Summary: I personally had to go to a retail store and purchase a Netgear POE that would allow the company i was installing work by the end of today.. i stuck with Netgear because the price and value is almost always favorable.
Pros: The product was delivered quickly
Cons: The unit is very sluggish, to the point where it is nearly impossible to navagate through the setup. The settings applied are randomly implemented. After three days, and two factory resets, going through every possible menu, and option, this is the first time i ever gave up on a managed switch. S...
Summary: I would only recommend thsi product to people who understand firmware updates. If you are not willing to spend time on line or on hold with tech support you should not purchase this unit. I will see what other products are available before purchasing again.
Pros: Easy to configure just read the quickstart guide
Cons: The unit ships with old software that causes POE equipment to reboot for know aparent reason. Also one of the three units I received would not take the software update and had to be RMA with Netgear. All three of the units apeared to have been used you could see where the rack screws were secured...
Summary: One of the worst switches I have ever bought. 1) Don't be fooled by the documentation, it only does static routing. 2) The support folks couldn't tell one model from another when I spoke to them. 3) The DHCP server just flatly fails to work.
Summary: This switch, at first glance, is a great value. One of the lowest cost per Gb switches you can find with this density. However, after having the misfortune of managing a dozen or so of these switches over the past year, I've found that the downtime and general problems that plague them is not worth...
Pros: Low cost per Gb Managed access DB9 console port
Cons: Unreliable Prone to firmware problems Prone to flash memory corruption Does not handle actual enterprise environments well
It is worth spending a little more on a decent switch
14 October 2012
Summary: Unfortunately with this switch I had to learn that the hard way. I have the latest firmware installed on this switch. The DHCP would not assign all the addresses in the address pool. We had to unplug from power and do a hard reset to get the DHCP to assign all the addresses.
Summary: 48 ports of gigabit sweetness. Managed L2 capabilities for QOS and VLAN segregation for my internal network. It's only been a month but it's working very well, especially for the price. Since this has a lifetime warranty I think I'm going to be very happy with it.
Summary: I installed this switch in our small office. It works flawlessly right out of the box. Very hard to understand all the lingo in the setup configuration unless your are a networking gearhead. It has way too many programming options. It was completely over my head.