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Replacing a netgear smart switch - how to download config?

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I need to replace two Netgear GS724T Smart switches with like for like but I cannot seem to find out how to download the config file.  I have found the following - Maintenance, Download, HTTP Download, File Type=Text Configuration - at this point, if you click Choose File - it tries to upload/open a file!!

Is this a firmware issue or am I in the wrong place.

Also, once I have my config file, is it a case of plugging in the new switch and uploading the config file? (will this carry over my IP address and tagging?)

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The upload and download of files is described on page 228 of the manual

http://www.downloads.netgear.com/files/GS716T_GS724T_SWA_15Feb12.pdf

It says it uses TFTP, so you may need a lightweight TFTP application to retrieve the configuration and send it back. I use Solar Windows TFTP for this and did what you are trying to do with a Netopia Router.
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Thank you very much, my goodness, the interface is very fussy but I managed to do it in the end.
One of my switches is different from the replacement (only just) - can I assume you can't put a config on non alike devices?
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can I assume you can't put a config on non alike devices?

You should NOT put configurations on non-alike devices. This is because of firmware changes. Firmware can also affect like devices (had that happen to me).

But so long as devices are alike, you can try uploading a saved configuration and then check / edit as necessary.
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Excellent help, thanks!
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@fuzzyfreak  - You are most welcome and I was happy to help.
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