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EnGenius EWS7928FP
24-Port Managed Gigabit 370W PoE+ Switch With WLAN Controller & Centralized Network Management

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The EnGenius Neutron Series EWS7928FP is a Neutron Series Managed Wireless solution Full Power (370W) 24-Port Gigabit PoE+ Layer 2 Switch with 4 Dual-Speed SFP ports and supply up to 50 Neutron Series Wireless Access Points to provide a single location with which to configure the entire wireless network. The EWS7928FP is the ideal solution for businesses and schools, delivering centralized management via an intuitive interface- without the costs that accompany full-service wireless controllers. With a single entry of wireless parameters and security settings that can be simultaneously applied to all wireless Access Points on the network, the system dramatically simplifies the deployment and daily management of the wireless network. Configuration changes can easily be applied to multiple Access Points or to the entire system simultaneously.

Once a Neutron Series Access Point has been connected to a Neutron Series Switch, that Access Point immediately becomes discoverable on the network through the Switch’s wireless management GUI (Graphical User Interface). The IT manager or network administrator then has the option to include that AP in the network and configure it accordingly.

The EWS7928FP includes a clustering feature which pairs Access Points together to form a group within the subnet of a network. A cluster provides a single point of administration and enables the deployment of Access Points as a single group within a wireless network instead of a series of separate devices, making it easier for IT administrators to deploy, administer, and secure a wireless network. Clusters are ideal for multiple building deployments where specific buildings require special configurations from the rest of the network. Bulk Firmware upgrades enable Access Points on the network to be updated simultaneously, saving time and resources while the Switch’s monitoring features help IT administrators even further by providing statistics, real time client traffic, topology data and more to react promptly to any issues that may arise.

The EWS7928FP provides fully-managed L2 switching capabilities and PoE+ support while its Neutron Series Wireless Indoor and Outdoor Access Points extend a network where a company may need to provide connectivity for a growing array of wireless client devices for simplified one-to-many mode configuration and authorized access to network resources, or to the company’s Internet connection. For efficient manageability, through an easy-to-navigate browser-based GUI, the Neutron Series Switch also offers priority-based configurations depending on an IT manager’s or network administrator’s need. When combined together Neutron Series Switches and Access Points reach their full potential by allowing for quick deployment, simplified management and monitoring, and seamless concurrent upgrades, making the platform ideal for expanding business properties and operations.

The user interface includes two easy-to-use, drag and drop tools to view a Neutron Wireless Management deployment. The Map View feature lets IT managers drag and drop a marker representing a Neutron Series Access Point that has been registered to a Neutron Series Switch onto a building within a campus topology to show the relative location of the specific Neutron Series Access Point. This Map View visual reference makes it easy to find an Access Point to monitor or reconfigure as necessary if the needs of the network change over time. Like the Map View, the Floor Plan View does much the same thing but now at the floor plan level. Scanned images of office or facility floor plans that have been saved as jpeg (.jpg) files can be uploaded to the Neutron Series Switch interface so that IT managers can drag and drop Access Point markers to their approximate locations.

The EWS7928FP offers 24 ports with IEEE 802.3at/af (PoE+) support and 4 SFP slots for fiber uplinks. The 24 Gigabit ports provide seamless connectivity for devices and applications that require high speed network access and reduce bottlenecks that can interrupt communication. The Switch delivers up to 30W per port and a total PoE budget of 370W over connected Ethernet cables to power essential devices like Wireless Access Points, IP Cameras, and VoIP (Voice-over-IP) Phone systems, making the EWS7928FP a great choice for businesses that need to connect to a wide variety of devices for their company.

The EWS7928FP’s 4 SFP slots accept fiber transceivers for extending the wired network beyond the limitation of Ethernet cabling. This is especially useful for schools with satellite classrooms, for hotels and resorts, or other businesses with multiple building properties.

The EWS7928FP includes bracketing hardware for mounting into a switch rack. For even more power, the RPS370 is a Redundant Power Supply which allows an IT manager to extend the EWS7928FP’s PoE budget by 370W, extending the total PoE budget to 740W. Users can connect a RPS370 to the Switch to provide redundant power in case of primary power supply failure.

Product Highlights

  • (24) 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet PoE+ Ports; (4) SFP Ports
  • 19” Rackmount Supports 802.3af/at PoE & Total Budget of 370W
  • 4 Types of In-Switch Network Management Options
  • Onboard Tools to Manage Wired & Wireless Devices

Full-Featured Layer 2 Switches with WLAN Controller Built-In

EnGenius’ Neutron Gigabit Managed PoE+ Switches are a powerful, full-feature platform capable of managing up to 50 Neutron Managed Access Points. Available in 8-, 24- and 48-port Power-over-Ethernet-capable models, Neutron PoE+ Switches offer enterprise-class features, simplified network configuration, monitoring and robust management options. Neutron Gigabit Managed PoE+ Switches provide future expandability for broader device connectivity and redundant management between Neutron APs and ezMaster Network Management Software with it SmartSync Redundancy feature. Doubling as a switch and a wireless network controller, Neutron Switches give IT administrators visibility into all Neutron connected devices. Group equipment with the same settings and policies and apply them automatically for streamlined management updates.

