Not the most compatible switch I've ever purhcased
John C., Newegg
13 February 2016
Pros: Inexpensive, small size.
Cons: I had compatibility problems with the GS105. I use Trendnet gigabit switches and got this just to run a ROKU and an Apple TV at the same location. I was getting Glitches on the video on the ROKU that I had never seen before (a white flash at the bottom of the screen every once in a while) that I ...
Summary: I got this because STP does not work across its ports. If you need to isolate out(break) STP enabled devices, it works great. If you don't know what that is, I'd recommend not getting this one.
Two out of the three I've owned have developed problems.
Sean Q., Amazon
15 July 2015
Summary: These switches are great when they work, but after a period of 2-3 years two of the three I've owned started having serious problems. Six months ago I noticed that while using my Xbox360 as a Media Extender - something I do all the time - I started getting a lot of "Network Congestion" messages and...
Cons: I bought it to replace a router that would,intermittently, reset its connection. Since my download speed decreased from 20 mph to 6 mph,and, I had already mailed in the rebate forms, I had to toss it. I kept the box though, I am going to use it to house a remote USB 3 terminal, my motherboard onl...
Summary: I bought this to go behind my entertainment center and hook up all network enabled devices. For example TV, Direct Genie, Xbox360, PS3, Denon AVR. Because I only had 1 Cat 5E pulled o the back of the center this seemed like the perfect product to hook them all up.
Summary: It would be nice if Netgear had performed adequate testing and fixed the mounting problem
Pros: All metal, small and compact. Netgear stand behind their warranty as I've had two older units replaced. The new units are smaller and more efficient.
Cons: If you mount the unit to a cabinet or wall using the two supplied screws, then it stops working. One of of the two screws is grounding out something internally. I've had the same problem with both of my switches. The other keyhole slot is fine to use.
Summary: Used to like Netgear a lot but more and more gravitate away from for dishonest warranty claims like "lifetime warranty" that does not cover AC adapters.
Pros: Solid performance. Only seldom hung ups with reboots.
Cons: AC adapters are just abysmally bad. a) they buzz and cause audible interference in audio systems. b) they fail and not covered by warranty so buying a new one will cost you more than a switch itself. c) AC adapters run hot.
Summary: I really like this device when I first got it because it was a plug and go device. However, 8 months later, one of the ports has failed. None of the devices I plug into this port work on that port, but they work on the other ports.
Summary: I'll come back to adjust my rating after I hear from Netgear....
Pros: Small, metal case, well built, inexpensive after rebate and gigabit.
Cons: I am contacting Netgear for support, but right now, this device takes a 27 Mbps download speed over a 1Gbps link and turns it into 4 Mbps. Take the device out and the speed leaps back. I tried different ports and different cables. No luck. Upload speed is not affected (5-6Mbps).