DATACOM / Business Networking / PoE Switches - EWS7928FP


  • Scalable, simple to use, manage, and deploy
  • A full-featured Layer 2 PoE+ Switch with Wireless Management Capability
  • Centrally manage and monitor up to 50 Neutron Series Wireless Access Points
  • Wired and Wireless Network Management
  • IEEE 802.3at/af PoE on its 24 Gigabit Ports with a total PoE budget of 370W
  • Includes 4 Dual-Speed SFP uplink ports
  • Optional Redundant Power Supply boosts the available PoE budget to 740W


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.


Centralized management, quick setup through a web-based user interface. Supports management of up to 50 Neutron Series Access Points. Lets IT managers keep track of, map out, and plan the placement of Neutron Series Access Points and Switches in the network with a visual view of the topology as well as tools to search for and find Neutron Series Access Points via their IP or MAC address. Also gives IT managers and network administrators the visibility they need to monitor, manage and quickly adjust the settings or performance of their network in real time. The feature rich interface displays usage reports for real time and historical client connectivity to each Neutron Series Access Point as well as traffic flow and load over both wired and wireless portions of the network.

PoE+ IEEE 802.3at/af SUPPORT
Enables PoE devices like Access Points, Client Bridges, IP Cameras, VoIP telephones and others to be powered directly from the Switch over an Ethernet cable. Up to 30W per port with a total PoE budget of 370W.

Includes 4 SFP ports to support transceivers for fiber cabling for connectivity to offices, buildings, or other parts of the network that exceed the distance capability of regular Ethernet.

VLAN, QoS, IGMP/MLD Snooping, STP/RSTP/MSTP, Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP), SNMP v1/v2c/v3, and more.

The Switch's User Interface allows IT managers the ability to allocate just the amount of wattage they need per port to power specific PoE client devices to conserve as much of their Neutron Series Switch’s total PoE budget as possible. Including more Neutron Series Switches to the network gives administrators the ability and versatility to substantially and rapidly scale their networks and to provide just the right Neutron Series Switch necessary to provide wireless connectivity or surveillance in a part of the network previously unserved.

Assign an IP address range for wireless clients connecting to the network.

Keep track of, map out, and plan the placement of Access Points and Switches in a network. Users can view a representation of the topology of a cluster in the network as well as search for Access Points via their IP or MAC address.

Allows an IT manager to extend the EWS7928FP’s PoE budget by 370W, extending the total PoE budget to 740W. Connect a RPS370 to the Switch to provide redundant power in case of primary power supply failure.


Switching Capacity: 56Gbps
Forwarding Mode: Store and Forward 
Flash Memory: 32MB 
Port Functions 
24 10/100/1000Mbps Ports in the front panel
4 100/1000Mbps SFP Slot

1 RJ45 Console Port
PoE Capability
PoE standard: Port 1~24 Support 
IEEE 802.3at/af
PoE Capable Ports: All Gigabit Ethernet Ports/Up to 30W
Power budget: 370W

LED Indicators
Power LED x1
Fault LED x1
PoE Max LED x1
LAN Mode LED x1
PoE Mode LED x1
Copper Ports:
LAN/PoE Mode, Link/Act

SFP Ports:

Wireless Management Features (with Neutron Series Access Points)
• Manages up to 50 Neutron Series APs
• Access Point Auto Discovery and Provisioning 
• Access Point Auto IP Assignment 
• Access Point Cluster Management 
• Remote Access Point Rebooting 
• Access Point Device Name Editing 
• Access Point Radio Settings
• Band Steering 
• Traffic Shaping
• Fast Handover 
• Fast Roaming 
• Access Point Client Limiting 
• Mesh Network* 
• Wireless Security (WEP, WPA/WPA2 Enterprise, WPA/WPA2 PSK) 
• VLANs for Access Point- Multiple SSIDs 
• Guest Network 
• Access Point Status Monitoring 
• Wireless Client Monitoring 
• Wireless Traffic & Usage Statistics 
• Real-time Throughput Monitoring 
• Visual Topology View 
• Floor Plan View 
• Map View 
• Secure Control Messaging 
• SSL Certificate 
• Local MAC Address Database 
• Remote MAC Address Database (RADIUS) 
• Unified Configuration Import / Export 
• Bulk Firmware Upgrade Capability 
• Intelligent Diagnostics

* Mesh networking mode available soon as a free firmware upgrade


L2 Features
802.3ad Link Aggregation
Port Mirroring 
Port Trunking

Spanning Tree Protocol

  802.1D Spanning Tree (STP)
  802.1w Rapid Spanning Tree (RSTP)
  802.1s Multiple Spanning Tree (MSTP)
IGMP Snooping v1/v2/v3 
IGMP Fast Leave 
VLAN Group 
Voice VLAN 
MLD Snooping


  CoS based on 802.1p priority
  CoS based on physical port
  CoS based on TOS
  CoS based on DSCP
802.1X Port-based Access Control 
802.1X Guest VLAN 
Port security 
Storm control 
Port Isolation 
Attack Prevention 
Access Control List (ACL)

L2 Features (continued)

PoE management

  Power on/off per port
  Power class configuration
  Power feeding with priority
  User defined power limit
SSH Server 
Telnet Server 
TFTP Client 
BootP/DHCP Client 
Web-based support 
SNMP v1 support 
SNMP v2c support 
SNMP v3 support 
TFTP upgrade 
Command Line Interface (CLI) 
Cable Diagnostic

MIB Support


Environment & Mechanical
Temperature Range
Operating: 32 to 132°F / 0 to 50°C 
Storage: -40 to 158°F / -40 to 70 °C 
Humidity (non-condensing) 
<5% - 95%

Dimensions & Weights
Weight: 7.82 lbs 
Width: 17.32" (440 mm) 
Length: 10.24" (260 mm) 
Height: 1.73" (44 mm)

Package Contents
EWS7928FP PoE+ L2 Wireless Management Switch
Power Cord
RJ45 Console Cable
Rack Mount Kit
Quick Installation Guide

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Warranty: 1 year

Maximum data rates are based on IEEE 802.3ab standards. Actual throughput and range may vary depending on distance between devices or traffic and bandwidth load in the network. Features and specifications subject to change without notice. Trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. For United States of America: Copyright ©2014 EnGenius Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. Compliant with FCC - This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his/her own expense.

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