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Netgear GS108T-200 ProSafe Gigabit Smart Switch Unboxing Video
Posted By Joe Kelly On March 8, 2011 @ 3:10 pm In Unboxings | Comments Disabled
Note that this is the GS108T-200  (or series 2), not the older GS108T  (or series 1), also known as the GS108T-100. The easiest way to tell the difference between them is the size and color. The 200 is silver and blue whereas the 100 is just blue. The 200 is also 3 inches narrower, taking up less space on your desk. There are other important differences, however. For example, according to Netgear’s specs , the 200 adds:
Let’s talk about the the target market for the GS810T-200. If you go to Netgear’s website, you will find the GS108T-200 in the business  section rather than the home  section. In particular, it’s aimed at small to medium sized businesses (i.e. the SMB segment) rather than large enterprises.
Despite being labeled as a business switch, the GS108T-200 would be a good choice for your home if you’re a power user. It offers many more features than what you would find in the typical cheap unmanaged switch that most home users would buy. It’s a smart switch which means that its feature set sits somewhere between the feature sets of unmanaged switches and the fully managed switches used by large enterprises.
The GS108T-200′s feature list is very long so I’ll just highlight the most important features:
Below is my GS108T-200 unboxing video from Youtube. Please leave a comment here or on the YouTube page if you liked my video.
In a few weeks I’ll post a review of the GS108T-200, after I’ve had a chance to try it out. I may also post a video tour of the administration interface.
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URLs in this post:
 GS108T-200: http://ca.netgear.com/business/products/switches/smart-switches/GS108T-200.aspx
 ncix.com: http://ncix.com/
 GS108T: http://ca.netgear.com/business/products/switches/smart-switches/GS108T.aspx
 business: http://ca.netgear.com/business/
 home: http://ca.netgear.com/home/
 Power over Ethernet: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_over_Ethernet
 VLANs: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_LAN
 Quality of Service: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quality_of_service
 Link aggregation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Link_aggregation
 IGMP snooping: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IGMP_snooping
 Jumbo frames: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jumbo_frames
 SNMP: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snmp
 Syslog: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syslog
 Port mirroring: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_mirroring
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