Netgear Prosafe GS724TPS 24 Port Gigabit Smart Stackable PoE Switch Review
Chris Hadley / 8 years ago
Following our recent look at one of Netgear’s Prosafe wireless access points, the WNDAP360, which got a huge thumbs up in our testing, we thought that its worth taking a look at what lies at the heart of each and every network in one form or another and that’s the switches. Without these networking multi-sockets, the internet wouldn’t be and neither would be modern communications. Switches are the unsung heroes of networks and they have probably the hardest time, ensuring that data goes in the right direction depending on the users needs and their configurations and all at high speed.
Netgear as we know have been around for a quite a time and they are one of the leading manufacturers of networking equipment, so its therefore no surprise that you’re likely to find their name somewhere within a large scale network at some point or another. Prosafe is Netgear’s top line of systems and typically these are what you’ll find in the larger networks whilst the rest of their product line-up covers the mid and smaller scales such as home deployment.
The TS724TPS is not just any switch that is purely plug-and-play, this particular model is a managed switch with many options to be played with on its web user interface to tweak and adjust it to operate in a particular fashion based on the end users requirements. On top of that, it is also capable of delivering power over each of its 24 RJ45 Ethernet ports to remote devices like the access point we looked at before and also the likes of IP cameras for ease of deployment and management.