mikrotik did switches, but it sounds like this is a more popular option, and probably the route I’d go with.

I don’t think I’ll end up using any L3 features honestly, but would RouterOS instead of SwOS be considered the more established path, and more stable?

It’s been a long time since I’ve used Mikrotik and I’ve known the routers at least to have some crash bugs/stability issues in the past? (Though that may have been due to a particular feature mix – I’m hoping just VLANs would be rock solid).


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Ubiquiti is having some pretty intense stock issues. If you truly only need for a short period FS could be okay but honestly would be toward the bottom of the list, with a few alternatives doing much better and being easier to obtain - such as the Mikrotiks.

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While I cannot comment on fs.com<http://fs.com>, this could be another option. In stock now and cheap.


On Thu, 21 Oct 2021, 9:04 pm Rhys Hanrahan, <rhys at nexusone.com.au<mailto:rhys at nexusone.com.au>> wrote:

Hi Everyone,

I am considering using FS.com for a temporary 10G switch as they seem cheap and I should be able to get my hands on it in a week or two. Does anyone have any experience with FS switches? Or any other recommendations?

This isn’t something I wanted to resort to but timing has meant I need something cheap that can act as a largely dumb switch with 8 or so 1/10G SFP+ ports, till I can sort out the Juniper QFX boxes I am intending to get. All I need it for is the ports, and some basic VLAN tagging and trunking. And I just need it to not fail for a couple of months :-) Thanks!

I am considering:

•         https://www.fs.com/au/products/122280.htmlhttps://www.fs.com/au/products/122281.htmlhttps://www.fs.com/au/products/108710.html

Also considering a Ubuiquiti ES‑16‑XG however an admittedly brief search suggests this would be hard to find in stock anywhere.

Appreciate any suggestions/feedback. Thanks!

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