Discussion in 'Networking, Telephony & Internet' started by Smokin Whale, Sep 21, 2014.
It's a scam
im figuring that or he came about them by a ... criminal.. discount.
Will see if I get anything lol.
You won't get anything you will get an email from paypal saying it's a fraudulent seller and you will get your money back.
I had the same thing a while back with some 2tb sas drives going for 50 each which is cheap but not outrageous cheap like these nics
Confirmed scam - the images list the real eBay seller's username which is this listing here:
A far more reasonable price and greater chance of being legitimate.
US$210 will get you an X550 which supports NBASE-T (except drivers may not be publicly available yet).
The really weird thing is he links that same seller in the blurb.
NFI whats going on, meh its $13 with eBay protection
It's data mining your PayPal details and the email address and mailing address that's the info they want along with fund scamming PayPal
I purchased a Ubiquiti ES-16-XG ($820 local) and 10x Chelsio 10GB cards from ebay.
As expected no SFP's (Intel) or DAC (Juniper) cables I had already worked on 1.4.0 firmware. Upgraded to 1.7.1rc1 and everything works fine now. They seem to be fixing the issues and it could be viable for home if your ok with DAC and not Base-T cables
Still think that its 3-6 months away from being stable and reliable enough though.
had a check through the forums and such, seems to good to be true for now.
how hard is it to build something to the standards like everyone else has. It's not like this is brand new technology - I'd have accepted quirks like this 10 years ago.
Yeah its weird, ubiquity seem to be a bit like that.
Good unit though once the kinks are ironed out, though if im forking out 800 for a base 10g unit id still likely go the XS708 unless i needed that many SFP+ ports.
Base T whilst a higher purchase cost (cards and switch) the fact it uses very low cost cabling is the key, where SFP is the opposite, cards and switches are cheap but by the time you buy the cabling and DACs/modules it ends up being similar costs.
I like the fact it's manageable (vlans, mirroring, dscp etc.) which the netgear doesn't. But not going to buy one until those issues are sorted. I only use Intel NICs, anything else is a waste of time - they just don't perform as good.
Just a follow up, as expected, Got an email from ebay that the account selling the X540-T2's on the cheap had been compromised and that the sale may not be legitimate.
Logged into paypal and cancelled the transaction as it was still pending even being 3 days later.
In addition, built-in Quality-of-Service (QoS) technology automatically prioritizes bandwidth for gaming, ensuring a smooth, latency-free gaming experience."
skipping right past 10gbe, these 40gbe are nice kit:
Arista DCS-7050QX-32-R 32x Port 40G QSFP+
Do they work in token ring configuration? Where can we get twisted pair adaptors from?
probably a stupid question: I have 10GbE NICs installed in all my PCs, but don't know when I'll have the $$$ for a 10GbE switch... can I buy the SFP+ adapters/cables and simply plug them into my exsisting 1GbE switches and they will all auto run @ 1GbE?
which NICS do you have? that will determine the answer.
Knowing how fussy SFP+ can get, I'd lean towards the "not working at all" end of the spectrum. Working 1gbps? Maybe?
Mellanox connect-x2 or something like that - a glut of them hit ebay some time ago, ~$30 a pop
seems these are even cheaper now, amazon have a combo of 2 for $40
my understanding is, some 10GbE NICs can auto down-negotiate to 1GbE *shrug
mellanox connect-x2 doesn't appear to auto down-negotiate