I have some Netgear GS728TP smart switches with some CCTV camera that run over them.

Occasionally these camera's freeze and require the network plug pulling on them to reset (They are PoE)

Some of these switches are in some awkward to get to places so:

Is there a way in the Netgear admin panel to disable / enable switch ports so I can kill the power and essentially reboot the camera without having to climb ladders etc?!

I've hunted through the manuals but no joy.

Thanks in advance.

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In the GS752TP, GS728TP, and GS728TPP Gigabit Smart Switches Software Administration Manual, on page 47:

Admin Mode. Select whether to enable or disable the ability of the port to deliver power.

It would seem that you can shut off power on the port, wait a few minutes, then re-enable it.

Aside from that, it is not a very good idea to have the switches in awkward places. Network infrastructure devices, like switches and routers, should be racked in data closets, and the cabling should extend back to the data closet.

  • Ah! You have a different manual to me. Also, they did not describe what 'Admin mode' meant!!!! Thanks Dec 14, 2015 at 14:44
  • Interestingly, this only disables PoE, is there a way to kill the entire port ? Dec 14, 2015 at 14:44
  • Data Cabinets, they are up in some roof space due to the design of the building unfortunately. Most of them are in cupboard except for 1/3 of the building with design issues shall we say! Dec 14, 2015 at 14:45
  • @AlexHellier, I didn't look for port shut down, but it is on page 76. I just did a search on Google to find this manual.
    – Ron Maupin
    Dec 14, 2015 at 14:49
  • Super, thanks. I guess knowing you need to search for Admin mode etc - I'm clearly looking for the wrong things, Thanks again :) Dec 14, 2015 at 14:51

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