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    Thats one of the reasons I stayed with originals... heard a few stories like this but not from netgear so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m25man View Post
    I would recommend some caution when selecting and using "generic" modules.
    For quite a while now some switch manufacturers have taken to disabling "generic" modules during firmware updates.
    HP and Cisco do this to deter users from buying other inferior "OEM" GBic modules.
    We all know that these are all made by the same suppliers such as Agilent, Finnstar etc but by coding the eeproms in the SFP's they can now decide which ones they allow to work in their kit!

    So you could save yourself some serious cash initially then find that an essential update knocks out your cheap modules.

    This has happened to me after an HP Warranty swap out, the firmware on the replacement switch immediately detected the non HP SFP's and refused to pass packets through them!
    With no firmware rollback available I had to fork out for 4 new HP ones!
    You pays yer money and you take the risk...caveaut emptor and all that... Netgear have always been lassez-fair about these things,not that Im saying HP or Cisco are paranoid about their market positions or anything

    Hopefully any switches you test the upgrade on would show this sort of thing up



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