by BretD Community Manager
‎2019-02-05 03:50 PM - edited ‎2019-02-05 04:01 PM

Chris, - KUDOS!

This review is really great! Thank you for the recommendation of Insight. I loved to see your experience setting up Insight Network Management from the perspective of a "techy DIY'er".  Would you consider posting any photos of your setup? You can also edit your post and add them into the thread if you like.

Let us know if you have any other questions or suggestions for Insight or Insight products and the NETGEAR community will certainly help.



by credm806 Initiate
‎2019-02-11 06:30 PM - edited ‎2019-02-11 06:36 PM
Attached are some photos of my setup. This is my first "professional" setup. The setup we previously used was just a router and small unmanaged switch sitting on a filing cabinet.

I didn't rack mount the BR500 because the ethernet ports would be front facing and the WAN cable was already patched in. It doesn't look as clean but still works. I use lan 1 for my switch connection, lan 2 for connecting a laptop, lan 3 for my Philips Hue hub, and lan 4 for my Lutron hub

Most of our phones are POE so they're on the 24p POE Switch and most of the traditional PC data drops go into the 52p switch. Our building isn't at capacity so many ports aren't used.

I used different color cabling to differentiate tenants.

Any feedback on my setup would be very welcome.

**I can't figure out how to add multiple photos so just 1 is attached
by BretD Community Manager
‎2019-02-12 08:33 AM

Thanks so much! You can add one photo per reply if it's an attachment. Otherwise, you can click the Photo button above and then add as many photos as you like in-line whit your comments. 

Your feedback is fantastic. We can't wait to see more photos from your Insight setup. 


by smithclarkson1 Fledgling
‎2019-11-18 01:52 AM

I recently bought one of new Netgear cloud managed switches when an Amazon Business deal came up in the UK. I originally wanted the Ubiquiti US-8-60W, but it wasn’t sold by Amazon directly, so I thought I would test the new Insight switch to see if it could be a worthy alternative.

I don’t have much experience networking or cloud managed stuff. My home lab is tiny compared to most of you guys, but we have to start somewhere. I haven’t seen many people talk about it anywhere, so figured I would post something.

by credm806 Initiate
‎2019-11-18 05:44 AM - edited ‎2019-11-18 05:44 AM


Let me know if you have any questions for your setup. I've been running this setup for almost a year now and love it. Zero problems and the initial setup was very user friendly. 

I have zero IT experience and figured everything out myself with the tutorials and youtube videos about vlans. We also have a bunch of polycom VOIP phones and again, everything is working great. 

I did have a problem with one WAP but a call to customer service resolved that. 

I also was thinking about the Ubiquiti setup as that seems to be the standard for SMB, but I'm very happy I went with the netgear. I think setup is easier and there's more banf for your buck with the Insight products. 


Good luck!

by ron21 Novice
‎2019-11-20 01:35 AM - edited ‎2019-11-20 01:37 AM

That was a great setup and can you share some insights and photos it will definately worthy.

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