Netgear ProSafe Configuration

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I have four managed Netgear ProSafe switches at home.

This is a list of steps I've taking to configure the switches.

Security > Management Security > User Configuration > Change Password

  • Change password

Security > Access > HTTP > HTTP Configuration

  • HTTP Sessions Soft Timeout = 40 minutes

System > Management > System Information

  • system name
  • system location

System > Management > IP Configuration

  • IP address, subnet, gateway

System > Management > IPv6 Network Configuration

  • IPv6 address with subnet
  • IPv6 gateway

System > Management > Time > SNTP Server Configuration

  • Server address = 172.25.129.2

System > Management > Time > SNTP Global Configuration

  • SNTP
  • Time zone = UTC +02:00

System > Management > DNS > DNS Configuration

  • DNS Status = Enable (client)
  • DNS Default Name = macfreek.nl
  • DNS Server = 172.25.129.2

System > Management > Green Ethernet > Green Ethernet Configuration

  • Auto Power Down Mode = Enable
  • Short Cable Mode = Enable

System > Management > Green Ethernet > Green Ethernet Interface Configuration

  • Auto Power Down Mode = Disable for links between network devices; Enable otherwise
  • Short Cable Mode = Disable for links in the same room; Enable otherwise

System > SNMP > SNMP v1/v2 > Community Configuration

  • Delete ReadWrite community
  • Keep Read community ('public')

System > LLDP > Advanced > LLDP Port Settings

  • Optional TLVs = Enable for all ports (send host name)

Maintenance > Download > HTTP File Download

  • File Type = Code
  • Image Name = image1
  • Select file = Firmware (e.g. GS108Tv2_GS110TP_v5.4.2.13.stk)
  • Note: uploading a SSL certificate seems to hang the switch.

Maintenance > File Management > Dual Image > Dual Image Configuration

  • First check firmware version on Dual Image Status page
  • Image Name: select image
  • Activate Image: select
  • Reboot from Maintenaince > Reset

Switching > Ports > Flow Control

  • Global Flow Control = Enable

Switching > Multicast > IGMP Snooping Configuration

  • IGMP Snooping Status = Enable
  • ....
  • ....

Switching > Ports > Port Configuration

  • Description: set for each port
  • Maximum Frame Size = 9216 for each port

Switching > VLAN > Advanced > VLAN Configuration

  • Keep as-is (VLAN 1 = Internet; VLAN 3 = IPTV)

Switching > VLAN > Advanced > Port PVID Configuration

  • Sets the Port-to-VLAN configuration for untagged traffic
  • PVID Configured = Set for each port

Switching > VLAN > Advanced > VLAN Membership

  • Sets the VLAN-to-Port traffic
  • For each VLAN ID, set the correct PORT in T (tagged), U (untagged) or empty (not part of VLAN)