The digital world is so vast that if we start counting the number of networking devices, we’ll end up forgetting their names. But, let’s not discuss every networking gadget. This blog will completely focus on the Netgear 24 port POE switch that is known to provide power as well as the internet to devices like cameras, access points, IP phones, and similar IoT gadgets. Read on.
If you are a newbie, then we would first like to shed light on its brief introduction. The definition of the device lies in its name itself. FYI, POE stands for Power over Ethernet. It means a POE switch is a device that transfers power to a networking gadget with the help of an Ethernet cable.
Let’s not forget that the cable also serves the purpose of sending internet signals to the end device. Netgear also manufactures switches that have multiple ports. The range of these ports varies from 2-48. Given below is the basic terminology that you should be aware of before learning the installation process of the Netgear 24 port POE switch.
1) Power Source Equipment (PSE): The device that adds power to the Ethernet is called the Power Source Equipment.
2) Powered Device (PD): It is the end device that receives the power as well as the internet signals transmitted through the Ethernet cable.
Netgear 24-port POE switches are manufactured in two categories i.e. Managed and Unmanaged. The first ones cannot be modified or managed. It means you need not enable/disable interfaces. On the other hand, managed switches can be modified. The purpose of these POE switches is to improve the security of the network by identifying threats.
You’ve already learned that the 24-Port POE switch comes in two categories; let us now directly shift our focus to the instructions that will help you install them. First, we will discuss the steps to complete the setup process of an Unmanaged Netgear switch.
You are free to wall mount your switch or install it in a rack. It can be done with the help of screws that you’ve received in the package. After that follow these steps:
|Power LED||Port Link and Activity LED (one numbered LED for each point)||Port Speed LED (one square LED for each point)|
|Solid green when powered on||Solid green means the Link is establisheds||1000 Mbps Link is there when the Port Speed LED is solid green|
|Off when powered off||Blinking green represents activity||100/10Mbps Link is indicated by the solid yellow status|
|Off when there is no link|
Like an unmanaged switch, the managed one can also be wall-mounted or fitted in a rack. You can choose the hardware installation method as per your wish. After that, follow these instructions to set it up through the default IP. Remember that the default IP of the Managed switch is 192.168.0.239. Do not confuse it for 192.168.1.1 that belongs to the router.
You can also use the NETGEAR SWITCH DISCOVERY TOOL for the configuration of the 24-Port POE Managed switch brought in by Netgear. It is available on the Netgear official site. Or, you can simply install the SMART CONTROL CENTER utility on your Windows-based computer. If your switch is connected to the ROUTER or ACCESS POINT, you can register it through the INSIGHT app.
As soon as your Netgear 24 Port POE switch gets configured, you can start setting up your IP cameras, IP phones, access points, or the same kind of IoT devices. To improve the security, you are free to access the default IP address of the switch (only managed) and tweak some settings.Tags: 192.168.1.1, 24 port poe switch