Excerpt: This unit replaces a 16 port 10/100Mb 3Comm unit that suddenly died after several years of service. Although the price was about double getting another 10/100 unit, with Rewards coupons it significantly softened the difference and was more than competitive with other online resellers. This unit is same as other reviews for PnP. Having had other Netgear products, there was no hesitation with quality.
Summary: I would like to mention, per Netgears Tech, there is no difference between the JGS524 & the JGS524NA. The "NA" is a country code. They also told me that all of their switches that are 24 ports or more have fans. Newegg has this listed as fanless. I can confirm my current one has a fan.
Pros: Great Switch, we have had one on our business network for 4+ years with no problems. It just works. I'm getting ready to buy my second one today, and great deal. I paid $300.00 for the first one from our local IT consultant.
Excerpt: High performance equipment that operates very quietly and low heat emissions. Very reliable equipment - improved performance and reliability of the current network times 10. Strongly recommend this device as a mid range cost switch for small to mid-range networks.
Pros: Easily Expanded, Easy To Set Up, Fast, Reliable