Netgear Reviews

Boas Hochstrasser
Real User
Chief Technology Officer at Genesis Technologies
Jan 31 2020

What is most valuable?

* The stacking feature * The web interface, which makes it easy to use and set up. * The support for SDVoE * The 10GbE port speed It provides the ability to stack switches… more»

How has it helped my organization?

With the NETGEAR 4300 series switches, we have been able to test, demonstrate, and provide training on the ZeeVee 10GbE SDVoE gear, which we distribute. Thanks to the… more»

What needs improvement?

NETGEAR's web interface describes settings with names and sentences which are different from other switch manufacturers. Therefore, you must figure out what each one does… more»

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

The pricing is very good for 10GbE switches and you get a lot of throughput. It is about 60 percent of the costs of other switches from competitive manufacturers, which is… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We were using and selling the Cisco Small Business 300 and 500 Series. But, a lot of different new firmware was being released for these switches, and with every firmware… more»

What other advice do I have?

To have unlimited, uncompressed, 4K transmission, you cannot go with 1GbE, you need 10GbE. The 4300 Series is the way to go. We run two different High-Bandwidth AV over IP… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Since we were looking to go to 10GbE, our choices were either Cisco or NETGEAR. Ubiquiti wasn't a consideration. When I have worked with them in the past, there have been… more»
Kevin Westcott
Reseller
Network Delivery Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Feb 25 2020

What is most valuable?

NETGEAR solutions are very easy to use. The command line language and structure are very similar to what Cisco has. They have a fairly intuitive GUI for their system. Also, their command line… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have been able to standardize on a few of the major vendors. This has increased our efficiencies. We have been able to provide configurations on switches that we recommend. It's an easier… more»

What needs improvement?

They need to continue moving forward with their consulting in the AV realm to find out what is needed. They are some differences in the M4300 line and the larger M4500 line right now. They could… more»

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

At its price point, nobody else can compare to what NETGEAR is doing at that 10 Gigabit bandwidth level. We are not seeing a lot of 10 Gigabit need right now in the marketplace. Though, we have done a… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would tell anybody looking for switching solutions for their AV platforms to take a strong look at the NETGEAR M4300 platform, specifically their modular unit. It allows so much customability in the… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I'm certified at the professional level in Cisco. I have also used Cisco series switches, Extreme switches, and Aruba/HPE switches. I am familiar with all four different manufacturers of switches… more»

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Netgear Questions

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Mar 15 2020
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
Mar 15 2020
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
Mar 15 2020
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
Mar 15 2020
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
Mar 15 2020
Hi Everyone, What do you like most about NETGEAR Switches? Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!
Chittaranjan Nayak
User
I plan to buy NAS storgae for my company, and I am looking at these two options - NETGEAR ReadyNAS and FreeNAS.  Which is best? Why? Thank you for helping me.