GC108PP Cloud Features
i just bought a new Switch (GC108PP) and have a couple questions / problems:
Right after connecting the switch for the first time, i was not able to do any config at all.
I had to "Register" the product and then i had to unlock it.
So now i would like to know, why I am forced to register the switch? The support told me, that the Cloud-part is optional!
2nd: Since the Device is constantly talking home: What data does the switch transfer and is there any list available?
3rd: Is there any way to disable it?
4th: Is there any way to disable the annoying "Notice" that my device is locally managed?
5th: In case i have to Factory-Reset the Device, do i need to unlock it again?
It would be great if i can get some answers, since i also bought a new Netgear AP WAC540 which is also "Inside Cloud" and was also promised to work without the Cloud.
Will i have the same problems with the Wifi AP?
I am really dissapointed.
I just wanted a good Wifi AP and matching PoE-Switch to power it.
This whole "forcing/annoying your users to use the cloud" is disgusting.
And before someone says it: I knew that the product stated "Cloud Managed" but i was always under the impression (and the Netgear-Support told me...) that they can be managed without the Cloud like a "normal" managed Device.
If this is really the new way of Netgear, i will do what your tech-support recommended (instead of answering any of the above questions): Buy from another company.....
Re: GC108PP Cloud Features
Welcome to our community!
My apologies for that. But this is also for you to register it to your account and may claim a warranty just in case the switch became faulty. You may read more about it here.
NETGEAR Community Team