Summary: Setup was pretty easy to be honest. After plugging in all the cables and powering it on, I was up and running. I double checked everything twice to be honest just because I didn't think it would be that easy. The web interface is nice and easy to use.
Summary: Setup for this switch was as simple as plug and play and it's ready to go, which is nice that you don't need to fuss with anything before you start. It does have an easy to use web GUI to interact with the switch once it's running, but this was definitely a pain free process.
Summary: Setup Setup was pretty easy. The ezconfig provided a quick method of getting the switch setup to the point so I could use the web interface. The web interface is nice and seems to be user friendly. Certainly beats the CLI. Features The design of the switch seems good quality.
Summary: If you're a very small business, these may work fine. If you are an SMB or SME, consider moving up to Cisco, HP, Juniper, Dell - hell, I think even D-LINK business switches are supposed to be more reliable than these. I would not recommend Netgear for any networks pushing large amounts of data 24/7.
Pros: Nice specs When it works, it works decently Nice looking On-port link/activity lights RPS capability Netgear support is not half bad (as long as you're just asking for an RMA) Standard RS-232 console connection CLI is passable, similar to IOS with just enough differences to make you scratch your ...
Cons: Consistently eventually shows "fan failure" regardless of firmware update. It appears this is the case for all GSM series switches Sometimes loses configuration or develops corrupt flash blocks Will eventually develop random reboots Horrible web interface Not very much SNMP capability. No ability...
Summary: Hope Netgear keep making this model forever. This is a great switch for any business.
Pros: We brought this switch before and this is the six switches we brought for this model. They are great switches. VLAN, tagged or untagged, bonding with very high throughput. Its performance is better than Cisco, but price is only 1/3 of Cisco switches. Great deal!
Summary: I end up repair my old dlink switch (PSU and fan). This is now staying a side as back up.
Pros: It works as switch.
Cons: I did not use command line interface a lot. The web UI is worse than consumer router, not friendly, unreliable. SNMP is a joke, can not get data consistently. NTP does not work most of the time. Admin login username password length limited.
Summary: I have always purchased NetGear but have never had to deal with tech support to this extent. Now I have a different opinion of the company and will probably look elsewhere the next time. Sorry Netgear.
Pros: This unit comes complete with everything to hook it up and mount it. It even comes with a serial communications cable. Well built cabinet.
Cons: Usually you will give a low score on a device when it does not work. This is one of them. After 4 weeks in service this unit started dumping clients off of the network. This unit is used in a radio station moving uncompressed digital audio from a server to client air computers. I am not a network...
Pros: The price was right for the features it has. The CLI has a little bit of a learning curve coming from cisco, but I found it to be somewhat similar and much easier to comprehend than the web interface. The gigabit cisco switches were just way too expensive for our application. (The real cisco swit...
Cons: The web interface was REALLY confusing to me. It's not very intuitive at all.