Power over Ethernet (PoE) Connectivity
12 of the 24 ports available with the FS726TP Fast smart switch can be utilised to supply Power over Ethernet (PoE), using the industry standard IEEE 802.3af. With PoE your business can easily deploy wireless access points, IP-based surveillance cameras and VoIP telephones. PoE enables you to position these devices on a ceiling or high up on a wall, typically away from most electrical sockets. This ability to be able to place devices anywhere, even where AC power is not available or difficult to install, significantly lowers deployment costs. With PoE electricians and extension reels are not required. Smart Management at an Affordable Price
The FS726TP joins NETGEAR’s family of smart switches, offering key management features for the price on an unmanaged switch. NETGEAR’s family of ProSafe Smart Switches are designed for growing businesses that want control over their network without the cost and complexity of a full Layer 2 or Layer 3 management implementation. Use the FS726TP smart switches to either add simple management to your unmanaged networks or extend managed networks.
An intuitive, Web-browser interface offers easy access to the simple Smart Switch management, making it effortless to monitor switch performance, configure ports, even set up port trunks, VLANs, and traffic prioritisation. Alternatively you can use SNMP-based (Simple Network Management Protocol) software to manage your Smart Switch. Shipped ready for use straight out of the box, the FS726TP delivers switching that’s easy to set up and use. Switching Connectivity
As well as the 24 Fast Ethernet ports, the FS726TP Fast smart network switch features 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports, each capable of powering 2000 Mbps of data throughput in full duplex mode. These 2 Gigabit ports are ideal for connectivity to demanding users or servers. The two optional fiber ports** enable secure, long distance connections. As fiber connections are far less prone to interference than standard Ethernet cables, communications to the network’s backbone or servers are better protected.
Please note: networking components such as switches, routers and wireless devices require that speeds & standards be consistent throughout the network to gain optimum performance. To avoid compatibility clashes or for advice, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org.
NETGEAR PROSAFE 24 PORT 10/100 SMART SWITCH WITH 2 GIGABIT PORTS AND POE
Plug & play just works fine thanks
Could do with better printed instructions (I did not want to install software and set up as managed it was used to connect and power 10 VoIP Phones hence no need for software install). I realise that there are instructions on the CD, however, I did not want to install the software. Nonetheless I just plugged it in and fortunately it worked a-ok without installing software or setting up as managed. A set of instructions that said "can be used without PC set up and will just work out of the box" would have saved time and given more confidence