Features and Benefits:

Power & Connect Mutliple Devices

Utilize the Neutron Gigabit Managed PoE+ Switch to optimize the installation and power management of network devices such as access points, IP cameras, and VoIP phones. Provide 802.3at/af PoE+ power and data on all ports and regulate power budgets according to device requirements.

Power & Connect Mutliple Devices

High Performance Gigabit & Management Flexibility

Each of Neutron Gigabit Managed PoE+ Switch's Gigabit Ethernet ports ensures seamless, high-speed access for networked devices while reducing bottlenecks that can interrupt critical communications. The Switch offers the deployment and management flexibility needed to support both wired and wireless networks efficiently.

Simplified Network Management & Visibility

Achieve network management, visibility and troubleshooting locally through the Switch's onboard Web interface tools or remotely with ezMaster software. Its Network Topology view automatically maps the deployment, displaying device relationships across the infrastructure, and is useful for troubleshooting issues without manual tracking.

Wireless Device Management

Quickly discover, configure, and monitor Neutron EWS Access Points and manage up to 50 devices within the local subnet through the Switch's built-in wireless network controller features.

Centrally Manage the Wired & Wireless Network

Remotely manage Neutron EWS Access Points, Switches, and IP Cameras through ezMaster Network Management Software. Centrally manage hundreds of EWS devices across the network regardless of its size or location without licensing or subscription fees.

VLAN/Voice & Quality of Service

Segment the network by departments or traffic types for increased performance and security with 802.1Q VLAN. Prioritize compliant VoIP and video traffic using 802.1p Class of Service (CoS) ensuring high bandwidth, and time-sensitive data is forwarded immediately for clear, smooth voice and video delivery across the network.

Secure Guest Networks

Establish secure Guest Network VLANs that blocks access to central computers and limits Internet resources for visitors. Safeguard the network from sophisticated Trojans and malware that can use guests' mobile devices to attack it.




