Excerpt: Although it's rated at 1GB, I've never seen throughput that even approaches that speed. It's still small and fast and easily concealed, which were my main requirements. Just slap it in place, plug in the power and ethernet cables, and ignore it for the next half a dozen years. I have three of these around the house, in various node clusters, serving computers, televisions, game consoles, VOIP phones, and even a Raspberry Pi.
Excerpt: this product was extremely easy to install. It was just a plug it in to main ethernet and then you can split off a network printer and a couple of PC's and even a camera. Good value nice product.
Summary: Not much to be disappointed with this product. Simple switch connections, just plug in the unit to AC power, and then connect the LAN cables. Ready to go in seconds. Hard wiring is always superior to Wi-Fi connections. Run one cable to the unit and then connect five devices for an instant network. In my case it's two computers, Vizio Smart TV, PS3, and a printer. Up and running as fast as the cables snapped into place.
Excerpt: Netgear is famous for their solid design and reliability, and this switch is no exception. I've got a couple of servers with Gigabit connected to the rest of my network through this switch. No brainer. OK, some Ethernet education from a network guy: Be aware that a switch is NOT THE SAME AS A ROUTER. You cannot usually replace a router with a switch. [Think of an Ethernet switch as an extension cord for your network.
Summary: I bought this NetGear switch to provide additional network feeds for adding additional IP cameras for my security system. If I didn't like the product I wouldn't have purchased it in the first place, yes I like the product and there are no dislikes for this purchase. The NetGear products are generally satisfactory and I did not expect any issues at all when I purchased it. I would not have purchased any other brand as I have had excellent experiences with the NetGear.