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NETGEAR ProSAFE JGS524 24-Port Gigabit Rackmount Switch 10/100/1000Mbps

by Netgear
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24 Port Rackmount
  • 24 auto-sensing Gigabit ports connects up to 10x faster than Fast Ethernet for maximum performance
  • 1U Rackmountable form factor
  • Plug-n-Play connectivity easily installs into any network
  • Energy efficient with up to 60% lower power consumption
  • Rigorously tested for reliability, built to last
  • LIFETIME Advanced Tech Support via chat
  • LIFETIME Next Business Day Replacement
  • LIFETIME WARRANTY
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Product Details

Model: Unmanaged | Capacity: 24 Port Rackmount
  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 4 x 10 inches ; 6 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 5.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0002CWPW2
  • Item model number: JGS524NA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,173 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 14, 2004

Product Description

Model: Unmanaged | Capacity: 24 Port Rackmount

From the Manufacturer

NetgearÕs JGS500 Gigabit Switch Series gives your office network a megaboost of speed and capacity that is within your budget. With up to 48 Gbps of bandwidth, these 16- and 24-port switches can blast 2000 Mbps per port while their affordable prices enable you to put them everywhere. Use it to take Gigabit Ethernet directly to the desktop! Standards-based for easy integration of 10, 100, and 1000 Mbps devices, these unmanaged, rack-mountable switch feature 10/100/1000 automatic speed and full/half-duplex sensing plus Auto Uplink on every port. Users can take advantage of the their ability to deliver large amounts of multimedia, image, and video information in no time at all. Ideal for workgroups, labs, departments, or growing offices looking for oustanding performance at a low price.

High Capacity
1000 Mbps speeds and a switching capacity of up to 48 Gbps meet the performance needs for even the most bandwidth-hungry applications. The JGS500 series are perfect for graphics, multimedia, and other applications that have to move large files across the network quickly.

Affordable
Aggressive prices enable your workgroup, department or small network to ramp up to Gigabit speeds, even all the way to the desktop.

Flexible
Each port is equipped with automatic speed and duplex sensing, plus Auto Uplink to adjust for straight-through or crossover cables to make the right link. Standards-based design makes it easy to combine 10, 100, and 1000 Mbps devices on your network.

Convenient
Easy to set up and easy to use, these unmanaged switches have per port LED's for effortless network monitoring. Compact enough for desktop but comes with a rack mount kit. Compatible with PC, Macintosh, Linux, and Unix operating systems.

Product Description

Netgear Unmag Giga 24Pt Switch

Package Contents: 24-port Gigabit Ethernet Switch JGS524, Power adapter, Installation guide, Rack-mount kit, Warranty/Support information card


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Installation was easy and worked great .
Steve B
Highly recommended, I'd buy it again if I need another.
Antonio Osorio
No fans very quiet. metal case is very durable.
Omac

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

226 of 237 people found the following review helpful By Jeremy Chadwick on February 26, 2007
Style Name: UnmanagedSize Name: 5 Port Verified Purchase
If you're looking for an affordable gigabit switch that doesn't suffer from strange auto-negotiation (speed/duplex) problems, this switch is for you.

This product is easily superior to the Netgear GS605, which may appear identical in functionality, but in actuality is not. The GS605 behaves very badly when it comes to speed and duplex auto-negotiation, resulting in incorrect speed being negotiated with Marvell, some nVidia, and some Broadcom PHYs. The GS105 does not suffer from these problems, proving the hardware in the GS105 differs from that of the GS605.

The GS105 also has an incredibly small AC adapter; it's no where near "brick" size. However, on a power strip that has AC outlets next to one another (horizontal, not vertical), this product will probably block the AC outlet next to the one you install it in. This won't happen with vertically-oriented power strips. Just a FYI...

