Excerpt: I needed to replace 2- 8 port switches plus the 4 router ports with something more integrated. After selecting and looking at several prices on line it was obvious that Netgear was the most economic solution and I did purchase the unit at one of the office supplies, namely Staples who had the lowest cost in the neighborhood. After hooking it up, it took right off and all the ports turned on and I was in business.
Excerpt: I purchased this item to replace a pre-existing and discontinued switch in my work office. I am not too educated when it comes to networking and servers, so, I wanted something that was plug-n-play and that required little to no set-up. This was on sale when I purchased it. I purchased it, took it to the office, took it out of the box, and as soon as I plugged it in, it began working! Great deal and price for the item. No issues to date.
The first thing I love about this switch is that it's solidly built
K. O'Shea, Amazon
4 November 2014
Summary: I had been thinking of replacing our old 8-port switch with something a bit bigger as our network grew, but it wasn't until our old switch quit on us that I ordered the FS116 16-Port Fast Ethernet Desktop Switch. The first thing I love about this switch is that it's solidly built. It's metal, not plastic like some of the other switches I have laying around.
Summary: I bought this unit when I needed another Ethernet port, but my 8-port D-Link was full. As soon as I replaced it with the Netgear switch, my network performance improved dramatically. Even the equipment that connects wirelessly to my router (bypassing the switch) got faster. I believe that the Netgear firmware is much more efficient and than my old switch and frees up my router for other tasks.
Excerpt: Netgear 8 port switch has been working for 16 months and failed so replaced it with a 16 port switch. They are plug and play so no big deal to set up. Called Netgear for help and they replaced it , Lifetime warranty.
Excerpt: We have purchased a number of these and always end up having to replace them. Why do I keep buying them? We can't afford more expensive ones and this are the ones that have worked for us. I guess it's a little silly, but we'll see how the next four turn out.