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NETGEAR Ethernet Switches

NETGEAR Ethernet Switches


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Netgear switches have proven to be invaluable in various scenarios where there is a need for additional network connections. They are …
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Netgear switches have proven to be invaluable in various scenarios where there is a need for additional network connections. They are especially popular in locations with limited wall connections, such as labs or rooms in small offices and homes. Users have reported that these switches are reliable and simple to use, making them suitable for smaller customers who do not require managed switches. Additionally, Netgear switches have demonstrated their durability in tough environments like warehouses and packing houses.

One of the key use cases of Netgear switches is the implementation of VLANs to efficiently route traffic to servers or the DMZ, allowing for efficient communication between devices. Netgear switches are also commonly used in SOHO environments, where users are looking for a cost-effective solution without compromising functionality. They are easy to set up and rarely require power cycling, providing consistent uptime.

Netgear switches are useful for linking small workstations and printers when there are limited network drops available. They can also be deployed in legacy data centers to enable remote access to HP ilo ports at a low cost. By deploying Netgear Rackmount switches to server racks, infrastructure engineers were able to provide remote access services to their infrastructure.

Overall, users have found Netgear switches to be dependable and efficient tools for expanding network connectivity and improving communication between devices. Whether it's in a lab, office, warehouse, or data center, these switches offer cost-effective solutions without compromising functionality.


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Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I've used these both for personal use and at work. For personal use, they just work, and I rarely ever have to power-cycle I've had up time for several years with no issues. At work, they link small workstations and printers when we don't have the appropriate number of drops, in the location. Often temporary, but often temporary turns into longer due to organizations' needs.
  • Up Time.
  • Easy to set up.
  • Just work.
  • Inexpensive entry level.
  • AC adapter cord is too short.
  • The cheapest model feels cheap.
Great for entry-level networking, and the cost-to-quality ratio is great for the average consumer. I've used them in a crawl space that is not climate controlled, and it just works and provides the switching capabilities I need. These are great for users that don't have a ton of experience and can simply try to troubleshoot with a simple power cycle.
Brian Cook | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Netgear switches are used where reliable and simple non-managed switches are needed at a customer's site, usually, these are smaller customers without the need for managed switches as we will go with something that can be cloud managed in those situations. We do find them to be reliable in tougher conditions such as warehouses and packing houses.
  • Reliable in nonoptimal environments such as those that are not climate controlled.
  • Easy to set up and use.
  • Solid mounting options.
  • Lack of Cloud management options.
We use them in warehouses and outside environments where a highly reliable solution is needed, but temperatures can not be controlled, and humidity is higher than wanted. Here is the Florida warehouse, and externally installed switches only are installed in sealed plastic boxes with little airflow and direct sunlight. This is tough for any switch, but we have found the non-managed Netgear switches seem to be more reliable, requiring fewer reboots and lasting longer.
Kevin Ray | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use them in locations where we need more connections than we have available from the built-in connectors. Like in a lab full of devices that only has one or two wall connections to the network. They are great for allowing more connections in an area or room that needs those direct connections.
  • Manage extra connections in a switched network.
  • Provide good throughput for those extra connections.
  • Easy to add into an existing network environment.
  • Nothing really comes to mind.
We have had a multitude of different back-end network switch equipment and the Netgear switches always are compatible in the traffic pattern and packet transmission with the back-end gear.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We currently make use of two NETGEAR switches for our internal servers. The switches are connected to our proxy server. Through the use of VLANs, we can route traffic through the switches to our services on the servers or to the DMZ. We also have a switch that is on a separate VLAN that allows us to connect the machines in the office physically to our network. Giving us a larger number or hardwired connected devices to our network.
  • Traffic Management
  • VLANs
  • Reliable
  • Gigabit ports
  • Management UI
  • Power controls
  • Port checks
Make use of ethernet switches if you have a large number of machines that you want to connect to the network physically. I would recommend NETGEAR switches for the reliability and easy set up.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Currently we have a legacy datacenter deployed. We needed a low cost solution to have the ability to access HP ilo ports remotely. We simply bought the NETGEAR Rackmount switches deployed them to each of our server racks and was able to provide a remote access service to our infrastructure engineers.
  • Low Cost
  • Low Latency
  • 1u Rackmount Design
  • Fan Noise
  • mixed mode gbic and ethernet ports
  • option for dual power supply on low end models
NETGEAR switches should be used when you want to deploy quality network gear at a low cost. The application is best suited for Offices or Branch Offices but could also be used in the Datacenter for the right purpose.
Steve Davis | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I have used Netgear switches in a smaller environment. The majority of anyone I support that utilize Netgear switches are users in a SOHO environment who are looking to get the job done without breaking the bank.
  • Gigabit speed is consistent and reliable
  • Cost is low
  • Easy to install
  • 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.
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.
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