EnGenius EGS7928FP Specifications

EnGenius EGS7928FP Specifications
Port Standards 802.3 10Base-T Ethernet
802.3u 100Base-TX Ethernet
802.3ab 10000Base-T Ethernet
802.3x Full-Duplex Flow Control
Network Ports 24 10/100/1000 Mbps Ports
4 10/100/1000 Mbps SFP Ports
1 RJ45 Console Port
Performance Switching Capacity: 56 Gbps
Forwarding Mode: Store-and-Forward
Flash Memory: 32 MB
Packet Buffer Memory: 512 KB
Address Database Size: 8,000 MAC Addresses
PoE Capability PoE Standard: Ports 1~24 Support IEEE 802.3at/af
PoE Capable Ports: All Gigabit Ethernet Ports/Up to 30 W
PoE Budget 370 W
Power Source 100 ~ 240VAC, 50-60Hz
Physical Interface
LED Indicators Reset Button
Desktop/Wall Mount
LED Indicators Device:
Power LED
Fault LED
PoE Mode LED
Ports Link/Activity/Speed (per Ethernet port)
Link/Activity/Speed (per SFP slot)
Environmental & Physical
Temperature Range Operating: 32 to 122° F/0 to 50° C
Storage: -4 to 158° F/-20 to 70 ° C
Humidity (Non-Condensing) 5% - 95%
Package Contents (1) EWS7928FP Switch
(1) Power Cord
(1) RJ45 Console Cable
(1) Rack Mount Kit
(1) Quick Installation Guide
Device Dimensions & Weights
EWS7928FP Device Weight: 7.82 lbs. (3.547kg)
Width: 17.32” (440 mm)
Length: 10.23” (260 mm)
Height: 1.73” (44 mm)
Warranty 1 Year
Software Features
Layer 2 Features
  • 802.3ad Link Aggregation
    - Maximum of 8 Groups/8 Ports per Group
  • Port Mirroring
    - One-to-One
    - Many-to-One
  • Spanning Tree Protocol
    - 802.1D Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
    - 802.1w Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP)
    - 802.1s Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP)
  • MAC Address Table
    - 8K Entries
  • Static MAC Address
    - 256 Entries
  • 802.1ab Link Layer Discovery Protocol
  • IGMP Snooping
    - IGMP v1/v2/v3 Snooping
    - Supports 4094 IGMP Groups
    - IGMP per VLAN
    - IGMP Snooping Query
    - IGMP Snooping Fast Leave
  • MLD Snooping
    - MDL Snooping v1/v2
    - Supports 4,094 MLD Groups
    - IGMP per VLAN
  • Jumbo Frame
    - Up to 9,216 bytes
  • 802.3x Flow Control
  • 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet
  • VLAN
    - 802.1Q Support
  • VLAN Group
    - Max 4,094 Static VLAN Groups
  • Voice VLAN
  • 802.1p Quality of Service
    - 8 Queues per Port
  • Queue Handling
    - Strict
    - Weighted Round Robin (WRR)
  • QoS Based on:
    - 802.1p Priority
    - DSCP
  • Bandwidth Control
    - Port-Based (Ingress/Egress, 64 Kbps~1000 Mbps)
  • Broadcast/Unknown Multicast/Unknown Unicast Storm Control
  • Access Control List (ACL) Layer 2/3
    - Supports Maximum 50 Entries (ACL)
    - Supports Maximum 256 Entries (ACE)
  • ACL Based on:
    - MAC Address
    - VLAN ID
    - 802.1p Priority
    - Ethertype
    - IP Address
    - Protocol Type
    - DSCP
  • 802.1X
    - Guest VLAN
    - Port-Based Access Control
  • Supports RADIUS Authentication
  • Port Security
    - Up to 256 MAC Addresses per
  • Port Port Isolation
  • DoS Attack Prevention
  • BPDU Attack Prevention
  • Monitoring
    - Port Statistics
    - System Log
    - RMON
  • Web Graphical User Interface (GUI)
  • Command Line Interface (CLI)
  • BootP/DHCP Client/DHCPv6 Client
  • SSH Server
  • Telnet Server
  • TFTP Client
  • SNMP
    - Supports v1/v2c/v3
    - SNMP Trap
    - SNTP
    - Configuration Restore/Backup
    - Dual Images
  • Diagnostic
    - Cable Diagnostic
    - Ping Test
    - Trace Route
  • MIB/RFC Standards
    - RFC1213
    - RFC1493
    - RFC1757
    - RFC2674
    - RFC 2863
Wireless Management Features
AP Supported (up to 50 APs in controller mode)
  • Access Point Auto Discovery & Provisioning
  • Access Point Auto IP-Assignment
  • Access Point Group Management
  • Remote Access Point Rebooting
  • Access Point Device Name Editing
  • Access Point Radio Settings
  • Band Steering
  • Traffic Shaping
  • RSSI Threshold
  • Fast Roaming
  • Access Point Client Limiting
  • Client Fingerprinting
  • Wireless Security (WPA/WPA2 Enterprise, WPA/WPA2 PSK)
  • AP VLAN Management
  • VLANs for Access Point- Multiple SSIDs
  • Secured Guest Network
  • Capture Portal
  • Access Point Status Monitoring
  • Rogue AP Detection
  • Email Alert
  • Wireless Client Monitoring
  • Background Scanning
  • Wireless Traffic & Usage Statistics
  • Real-Time Throughput Monitoring
  • Visual Topology View
  • Floor Plan View
  • Wireless Coverage Display
  • Map View
  • Secure Control Messaging
  • SSL Certificate
  • Local MAC Address Database
  • Remote MAC Address Database (RADIUS)
  • Unified Configuration Import / Export
  • Intelligent Diagnostics
  • Bulk Firmware Upgrade Capability
  • One-Click Update
  • Kick/Ban Clients

Gigabit Managed PoE+ Switches Comparison:

