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Can anyone tell me where I can find an inexpensive tap. I have tried amazon and google and they both give me bogus results? Does anybody know of a particular website that I can go to?

asked 22 Aug '12, 05:01

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Tough question, because there are tons of different taps. What kind of tap do you need? Copper, Fiber, 100MBit/1GBit/10GBit, Link Aggregation, etc etc.

Basically you might want to take a look at my previous post here:

http://ask.wireshark.org/questions/3413/network-tap

and afterwards I can recommend taking a look at what eBay has to offer - often you can find good taps there with a very nice price tag.

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answered 22 Aug '12, 05:32

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And don't forget the check the Wireshark Wiki.

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answered 22 Aug '12, 06:51

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The Dualcomm DCGS-2005 is pretty nice for copper Ethernet. Dualcomm is mentioned in the Wiki, but not linked.

http://www.dual-comm.com/gigabit_port-mirroring-LAN_switch.htm

Regards
Kurt

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answered 22 Aug '12, 09:42

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Thank You so much Jaap and Kurt.

(22 Aug '12, 18:45) I_GEEK_IT

There is one from Netscout netscout tap

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answered 24 Aug '12, 06:36

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