Like every other website on the planet, SmallNetBuilder uses cookies. Our cookies track login status, but we only allow admins to log in anyway, so those don't apply to you. Any other cookies you pick up during your visit come from advertisers, which we don't control.
If you continue to use the site, you agree to tolerate our use of cookies. Thank you!

Router Charts

Click for Router Charts

Router Ranker

Click for Router Ranker

NAS Charts

Click for NAS Charts

NAS Ranker

Click for NAS Ranker

More Tools

Click for More Tools

LAN & WAN Reviews

Front Panel

Since the 728TS is designed for tabletop or rack mounting - rack-mount ears are included - everything you need is on the front panel, except for the power cord receptacle. Figure 2 illustrates the layout of the front panel.

Figure 2: Front Panel (click image to enlarge)

Figure 2: Front Panel
(click image to enlarge)

Each of the 24 10/100 ports has a link/activity LED, but the lights for the bottom row of ports are mixed in with the LEDs for the top row ports. There are four 10/100/1000 ports, two of which can be switched from copper to fiber connection by plugging in optional Small Form-factor Pluggable (SFP) GBIC modules that handle 1000BASE-SX, LX or ZX.

By default, two additional 10/100/1000 copper Ethernet ports come set as ports for stacking up to eight 728TS units. However, they can be changed over to function the same way as the other two gigabit Ethernet ports. Note that all ports default to supporting auto MDI / MDI-X detection - as well as auto speed and mode negotiation - so you can connect anything you want without worrying about scrounging up crossover cables. The gigabit ports also all have separate link and activity lights built into the port connectors.

I was pleased to see separate reset and reset-to-defaults buttons, each clearly labeled and on opposite ends of the front panel. This arrangement eliminates the need to remember a special reset-to-defaults button combination. It also eliminates mistakes caused by accidentally "remembering" that combination when you didn't mean to!

More LAN & WAN

Wi-Fi System Tools
Check out our Wi-Fi System Charts, Ranker and Finder!

Support Us!

If you like what we do and want to thank us, just buy something on Amazon. We'll get a small commission on anything you buy. Thanks!

Over In The Forums

I was doing some research and was seeing a lot about issues with the 2.4ghz band not working after a while or having very short range (or poor perform...
YazFi v4.1.3 Updated 2020-07-11 Feature expansion of guest WiFi networks on AsusWRT-Merlin, including, but not limited to:* Dedicated VPN WiFi netw...
Aquantia has a new firmware update out for the AQC100, AQC108, AQC107 and AQN100, AQN108, AQN107 f...
I have an AC68u and I put two fans behind it to cool it off. I used a double-sided tape to attach the fan but it fell off after three days.I saw some ...

Don't Miss These

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3