About this manual, Who should use this book, How to use this book

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v1.0, December 2007

About This Manual

The NETGEAR® GS700TS Smart Switch Software Administration Manual describes how to
install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot the GS700TS Gigabit Stackable Smart Switch using
its included software. This book describes the software configuration procedures and explains the
options available within those procedures.

Who Should Use this Book

The information in this manual is intended for readers with intermediate to advanced system
management skills.

This document was created primarily for the system administrator who wishes to install and
configure the GS700TS Smart Switch in a network. This user guide assumes that the reader has a
general understanding of switch platforms and a basic knowledge of Ethernet and networking
concepts. To install this switch, it is not necessary to understand and use all of its capabilities.
Once basic configuration is performed, the switch operates using the remaining factory default
parameters. However, a greater level of configuration—anywhere from the basic up to the
maximum possible—will allow your network the full benefit of the switch’s features. The web
interface simplifies this configuration at all levels.

How to Use This Book

This document describes configuration commands for the GS700TS Smart Switch software. The
commands can all be accessed from the Web interface.

Chapter 1, “Getting Started with Switch Management”

describes how to use the SmartWizard

Discovery utility to set up your switch so that you can communicate with it.

Chapter 2, “Introduction to the Web Browser Interface”

introduces the Web browser interface.

Chapter 3, “Managing System Settings”

describes how to configure the System functions.

Chapter 4, “Configuring Switching Settings”

describes how to configure the Switching


Chapter 5, “Configuring QoS”

describes how to configure QoS functions.