NETGEAR Switch: strong performance and affordable price
Updated May 20, 2021

NETGEAR Switch: strong performance and affordable price

Wien Dai | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with NETGEAR Ethernet Switches

I use different models of NETGEAR switches in different environments. From the managed GS308T in a small office just to add several data ports, to the GS752TX in a campus environment. They served well to our business goal which is providing stable and scalable network connections with inexpensive cost.

I have in the past used some older models too and will use the PoE model GS752TXP.
  • Small to medium size office in which the network environment is not very complicated.
  • NETGEAR switches can form a network with decent performance/bandwidth and relative lost cost.
  • It's very easy to manage NETGEAR switches. The GUI is straight forward to use.
  • NETGEAR switches provides high performance, scalability and reliability.
  • NETGEAR doesn't provide the CLI commands. The troubleshooting capabilities are fairly limited.
  • I always use Layer 2 features of the switches. Never used Layer 3 routing.
  • NETGEAR doesn't provide powerful access control.
  • Reliability. Provide stable network connections.
  • VLAN segmenting.
  • 10 GB stacking.
  • Management access.
  • Inexpensive.
  • Decent performance.
  • Reliability.
  • Scalability.
  • Good tech support.
NETGEAR switches have similar performance as Zyxel switches, not as good as Cisco switches, but cheaper than Cisco switches.

Do you think NETGEAR Ethernet Switches delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with NETGEAR Ethernet Switches's feature set?

Yes

Did NETGEAR Ethernet Switches live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of NETGEAR Ethernet Switches go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy NETGEAR Ethernet Switches again?

Yes

I give a 9 because it's a good price/performance ratio, scalability and easy management. In the past, I've never experienced a switch went bad. The tech support is good. VLAN management is easy.

The reason I don't give it a full 10 is because it would be nice if it had more debugging capabilities.