NETGEAR Ethernet Switches Reviews

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Jaret Carlson
Reseller
Owner at Alpha Tech
Dec 23 2018

What is most valuable?

The remote management has been awesome. With the old-school style of switches, you actually had to be on the LAN, plug… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has saved a lot of time. I haven't tried exporting out the configuration and then importing it into another one, so… more»

What needs improvement?

I'd like to see a little bit of slowdown on the firmware updates. They've been doing a lot of them. I don't know if that's… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

For the price, they're good. If you look at Ubiquity switches (which have cloud features too) or even the regular NETGEAR… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We were using NETGEAR switches and SonicWall routers and access points before, but the price point on those was getting so… more»

What other advice do I have?

From an IT vendor's perspective, make sure to get the right licensing. Make sure to get the licensing that allows you to… more»
Kiersten Saltwick
Real User
VP, Accounting and HR at Parrish Consulting
Dec 11 2018

What is most valuable?

Their online portal is one of the most useful features. The portal is very user-friendly, so even someone with not a lot… more»

How has it helped my organization?

In terms of use and deployment, it's really easy because we have the customer set up already, so the configuration gets… more»

What needs improvement?

Their old firmware was a problem for us and we're still working on it. It didn't apply correctly so it took about half of… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

NETGEAR pricing is the best on the market by far. I was shocked when I saw what their price came out as for their… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We've almost always used NETGEAR, we just never used their Insight product until they came out with it. We have used other… more»

What other advice do I have?

If you're in a small to medium-sized business, if you're a business owner, or if you're an IT company providing services… more»
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Ryan Baskharoon
Reseller
Operations Manager at DLL Technologies
Dec 20 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature to me is the modular side of things, being able to replace a module and a transceiver at our… more»

How has it helped my organization?

At this particular facility, what they had was a Cisco router coming in, and then a gigabit switch. That switch went out… more»

What needs improvement?

Right now I'm working with their technical support. When the power does go out, or if we do a soft shutdown, some of the… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

When it comes to price-to-performance of the solution, overall, it's outstanding. That's one of the reasons I designed the… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We took over this job and the solution that was there was probably the worst design I've ever seen. It was pretty much… more»

What other advice do I have?

If you're building out a network, utilize the skillsets of a consulting company that knows what they're doing, that… more»
Jess Holderbaum
Reseller
Senior System Administrator with 11-50 employees
Dec 10 2018

What is most valuable?

* Network monitoring * Ease of programming for VLANs, etc. Also, I especially like NETGEAR because it's easy to teach… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We're an MSP. Let's say we do an entire network retrofit with a customer. We're talking about increasing bandwidth… more»

What needs improvement?

There's very little that I see as having large room for improvement, as far as the switches we're using go, for the most… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It's a great price-to-performance solution. I think it's singularly the best price-per-performance we can find, if not… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Previous solutions were all over the place. I've always liked NETGEAR, I've always liked their price point. I've used them… more»

What other advice do I have?

Strongly consider using NETGEAR in replacement of some of the other larger switch manufacturers. Recognize that the… more»
James McCabe
Reseller
President at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Dec 24 2018

What is most valuable?

The cloud management is the reason I switched to them, although the regular NETGEAR product line that I've used would be… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The improvement is that, if there's an issue, I don't have to go onsite to look into it. It saves time, which translates… more»

What needs improvement?

I've used and sold NETGEAR stuff for a long time and I was really excited about the cloud product. But, there are some… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

NETGEAR is not competitive when it comes to cloud management because Ubiquity is free. Peplink is free but you have to… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I was using NETGEAR's switches prior. The Insight is the newer product line. Their sales department contacted me when I… more»

What other advice do I have?

In terms of advice to someone who is looking into implementing this solution, I would have to know more about what their… more»
Eric Gorman
Real User
Owner/CTO at a tech services company
Dec 05 2018

What is most valuable?

Two of the most important features are the ease of monitoring and setup. The setup is a breeze with the Insight switches… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It is very easy to use. They give you the ability within the screens to make changes and you can push them down to all the… more»

What needs improvement?

One area that has room for improvement, and I know NETGEAR is working on it, is adding more features to the product lines… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The pricing for what you get with the Insight product line is very fair and the value is there, including the annual… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Previously, we used different equipment. I switched to them because they not only have the Insight product line saved us a… more»

What other advice do I have?

Definitely consider the Insight product line, but make sure that you understand what you're getting and that you're… more»
Hans Mertens
Reseller
CEO at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Dec 11 2018

What is most valuable?

Remote management is the most important thing for us. And monitoring, of course, allows us to see when something is wrong… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We recently had a problem with a client, a restaurant in the city. We had installed the Insight management solution for… more»

What needs improvement?

The main negative thing is the speed. When you use the portal, if you have a lot of customers and locations in the portal… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Insight pricing is okay. It's very competitive. The costs of the hardware and additional services weren't low because… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We used Ubiquity. The main reason we switched was because we had a lot of defective products from Ubiquity. The main… more»

What other advice do I have?

Just try it. It's a good product, it's a good solution. If you come from Ubiquity, it's a little bit different but, in the… more»
Keith Hanna
Consultant
Independent Consultant at a tech company with 1-10 employees
Dec 20 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the Insight application itself, with its ease of management. Also, the remote management… more»

How has it helped my organization?

For us, the Insight platform is a consistent experience from one office to the next. A user can connect to one access… more»

What needs improvement?

My one issue with it is that not all the features of the switch can currently be managed via the portal. For some of the… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

They're good value. They're good entry-level switches. I know Cisco generally has a lot more capability. But, for an… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We used existing, legacy NETGEAR devices in the past. We were just keeping up to date and seeing the changes in the… more»

What other advice do I have?

Go for it They're very straightforward to purchase and setup time is very minimal, especially if you've got a lot of… more»
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What is NETGEAR Ethernet Switches?

NETGEAR Ethernet Switches, branded as NETGEAR ProSafe Switches, comes in all shapes and sizes, so you are sure to find the right solution to fit your business requirements.

If you're a small to medium sized company, you'll have three switching options NETGEAR Unmanaged, Plus, and Smart Switch solutions. If you're managing a large enterprise network or a campus network, then NETGEAR Fully Managed Infrastructures is the solution for you. All the NETGEAR Ethernet Switches and solutions are innovative, easy to install and use, reliable, and very cost-effective.

Also known as
NETGEAR Insight Managed Switches, NETGEAR GC Series, NETGEAR M Series, NETGEAR ProSafe
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