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
6 October 2015
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.
Summary: I have been gradually upgrading my home network to full-on Gigabit, and this little piece of junk was the last thing standing in my way. No more. I have the GS105v2 (from a while ago), and while I believed it was the first step to gigabit nirvana, it proved itself to be the last step preventing me...
DHCP request is not working and devices does not get an IP.
Essa Moshiri, 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: I have, literally, a stack of a dozen of these units, all dead with the well-documented "flashing lights of death" problem. These units work for maybe a year or two, then they get random disconnects, and then they just freeze up, blinking all the lights together at a regular interval.
Summary: For over a decade I've been a loyal customer of Netgear switches and broadband routers, going back to my first DSL subscription. These GS105's are fantastic for limited use. Unfortunately I have discovered a flaw which has been confirmed by others, where certain gigabit network adapters cause the...