Need a quantum leap in office network capability? NETGEAR delivers a cost-effective solution the JFS524. This unmanaged 10/100 Fast Ethernet switch provides expanded connectivity for small office networks so users no longer have to compete with each other for bandwidth. All of the essential features automatic speed and full/half duplex sensing, 200 Mbps throughput per port, Auto Uplink are included, but at an economical price that a value-conscious business owner can't ignore.
Customer Reviews of NETGEAR JFS524 ProSafe 24 Port 10/100 Rackmount Switch
Simply Works -- Simply!5/11/2008
Yay -- no electrical-transformer brick that can fall out of an outlet! Instead, this switch has an honest-to-goodness AC cord permanently attached to the switch on one end and with a dual-prong plug on the other end (with no brick in between, either). Just plug the switch in, and it works! Another feature that I like about this switch is that it automatically adjusts for straight vs. crossover Ethernet cables. Finally, I like the fact that there is no special port for connecting this switch to your router; instead, you can run an Ethernet cable from your router to any one of the twenty-four ports. By the way, the documentation seems to imply that there are no LEDs for the twenty-four ports, but this is NOT true! While the LEDs are not located AT each port, there is a display of LEDs to the left of all of the ports that tells you the status of each port.
This is a work horse network switch. There are newer versions of this product, but this switch is inexpensive, and works great. Like the fact that is does NOT utilize a "power brick" that would cover extra slots on the UPS.
Great switch - works as expected.2/27/2007
I've always been happy with Netgear quality. This product doesn't disappoint. It's a snap to setup and connect, and I immediately saw a benefit to my speed at my small office. If you want zero configuration and support for up to 24 connections, this is perfect for you. If you're using a patchwork of smaller hubs or switches at your SOHO, don't think twice about replacing them in favor of this one elegant switch.