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NETGEAR 48 Port Stackable Gigabit Smart Switch w/ 2 Combo + 4 SFP ports - Lifetime Warranty (GS748TS)

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  • Ariel S.
  • 2/18/2014 12:20:31 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsgarbage

Pros: It's got a nice color...

Cons: No CLI
No Serial Console
No Telnet or SSH Console.
That would not be so bad if the web interface was usable.
Here is an example
1) login
2) goto vlans wait....
3) goto advanced
4) It hangs start from step 1
5) do that about 20 times.

Other Thoughts: Do you like hitting your head against a brickwall because it feels so good when you stop? Then this is the router for you...

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  • Ethan F.
  • 5/8/2012 7:36:06 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Value, a little trouble getting it to stack

Pros: Many features including 10 Gb stacking links, Link Aggregation, and lots of Gb ports all at a great price

Cons: Web interface feels like it was written in interpreted basic running on a 4 MHz Z-80. Getting the stacking to work was a bit challenging. Firmware upgrade was a little tricky. Limited to 8 LAGs for the entire stack when the switch is stacked.

Other Thoughts: We have 3 of these switches connecting our HPC cluster. We originally had trouble getting stacking working and gave up. Recently we got it working. The key was to get high quality HDMI 1.3 or greater cables rated at 10.2 Gbps. We ended up using 1 6 foot cable, 1 10 foot cable, and 1 15 foot cable to configure it in a ring. It worked with shorter cables too, but these were the lengths that it was most convenient to use in our configuration. With these it stacked immediately (as soon as we disconnected the Ethernet uplinks between the switches). We did have some trouble that required resetting the switch, but after that we were getting > 8 Gbps between switches (we didn't try to test higher.) Very nice performance. We have been running these for 3 years. There is an LED that indicates that a fan is dead but I can't see which one. The documentation is o.k., but I am not a network engineer and some of it is a bit sketchy.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/30/2011 11:41:14 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsCould be better, Poor support from Netgear

Pros: Stackable, VLANs, feature packed.

Cons: Fans fail quickly. This is a common issue with the netgear GS* switches, and one can read in user forums about it. I had 3 of my 4 fans fail within 6 months. If the switch can't stay cool, it's worth less, and can't process network traffic. I contacted their support staff, and requested to purchase fans, and they told me that I couldn't buy the fans. They told me instead to buy another switch and change the fans out.... Really?? Buy another switch, to get the fans out of it... That is frusturating. I will not buy ever again another Netgear switch for my work which they will not support or warranty. If they would just send me the fans, I would be happy with it. I have had to start changing out fans myself because they're not being helpful.

Other Thoughts: Make sure you download the latest boot rom and firmware for the unit, so you get the latest stability fixes and newer web interface for the unit.

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  • Jeff N.
  • 5/6/2011 10:14:53 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsSimilar to Cisco but without the pricetag

Pros: Great switch! This thing is brutal. Fiber Optic is available (which I use) and I get the same transfer speeds as my work's Cisco switches. Another thing is the awesome warranty. You can't beat lifetime. I also love the stackablity of this switch - I personally use 3 of them, and it's nice to know that I can add 3 more later.

Cons: Pretty noisy fans. I don't have my switches in a closet as I use them for personal use, but I had to buy a server rack with noise insulation to keep it down. The part I don't get is that the fans could be turned down as the heat generator from this thing is nothing and all outtake air has no heat. (I would rather have noise over heat though any day.)

Other Thoughts: I work for a company that solely uses Cisco switches. I purchase Netgear as I feel they are just as good as Cisco (I don't have the downtime requirements that my company use, but they are dang fine and definitely within my budget.)

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/23/2011 11:20:36 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsEggcelent!

Pros: Many features. 4 SFP ports.

Cons: Fan's are noisy. They tend to die quickly.

Other Thoughts: I replaced my fans myself with aftermarket quiet ones. However it needs to be noted that the wiring on their fans is not standard. If you do want to replace the fans, you have to splice the three wires for each one, re-match your aftermarket fans (which are industry standard) to the Netgear scheme (which is not standard) in order to get them working.

I got my GS748TS for the cost of one hundred times two point six, a real bargain, courtesy of the east Bay marketplace.

