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EnGenius EGS7228P
24-Port Gigabit PoE+ Layer 2 Managed Switch With 4 SFP Ports​

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The Electron EGS7228P Layer 2 Switch includes IGMP Snooping, MLD Snooping, Port Mirroring, Rapid Spanning Tree, Multiple Spanning Tree, Spanning Tree, VLAN group, Voice VLAN, ACL, 802.1X port security, and more. Superior performance and reliability at an attractive price point.

Product Highlights

  • (24) Gigabit PoE+ Ports With 802.3at/af Support; (4) Dual-Speed SFP Ports
  • Internal Power Supply With 185W PoE Budget
  • IGMP Snooping v1/v2/v3
  • IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation

Cost-effective, simple-to-use networking solutions for small-to-medium businesses

The EGS7228P is a full featured Gigabit Ethernet switch with comprehensive Layer 2 switching capabilities and PoE+ support. It provides 24 Gigabit ports that support IEEE802.3at/af PoE+, and 4 SFP slots for fiber transceivering that can extend the reach of the network beyond the limitation of Ethernet cabling. With rich Layer 2 management features, the EGS7228P allows quick deployment and simplified maintenance as well as seamless upgrades, making it the ideal networking solution for businesses looking for the best combination of features, performance and value.

Features & Benefits:

Equipped with Rich Layer 2 Features

The EnGenius Layer 2 switch includes IGMP Snooping, MLD Snooping, Port Mirroring, Rapid Spanning Tree, Multiple Spanning Tree, Spanning Tree, VLAN group, Voice VLAN, ACL, 802.1X port security, SNMP v1/v2c/v3 and IEEE802.3ad Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP). The EGS7228P includes 24 Gigabit PoE (10/100/1000 Mbps) ports and four SFP (copper/hot-swappable small form-factor pluggable) Gigabit ports for optional fiber connectivity. IT managers or VARs who are expanding network deployments for businesses, schools, resorts and hotels, or other expansive venues can expect superior performance and reliability at a price point that is much more attractive than from larger, more enterprisefocused network brands.

This high-performing switch also features a non-blocking wire-speed architecture with a 56 Gbps switching capacity for maximum data throughput. The IEEE 802.3x Flow Control function allows servers to directly connect to the switch for fast, reliable data transfer. Network maintenance features include Spanning Tree and Cable Diagnostics.

Easy Network Management and Visibility

This EnGenius Layer 2 Switch is designed for easy network management and can quickly be added to an existing rack of other branded L2 and L3 switches. Configuring the switch is made through an intuitive and user-friendly Web interface for quick and easy management. The EnGenius L2 switch also includes SNMP (v1, v2 and v3) to collect and track data to monitor network health, manage devices, and more easily enforce critical IT controls and policies. The switch’s Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) feature allows it and other network devices connected to it to announce and display their identity and capabilities on the local network, which helps IT managers better manage, troubleshoot or correct issues that may arise on the network.

VLAN and Voice VLAN

The EGS7228P provides support 802.1Q VLANs for improved convergence and bandwidth utilization. The switch automates the process of setting up VoIP devices on a network. Voice VLAN guarantees clear quality and efficient transmission for all voice communications. VLANs also provide a means of securing each broadcast domain, segregating them from each other. VLANs can be configured to segment departmental resources. VLANs implemented on an SMB network help to restrict access to sensitive information from one department to another.

Multicast Support

The EGS7228P supports IGMP Snooping, MLD Snooping, and VLAN for multicast applications. By passively snooping IGMP packets transferred between the switch and the IP multicast host, registration information is recorded and sorted into multicast groups. The switch can then intelligently forward traffic to only those ports that request multicast traffic. MLD Snooping enhances efficiency in selective distribution by forwarding IPv6 multicast data to receiving ports, rather than flooding all ports in a VLAN.

  • IGMPv1—Defined in RFC 1112. An explicit join message is sent to the switch, but a timeout is used to determine when hosts leave a group.
  • IGMPv2—Defined in RFC 2236. Adds an explicit leave message to the join message so that the switch can more easily determine when a group has no interested listeners on a LAN.
  • IGMPv3—Defined in RFC 3376. Support for a single source of content for a multicast group.

