Updated - NETGEAR's M4100-D12G switch can do a few tricks, like routing, that other affordable smart switches usually can't perform.
Cisco has packed a lot into its Layer 2/3 SG500-28P switch and still kept the price under $1000.
There are many reasons to choose one gigabit switch over another. But performance isn't one of them.
This switch is a great way to go gigabit and see what a smart switch can do for you.
If you're going to upgrade your LAN to gigabit, why not step up to the features that a "smart" switch offers? Craig Ellison digs into four examples of the current state of the Level 2 switch art.
Managed switches have long been a mainstay of corporate networks, but lower prices and Web interfaces are now making them more attractive to SOHO networkers. Tim Higgins looks at a good example of this new breed of switch.
If you've been looking for a gigabit switch for SOHO use that supports jumbo frames, your search could soon be over. NETGEAR is rolling the feature into this consumer-priced gigabit switch for no extra cost. But getting your hands on upgraded product will be tricky in the short term.