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NETGEAR GS110T Gigabit Smart Switch Review

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NETGEAR GS110T Features

The GS110T is part of the NETGEAR® family of ProSafe® Gigabit Smart Switches. This part of the product line features intelligent network switches in a compact form factor, and is designed for SMB customers needing high performance, enhanced configuration features, and straight forward device management. This particular model has eight 10/100/1000 Mbps ports, each capable of powering 2000 Mbps of data throughput in full-duplex mode. In addition, two dedicated Gigabit SFP ports are available for fiber uplinks, offering greater transmission distance and better security. The GS110T comes with an intuitive, Web-browser interface which offers easier Smart Switch management. The comprehensive interface allows you to monitor switch performance, configure ports, and set up port trunks, VLANs, and traffic prioritization without having to look up commands in the manual. Here’s a quick look at some of the basic features and benefits for the GS110T:

FEATURES BENEFITS
Dedicated Fiber Uplink Directly connects to FTTx networks. Used in fiber networks for better security and reliability
Traffic Management Prioritize traffic to ensure quality of latency-sensitive services and applications despite increasing traffic loads
Advanced Security with 802.1x and ACL User-based authentication and added filtering to permit or deny traffic based on MAC or IP addresses
Auto Voice and Auto Video Assist customers to easily set up VoIP or IP surveillance networks with a couple of simple steps
Centralized Management via the New Smart Control Center Discover all the Smart Switches in the network, configure them from a central location; schedule mass configuration and firmware uploads

I’ve become used to a long list of features and specifications for the Network Attached Storage products I’ve reviewed recently, especially the ones that offer a variety of consumer-based capabilities in addition to their business-basic functions. I didn’t expect that long of a list with a network switch, even one with built-in management, but I was wrong. Let’s take a minute to explore what this device offers:

Network Protocol and Standards Compatibility

  • IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T
  • IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-TX
  • IEEE 802.3ab 1000BASE-T
  • IEEE 802.3z 1000BASE-X
  • IEEE 802.3x full-duplex flow control

Administrative Switch Management

  • IEEE 802.1Q static VLAN (64 groups, static)
  • IEEE 802.1p Class of Service (CoS)
  • Port-based QoS
  • DSCP-based QoS
  • DiffServ
  • IEEE802.3ad Link Aggregation (manual or LACP)
  • IEEE 802.1D Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
  • IEEE 802.1w Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP)
  • IEEE 802.1s Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP)
  • IEEE 802.1ab Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP)
  • SNMP v1, v2c, v3
  • RFC 1213 MIB II
  • RFC 1643 Ethernet Interface MIB
  • RFC 1493 Bridge MIB
  • RMON group 1, 2, 3, 9
  • RFC 2131 DHCP client
  • Voice VLAN
  • Auto-VOIP
  • DHCP Filtering
  • Auto denial-of-service (DoS) protection
  • HTTP and HTTPS
  • Ping and traceroute
  • Power saving when link down
  • IEEE 802.1x
  • Port-based security by locked MAC addresses
  • IP and MAC ACL
  • Storm control for broadcast, multicast and unknown unicast packets
  • IGMP snooping v1/v2/v3
  • Protected Port
  • Port-based ingress and egress rate limiting
  • SNTP
  • Port mirroring support (many to one)
  • Web-based configuration
  • Configuration backup/restore
  • Password access control
  • RADIUS Support
  • TACACS+ support
  • Syslog
  • Firmware upgradeable

Electromagnetic Emissions

  • CE EN 55022, EN 61000 and EN 55024
  • FCC Part 15 Class B
  • VCCI Class B
  • C-Tick

Safety

  • CE mark, commercial
  • CE EN 60950-1
  • CCC
  • CB
  • KCC

Modules

  • AGM731F 1000BASE-SX SFP Module
  • AGM732F 1000BASE-LX SFP Module
  • AGM733 1000BASE-ZX SFP Module

System Requirements

  • Category 5 UTP Network cables or above
  • Network card for each PC
  • Network software (e.g., Windows®)
  • Web browser (e.g., Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher, Netscape 6.0 or higher)

Warranty and Support

  • ProSafe Lifetime Warranty†
  • ProSupport 24×7 Advanced Technical Support, 1 year (included)*

ProSupportTM Service Packs Available

  • XPressHW, Category 1: PRR0331 (3-year next-business day hardware replacement contract)
  • OnCall 24×7, Category 1: PMB0331 (3-year Advanced Technical Support contract, including Remote Diagnostics performed by our technical experts for prompt resolution of technical issues, and next-business day hardware replacement)

* 1-year 24×7 Advanced Technical Support included, including Remote Diagnostics performed by our technical experts for prompt resolution of technical issues.
† Lifetime warranty for product purchased after 05/01/2007. For product purchased before 05/01/2007, warranty is 3 years.

NETGEAR GS110T Specifications

Power Supply

  • Power consumption: 8.5W
  • 12V/1A external power adapter

Network Ports

  • Eight 10/100/1000 Mbps auto sensing Gigabit RJ-45
  • Two Gigabit SFP (Fiber Optic interface modules sold separately)

LEDs

  • Per port: (10/100 and Gigabit): Link/activity, speed
  • Per device: Power

Physical Specifications

  • Dimensions:(W x D x H) 236 x 101 x 27 mm (9.29 x 3.97 x 1.06 in)
  • Weight: 0.69 kg (3.7 lb)

Environmental Specifications

  • Operating temperature: 32° to 122° F (0° to 50° C)
  • Storage temperature: -4° to 158° F (-20° to 70° C)
  • Operating humidity: 90% maximum relative humidity, non-condensing
  • Storage humidity: 95% maximum relative humidity, non-condensing
  • Operating altitude: 10,000 ft (3,000 m) maximum
  • Storage altitude: 10,000 ft (3,000 m) maximum

Performance Specifications

  • Forwarding modes: Store-and-forward
  • Bandwidth: 20 Gbps
  • Packet Forwarding Rate: 1,488,000 pps
  • Network latency: Less than 4 nanoseconds for 64-byte frames in store-and-forward mode for 1000 Mbps to 1000 Mbps transmission
  • Buffer memory: 512 KB per system
  • Address database size: 4,000 media access control (MAC) addresses per system
  • Addressing: 48-bit MAC address
  • Flash Memory Size: 16MB
  • SRAM Size & Type: 64MB DDR
  • Mean time between failure (MTBF): 472,147 hours at 25C (~54 years)
  • Acoustic noise: 0

Package Contents

  • ProSafe® 8-port Smart Switch with 2 Gigabit SFP Ports (GS110T)
  • Rubber footpads
  • 12V/1A external power adapter
  • Wallmount kit
  • Resource CD
  • Installation guide

Ordering Information

  • North America: GS110T-100NAS
  • UK: GS110T-100UKS
  • Japan: GS110T-100JPS
  • Europe: GS110T-100GES
  • Australia: GS110T-100AUS


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