Adtran NetVanta Routers and Switches Reviews

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We use Adtran NetVanta switches to connect users to the LAN core. We use them company-wide at 14 locations, across multiple VLANs, and with a variety of equipment.
  • In industrial environments, Adtran NetVanta switches are robust and have a very long lifetime.
  • In office environments, Adtran NetVanta switches are low profile and easy to install.
  • Adtran NetVanta switches have multiple options for mounting, racks or wall mount are equally simple and well implemented.
  • Adtran NetVanta switches are Layer 3 lite, which can cause issues for more elaborate installations. If you're looking to connect multiple locations to a core switch they are perfect.
I would use Adtran NetVanta switches anywhere, industrial or office environments are equally well suited. Small networks with 20-100 users and a single gateway, or more elaborate networks with over 500 users and multiple routers and gateways, are both doable from the switch level, NetVanta switches are incredibly robust for the footprint.
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We both use Adtran NetVanta Switches in house, as well as deploy and re-sell the NetVanta series of switches to our clients and customers. The switches offer high performance, high reliability, and excellent versatility for L2 and L3 switching comparable to Cisco at a more affordable price point in many situations. Their CLI structure is mostly standard and does not take much to learn, and the switch's GUI is fairly powerful and easy to navigate for many simple tasks as well.
  • High powered switches capable of large amounts of traffic.
  • More than enough power for PoE applications built into the switches allowing for stable power draw across all ports.
  • Easy to understand CLI and GUI.
  • Built-in USB Interface on 1550 series for Serial Console works well with a downloadable driver.
  • PoE can be a little slow to initiate as the switch communicates with the device to determine the proper power level.
  • 1550 Series seem to come flashed with a non-standard Firmware initially that must be upgraded before any configuration can be done.
  • USB Driver for 1550 Series USB Serial connection is a non-standard driver that must be downloaded from Adtran vs Windows Plug and Play.
Adtran NetVanta series switches are a very desirable switch set at a reasonable price point with a large amount of configuration ability for both L2 and L3. They are best suited for medium to large institutions that are not Cisco Dependent. They work well for small businesses as well but may be too high of a price point and too large of a feature set needed for a SOHO type set up which may turn away customers in that range.

The 1531/P series does offer a smaller switch with the option of PoE in the P model and gives a total of 12 individual ports between the 8 PoE ports, 2 non PoE ports, and 2 SFP ports capable of Gigabit or 2.5Gbps with Adtran's interconnect cable. This may be more suitable for a SOHO set up but again may offer more than many small businesses need and may seem daunting.
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About Adtran NetVanta Routers and Switches

Adtran in Huntsville, Alabama offers the NetVanta brand of routers and switches.
Categories:  Ethernet Switches,  Routers

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