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can a Managed switch be used as Unmanaged?

This might be a dumb question, but here goes.

 

Can a Managed switch be used as Unmanaged?   

 

At the moment I only need an unmanaged switch, but MIGHT find a need or use for a managed switch in the future, so is it feasible to buy a managed switch (perhaps also with POE which I do not need right now), and just use it as unmanaged  until I need to do more with it?

 

 Thanks.

Model: GS108|Gigabit Switches
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Re: can a Managed switch be used as Unmanaged?

Yes, you can! Default settings should be fine for you, in principle, and management will be available in the future for you.
Laurent Masia
NETGEAR Senior Product Line Manager, Managed Switches

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Re: can a Managed switch be used as Unmanaged?

Yes, you can! Default settings should be fine for you, in principle, and management will be available in the future for you.
Laurent Masia
NETGEAR Senior Product Line Manager, Managed Switches

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Re: can a Managed switch be used as Unmanaged?

Thanks for a quick and clear reply.  VERY helpful.

cheers!

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