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    Smile Gigabit to the desktop? What for???

    Hi Todd,

    I'm really enjoying your CCNA study guide but I was quite surprised to read your recommendation on page 10 of chapter 1 : "we need at a minimum gigabit to the desktop" and tend not to agree.

    I would like to argue that Gigabit to the desktop is basically a waste of money unless the users need to transfer huge files within the network, (which probably accounts for less than 5% of all desktops).

    Otherwise the IT budget can be put to a much better use by buying a couple of faster servers (obviously THESE go on GigE), simple updating unmanaged 100Base-T switches to managed switches, adding content filtering to the network or a more reliable mesh wifi, etc.

    Would love to hear comments on the subject.

    Cheers,
    Andres
    Last edited by andres11; 03-12-2012 at 12:10 AM. Reason: minor edits
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