Netgear Reviews

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»
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»
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»
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»

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