estore - 24 port gigabit switch, web manageable + 24 Cat5 cables = $264 delivered.

8 May 2012

Something for the large home/small to medium size office - NETGEAR GS724T PROSAFE 24-PORT GIGABIT SMART SWITCH

24 10/100/1000 Mbps Ports
Two SFP GBIC fibre ports
Web interface to manage the switch, more features that you can point a burnt jumbo frame at
'Green' switch that powers down ports not being used, and adjusts power based on cable length - save 'up to 70%'.
Fanless design, so no noise.
Sturdy metal case, can be rack mounted if requred
RRP $471.90, now $264 with delivery 24 patch leads thrown in for free!

Model info here:


  • ninkasi
    Going through the specs of this, and it's very impressive. Talking some enterprise grade features....
    IEEE 802.1D Spanning Tree Protocol IEEE 802.1W Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol IEEE 802.1S Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol Auto-voice VLAN SNMP v1, v2c, v3 RFC 1213 MIB II RFC 1643 Ethernet Interface MIB RFC1493 Bridge MIB Jumbo Frame Support (up to 9 KB) IEEE 802.1Q Tag VLAN GS716T-200: 128 Static VLANs GS724T-300: 128 Static VLANs IEEE 802.1p (Class of Service) DSCP - L3 QoS Port -based ingress/egress rate limiting IEEE 802.3ad static or dynamic link aggregation (LACP) DHCP client function Broadcast storm control Port mirroring (many-to-one) Port setting Green features: Power saving by cable length ( <10m). Power saving by auto power when link down IGMP snooping v1/v2 IEEE 802.1x (RAIDUS) Access control list (ACL) - MAC, IP SNTP IEEE 802.1ab LLDP Protected ports** HTTP and HTTPS Auto denial-of-service (DoS) prevention Syslog Ping & traceroute Web-based configuration, anywhere on the network Smartwizard Discovery Utility program auto discovers devices (up to 254 agents/switches); set system configuration to each agent Configuration backup/restore (easy to configure more than one switch) Password access control Firmware upgradeable Support of Ethernet audio/video (EAV)* Active Flow Control Full-duplex IEEE 802.3x pause frame flow control Half-duplex back-pressure control Performance Specifications Forwarding modes: Store-and-forward Bandwidth: GS724T-300 = 48 Gbps, GS716T-200 = 32 Gbps Network latency: GS716T-200 average latency 4.5 us for 1000 Mbps with 64 bytes GS724T-300 average latency 4.5 us for 1000 Mbps with 64 bytes Buffer memory: 512 KB embedded memory per unit Priority queues: 4 Priority queuing: Weighted Round Robin (WRR) Address database size: 8,000 media access control (MAC) addresses per system Addressing: 48-bit MAC address
  • ninkasi
    and for what it's worth, mine arrived yesterday... have set it up and it's not bad at all. Warranty until 2039 (!), and the 24 cables were all 6m Cat5e Netgear branded jobs... so decent enough quality. They've been discontinued (CT5B6 6M jobs - replaced by Cat6 no doubt) but still perfectly fine for Gigabit. Actually, the cables alone are probably worth more than the switch itself... ;-)
  • Pookie
    LOL, 6m leads....its going to look like spaghetti junction! Good deal but Im not sure Im going to use 24 ports unless I wire up the house...twice :) Will you be using this in the office or home?
  • ninkasi
    I know - no idea what I'll use those 6m cables for. Maybe just whack them on eBay! I'm using the switch to replace two small switches that I'd daisy chained... don't need 24 ports, but the neat thing with this switch is it powers down those ports not in use so will save a bit of energy there. It's amazing how the ports all add up, though! Mac mini, two topfields (pvrs), qnap (nas), pc & laptop (kids), wireless access point, couple of printers, two blu ray players, two WD tvs, couple of VoIP sip adapters (for home 'phone & fax)... yes, could have some of this on the wifi network, but cable is better if you can as it can be more reliable, faster, and leaves more bandwidth for those things that are on radio....

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