I'm shopping for a new network switch for the yearbook/newspaper iMac lab at my school. We have 16 iMacs: a couple tray loading, mostly slot loading and two 17" flat panels. We have also just ordered an iMac G5. We also have two 15" Powerbooks and 4 iBooks on an airport network. Our network switch is causing many problems. The newspaper advisor says the switch we are using now is several years old and needs to be replaced. Can anyone suggest a switch that will be able to manage all of these computers? The current switch is connected to a SNAP! server, and as much as I'd like to get an Xserve, they can't afford to upgrade the server, just the switch. I've found a LinkSys switch (model SRW224) that is a 24 port 10/100 switch with an additional two 10/100/1000 ports. I thought this might work well since we only have two computers on the network that support gigabit ethernet (the 17" flat panels). Will this model suit our needs? I've read some reviews saying that LinkSys makes crappy switches. Is that true? Is there another good brand/model of switch that would work better for us? That LinkSys switch appears to be going for around $300, and thats about all we can spend. He may consider something up to the $400 mark though. Sorry for such a longwinded post and so many questions... thanks for your help!