Netgear Reviews

Auditor in Charge - Project Manager at a educational organization with 10,001+ employees
MSP
Top 20
The Insight management tool lets you build a complex network even with limited formal knowledge

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use NETGEAR for home and office to allow internal network sharing among devices and people. It really is the backbone of the entire network. There is no need for servers or for other equipment beyond what we know is registered in the inside portal. As such, we just get a feed from our ISP and it goes directly into the access points. That's it. The population for our use case is pretty small. While there are three or four employees who utilize the Insight access points concurrently, there are many more who make use of it throughout the day.

Pros and Cons

  • "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."
  • "While the data throughput does provide us with full insight into data being used, we find that it's not very accurate."

What other advice do I have?

We are making use of three WAX610s, one of each of WAC540 and WAX610Y, and five SXR80. I handle maintenance on my own and this is not a full time job. It's pretty straightforward and this is especially so as the units we have in place are up 100 percent of the time and are lightning fast. The biggest lesson that I've learned from using the Insight access points is that there is no need for expertise. A master's degree and networking for their use is not required to put together a complex network for meeting one's needs. What we've got going here is pretty complex. As it turns out, it's been…

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Netgear Questions

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
May 01 2021

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering NETGEAR Switches, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
May 01 2021

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
May 01 2021

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with NETGEAR Switches.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
May 01 2021

Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Feb 03 2021

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about NETGEAR Switches?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Chris Fritzke
User at CxDesign
Jan 30 2021

Use case: use existing Netgear products in home network 

Home network: LAN, WAN, managed network both wired and wireless

Security: POE cameras, doorbell, PC's

Room for growth -- server,  local cloud storage

Sunny Thakor
Assistant Manager-Presales at Green Sources Pvt. Ltd.
Jan 26 2021

I'm looking for a competitive comparison of the different models of managed and unmanaged switches from Netgear and Luxul. Can anyone help?

Ender KefogluI did not use Luxul. I don't know anything about those switches. So, any… more »
Luis ApodacaWhy those brands? Can you take an other brands as opinions? You should try… more »
Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering NETGEAR Insight Access Points, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with NETGEAR Insight Access Points.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about NETGEAR Insight Access Points?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!