The reason I ranked this product 4/5 stars is because of temperature -- the GS105 runs incredibly warm (borderline hot) for such a small device. Other users have reported the same issue. It's a minor drawback, but is worth noting for others who may wonder the same question.

If the temperature is a big concern, consider purchasing a Hawking Technologies HGS5T, which is identical in functionality to this product, runs much cooler, but has a larger footprint, and a "brick" AC adapter.
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141 of 157 people found the following review helpful By Sean Edmison on March 21, 2004
Style Name: UnmanagedSize Name: 8 Port
This switch is exactly what I expected it to be: solid. Just like the other Netgear equipment I've used, the GS108 is completely hassle-free. My whole house was literally wired for gigabit Ethernet in no more time than it took to plug in the cables. I took it out of the box, plugged in the power cord, and plugged in connections (including a router and the patch cables to the rooms in my home), and went about my networking. It's completely idiot-proof, since all 8 ports automatically detect connection speed and uplink/downlink (meaning that no special cables are needed to hook up additional switches or routers). Plus, the indicator lights show which ports are in use, and at what speeds (10Mb, 100Mb, or 1Gb).
The form factor is great, too: At about 9 inches wide by 4 inches deep by 1 inch thick, it's small enough that I was easily able to place it inside the structured wiring panel, and so light that a little heavy velcro holds it fast. Plus, it doesn't put out a lot of heat; even with the door to the panel closed, it feels warm but never hot to the touch.
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48 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Cholla Boy on August 24, 2007
Style Name: UnmanagedSize Name: 5 Port Verified Purchase
I think this was the smallest gig switch I could find, so I bought it. I've owned several other Netgear switches and have really liked them. This one is no different - works as advertised straight out of the box, although a bit warm as many have mentioned (a Netgear feature). All ports are on one side, and I like the fact that it has mounting holes and hardware that permit you to hang it out of sight so all that cable mess can stay off the top of the desk. Mounted with the ports facing down, all cables come up into the box neatly so I didn't experience any cabling issues as some have mentioned. Two thumbs up!
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Dan M. Beadle on May 15, 2008
Style Name: UnmanagedSize Name: 16 Port Rackmount Verified Purchase
This is a boring category - especially for a small business with only moderate networking requirements.

I needed a short depth form factor to fit into a rack mount system. This device fit.

I wanted 1 GBPS to maximize desktop to NAS backup. This unit delivered. I can max out the link using Norton Ghost to DLink NAS from my Dell desktop. There was no performance degradation from adding 100MB and 10MB devices to the switch (there isn't a lot of traffic on the network).

So, it simply delivered on all needs.
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185 of 222 people found the following review helpful By Ask Bjørn Hansen VINE VOICE on January 16, 2007
Style Name: UnmanagedSize Name: 16 Port Verified Purchase
Netgear is supposed to have a 5 year warranty (2 on the power supply). I had one of these for about 18 months. Over the last months it's been increasingly flaky, every week or two it just hangs and needs to be unplugged and started again. It doesn't matter how much it's in use (it's done it when we've been on vacation with minimal network traffic).

I called Netgear to get it replaced, but they told me that it's not meant to be plugged in all day, so they won't fix it. Unless you actually unplug all your network equipement when you are not actively using it (I didn't think so), then I highly recommend avoiding Netgear products.

*Update* I called later again and got to someone from a different call center and they actually sent me a replacement. I actually forgot if I stopped using it because I just didn't trust the thing or if it broke again. Hopefully/maybe several years later (the original review was written in January 2007) the product is better, but from the reviews it's not clear that they are.

It's hard to get low-port-number and no-fan switches of good quality, but I have had much better luck with the HP Procurve 1810G-8 switches I have. HP also makes 16-port versions that I believe don't have fans that are more comparable to this Netgear (no management features, vlans, etc) -- for example HP Procurve 1410-16G. I've used those in the data center a few times when needing a cheap unmanaged reliable switch and it's what I'd get at home if I needed a 16-port switch again.
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