Summary: I bought this as a replacement for a GS105 UNMANAGED switch, witch did NOT recognize Qos (Quality of service). This switch works just fine, with an XBOX 360 gaming system. In fact it cured the LAG on my home network. I do not know about the ping problem, at least it does not seem to have any negative affect on my COD-MW2 games. I have always had good experiences with Netgear's ProSafe product line.
Summary: Works great! This was the only suitable product that had meet my requirements to upgrade my home network. 16-port, gigabit ethernet, compact & VLAN capable. Have been using it for about 6 months now and made the purchase from AMAZON.COM.
Summary: This is a fast 24 port managed switch that does its job well and reliably. My reasons for purchasing this switch was to be able to VLAN and mirror ports and the price was reasonable. My only issue is that the Prosafe software that is required for management needs Adobe Air installed on a windows system.
Summary: I bought this product because I only have one network cable running to my upstairs office but still wanted to have IPTV and Internet access in that room. Setting up two separate VLANs with VLAN tagging over the shared UTP cable is a breeze with this device. It even offers QoS, in my case to prioritise TV traffic, in order to avoid any stutter caused by heavy traffic over the LAN network.
Summary: This little switch has been working great for 3 months now. This switch plugs into the demarc device from our fiber Internet provider. Then we have 2 routers with static IP's configured that plug into the switch, so about 30 to 40 gigabytes of traffic go through this switch every day, with no problems so far.
Summary: This device is a managed switch. I purchased it for the port mirror capabilities for a work project. Since it is a managed switch it has a MAC and IP address so that you can configure it. The device has a serious design flaw as confirmed with NETGEAR tech support. They indicate a firmware patch will fix the problem. They've known about the problem for several months and still no patch.
Summary: True story: I bought this 5-port switch for its port-mirroring capabilities. After plugging it in, I discover that there's no way to configure it, aside from the proprietary POS Windows app that according to other reviews: * Doesn't work in Win7 64-bit. * Doesn't work on Apple MacOS. * The admin password is broadcasted (yes, UDP broadcast) in the clear. The device also responds to pings sent to ANY IP ADDRESS on the network. So look: I don't run Windows.
No more web interface which is a deal breaker for me.
Michael Walker, Amazon
11 April 2010
Summary: The only way to manage (configure) this switch is through the Netgear Software which is a deal breaker for me because I had hoped to put this in a remote office. The switch does not not allow configuration changes via a web interface. I was very disappointed because this was not the case with other Netgear Switches I have purchased.
Summary: Auf der Suche nach einem preiswerten GBit Switch bin ich auf den JGS524E gestossen. Einfach, simpel und läuft perfekt. Ausgepackt, in Betrieb genommen und voll zufrieden. Für kleinere Netzwerke ohne komplexe Anforderungen sicher zu empfehlen. Schade ist nur, dass die mitgelieferte Mgmt Software nur für Windows verfügbar ist. Gerade in MacOS Netzwerken etwas störend, aber auch nicht unbedingt ein Problem.