Summary: It's okay - you get what you pay for.. it has Layer 3 functionality and some other stuff - but if I need any of that I would go for a good switch, like Cisco 2960 or whatever - but if all you need is a cheap way to provide PoE ports and distribute a few vlans then this will work fine.
Stay away from this model. PoE issues that Netgear cannot fix.
Trey Courtney "Trey", Amazon
4 July 2014
Summary: I bought two of these switches at the same time and had PoE issues with one of them. I called in to Netgear Tech Support and they were unable to fix the problem. After 5-6 hours and various firmware updates, including beta firmware, they gave up and called it a defective unit. They overnighted me a replacement unit at no charge which was nice, but the new unit had the same exact problem. We ended up buying Cisco SG300-52P switches to replace these.
Summary: We recently took the plunge into the world of PoE - mostly in order to power the IP phones in our office. With that in mind, we started looking into a good PoE switch to power everything, and almost settled on the Cisco SG200-50P Switch . Fortunately, we decided to give this Netgear a try - and it's been a great choice! I was new to PoE, so some of these items may be obvious to others; but, here are the things we like about this switch: 1) The performance is excellent.