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Netgear Insight Business Storage and Networking Management (Page 4)

Tyler Bernath | Nov 14, 2018 at 10:00 pm CST - 2 mins, 50 secs reading time for this page

App Setup

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App setup is similar to the web interface. You will first login to your Insight account. This will give you your list of devices. As you can see above, we have our AP, Switch, and NAS all setup.

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Management start similar to the web portal with your locations. By default we are on the health tab below and above, we are at our home location and below you can see we have Wireless, Wired and Storage tabs for this location. Clicking on one of the tabs shows you more information, for Wireless the amount of clients connected.

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Wired gives us insight into port utilization.

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Storage shows us total system capacity with a chart of usage.

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Moving over from the bottom health tab to networks, we see a full list of options that can be managed. These include WiFI and Wired settings along with Storage and firmware for all devices.

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Clicking on a device category from the previous menu will bring you to a full overview of your device. For storage, we have our ReadyNAS 422, system and CPU temps are listed above in bold color while below we can manage and look at storage used, AV settings and current IP. Further down the page, we have RAID mode and usage in a graph.

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For the GC110p this advanced menu gives us a look at each port denoted in color for status while above we have a 24hr traffic counter.

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The switch menu goes into further detail allowing you to enable or disable ports setting power limits per port and even connection rates.

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As for the Access Points, the app gives you a peak at clients, the number of SSIDs configured and traffic. You can slip into the Radio and channels menu to configure more SSIDs and their associated bands.

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Further, into the AP menu system you will find the usage chart for each band. This will give you insight into devices that are connected and what platform they are on.

Final Thoughts

Since late July early August, I have been using the platform we went over today. I've been quite amazed at just how much more stable these business platforms are over a typical consumer router.

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Remember, I don't typically review business solutions and even this Insight Managed platform required a few emails back and forth with Netgear to get setup. That said, once I was setup, management is so streamlined you don't need an IT professional to manage your network any longer.

Build quality of the hardware is fantastic, with the switches having a full metal enclosure and Access Points glossy plastic. PoE works without issue and the little performance testing I did do showed similar performance to an AC1200 class router.

With Insight, Netgear has a pretty impressive portfolio and it's even more impressive to know its all built in to the products. From the start, Insight solutions are designed to be managed from the cloud so everything down to bare metal is configurable on the go from the app. Furthermore, the portfolio is growing with new switches, storage and hopefully soon 802.11ax or Wi-Fi 6 Access Points. Manufacturer: Netgear

Last updated: Sep 24, 2019 at 12:27 am CDT

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Tyler Bernath

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Tyler Bernath

Growing up in a small farm town, tech wasn't around, unless it was in a tractor. At an early age, Tyler's parents brought home their first PC. Tyler was hooked and learned what it meant to format a HDD, spending many nights reinstalling Windows 95. Tyler's love and enthusiast nature always kept his PC nearby. Eager to get deeper into tech, he started reviewing.

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