Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 3
Rated 4 out of 5 by Whizzy Excellent PoE switch for Small Businesses
The Netgear JGS516PE is an excellent entry level PoE switch designed with small business users in mind. The switch is not a web managed switch and the software supplied does not work out of the box with Windows 8 (so make sure you have an XP/Vista/Win7 PC around to update the firmware and apply a basic configuration before deployment).
I was particularly impressed with the quality of the case (metal with 19" rack mount brackets) and low noise construction (could barely hear the switch when powered up) as many PoE switches can be particularly intrusive - especially if installed in an office environment rather than a server room.
This switch would make an excellent addition to an existing network for providing high speed powered connectivity for IP phones and Wireless APs. Highly recommended.
01 August 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by DanielK Solid construction and proper internal bandwidth
A lot of 8 port desktop models, even more expensive ones, have a 2gbit internal bandwidth meaning that if you have more than 2 ports running at full speed, it will slow down the rest of the ports. This unit has a full 16gbit internal bandwidth (1gbit up/down per port) which allows each port to run at full speed no matter how many devices are connected. The odds of ever needing that in a desktop switch are unlikely, but if you're buying a gbit switch, you may as well get the full speed right? This unit also has a metal case and the ports are laid out opposite to the power which is perfect for desktop use, most others have it all on the same side which is illogical for desktop use. Overall, I'm happy with it.
08 May 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jake806 Does exactly what it needs to
This product does exactly what it's supposed to, and does it well. Not much else to say. Good product.
08 November 2013