I tried to deal with NetGear on the issue but Rachael and Jason thought it was fun to pass the buck and play dumb during the ...
Patrick Stavros, Amazon
2 days ago
Summary: As long as you do not upgrade the firmware to the latest version you might be OK. I ordered the first unit updated the firmware to 220.127.116.11 and port 1 locked in at 100MB. I thought the unit was defective so I RMA'd for a replacement.
DHCP request is not working and devices does not get an IP.
Essa Moshiri "Feejus", Amazon
26 May 2015
Summary: While this switch seems to be a good switch and many people have rated it high in the scores i must admit i find this switch as useful as a brick. About 2 year ago i bought this switch. While it was looked good and seems on the first instance i had it i had issues with IP address.
Summary: Product was received with the resource disk broken, made it hard to install. Netgear customer service were reluctant to give assistance; after over an hour on the phone 2 different occasions, I went to their live chat and the representative was very helpful getting the device installed.
Summary: v4 hardware revision. A lifetime warranty means nothing on a product that does not work, or if the company will not honor it on a technicality. And it does not apply to the power source, which is by far more likely to fail.
Cons: Cheap, too cheap in design, with a lack of quality control. Mirroring other reviews, the switch had issues negotiating a gigabit connection, in my case with Intel server cards. 2 ports worked, 3 did not. Additionally, it took almost 10 seconds for it to recognize a cable had been plugged in.
Summary: this is my very first switch failure in over 20yrs in this biz. i've owned dozens of other netgear models over the years w/o problems, so i'm very surprised by this. for what i paid ($34.99) for it, it's not worth the hassle of returning it, so I tossed it in the can, and purchased a similar tp-link...
Disposable with useless warranty. Nice metal case.
Davepl "Davepl", Amazon
25 January 2014
Summary: I've purchased about 20 of these, simply because they fail all of the time and I've been (to date) unwilling to mix switch vendors on our LAN. Some last forever, but most die within a year or so. Ports lock up, or the unit will fail entirely.
Summary: To begin, I am a loyal prime member but really disappointed with this experience. After 4 months the switch failed. Lifetime warranty is a joke after 90 days. Bought a separate item at Best Buy which was also from Net Gear and also failed.
Pros: 5 port gigabit switch - good price - nice small size
Cons: I have three of these - ALL three have now become useless because the AC adapter for each of them has died one at a time. I sent the item back for warranty coverage only to fine out that the "Lifetime warranty" does NOT cover the AC adapter - thus the switch is useless. They are all now $40 paper...
Summary: I have two lap tops one connected the other did not. The HP notebook 2000-299wm worked. The E machine E 725 did not. Tried tried resetting modem then plugging in one then the other still no luck. Went back to my original wire less router and was able to connect but at a slower rate. Any suggestions?