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Item#: N82E16833122205
NETGEAR 24 Port PoE Gigabit Smart Switch w/ 2 Combo ports - Lifetime Warranty (GS724TP)
  • Pro Support 24x7 1 year
  • QoS, VLAN, IGMP, SNMP
  • 192W PoE Budget

3 out of 5 eggs Better than I wrote several years ago 04/12/2013

This review is from: NETGEAR 24 Port PoE Gigabit Smart Switch w/ 2 Combo ports - Lifetime Warranty (GS724TP)

Pros:

Relatively inexpensive for what it does - PoE and Gig-E on all ports
Reliable (so far, and at least for me)

Cons:

Very noisy
Buggy web server implementation
Very poor technical support

Other Thoughts:

I'm the Phil who wrote several years ago that this product was unacceptable. I'd like to increase my rating from unacceptable to moderate.

My main reason for my poor rating was the nearly unusable web management interface. I have since learned that it supports only a limited number of simultaneous TCP connections, one that most web browsers exceed. So if you can lower that limit in your browser, the web management works fine and the management features become usable.

I don't remember how I eventually figured this out, but it wasn't easy. It certainly wasn't on Netgear's support pages at the time.

The rest of my evaluation is largely unchanged. The unit is so noisy that I had to banish it from the hall closet to the garage. But there seemed (and still seems) to be no smart or managed switch of its size with gig-E and PoE on every port that doesn't have noisy fans.

The STP and VLAN features seem to work but I haven't exercised them heavily so I can't vouch for them in more challenging environments. Same with SNMP.

IGMP (multicast) snooping also seems to work. This is especially important if you have AT&T U-verse which sends video as high speed (over 7 Mb/s) IP multicast streams though I've organized my network so I don't have to rely on this feature in my switch.

I can say the unit has not failed in the several years I've been using it (knock on wood).

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  • Phil K.
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year


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