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  • Jesse A.
  • 10/19/2010 6:05:39 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsNice switch, very stable and capable

Pros: * Handles traffic well in a medium sized organization (~40 computers, , two Windows 2003 servers, two VLANs, mix of directly attached hosts and mix of Gigabit and 10/100BT downstream dumb switches)
* VLAN configuration works well
* VLAN + QoS works well
* Gigabit backplane very roomy
* Web gui looks old, but does the job
* For the price, hard to beat
* 8 months no issues

Cons: * Fan is noisy (but in a closet, so doesn't matter for my purposes)
* In-band help is a bit anemic at points

Other Thoughts: * Do update the firmware to the latest version before first configuration
* A user created a loop by plugging in a port to a port on a downstream switch. While this switch was working hard as the resulting broadcast storm wreaked havoc, users on separate VLAN were not affected, and the switch stayed up.
* I hope that Netgear doesn't discontinue this switch.
* Make sure that your Port-based VLANs don't overlap! :)

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  • Layth I.
  • 4/29/2009 7:22:08 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs<3 Netgear GS748TS Switch

Pros: Decent price, 48 port, Stacking capabality, Fast and nice managable features if used !! Good heavy duty built which you can tell from its weight unlike other switches that feel like plastic built.

Cons: Not really a con but noisy a bit. Shouldn't be a problem if it's in a server room, I mean it has 4 fans running so you would expect that it should be noisy.

Haven't had any problems so far !!

Other Thoughts: I replaced my two (24port) old linksys switches that were giving me problems with this one and everything is awesome fast now.

To the person who said he wishes that the lights would indicate what connection speed it is , yup green is for 1000 and amber is for 10/100 !!

To the guy who said it takes 25-30 seconds to ping the device for me it goes <1ms over a 200ft ethernet cable away from the switch so no clue what he is talking about. It takes about 10-15 seconds to aquire an IP for a new device connected to the switch is about the average normal depending on your DHCP setup and load. Running smooth so far and still under heavy testing where all ports are used with lots of bandwidth going through !!

The switches manual says only Cat5+ UTP cables but I'm using cat5+ STP and its working fine without a problem.

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  • Norman M.
  • 2/27/2009 3:48:52 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo far, so good

Pros: The price is very good for a 48-port managed switch with gigabit speeds. We have 4 stacked in one location with a fiber run to another 3 stacked in another building and they are all online and working fine.

Cons: You should make sure that the firmware on all of them are upgraded to the latest version and the same before you begin stacking. I saw issues that the firmware update resovled for us.

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  • Ryan B.
  • 9/16/2008 1:32:08 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsShould've been nammed POS748TS

Pros: cheapest price point I've seen on a 48port managed/stackable switch.

Cons: where do I begin, I guess with WE WERE USING FACTORY DEFAULT SETTINGS, no vlans, no IPs, nothing. we purchased 6 to be used in one stack. We saw election issues where Switch ID's would swap. We saw issues with multiple switches keeping "master" status. This results in being unable to ping across 2 ports in the same switch!!! (not exactly the fault redundancy we were paying for). Lvl 1 support was useless, the L2 support group based out of Utah did their best to help but all efforts were in vain. never got it working.
Also, we timed 25-30second average time between plugging a port in(pc running ping -t) until the ping would reply. (as a comparison this took <1sec on the non-stacking netgear model). Also, the firmware transfer from master to the others did not work as advertised and each one had to be factory defaulted, unstacked, and upgraded individually. I can go on believe me!

Other Thoughts: If I waste another Saturday night on these things I'm driving to Netgear HQ. Anyone got the address?

We tested a 2member stack for a month+ with no problems, went to deploy all 6, had all of these issues. @ 4am we "punted" and pulled them, replacing them with the oroginal switches they were replacing. been dealing with support since then with no fix/explanation.

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  • Richard F.
  • 5/30/2008 6:53:07 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNoisy. SLOOOW interface

Pros: Newegg's system wouldn't let me submit this review with this box blank :)

Cons: Other reviews mention noise but don't make it clear how bad it really is. We planned to put it in a room with 4 other switches, 3 computers, and some other stuff with fans. This unit is more than twice as noisy as all the others combined. We couldn't stand it.

Web interface was SLOW. Other reviews said it was a bit slow, but I was waiting about 60 seconds for it to go from one page to another. Unbearable.

Other Thoughts: It has a fan status light, which was off. Manual says it should be green if ok, red if bad. It doesn't mention "off".
Logs had about a hundred entries saying that fan 1 wasn't operational. It seemed to be working, but its scary, especially since the status light wasn't what the manual said it should be.

Plan to return it and get a GSM7224 or GSM7248. We have a 7224 and it works fine, and the documentation seems better.

This was with firmware version 1.something, and hardware version a slightly scary "00.00.01" -- come on, can't they call the 1st verion "1.0.0"? If it hadn't been for the noise and fan issues, I would have tried downloading firmware version 3.something.

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