NETGEAR Insight Access Points Pros and Cons

NETGEAR Insight Access Points Pros

Information Technology Consultant at mytechcoach
I am all about simplicity. With the Insight management solution, I don’t need an additional cloud controller, appliance, network manager, or PC/server to configure and manage my access points. You have to look at cost, and everything has a cost. There is a cost to using Insight. But if the cost is reasonable, I don't want another layer. The ability to deploy a network and then have that software built-in, without having to go to a third-party, is big. Also, the less pieces that I have to call in on, the better. So, when I'm calling NETGEAR, it's not like I'm using some third-party piece of software to manage their product. It doesn't add that layer of complexity, which is key.
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Auditor in Charge - Project Manager at a educational organization with 10,001+ employees
The metrics demonstrate that NETGEAR really does a good job of balancing the load between the various access points on the networks and this results in an elimination of downtime.
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DK
Managing Partner at a consumer goods company with 1-10 employees
I'm able to do a lot of things, because the GUI is designed very well. I'm able to remotely make certain changes via my phone and apply them right away. It makes life easier when it comes to managing the equipment. The Insight management solution phone app is very good. It enables me to do what I want to do.
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WC
Electrician at IHG Consulting LLC
The meshing capabilities are the most valuable feature. When I am going in-between buildings, my phone doesn't have to pick up different WiFi. They are all the same. Even in-between the buildings, I stay connected.
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Owner at Grissom Technology
[Being] able to configure the WiFi devices and to see utilization remotely, or from the cloud.
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BP
Owner at a hospitality company with 11-50 employees
We use NETGEAR's Insight management solution to do off-property controls. It is user-friendly and provides network management, monitoring, and service deployment across multiple remote and local sites. That means I don't have to be physically at a location to do things if I want to make any changes to the network. It saves time and money.
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Personal User
From the WiFi aspect, it's very intuitive and easy to use. The solution enables me to manage my entire WiFi from anywhere in the world...
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CC
Principal at a consumer goods company with 11-50 employees
I now have the ability to remote access my network. That works extremely well. I can access it from any place. I don't need to be physically at the device. This saves me on time and travel.
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NETGEAR Insight Access Points Cons

Information Technology Consultant at mytechcoach
The registration is annoying. I have to go back to NETGEAR and log tickets. Access points and router registration are something that they need to address in Insight. They need to fix the bug of getting the devices activated and enrolled in Insight without fighting with them. I have probably done about six of these in the last month. You get to see patterns.
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Auditor in Charge - Project Manager at a educational organization with 10,001+ employees
While the data throughput does provide us with full insight into data being used, we find that it's not very accurate.
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DK
Managing Partner at a consumer goods company with 1-10 employees
Ubiquiti is a very good company. NETGEAR should look at that model and expand on its remote capabilities. Ubiquiti seems to have a better product.
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WC
Electrician at IHG Consulting LLC
There is always room for improvement.
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Owner at Grissom Technology
A con is the backend system which is very, very slow.
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BP
Owner at a hospitality company with 11-50 employees
Software-wise, they need to provide the ability to kick users out. If multiple users are abusing the system or the network, I should be able to block them for a time and, when I need to unblock them, I should be able to do so by using their MAC ID. That feature might already be there and I just don't know about it.
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Personal User
The biggest issue I've had is that it works very well with the WiFi, but it does not offer any assistance at all with the routers. You can't control them or manage them at all. As soon as you want to use anything on the network side—because I have multiple 28-port switches—you can't manage them using this app.
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CC
Principal at a consumer goods company with 11-50 employees
I have some frustrations with the ease of use. It tends to be sluggish. The graphical interface is pretty, but not useful. They have this tree that shows connected devices, which makes no sense whatsoever because the labeling field of the tree truncates all the items to the point that it's almost useless. You can't even tell what it is. I would prefer a spreadsheet list of the gear as opposed to a graphical representation.
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