NETGEAR GS108PE, or a smart eight port gigabit ethernet switch with PoE
21 December 2012
Summary: The tested switch NETGEAR GS108PE is an excellent solution for organizing a network for an advanced home or even a small office. It allows uniting various users from fast computers to IP-telephones that can’t bear lags, whereas the VLAN support gives an ability to join subscribers into groups. Four PoE ports make the process of connecting telephones, access points and other low energy consuming devices extremely simple. The device advantages are listed below.
Pros: Management simplicity., The presence of a cable tester., Protection against loops and broadcast storms., Traffic QoS support., Virtual networks support., Moderate size., Protection against simple DoS-attacks., Affordable price., Lifetime warranty from the vendor.
Cons: The impossibility of connecting four PoE clients with maximum power consumption simultaneously., The absence of the Russian language in the interface of the management utility., The impossibility of turning the switch port on or off, setting its speed and duplex manually and to disable protection against DoS-attacks., Broadcasting a datagram with an explicit password., For managing the administrator’s host should be in the same broadcast domain with the switch., The c...