Any Reviews of Netgear GS524T GigE Switch?

Chris Black cblack at
Fri Mar 1 15:12:24 PST 2002

On Fri, Mar 01, 2002 at 05:13:37PM -0500, Bill Rankin wrote:
> I was wondering if anyone had any experience with this switch?
> At $75/port for 24 ports, it seems like a great possibility for cheap
> GigE switching.
> Any and all info would be greatly appreciated.
> -b

I don't know for sure about the GS524T, but their smaller gigabit switches 
don't support jumbo frames (large packets, 9000 bytes). This may or not 
be an issue for you.
We have a 4-port netgear gigabit switch and are pretty happy with it. The 
backplane bandwidth is enough that we can send with 2 ports and receive 
with two ports with little effect on performance.
The GA620Ts are also excellent cards, but hard to find now. They went to the 
GA622T which has an entirely different (and inferior) chipset and driver.

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