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NETGEAR - 24-Port 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Unmanaged Switch - Blue-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 250 reviews

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY

    Posted
    Davidmdm
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    As a network engineer, I am very familiar with what must occur in a network and what is expected of a switch. What is not expected is a switch that does not even operate. Our business is 2 hours from Best Buy. Drove there, purchased the switch (incidentally, the 3rd netgear product out of 3 that has not worked when we got it back to our office), got it back to our office, installed it in our rack, and something is wrong with it internally. We could access our gateway, however it took 10 minutes to load up the gateways configuration page. Pulled the switch out of the equation just to make sure the problem was with the switch, and everything ran perfect. I highly recommend people to avoid all NetGear products. 3 out of 3 is a bad reputation for products that don't work right out of the box. Incidently, I called NetGear just to give them a chance to correct things. NetGear said "The switch must be bad, you should take it back to Best Buy" - their resolution is to waste another 2 hour drive to return a product that I already spent a 2 hour drive to get. They didn't seem to care when I communicated this to them. DO NOT BUY NETGEAR PRODUCTS. Send them a message that their customer service and cheaply made products are not acceptable by the consumers

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Gigabit Switch

    Posted
    anotherbill
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I recently had our house wired with 2 cat6 drops in each room (one for computer, one for video use) and had all cables run to a central closet. I mounted this switch on the closet wall using angle brackets and connected all of the cat6 cables to it. There were a few unused ports that I used to connect some network drives to. I currently have 4 computer systems, 4 video systems, and 6 network drives connected to the switch and all systems are running with no problems or interference. The switch operates flawlessly and is unmanaged (i.e. doesn't require any confusing setup - just plug it in and it works). I manage all of my computers/network devices from one location and regularly have multiple screen sharing sessions going simultaneously and have never experienced any slowdown or hiccups on any connection. It's a very good switch for my situation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful unit

    Posted
    Cjaiceman

    I upgraded to this unit after I outgrew the 8-port gigabit switch I had. This unit runs great, and has lots of room for me to grow. I would recommend this to anyone that needs more than 8 ports for their home/office and need them to be GigaBit. One thing to keep in mind though, because it is gigabit and does have 24 ports on it, it does have a pretty powerful CPU. As a result it does have a fan, but this device belongs in a server room or telco closet anyways, not on your desk. Its not really loud, but its got a high pitch fan, where as a PC has a larger lower pitched fan. Just something to consider.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Switch

    Posted
    sbank418
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I have used my fair share of switches over the year. From enterprise class to basic dumb hub/consumer switches. This is a high end unmanaged switch and is perfect for my needs. I have approximately 30 devices on my network, about half of them are wired with a mix of gigabit and normal fast Ethernet. I see no performance problems with using this switch. My network has a bunch of streaming video services as well as PlayStation 4 console, plus most importantly I have a special datafeed for day trading futures. This switch can handle all of this without bogging down. Quite pleased.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Lasted longer than I expected

    Posted
    MadSquabbles
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Bought this to replace the same model we bought maybe 5-6yrs ago. It's in a very dusty area so I expected it last maybe a year or two, I just can't blow out the dust every day. So we got out money's worth from it and didn't hesitate to get another. Plus having one available locally was a big plus. I'll probably be buying another to keep as back up for when this one eventually dies because we don't baby it, lol.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nothing special - but all they have w/ 24 GB ports

    Posted
    wesleycbt
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    It does the job. I must say I would like to try another brand, but this is the only one Best Buy currently keeps in store with 24 GB ports. This is the 3rd Netgear 24 Port GB Switch of it's kind I am replacing. They don't stick around - seems like they get ports burnt up very quickly - poor grounding perhaps. I have had all 3 Netgear switches on APC battery backup surge protection and still I loose one every year.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    easy to use

    Posted
    DHCrocks
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    This is replacing and older Netgear fast ethernet switch which was only 100Mbs. Installation couldn't be easier just plug it in using the standard AC cable (no wallwart required) and plug in your cables. It's a simple unmanaged switch so there is nothing to set up. I can say that I immediately noticed the increase in speed across the network and for $170 its a good price for 24 ports.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Light duty switch

