Netgear ProSafe GS748TPS
Released June, 2009
The Pros:Setup is fairly easy, web interface is well designed. Fast switching, everyone gets great bandwidth. Connections are reliable and don't bottleneck.
The Cons:Fans are fairly noisy most of the time.
The ProSafe GS748TPS is a 48-port gigabit switch from Netgear's ProSafe switch series. The switch is an upgrade to the GS724TPS since it features 48 10/100/1000 Mbps switching ports and is PoE capable with built-in IEEE 802.3af PoE on all 48 ports.
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It also offers four built-in shared SFP slots that can be used for fiber connectivity. The switch is an upgrade to the GS748TP since it includes true stacking support with two high-speed stacking ports. The ProSafe GS748TPS includes advanced security features like ACL filtering and 802.1x port authentication. It also offers enhanced Quality of Service with rate-limiting and utilizes a web-based console for easy network management. The ProSafe GS748TPS has a suggested retail price of $1600 and comes with a limited lifetime warranty.
- 48 10/100/1000 Mbps switching ports
- 4 Built-in Shared SFP slots for fiber Gigabit Ethernet
- Built-in IEEE 802.3af PoE on all 48 ports
- True Stacking Support with 2 High-Speed Stacking Ports
- Auto Uplink™ on all ports
- 802.1x Port Authentication and ACL Filtering
- Enhanced QoS with Rate Limiting
- IGMP Snooping
- Performance Monitoring
- VLAN for Traffic Control
- Port Trunking
- Class of Service (CoS)
- Web-browser interface
- Lifetime Warranty
User Reviews (2)
setup is fairly easy, web interface is well designed
fast switching, everyone gets great bandwidth
connections are reliable and don't bottleneck
good set of security features for network management
works well with other network equipment, no unexpected quirks or conflicts
reliable functionality for the long haul, won't overheat or need a reboot
fans are fairly noisy most of the time
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