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The Netgear ProSafe JFS524E is a 10/100 network switch for office environments where users tend to use a lot of bandwidth.

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Pros

line testing functionality saves a lot of time troubleshooting the network

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feature-rich enough that it accounts for most special cases

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QoS ensures that multiple streams run consistently without conflicts

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runs energy efficient, doesn't use a lot of power to operate

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can only do rate limiting on all the ports at once

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can't manage it through a web browser, need to install applications

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no way to tell the duplex of any port on the switch

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only 10/100, when most modern switches support 10/100/1000

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The Netgear ProSafe JFS524E is a 10/100 network switch for office environments where users tend to use a lot of bandwidth. It has 24 ports and is rack mountable for larger networks, and can handle Virtual LANs if you want to segment your network into pieces. The ports can handle 200Mbps each at full duplex, but QoS prioritizing can balance out the demands of each port to prevent congestion.

The JFS524E can let you monitor traffic in general, and also help you test cables individually when troubleshooting a problem. This unit uses 63% less power than previous models.

Features
  • 24 ports
  • 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet switch
  • 200 Mbps per port in full duplex
  • QoS for prioritizing network traffic
  • VLAN support
  • Cable testing
  • Bandwidth management
  • Traffic monitoring
  • 63% less power consumption
  • Rack mountable

  

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