So, I got tired of my crappy 4 port 10 meg hub for my home network today. I mean, here I am, CEO of one of the world's largest dynamic DNS providers, and I'm using a 4 port 3Com hub!
Luckily, I just happened to have a Compaq 24 port 10/100 and 2 port gig-e fiber switch laying around my apartment collecting dust. It had been installed at our Ithaca site (when that was our only site) for less than 24 hours before it de-segmented it's VLANs, requiring a late night trip up there to rip it out. No surprise that it's never been in production since, and has just been collecting dust on my apartment floor.
So, I now have 24 ports of 10/100 full-duplex switched goodness for my little network of firewall, desktop box, wireless access point, random laptops when people are over, and random servers when I'm building them out prior to installation out at Exodus. W00t! Go overkill!
Now I just have to buy something that'll connect to the fiber port and give me gig-e...