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NETGEAR Switches Valuable Features

Jeff_Cooper - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Technology Manager at King + King Architects

SFP, speed, and 10-Gigabit are the most valuable aspects of this solution. We're an architecture firm and we sometimes deal with large files. Anything we can do to eke out even a fraction of a second less time to get something done over the course of a year adds up. If I can get 10-Gigabit running in my server room, which I am right now, even though we're only gigabit to the desktop, due to the client computers we have, I can get more performance from everybody. I'm ready to start bringing in 10-Gigabit Ethernet to the desktop once I get the hardware to do that.

It's easy to use once you actually read the instructions. There is some searching you have to do on the documentation to find exactly what you're looking to get done but it's all there. NETGEAR's forums were very helpful because people actually pointed me in the right direction when I had problems setting it up.

We use it for IT switching. It is the distribution switch for our network and then I have access switches that feed into this switch that are also 10-Gigabit. IT switching is very nice. I run my backups much more quickly. It works out to about as fast as I thought it would be. I'm quite pleased. It's definitely worth it for what you're getting; a lot of switches, a lot of networks. I looked at a lot of different possible models and products before I bought these and I settled on NETGEAR because I thought there was a good balance of price, performance, and features. And so far, it has worked out.

I have POE switches going into this switch, but I don't use this switch particularly to distribute power. The model I have is not a POE switch. It's just the data switch.

We have server aggregation. Our main file server is aggregated through two SRP interfaces on the switch.

We also have wireless access in our network, but it doesn't talk to this switch directly. It goes through one of our access switches.

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Boas Hochstrasser - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Technology Officer at Genesis Technologies
  • The stacking feature
  • The web interface, which makes it easy to use and set up.
  • The support for SDVoE
  • The 10GbE port speed

It provides the ability to stack switches together, and this is a huge time saver! Having one interface to configure the complete system, especially when it comes to VLANs, helps a lot. This administration is something that is time consuming when all switches need to be configured individually. Thanks to stacking, you have VLANs available on all switches, and you can just select what you want.

Since it has a web interface, it is easy to set up. You don't have to take three years of training somewhere for a lot of money.

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Walter Shelver - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at CableWeb

Its setup, usage, and access are most valuable. It is a very easy switch to set up. 

It is easy to do VLANs, software upgrades, etc. It is also easy to integrate it with other NETGEAR products.

One thing that NETGEAR does very well is that their switches come with a lifetime warranty, like HP. If a switch has not been neglected or misused, NETGEAR will replace your switch if it fails, which really helps.

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DP
Chef d'entreprise at Winform

I haven't had any issues so far. It's worked quite well.

The cost of the solution is very good. We enjoy the price point they offer.

We've found the stability to be very good. The performance is excellent.

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Parmanand  Pandey - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr Tech Lead at Cygnus

It's the cheapest when compared to other switches. That is good for a small business customer.

The initial setup is simple.

The solution offers good stability.

There is a lot of helpful documentation that helps with the configuration process.

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Jitender_Kumar - PeerSpot reviewer
Head Of Information Technology at Somani Group Of Companies

NETGEAR has most of the good security features that other switches have and it's cost-effective. 

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Juzer Poonawala - PeerSpot reviewer
Founder/Managing Director at Microtel Netlinks Pvt. Ltd.

The company provides a lifetime warranty which is the main advantage for us. It's also easy to configure. 

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KL
Senior Marketing Officer at a computer software company with 11-50 employees

We have a wide range of switches for various applications, including a collection specifically designed for ProAV, as well as Multi-gig Switches, which are also quite well-known or unique.

I believe the pricing, support, and customization are all reasonable.

It is easy to use.

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JC
President at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

The most valuable feature is familiarity.

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KurhulaMaluleka - PeerSpot reviewer
Managing Director at Behold IT

I'm satisfied with the stability of NETGEAR Switches.

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Buyer's Guide
NETGEAR Switches
June 2022
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