We tested the HP wireless and the Sonicwall, we opted for the Sonicwall due in part because of price, but they also have better coverage area. We use only HP switches. HP provides design and support. Not sure about training, but I am pretty sure they do. From: School Information Technology Discussion [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Patricia Aigner Sent: Monday, February 02, 2009 9:32 AM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: HP Layer 3 switch advice Dear Colleagues, Have any of you purchased HP Layer 3 switches? I am working on a major network upgrade and have priced two vendors. Cisco is significantly more expensive and has ongoing SMARTnet costs. HP has great pricing and the modules I am looking for but not the professional development and training as far as I can see. I have 1 GB internet with capacity to turn up to 10 GB. I am looking at: * Procurve 530 Access points * Procurve Wireless Edge Module * HP Procurve 5412zl-96G Intelligent Edge Switch (includes 4 24 Port 10/100/100 PoE J8702A modules and 2 875W J8717A power supplies) Or * Catalyst 6500/Cisco 7600 Supervisor 720 Fabric * Cisco Access points Pros and cons.... Anyone using HP..... Patricia Aigner Rutland City Public Schools 6 Church Street Rutland, VT 05701 802-786-1957 [log in to unmask] ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ This email may contain information protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). If this email contains confidential and/or privileged health or student information and you are not entitled to access such information under FERPA or HIPAA, federal regulations require that you destroy this email without reviewing it and you may not forward it to anyone. -- This message has been scanned for viruses and dangerous content by MailScanner, ClamAV and Bitdefender and is believed to be clean.