Excerpt: I purchased this item for a project I'm working on at home because I work in the I.T. department at a local business. We utilize several of these in remote locations where there is only one network jack available & we need a few extra ports available for temporary projects. These Netgear switches have been very reliable & they are very affordable.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Reliable, Sheet Metal Case, Small
Excerpt: Netgear ProSAFE 5-Port Fast Ethernet Desktop Switch FS105 is a great product! I am the Director of IT at a small private school and have several of these switches spread around campus. The campus is in a rural area where power outages are not uncommon. I rarely, if ever, have to reset the switches after a power incident which makes my life a lot easier. This switch isn't for heavy duty use, but does a great job in the teachers offices, and takes up very little space.
Excerpt: I purchased this Netgear ethernet switch to hook into my Direct TV system so easy a monkey can do it. Plugged in the AC power, plugged in the ethernet cables, and that was it. No issues, great product, works great.
Excerpt: I have a standard wireless router that accepts 4 ethernet cables which were all being used. I needed two additional ports. I simply connected an ethernet cable between the Netgear ProSafe 5-Port Ethernet switch and the router. The rest of my cables to the switch. The router recognized the switch and other component connected to it, now every thing works perfectly. I like the Netgear Switch because it is small, has a metal housing and is low priced.