1. Netgear switches are relatively cheap.
2. It comes with lower power consumption.
3. Netgear switch setup is easy.
4. It also supports auto full duplex sensing with noise reduction.
Room for Improvement:
Traffic management capability should have been a plus.
I bought netgear Prosafe Plus 24PORT Rack Mountable Gigabit Switch because of its unmanaged nature. It is very simple to use – as simple as plugging in your network cable. The new branch that we deployed with the switch, runs on Cat6e cable with a mixed network adapter that supports both 100Mbps and 1GBps transmission speed. We were therefore able to segregate between high bandwidth and medium users without additional cost or professional skill. With my laptop that supports gigabit transmission, I was able to download 5GB file from our server within 3mins.
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Jun 26 2012