Summary: The NETGEAR ProSAFE 16-Port Gigabit Ethernet Smart Switch is a reliable and fast switch. It provides great throughput perfromance for all the devices connected to it. I recommend this product.
Summary: I've used Netgear at all my clients office, from small 8 port gig switches to the 48 port. Webgui has gotten better throughout the years as well as their detection software. netgear fits good in the middle pack.
Pros: more than enough for your basic office and has some cool features should you have an onsite techy ;) lifetime warranty its a huge plus and this new 27x7 for 1 year was a nice surprise. comes with rack mounting or wall mounting brackets
Cons: none, i mean i wouldn't pay the retail pricing that newegg list of $250. if you can get it for under $200, its a deal
Summary: It's nice that you can very quickly and easily identify the speed at which the device has connected for debugging purposes. It does also have an extensive UI. It is also rack mountable via included hardware.
Pros: It's an excellent product all around. I needed a solution that would allow more gigabit devices on my LAN. This does it all and it's very fast. It's also offers a high level of customization, but to be honest I'm not utilizing much of it.
Summary: After chasing after Netgear support, I left my original review below. Well, they seem to monitor the reviews because I had someone call me back a few days after posting this negative review. The tech was knowledgeable and make 4 attemps to call me!
Summary: Apparently this unit ships as GS716T v2. Netgear support confirmed that this is indeed the NETGEAR ProSafe GS716T-200NAS. Not very evident from the name since I know that the GS716T does not support IGMP snooping...
Pros: Cheap gigabit switch
Cons: Specs claim it supports IGMP snooping, which is the main reason I purchased it (besides gigabit). Well, it does not work. Spent hours with Netgear "advanced" support on the phone to explain them how IGMP snooping should work, and how it does not work on this switch. May keep it just as a cheap gi...
Summary: The fan noise is not an issues for me since the switch is in the basement corner and out of the way. On a whole it works as intended but there a some real issues with this. 1. The password to log into the web interface is clear text. Snort picked it up and sure enough there's the password.
Pros: Smart switch. Port mirroring, tons of features.
Cons: Passes password for the switch in clear text.