Excerpt: We needed to expand the capacity of our ethernet connections, because the standard ISP-supplied modem didn't contain enough ports. I purchased the Netgear switch after speaking to a co-worker and found this model to try. The instructions were very easy to follow...basically connect your modem OUT cable to any one of the switch ports, and connect another cable from one of the remaining switch ports to your WiFi router.
Excerpt: Due to the type of building our offices are located in, our wifi service is not always the best. We have limited data lines and the ethernet switch allows us to share that data line with multiple computers and printers
Excerpt: Got this switch to replace an old 10 base T switch that was failing.Speeds are much better and more consistent than the old switch.Switch is very small and can be placed almost anywhere.Great buy.
Excerpt: I bought two of these. Each one after about a year starts to workintermittently. You unplug it and then it works for a while then starts to act flakey again. I saw on the web other people complain about that it starts acting flakey after a while. I made sure they got good ventilationso I don't think heat was a problem for them. They never felt warm.I have also bought a wireless dongle from Netgear that stoppedworking after a while. I will not buy Netgear again.