NETGEAR Insight Access Points Valuable Features

Greg Phillips - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Technology Consultant at mytechcoach

Once the network is set up, you have the ability to:

  • See when things have gone online and offline, because you want to know about things before the client. 
  • Know if a firmware update that you have on a schedule, and you manage, was successful or not. 
  • Look at traffic, e.g., what are these access points being hit with as far as traffic? Looking at traffic visualization, you can see how many devices are hitting it and when is its peak usage. That's helpful.

Where you have lots of access points, you can see which ones (over time) are getting hit more than others. It's like, "Hey, wait a minute. For the most part, these guys are using two access points. They tend to be congregating in this area. So, do I need to add a third to take some of the load off?" You're being cognizant of how the network is being used. You can see all that remotely and don't have to be there.

When I first go onsite, I implement the router and access points. Then, I add them to a site that I have created on the Insight management solution. I create a portal, then I add the client's devices and manage as many of these portals as I need to. So, as I'm spinning up a network, I'm always creating a little home for it on Insight.

The Insight management solution provides network management, monitoring, and service deployment across multiple remote and local sites. This makes it so I can take on a lot more. It has taken it from a very mechanical kind of world of having to be there to one where I can, within reason, do a lot of things remotely. This means now you can do more with less, i.e., you don't need as much staff.

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Korey Rutherford - PeerSpot reviewer
Project Manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees

The configuration and monitoring have been very valuable features. When it comes to the pain points, the ability to monitor and address these is one of the best perks of the app. Setup becomes a breeze once you pass this stage. We only need to scan in a QR code for things to basically be set up.

Insight Management is extremely user-friendly and very relevant with the details that it gives. I'm not a trained IT person, but the layout of Insight or the capabilities of the Insight management tool have allowed us to build a pretty complex network with little formal knowledge on the topic, absent the need to conduct some internet research and follow the prompts.

Moreover, we can manage our entire network from anywhere in the world. This is important because there's no one else to do it. If something goes down or is not working, it's good to have the resources to know what the problem is and to have the ability to rectify it remotely. Since we don't have the onsite resources for engaging the services of IT people or consultants, the ability to be in command of the network and the access points from anywhere we wish is pretty valuable to us.

Furthermore, the throughput speeds are excellent. World-class throughput speeds with the WiFi Six is what we're using in all of our devices.

My impression of the user interface of the top tier version that we licensed is that it's very friendly, informative, and relevant. It has what we need to see and it's easy to access, maintain and monitor.

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Managing Partner at a consumer goods company with 1-10 employees

The GUI is pretty stable—I haven't had any issues go down— and it's pretty user-friendly. I'm able to do a lot of things, because the GUI is designed very well. I'm able to remotely make certain changes via my phone and apply them right away. It makes life easier when it comes to managing the equipment. The Insight management solution phone app is very good. It enables me to do what I want to do.

The fact that I don't need an additional cloud controller, appliance, or network manager is the point, exactly. I specifically bought everything with remote capability in mind. That's number-one for me. Without that, it would be completely useless.

I use the Insight Pro management tool and so far it's been great. It provides live updates on network status, and alerts when there is an issue. The majority of the time it's accurate and gives me a sense of what's going on. I can also use it to troubleshoot remotely, which is very important.

In addition, I can configure an access point and ship it to another location and then manage the device remotely. I love that ability. You can take your phone, scan in it, add it in, and when you ship it, as soon as it gets there and is connected, you can see it pop up on the app. I've used that a lot.

I also like the two-factor authorization.

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Electrician at IHG Consulting LLC

The meshing capabilities are the most valuable feature. When I am going in-between buildings, my phone doesn't have to pick up different WiFi. They are all the same. Even in-between the buildings, I stay connected. They are strong devices.

We use the NETGEAR Insight management solution. It is pretty simple and easy to use. It is an easy way to update the devices that I have: five switches and a firewall. It is an easy way to keep all my other devices updated. 

I have used the Insight management solution app on my phone. That is usually how I access it. I use my phone most of the time, which is a lot easier than getting my tablet out or bringing up my laptop.

The solution’s throughput speeds are good and super fast.

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David Grissom - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at Grissom Technology

The feature I consider most valuable is to be able to configure the WiFi devices and to see utilization remotely, or from the cloud.

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Owner at a hospitality company with 11-50 employees

The most valuable features are

  • online access
  • easy to control
  • easy set up.

Also, when multiple users get onto it, more than 100 folks, the internet does not crash. It's steady.

We use NETGEAR's Insight management solution to do off-property controls. It is user-friendly and provides network management, monitoring, and service deployment across multiple remote and local sites. That means I don't have to be physically at a location to do things if I want to make any changes to the network. It saves time and money. 

I also use the Insight management solution app on my phone. That's how I set up my devices. It's pretty quick for managing access points and it alerts me right away if something goes wrong. If the unit is down, you know right away. It's very important to me that I am able to manage my entire network from anywhere. This is a hotel and we have about 100 guests a day. People don't like it if the network goes down, and if customers don't like something they leave. We want to have a steady network for everybody to use, for business purposes or whatever purpose they need it for. It is a necessity.

NETGEAR's throughput speed is pretty good. It's better than what I was using before.

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Paul Steinman - PeerSpot reviewer
Personal User

From the WiFi aspect, it's very intuitive and easy to use. The solution enables me to manage my entire WiFi from anywhere in the world, but when it comes to port control management of the entire network, I cannot use it for that.

I have no problem with the actual workings of the hardware, including the Insight Access Points throughput speeds.

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