QoS for Smoother Video Conferences and Clearer Phone Calls

Priority queueing ensures high-priority traffic gets delivered efficiently, even during congestion from high traffic bursts. The ability to prioritize traffic ensures quality of latency-sensitive services and applications despite increasing traffic loads. For mission critical environments, the EGS7228P supports 802.1D, 802.1w and 802.1s Spanning Tree Protocols (STP). STP allows you to configure the switch with a redundant backup bridge path, so transmission and reception of packets can be guaranteed in the event of any failed switch on the network. To help streamline networks, 802.1p Priority Tagging places a priority tag in a specified frame placing it in a priority queue once received and enabling it to be prioritized ahead of other frames. IEEE 802.1p enables administrators to assign and designate traffic priority. This process helps applications such as VoIP and video conferencing to be delivered clear and jitter-free.

Making the Network More Secure

The EGS7228P also supports 802.1X port-based authentication, so IT managers can authenticate clients via external RADIUS servers. In addition, the Access Control List (ACL) feature enhances network security and protects the network by screening traffic from unauthorized MAC or IP addresses.

Energy Saving

This EnGenius Layer 2 Switch is capable of conserving power without sacrificing operational performance. With the Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) standard, the network will automatically decrease its power usage when traffic is low with no setup required. The PoE Management feature lets IT managers control the PoE on each port so that unnecessary power consumption can be saved during off hours. The switch can also detect the length of connected cables to automatically reduce power usage on shorter cable connections.

Power over Ethernet (PoE)

With a total power budget of 185 Watts for the EGS7228P, customers can choose to plug in up to 24 802.3at/af IP-based devices. Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) optimizes the installation and power management of network devices such as wireless Access Points (APs), Voice over IP (VoIP) phones, and IP-based surveillance cameras. In addition, the EGS7228P’s Power-over- Ethernet (IEEE 802.3at/af) capabilities reduce installation time and costs for many new network productivity devices. Free your wireless AP deployments and IP cameras from the restrictions of power outlet proximity using a standard Cat 5 cable.




EnGenius EGS7228P Specifications

EnGenius EGS7228P Specifications
General Features Switching Capacity: 56Gbps
Forwarding Mode: Store and Forward
Flash Memory: 32MB
Port Functions 24 10/100/1000Mbps Ports
4 100/1000Mbps SFP Slots
1 RJ45 Console Port
PoE Capability PoE Standard: supports IEEE 802.3af/at
PoE Capable Ports: Port 1-24 output up to 30W
Total PoE Power Budget: 185Watts
LED Indicators
Device Power LED
Fault LED
PoE Mode LED
Copper Ports LAN/PoE Mode
SFP Ports Speed, Link/Act
L2 Features
  IEEE802.3ad Link Aggregation
  Port Mirroring
Spanning Tree Protocol 802.1D Spanning Tree (STP)
802.1w Rapid Spanning Tree (RSTP)
802.1s Multiple Spanning Tree (MSTP)

IGMP Snooping v1/v2/v3
IGMP Fast Leave
MLD Snooping
VLAN Group
Voice VLAN
Queue CoS based on 802.1p Priority
CoS based on Physical Port
CoS based on TOS
CoS based on DSCP

IEEE802.1X Port-based Access Control
IEEE802.1X Guest VLAN
Port Security
Storm Contro
Port Isolation
Attact Prevention
Access Control List (ACL)
PoE Management Power on/off per port
Power class configuration
Power feeding with priority
User defined power limit

SSH Server
Telnet Server
TFTP Client
BootP/DHCP Client
SNMP v1/v2c/v3 support
TFTP Upgrade
Command Line Interface (CLI)
Cable Diagnostics
MIB Support RFC1213
Environmental & Mechanical
Temperature Range Operating: 32°F to 132°F / 0 to 50°C
Storage: -40 to 158°F / -40 to 70 ° C
Humidity 5 - 95% non-condensing
Weights & Measures Dimension (W x D x H): 17.3” x 12.2” x 1.7” / 440 mm x 310 mm x 44 mm

Layer 2 PoE+ Switches Comparison:

EGS Series Model EGS5212FP EGS7228P EGS7228FP EGS7252FP
10/100/1000 Ports 8 24 24 48
SFP 0 4 (additional) 4 (additional) 4 (additional)
RJ45 Console 1 1 1 1
GIgabit Uplink Port 2 0 0 0
Power Type Internal Internal Internal Internal
PoE Standard (IEEE802.3at/af) 802.3at/af 802.3at/af 802.3at/af 802.3at/af
PoE Capable Ports port 1-8 port 1-24 port 1-24 port 1-48
Power Budget 130w 185w 370w 740w
Chassis Rackmount
(1U, 13 inch)
(1U, 19 inch)
(1U, 19 inch)
(1U, 19 inch)
Material Metal Metal Metal Metal
Color Dark Blue Dark Blue Dark Blue Dark Blue
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