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ProSAFE 24-Port Gigabit Fiber Layer 3 Managed Stackable Switch


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ProSAFE M5300-28GF3 24-Port Gigabit Fiber Layer 3 Managed Stackable Switch
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The next generation M5300 series is NETGEAR top of the line for managed, stackable Gigabit Ethernet switches with embedded 10 Gigabit Ethernet uplink and stacking connectivity. They are ideal for all organizations considering reliable, affordable and simple 10 Gigabit Ethernet backbone architectures. As a proficient component of converged voice, video and data networking solutions, NETGEAR M5300 series delivers a resilient access layer in server rooms for virtualization, campus LAN environments and commercial buildings. Virtual Chassis stacking technology - including meshed stacking - scales both the entire network's performance and its redundancy.

  • Embedded 10 Gigabit 10GBase-T / SFP+ uplinks
  • 384Gbps Virtual Chassis stacking technology
  • Top of the line access layer for 10GbE backbones
  • Line-rate for virtualization and convergence
  • Innovative multi-vendor Auto-iSCSI optimization
  • Multi-vendor SIP, H323, SCCP Auto-VoIP


Key Features and Investment Protection

  • 24 and 48 Gigabit models, and one 24 Gigabit SFP fiber model
  • Because RIP, OSPF, VRRP or PIM aren't always needed, M5300 series comes with port-based / VLAN-based / subnet-based "static routing" only Layer 2+ versions
  • You can save costs now and should new applications arise, there's seamless upgrade path with Layer 3 licenses
  • 4 or 24 uplink fiber (SFP) ports for Fast Ethernet or Gigabit optics
  • Two embedded 10 Gigabit interfaces streamline network uplinks with SFP+ and 10GBase-T (RJ45) combo ports
  • Two supplemental 10 Gigabit I/O bays for additional uplinks or local / remote stacking, provide versatile 10 Gigabit deployment capabilities
  • Uplink capacity per switch is 4-port 10 Gigabit total, mixing 10GBase-T (RJ45), 10GBase-X (SFP+), 10GBase-CX4 (802.3ak) and 48 Gbps stacking ports

PoE+ Features and Expandable Power

  • 380W PoE+ budget built-in per switch and full PoE+ power budget capacity up to 1,440W per switch with external EPS
  • Example: 96-port PoE+ in a 3 rack unit (RU) form factor and 30W power on all ports (2,880W budget) using two units M5300-52G-POE+ and one RPS4000
  • Redundant power supply functionality with one hot-swap modular power supply
  • Optional single switch RPS option (RPS5412, one-to-one protection)
  • Optional four-switch RPS option (RPS4000, providing power backup up to four switches concurrently as for one-to-one mode)
  • Optional four-switch EPS option (RPS4000 in External Power Supply mode for PoE+ application of up to 2,880W PoE+ budget)

Virtual Chassis Stacking Technology

  • True Virtual Chassis Stacking technology with up to 384 Gbps interconnect for network operations simplification
  • Meshed stacking for multi-resiliency and advanced load balancing capabilities
  • Up to 384 ports Gigabit and 16 available 10 Gigabit uplink ports per Virtual Chassis of 8 switches
  • Highest availability with sub-second master failover for L2 and L3 seamless switching
  • Distributed Link Aggregation for active-active connections
  • Investment protection: backward stacking capability with previous GSM72xxPS v1h1 and GSM73xxS v2h1 models

Management Features

  • DHCP/BootP innovative auto-installation including firmware and configuration file upload automation
  • Industry standard SNMP, RMON, MIB, LLDP, AAA and sFlow implementation
  • Selectable serial RS232 DB9 and Mini-USB port for management console
  • Standard USB port for local storage, logs, configuration or image files
  • Dual firmware image and configuration file for updates with minimum service interruption
  • Industry standard command line interface (CLI) for IT admins used to other vendors commands and scripting
  • Fully functional Web console (GUI) for IT admins who prefer an easy to use graphical interface

Industry Leading Availability

  • Removable, modular power module for the main power supply
  • Hot-swap RPS / EPS capabilities for 100% uptime when the main power supply is replaced

NETGEAR Warranty

  • This product is backed by a NETGEAR ProSAFE Lifetime Hardware Warranty.
  • Lifetime Next Business Day Hardware Replacement.
  • ProSUPPORT 24x7 Advanced Technical Support via phone for 90 days (Remote diagnostics performed by our technical experts for prompt resolution of technical issues). ProSUPPORT coverage can be extended by purchasing one, three, or five year contracts.
  • ProSUPPORT Lifetime 24x7 Advanced Technical Support via chat. (Remote diagnostics performed by our technical experts for prompt resolution of technical issues).

At a Glance:

Hardware at a glance
Front Rear
Model name 10/100/ 1000 Base-T RJ45 ports 100/ 1000X Fiber SFP ports 100/ 1000/ 10GBase-T RJ45 ports 1000/ 10GBase- X Fiber SFP+ ports Additional 10 Gigabit I/O bays Modular PSU (hot-swap when RPS) RPS connector PoE budget
M5300-28G 24 4 (shared) 2 built-in 2 (shared)
2 modules 1 (APS135W) 1 (RPS) -
M5300-52G 24 4 (shared) 2 built-in 2 (shared)
2 modules 1 (APS135W) 1 (RPS) -
M5300-28G-POE+ 24 PoE+ 380W 4 (shared) 2 built-in 2 (shared)
2 modules 1 (APS525W) 1 (RPS
or EPS)
Up to
M5300-52G-POE+ 48 PoE+ 380W 4 (shared) 2 built-in 2 (shared)
2 modules 1 (APS525W) 1 (RPS
or EPS)
Up to
M5300-28GF3 4 (shared) 24 2 built-in 2 (shared)
2 modules 1 (APS135W) 1 (RPS) -
M5300-28G3 24 4 (shared) 2 built-in 2 (shared)
2 modules 1 (APS135W) 1 (RPS) -
M5300-52G3 48 4 (shared) 2 built-in 2 (shared)
2 modules 1 (APS135W) 1 (RPS) -
Storage (image, config, log files)
1 x USB
Management console
1 x RS232 DB9,

1 x Mini-USB

is a 24 + 4x10GbE version, Layer 2+
  • Upgradeable to Layer 3
is a 48 + 4x10GbE version, Layer 2+
  • Upgradeable to Layer 3
is a 24 + 4x10GbE version, Layer 2+
  • All ports PoE+
  • Upgradeable to Layer 3
is a 48 + 4x10GbE version, Layer 2+
  • All ports PoE+
  • Upgradeable to Layer 3
is a 24 fiber + 4x 10GbE version, Layer 3
is a 24 + 4x 10GbE version, Layer 3
is a 48 + 4x 10GbE version, Layer 3

Software at a glance
Model name Management Pv4 / IPv6 ACL and QoS, DiffServ IPv4 / IPv6 Multicast filtering Auto-VoIP Green Ethernet VLANs
M5300 series
(all models)
L2, L3, L4, ingress, egress, 1 Kbps IGMP amd MLD Snooping, Querier mode, MVR Yes Static, Dynamic, Voice, MAC, Subnet, Protocol-based, QoQ, Private VLANs LLDP-MED, RADIUS, 802.1X, PoE timer Yes (Portbased, Subnet, VLANs, Loopback)
Model name IPv6 Static Routing IPv4 Dynamic Routing IPv6 Dynamic Routing IPv4/IPv6 Multicast Routing
M5300-28G Layer 3 License upgrade: GSM7228L-10000S
M5300-52G Layer 3 License upgrade: GSM7252L-10000S
M5300-28G-POE+ Layer 3 License upgrade: GSM7228PL-10000S
M5300-52G-POE+ Layer 3 License upgrade: GSM7252PL-10000S
M5300-28GF3 Yes (Portbased, Subnet, VLANs) RIP, OSPF, VRRP, ECMP, Proxy ARP, Multinetting OSPFv3 Configured 6to4 Automatic 6to4 Static routes, PIM-SM, PIM-DM

Performance at a Glance
Model name Packet buffer CPU ACLs MAC
of Routes
route scaling
IGMP Group
IP Multicast
M5300-28G 16 Mb 800Mhz


100 ACLs

16,384 rules

ingress, egress



DHCP: 16

1,024 max
L3 route
table size:
RIP: 512
OSPF: 12,256

2K IPv4
2K IPv6
1K IPv4 or
512 IPv4
256 IPv6
32 samplers
52 pollers
8 receivers
M5300-52G 32 Mb
M5300-28G-POE+ 16 Mb
M5300-52G-POE+ 32 Mb
M5300-28GF3 16 Mb
M5300-28G3 16 Mb
M5300-52G3 32 Mb


NETGEAR M5300-28G3 Specifications
Physical Interfaces
  • 4 x Auto-sensing RJ45 10/100/1000 (shared with last 4 SFP)
  • 2 x Auto-sensing RJ45 100/1000/10GBase-T
  • 24 x Auto-sensing SFP ports 100/1000
  • 2 x Auto-sensing SFP+ ports 1000/10GBase-X (shared with the two 10GBT)
  • 2 independent 10 Gigabit I/O bays
  • 1 x Modular PSU
  • 1 x RPS/EPS connector
  • 1 x USB Storage Port
  • Serial RS232 DB9, Mini-USB
Feature Set Full Layer 3
Maximum number of remote Telnet connections 5
Maximum number of remote SSH connections 5
Number of MAC Addresses 32K
Number of VLANs 4K
VLAN ID Range 1 - 4093
Number of 802.1p Traffic Classes Standalone mode: 8 classes ; Stacking mode: 7 classes
IEEE 802.1x 48
Number of LAGs 64 LAGs with up to 8 ports per group
Maximum multiple spanning tree instances 32
MAC based VLANS 256
Number of log messages buffered 200
Static filter entries
  • 20 Unicast MAC and source port
  • 20 Multicast MAC and source port
  • 2048 Multicast MAC and destination port (only)
Subnet based VLANs 128
Protocol Based VLANs
  • 128 Max number of groups
  • 16 Max protocols
Maximum Multicast MAC Addresses entries 2K
Jumbo Frame Support 12K
Number of DHCP snooping bindings 32K
Number of DHCP snooping static entries 1024
LLDP-MED number of remote nodes
  • 2 x Total switch port count
  • 100 LLDP Remote Management address buffers
  • 100 LLDP Unknown TLV address buffers
  • Total switch port count - LLDP Organisationally Defined Large TLV buffers
  • 12 x Total switch port count - LLDP Organisationally Defined Small TLV buffers
Port MAC Locking
  • 4096 Dynamic addresses per port
  • 48 Static addresses per port
  • 32 of samplers
  • 416 of pollers
  • 8 of receivers
  • 32 Max Authentication servers
  • 32 Max Accounting servers
Number of Routes (v4/v6)
  • 12256 IPv4 only SDM build
  • 6112 IPv4 SDM build routes
  • 3072 IPv4 SDM build routes
  • 512 RIP application route scaling
  • OSPF application route scaling - Can be scaled to maximum number of routes
Number of routing interfaces (including port/vlan) 128
Number of static routes (v4/v6) 512/512
Routing Heap size
  • 26M IPv4 only SDM build
  • 32M IPv6 only SDM build
  • 36968 Max OSPFv2 LSAs - IPv4 only SDM build
  • 18536 Max OSPFv2 LSAs - IPv6 only SDM build
  • 400 OSPFv2 max neighbors
  • 9416 Max OSPFv3 LSAs
  • 400 OSPFv3 max neighbors
  • 100 OSPFv3 max neighbors per interface
  • 8 of configured v6-over-v4 tunnels
  • 1 of automatic (6to4) tunnels
  • 16 of 6to4 next hops
DHCP Server
  • 16 Max of pools
  • 1024 Total max leases
DNS Client
  • 16 Concurrent requests
  • 8 Name server entries
  • 6 Seach list entries
  • 64 Static host entries
  • 128 Cache entries
  • 32 Domain search list entries
DHCPv6 Server
  • 16 Max of pools
  • 5 DNS domain names within a pool
  • 8 DNS server addresses within a pool
  • 10 Delegated prefix definitions within a pool
Number of Host Entries (ARP/NDP)
  • 8K/4K Device Hardware Capacity (v4/v6)
  • 6K IPv4 only SDM build
  • 4K/1K IPv4/IPv6 SDM build (v4/v6)
  • 128 Static v4 ARP Entries
Number of ECMP Next Hops per Route 4 of ECMP Next Hops per Route
Total ECMP nexthops in Hardware 2048 Total ECMP nexthops in Hardware
IP Multicast
  • 1K of IPv4/IPv6 Multicast Forwarding Entries (512v4 256v6)
  • 2K IGMP Group Memberships per system (each for v4 & v6)
  • 256 DVMRP Neighbors
  • 256 PIM-DM Neighbors
  • 256 PIM-SM Neighbors
  • 5 PIM-SM Static RP Entries
  • 20 PIM-SM Candidate RP Group Range Entries
  • 5 PIM-SM SSM Range Entries
  • 200 IGMP Sources processed per group per message
ACL Limits
  • 100 Maximum of ACLs (any type)
  • 1023 ingress/511 egress Maximum Configurable Rules per List
  • 1023 ingress/511 egress Maximum ACL Rules per Interface and Direction (IPv4/L2)
  • 1021 ingress/509 egress Maximum ACL Rules per Interface and Direction (IPv6)
  • 16384 Maximum ACL Rules (system-wide)
  • 128 Maximum ACL Logging Rules (system-wide)
COS Device Characteristics
  • Configurable Queues per Port - Standalone mode: 8 queues; Stacking mode: 7 queues
  • 3 Configurable Drop Precedence Levels
DiffServ Device Limits
  • Number of Queues (stk/non-stk) - Standalone mode: 8 queues; Stacking mode: 7 queues
  • Requires TLV to contain all policy instances combined
  • 13 Max Rules per Class
  • 28 Max Instances per Policy
  • 3 Max Attributes per Instance
  • Max Service Interfaces (non-stk/stk) - Standalone mode: 58 interfaces; Stacking mode: 422 interfaces
Max Table Entries
  • 32 Class Table
  • 192 Class Rule Table
  • 64 Policy Table
  • 640 Policy Instance Table
  • 1920 Policy Attribute Table
  • 26 Max Nested Class Chain Rule Count
AutoVoIP number of voice calls 16
iSCSI Flow Acceleration
  • 16 Max Monitored TCP Ports/IP Addresses
  • 192 Max Sessions
  • 192 Max Connections
Per port Speed, Link, Activity
Per device Power, Fan status, Stack ID, Rear I/O bays
Physical Specifications
Dimensions 440 x 391 x 43 mm (17.3 x 15.4 x 1.7 in)
Weight 5.4 kg (11.91 lb)
Power Consumption
Worst case, all ports used, line-rate traffic, max PoE 55W (240VAC@63Hz) max
Environmental Speifications
  • Temperature: 32° to 122°F (0° to 50°C)
  • Humidity: 90% maximum relative humidity, non-condensing
  • Altitude: 10,000 ft (3,000 m) maximum
  • Temperature: - 4° to 158°F (-20° to 70°C)
  • Humidity: 95% maximum relative humidity, non-condensing
  • Altitude: 10,000 ft (3,000 m) maximum
Electronmagnetic Emissions and Immunity
  • CE mark, commercial
  • FCC Part 15 Class A, VCCI Class A
  • Class A EN 55022 (CISPR 22) Class A
  • Class A C-Tick
  • EN 50082-1
  • EN 55024
  • CE mark, commercial
  • CSA certified (CSA 22.2 #950)
  • UL listed (UL 1950)/cUL IEC 950/EN 60950
Package Content
  • ProSAFE M5300 series switch
  • Power cord
  • Rubber footpads for tabletop installation
  • Rubber caps for the SFP and SFP+ sockets
  • Rack-mounting kit
  • Mini-USB to USB cable for console
  • Resource CD with links to online documentation, installation guides, software manual, CLI admin guide, Web GUI management guide
  • ProSAFE NMS200 Network Management System DVD with 5-device free test capability
Warranty and Support
ProSAFE Lifetime Warranty† Included, lifetime
ProSUPPORT Lifetime 24x7 Advanced Technical Support* Included, lifetime
Next Business Day onsite hardware replacement support** Included, 3 years

† Lifetime warranty for product purchased aft er 05/01/2007. For product purchased before 05/01/2007, warranty is 5 years.
* 24x7 Lifetime Advanced Technical Support includes Remote Diagnostics performed by our technical experts for prompt resolution of technical issues.
** 3-year Next business day onsite hardware replacement support included: see for coverage, availability and terms and conditions.


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