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This review is from: Netgear ProSAFE GSS116E-100NAS 16-Port Gigabit Click Switch
Pros: The NETGEAR ProSAFE 16 Port Gigabit switch (Model GSS116E) box includes; The Switch, a mounting bracket with 2 screws, a power cord, 2 Velcro straps which can be fastened into place with a screw, a resource CD, and an installation sheet. The switch is constructed nicely and features an all metal frame and a cable lock slot.
Out of the box you could just hook this switch up as a plain old switch, though I do suggest at least changing the default password for the management interface. If you want to get a more robust use out of the switch you can login to the web interface. The Web interface has a nice layout and as of this review the firmware that comes with the unit is the current firmware available from NETGEAR’s site. From the web interface you have the ability to name your switch, set the management IP, check port status and change individual port speeds and flow control, setup mirrored ports, setup a VLAN, QOS, and more. The interface gives you basic and advanced setup choices for most settings, letting you decide how detailed you want to be with the setup. You can also use the included ProSAFE Plus Configuration utility included on the cd (there appears to be an updated version of this software on NETGEAR’s site).
I experienced no noticeable file transfer speed differences when going through this switch vs our enterprise class Cisco switches.
Cons: Size maybe? See other thoughts. No major functional issues found so far.
Other Thoughts: I would recommend for a classroom or lab type environment where you need a lot of connections in a limited space and a need for a managed switch.
The unit measures 16” x 2 3/4” x 1 3/8” (WxDxH) looking from the connection face of the unit.
I’m on the fence as this being a Con necessarily but this switch is in a strange category. It’s pretty big for a 16 port switch mounted to a workstation, but based on its features it seems to be designed for more of a server room type environment.
If I experience any issues with this switch down the road I will post a new review.
Pros: This is a good LED bulb and is comparable to the other more expensive LED lights I have in my house as far as light output and color. Included in the package is the light bulb.
Cons: I wish it was dimmable. There really isn't a price difference between dimmable and non-dimmable anymore so why not just make all of them dimmable?
Other Thoughts: I would pick these over CFL's any day.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Logitech Wireless Mouse M525 910-002697 Red Tilt Wheel USB RF Wireless Optical Mouse
Pros: These have been very reliable mice for us. We really like them as a travel mouse as the receiver can be stored in the battery compartment. The batter life is quite good (typically 3-6 months of office use)
Cons: None as of yet.
Other Thoughts: Recommended as a travel or day-to-day mouse.READ FULL REVIEW
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Date Joined: 08/30/04
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