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Item#: N82E16833122138
NETGEAR GS724T Smart ProSafe Gigabit Smart Switch
  • 8000 MAC Address Table
  • 256KB Buffer Memory
  • Smart

Pros:

Has a lot of features for the price. Great for a nice home network or a very small office situation. Anyplace reliability isn't required.

Cons:

Not very reliable under medium to heavy load. Ports start flapping, packets start dropping and there are a few bugs which render things like vlans useless. With much load or a flaky NIC connected to it it will take the whole switch down requiring a factory reset to clear the memory. Beware of management interface being open on a public ip, I can take down any switch firmware I've seen on these with an extremely basic/light DoS attack. All you basically have to do is hit the port a little too much and that itself would probably cause the whole thing to drop.

Other Thoughts:

Would be a really nice buy if they had a QA team testing firmware. I'm convinced the switch/hardware itself could be made reliable with the right teams in charge of its development. I'm sure they have one but not anybody I'd employ for close to market wages. Just look at this thing as an example of their work.

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  • Michael P.
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year


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