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Score 8 out of 100
55 Ratings
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Score 9.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

NETGEAR Ethernet Switches

Most companies have warranty contracts or prefer a specific type of equipment to match their current environment. Smaller environments that don't have a policy for a specific device, or someone looking for a good switch with a low cost would be where I have currently utilized these switches. I don't see why these switches couldn't be used in a larger environment, although I have not tested them in a corporate environment. In home or small office environments, these have worked very well.
Steve Davis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ubiquiti Networks UniFi

Ubiquiti Networks UniFi is a fantastic solution for entry-level and mid-level businesses looking for a very cost-effective solution for their switching and access point needs. The design of the solution and management application are intuitive enough that you don't need a ton of networking knowledge to find your way around to perform tasks. I would be hesitant in certain scenarios in placing UniFi switches in high-end mission-critical environments. I personally feel that while Ubiquiti makes strides in keeping things updated and continuing to add features, the firmware/software updates can be volatile and potentially disrupt the ability to manage devices. I see this more with their firewall offerings, and less with their core networking switches and access points. I'm hopeful this gets improved in future months as they continue to improve the products.
Brandon Patton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

NETGEAR Ethernet Switches

  • Gigabit speed is consistent and reliable
  • Cost is low
  • Easy to install
Steve Davis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ubiquiti Networks UniFi

  • AP's are very affordable.
  • Most of the AP's are highly reliable and can be used indoors or in covered outdoor spaces.
  • Outdoor Mesh AP's with an external directional antenna can effectively cover outdoor spaces with dual band wifi better than much more expensive APs.
  • Unifi Protect via the Cloud Key Gen2+ is probably the slickest, most affordable IP camera system on the market right now.
  • Unifi controller is powerful yet simple to administrate.
  • Remote management of entire networks through a single pane of glass is easy to accomplish with the Unifi controller.
  • Cloud Key Gen2 solves problems with the first Cloud Key wiht a built-in battery backup.
  • When you are "full stack" Unifi with wifi, network switches and gateways, the control you can wield over a network in just a few clicks and the amount of data you can glean from a quick glance in the controller is incredibly impressive. It makes an IT guy wish every product/service could be so tightly and well-integrated.
  • Community support is excellent, Unifi staff monitors their official forums and responds to almost every thread.
Patrick Plaisance | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

NETGEAR Ethernet Switches

  • Better advertisement about advanced enterprise features. My experience is with smaller switches and not with the fully managed switches.
  • Additional management tools to monitor multiple switches in the environment. Similar to Cisco Network Assistant.
Steve Davis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ubiquiti Networks UniFi

  • Firmware quality. Some of the past firmwares have had annoying bugs (such as rebooting the switch when changing a single port's LAN settings).
  • The controller software needing to be run on a server.
  • Client history could be more than 5 days. It's running on a server, why is there a limit to this data?
Aaron Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

NETGEAR Ethernet Switches

No score
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Ubiquiti Networks UniFi

Ubiquiti Networks UniFi 9.5
Based on 3 answers
No matter how many sites or network devices we add, we have a single control dashboard. Therefore, every device has the same settings interface, and settings can be provisioned from anywhere. Setting up the controller and joining devices to it is not difficult after a couple of hours of practice. This pays off over time as upgrades and additions can be done with a few clicks. Replacement devices are automatically provisioned with settings for the site, so a new AP or switch falls into line with everything else very easily.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

NETGEAR Ethernet Switches

No score
No answers yet
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Ubiquiti Networks UniFi

Ubiquiti Networks UniFi 7.4
Based on 6 answers
Support tickets can be proactively created within the dashboard with full detailed documentation. The Ubiquiti website provides detailed documentation on support. Forum and user groups also provide the interested community with information that covers all aspects of issues or questions users can encounter with the latest and most updated information.
Tiago Mokwa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

NETGEAR Ethernet Switches

Netgear stacks up fairly well against Linksys in terms of the SOHO switches. Easy to install, clean look, and solid functionality.
Steve Davis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ubiquiti Networks UniFi

We have compared other lines of wireless APs and have not been able to find a reason to switch. Ubiquiti's pricing model wins compared to Cisco and other's subscription-based models. We cannot find enough functionality in the more expensive lines to justify switching.
jesse nanes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

NETGEAR Ethernet Switches

  • Rarely need to reboot or troubleshoot the SOHO switches.
  • Low cost for the functionality. For example, 8 port GB switches for $20 is a no brainer for a home environment that doesn't need vlans or more enterprise type features.
  • No negative impact on any environment I am aware of, however have not tested in a larger environment with multiple switches.
Steve Davis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ubiquiti Networks UniFi

  • I am able to get more done and we are more efficient with Unifi, having to get into separate APs and change things is a thing of the past.
  • I can find lost devices by which AP the device was last seen by or what it is close to currently, saving our people time.
  • The cost is so low that it is ridiculous to not upgrade when new tech comes out.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

NETGEAR Ethernet Switches

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Ubiquiti Networks UniFi

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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