  EWS7952FP EWS7928FP EWS7928P EWS5912FP EWS2910P
10/100/1000 Base-T, POE+ 48 24 24 8 8
10/100/1000 SFP Ports 4 4 4 2 2
RJ45 Console Port
Auto Uplink Gigabit Ports - -
Rackmount 19” 1U 19” 1U 19” 1U 13” 1U 9.45” (desktop)
Total PoE Budget 740W 370W 185W 130W 61.6W
PoE+ Capable Ports 1-48 1-24 1-24 1-8 1-8 (802.3af only)
Switching Capacity 104 Gbps 56 Gbps 56 Gbps 24 Gbps 20 Gbps
Forwarding Mode Store-and-forward Store-and-forward Store-and-forward Store-and-forward Store-and-forward
MAC Address Table 8k 8k 8k 8k 8k
Packet Buffer Memory 1.5 MB 512 KB 512 KB 512 KB 512 KB
Power Source 100 to 240 VAC 50/60Hz 100 to 240 VAC 50/60Hz 100 to 240 VAC 50/60Hz 100 to 240 VAC 50/60Hz 100 to 240 VAC 50/60Hz
Full Load Power Consumption 885.23 Watts 452.06 Watts 235.3 Watts 152.8 Watts 79.4 Watts
Management Wireless AP Controller, ezMaster Network Management Software, Web GUI, CLI, SNMP, RMON, HTTPS, Dual Image
Wireless Controller Supports EWS APs Up to 50 Up to 50 Up to 50 Up to 50 Up to 50
Advanced QoS with IPv4/ IPv6 Multicast Filtering IGMP and MLD Snooping
VLANs Max 4094 Static Groups, Voice VLAN
Network Standards
  • IEEE 802.3 Ethernet
  • IEEE 802.3i 10Base-T Ethernet
  • IEEE 802.3u 100Base-TX Fast Ethernet
  • IEEE 802.3ab 10000Base-T Gigabit Ethernet
  • IEEE 802.3x Full-Duplex Flow Control
  • IEEE 802.3z Gigabit Ethernet 1000Base-SX/LX
  • IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation (Trunking)
  • IEEE 802.1D Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
  • IEEE 802.1w Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP)
  • IEEE 802.1s Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP)
  • IEEE 802.1Q VLAN Tagging
  • IEEE 802.1ab Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP)
  • IEEE 802.1p Quality of Service
  • IEEE 802.1X RADIUS Access Control
  • IEEE 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet

EzMaster Network Management Software:

Flexible Distributed Network Management

EzMaster Network Management Software expands the flexibility and scalability of Neutron Series EWS Managed Access Points and Switches. EzMaster allows organizations, such as branch offices and managed service providers, to easily and affordably deploy, monitor and manage a large number of Neutron APs, Controller Switches and Managed Smart Switches across geographically diverse properties. Centrally manage an unlimited number of independent distributed networks in the same subnet or crosssubnet from a single, at-a-glance network dashboard, no matter where they're located. Deploy ezMaster locally, remotely or via a Cloud-based service with or without an onsite controller.

Powerful, Scalable Options

EzMaster scales with your growing business needs. Manage 1,000+ Neutron EWS Access Points and Switches and 10,000+ concurrent users. Together, Neutron APs, Switches and ezMaster provide a flexible, fully integrated solution with redundancy support and future expandability for broader device connectivity.

ezMaster Screenshots

Simplified Device Management

EzMaster Network Management Software makes centralized device management easy. How? Through centralized bulk configuration, provisioning and monitoring, a comprehensive at-a-glance network dashboard, rich analytics and reporting, and much more.

EzMaster Software Features

  • Centralized Management
    • Configure, Managed & Monitor 1,000+ Neutron Devices
    • Cross-Network AP Management
    • AP Group Configuration
  • Access Point Configuration & Management
    • Auto Channel Selection
    • Auto Tx Power
    • Background Scanning
    • Band Steering (Auto Band Steering & Band Balancing)
    • Client Isolation
    • Client Limiting
    • Fast Roaming
    • L2 Isolation
    • LED On/Off Control
    • Multiple SSID
    • RSSI Threshold
    • Secure Guest Network
    • Traffic Shaping
    • VLAN Isolation
    • VLAN Tag
  • Comprehensive Monitoring
    • Device Status Monitoring
    • Floor Plan View
    • Map View
    • Rogue AP Detection
    • System Status Monitoring
    • Visual Topology View
    • Wireless Client Monitoring
    • Wireless Coverage View
    • Wireless Traffic & Usage Statistics
  • Management & Maintenance
    • Bulk Firmware Upgrade
    • Captive Portal
    • Email Alert
    • ezRedundancy
    • Kick/Ban Clients
    • One-Click Update
    • Remote Logging
  • Seamless Migration
  • SmartSync Redundancy
  • Syslog

System Requirements

Recommended environment for managing up to 500 APs

  • CPU: Intel Core i3 3.6 GHz dual-core or above
  • RAM: 4 GB minimum
  • HDD: 500 GB (actual requirement dependent on log size)
  • OS: Microsoft Windows 7 or later + VMware Player 7.0 or compatible virtualization software

Recommended environment for managing up to 1,000+ APs

  • CPU: Intel Core i5 3.2 GHz quad-core or above
  • RAM: 4 GB minimum
  • HDD: 500 GB (actual requirement dependent on log size)
  • OS: Microsoft Windows 7 or later + VMware Player 7.0 or compatible virtualization software

Browser Requirements

  • Internet Explorer 10 or better
  • Firefox 34.0 or better
  • Chrome 31.0 or better
  • Safari 8.0 or better

Network Topology Requirements

  • At sites where APs are deployed: A DHCP-enabled network for APs to obtain an IP address