NETGEAR launches M4200/M4300 PoE+ managed switches

The prices of the M4200/M4300 ($1800/$1600-7000) place them solidly in enterprise or large scale CI territory. But that doesn’t mean we can’t drool a little at the capability :). Mostly intended for 802.11AC AP deployments, they offer 10Gbe inbound links and PoE+ out with a variety of port counts. Yum. SAN JOSE, Calif. – March 29, 2016 – NETGEAR®, Inc. […]

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NETGEAR ProSAFE 8-Port Gigabit Click Switch GSS108E

NETGEAR ProSAFE 8-Port Gigabit Click Switch GSS108E

First thing, let’s get it out of the way that managed switches aren’t for everyone. The vast majority of users won’t require features, like port mirroring, VLANs, QoS, or link aggregation which are typically offered by a managed switch, but for those who do there is simply no substitute. With that said, given the $70 price, flexible “Click Switch” mounting, […]

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Green vs. Non-Green Switches

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As part of a recent effort to consolidate all of our backbone networking kit into a structured wiring panel, it was necessary to add a switch to the mix. Never having played with a “Green Ethernet” device (D-Link DGS-1008G) it seemed like a good idea to pick one up and find out how green it was in comparison to two […]

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