Summary: The is probably the best 48 port smart POE that I could find for the price, especially as it seems most of the competing brands, for reasons unknown to me (yea I'm looking right at you Dlink, CISCO and Dell), don't offer a 48 port smart POE for anywhere near the price. As with their versions, you have to go up to the next "grade" of managed switches which means spending several hundred dollars more for functionality that is overkill for most small to medium sized...
These switches are great. So easy to setup and you don't have ...
Philip Ingram, Amazon
31 December 2014
Summary: I'm a Network Engineer. Been that way since the 90's. Bad mistake trying to save some money. Those 3 switches were taken out and HP switches installed. VoIP problems went away with HP's default configuration. NetGear equipment ended up in the loaner pile, but not acceptable for production, simply because of the support policy. They have bad hardware but would not support it beyond 90 days without a fee. Sometimes problems take a long time to achieve resolution.
Pros: Cheaper than a Quality Cisco or HP switch, but not as full featured. I even had 2 little 5 port 1G switches at home because I liked them.
Cons: Had an issue with IP phones. As the devices were at a customer site and had been for a few months, NetGear wouldn't provide support without a fee although the equipment was still under warranty. So, how does one get a warranty repair. "Simple, just pay us $75 and we will help you get the patch you need to fix this" was the jist of the tech support call.