NETGEAR Switches Review

The price has been reliable, but the tool needs a fully featured CLI in their enterprise-class switches

What is our primary use case?

  • We have used their SOHO switches and some of their enterprise-class switches in our educational environment.
  • Mainly just to get more ports in an office or other room.

How has it helped my organization?

They are reasonably priced and have worked pretty well for us.

What is most valuable?

  • The price, and for the most part it has been reliable. 
  • Their enterprise-class switches have a way to go with their CLI as compared to for instance Cisco, etc. This is I think due to a lack of maturity in this market.

What needs improvement?

They need to implement a fully-featured CLI in their enterprise-class switches if they want to compete in that space and market.

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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author avatarBretD (NETGEAR)
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Greg, Thank you so much for reviewing NETGEAR Business switches. We've been making Switches for over 22 years, NETGEAR definitely has switching solutions that can use a full-featured CLI Command Line Interfaces in our enterprise "Managed Switching" line. We of course also have switches that are unmanaged, smart managed and even remotely cloud managed. Feel free to reach out to me here on IT Central Station or contact our support team and we can provide more info on using NETGEAR Switches in enterprise environments. I look forward to hearing from you. -Bret from NETGEAR