    Posted
    GeekBilly
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This is a light duty switch that will not handle office grade (or heavy home office) loads over 150 Mbps sustained. Unlike intelligent switches from Cisco, Juniper or Ubiquiti there is no management. Ports are not isolated, nor is there a VLAN feature. With 12 devices at standard load, the switch could not keep up and devices disconnected. After a week, I pulled this and replaced it with an enterprise grade switch.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great switch, good price

    Posted
    Bill
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    We recently hard wired Cat-6 cable through our house and ran all the cables to an unused central closet. I purchased this switch and mounted it to the closet wall using the provided rack mount tabs for the switch and a couple of shelf brackets. It works great. The switch worked straight out of the box and does not require configuring or monitoring so it's excellent for a quick installation in an out of the way location.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fanless 24Gb Dumb Switch

    Posted
    ZeroOneC
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    I had this same switch in the past and had to junk it because the fans went in it and after replacing the fans the board went. So I decided to pick this one up due to the fact that it was fan-less. Mounted, runs out of the box, simple setup and full gigabit connections on each port. granted I only run 12 ports but they all seem to run gigabit connections. Would recommend for anyone looking at pass through routing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simple but effective switch with great warranty

    Posted
    TheVeryGreatest
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I've used a ton of these Netgear switches through the years and they never let me down. If you do have an issue the warranty is easy to fulfill. They are the best bang for your buck for simple applications, as they have better reliability than cheaper options and none of the frills you probably don't need from a more expensive managed option.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great switch with auto sensing

    Posted
    Tomjonesicq
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I use about 20 networked devices ranging from Sonos music zones to full gigabit Macs. I like the auto sensing feature for products that don't go over 10mb all the way to my NAS devices at full duplex 1gb. It mounted against my wall with ease and is situated so I can easily plug in cable from the top with force if needed. Great 24 port switch for the price and performance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Product

    Posted
    techrickster
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Replaced an older DLink Switch 10/100 at customer's site, they had upgraded their router/modem on site. Since they were able to now have up to 1000mbps the old switch wasn't go to supply their needs. This is easy install and now this advanced switch allows for incredible connections and expansion for 15 systems throughout office environment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    You can't go wrong with this

    Posted
    skatechris
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I purchased this for my small offices which needs about 16 ports. Setup is really easy as it states "plug and play." I simply connected this to my router and it works right away. There is no complicate setup steps. Speed allocations seems to be good. If you are looking for a switch for a small business/office. You can't go wrong with this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Switch for (My Purpose) Home Use

    Posted
    Scott
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Netgear makes great products in a sturdy package. I am using this switch for my wired house needs and was able to switch it in to replace an old failed switch with no problem in minutes. It contains an internal power supply so that is nice for mounting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great without any problems.

    Posted
    laque
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This Netgear switch unit has worked great since I installed it a couple of months ago. I have had no problems with it and it seems to be very fast. I would recommend this unit to anybody who needs more internet connections than what the common router provides.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very reliable

    Posted
    DPVA
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I used this Switch to replace an earlier version, find the metal constructed units, last longer than the plastic built ones. Would love to see a metal version, LED's on the front, cable ports on the back. Most of my units sit on desks, with cables at the rear.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It doesn't get any easier

    Posted
    Kourdaddy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Purchased this to replace another brand that went bad and I'm so glad I did. This Netgear switch has greater capacity and ended up speeding up our network. It came with a lifetime warranty. It is a no-brainer. If your network is slower than a direct connection to your modem, you might want to go ahead and change your switch out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Netgear

    Posted
    Lynn
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I purchase this product for my place of employment and with the help of the sales person I was able to get exactly what I needed. They come through every time. The product is great and performs as needed to run our office.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excelent switch

    Posted
    Chris
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This is an excellent switch for any commercial environment it does have very good speeds and is very reliable, it’s also good that he has a metal enclosure which helps the components to keep cool and very warm environments

    I would recommend this to a friend