the lazy mans HW research

morning gentle people.

  i find myself in need of a multiport (8-16) 1 Gig ethernet HUB.

  or a switch smart enough to do transparant port mirroring to at least
  four ports.

  some kind soul pointed me here,
  but its not clear if this will actually perform as desired.

  suggest to the suggestable listener?


I was recently pointed at this:

Haven't ordered one to try yet, but it looks very useful for
troubleshooting GigE and PoE links, alas only 5 ports a 1 mirror.


Out of curiousity, why?

Would a set of gig-e taps do what you need? Something like: