Network Switches | Quick Start Guide
While simple setups with only a few Dante devices do not require any special configuration, more complex networks with a lot of Dante devices and many audio channels require managed switches and planning of the network infrastructure.
Information for Network Administrators
It is highly recommended to use managed network switches for Dante networks. Dante can also work with unmanaged switches, if EEE is disabled.
Things to look for:
- Can EEE be fully disabled?
- Is the switch managed?
- Does it support QoS?
- Does it support IGMP Snooping with a Querier?
- Does it support VLANs?
Netgear AV line
Netgear AV line switches are easy to configure and come with Dante presets.
Luminex switches are easy to setup and come with Dante AoIP presets.
Audinate maintains a list of incompatible switches.