NETGEAR® Next-Gen Edge M5300 series switches FAQ
- What are the NETGEAR Next-Gen Edge M5300 series?
The M5300 series consists of seven fully managed Gigabit Ethernet switches with 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity integrated.
M5300-28G3,M5300-28GF3 and M5300-52G3 support layer3 features. Others support layer2+ features by default. And you can upgrade from layer2+ to layer3 with lyer3 license.
- What are the new features on M5300 series?
- M5300 series support Private VLAN that it allows a VLAN broadcast domain to be partitioned into smaller point-to-multipoint subdomains.
- M5300 series enhance the Auto VoIP and support both OUI based VoIP and protocol based VoIP.
- M5300 series support iSCSI , this features gives iSCSI traffic preferential QoS treatment and protect this traffic from interruption.
- M5300 series support UDLD features.
- Do all of 7 models mix-stack together?
Yes. M5300 series is flexible enough for mixed stacking between Layer 2+ and Layer 3 versions. It supports up to 8 members.
- Do the M5300-28G-POE+ and M5300-52G-POE+ support PoE+ (IEEE 802.3at)?
Yes. Both M5300-28G-POE+ and M5300-52G-POE+ support PoE+ , that means the PoE port can provide up to 30W power to PD per port.
- Does the M5300 series support dual images?
Yes, the M5300 series supports Dual image feature. Dual Image feature allows switches to have two images in the permanent storage. User can denote any of these images as an active image that will be loaded in subsequent reboot. This feature provides for reduced down-time for the switches, when the image is being upgraded / downgraded.
- What is the USB port on the front panel for?
The USB port allows user to download/upload switch firmware or configure file using USB flash device. It is also used to recover the firmware image through the utility menu during boot up. It is more effective and easier than using XMODEM serial port protocol for transferring the firmware.
- What is the Mini-USB console port on the front panel for?
The Mini-USB console port allows user to access switch with a USB cable directly. Before user use the Mini-USB , he must install the USB driver first. The USB driver is in the CD in the packet or get it from the following link:
- What are the two 10G combo ports on the front panel for?
M5300 series supports two 10G combo ports on the front panel. They are also be used as stacking port to form stack with other M5300 switches.
NETGEAR provide AXM761,AXM762,AXM763 for SFP+ modules.
- What SFP optical module does M5300 series support?
Netgear provides three flavors of gigabit SFP modules; AGM731F, AGM732F, and AGM733F.
- What 100MFX optical modules does M5300 series support?
All of models support AFM735 optical module. Check with Netgear sales for the exact module model.
- What IO module does M5300 series support?
M5300 series supports 2 IO module port on rear panel, each IO module port support AX742,AX743 and AX744
- How many hardware output queues does the switch support?
M5300 series has eight internal hardware queues for every port to support IEEE 802.1P QOS service and Diffserv applications.
- Does the M5300 series provide any advanced security features?
M5300 series provides an extended list of network security features like, IEEE 802.1x, MAC filtering, ACL, port security, private group, DHCP snooping, IP Source Guard, Dynamic ARP Inspection and Captive Portal, in addition to the standard SSL/SSH encryption services for switch admin access. See the product data sheet for more detail.
- Does the M5300 series provide any multicast features?
All of models support not only IGMP snooping but MVR(Multicast VLAN Registration) in which a snoop VLAN can replicate multiple copies downstream to other snoop VLANs.
- Does the M5300 series support ProSafe Control Center GUI?
Yes, All of models support new ProSafe Control Center GUI for easy of switch management.