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Netgear GS105
7.3 out of 10

Netgear GS105

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Reviews and Problems with Netgear GS105

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Overall 4
4.0

tossed it

paul p., Newegg
25 December 2014
  • Pros: Nice little metal box.
  • 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...
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Overall 4
4.0

Great, but ports are flakey

William S., Newegg
5 August 2014
  • Summary: Got this on a deal, used to love Netgear products. Support is not that great and won't buy brand again.
  • Pros: Great Price, Solid unit.
  • Cons: Have had one for a few months. Ports will randomly stop working. Thought it was was my computer, but the other computer started as well. Have to power cycle the unit and sometimes wont work.
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Overall 4
4.0

Major throughput performace Issues

Epic_Awareness, Amazon
25 September 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Caution - only use one mounting screw

Christopher E., Newegg
2 September 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Horrible AC adapters

Dima Z., Newegg
23 August 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Super slow download speed, defective?

Greg K., Newegg
5 November 2012
  • 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).
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Overall 4
4.0

port failure

Lewen "Scrutinizer", Amazon
4 April 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Good price for the capabilities it does have, but no gigabit.

delta9430, Ebay
12 January 2012
  • Summary: Works great as a 10/100 switch, but does not run at gigabit speeds. This is apparently a known issue with this model. I wish I'd done more research before buying it.
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Overall 4
4.0

Nice Features, but has a bug

Rick G., Newegg
24 April 2010
  • Summary: I have read on the forums that there is a software update in Beta that will fix the ping bug, but no word on when it will be available. Definitely check/update the firmware if you get one of these.
  • Pros: Nice durable metal case construction, small. VLAN, Port Mirroring, Discoverable on the Network, IP addressable fixed or DHCP. Netgear ProSafe - have had good luck with ProSafe.
  • Cons: Not as simple as the GS105 which is a better choice for simple installs. There is a bug - These devices will reply to a ping even if ping isn't addressed to them. This may be disruptive to your network if you rely on ping as a health monitor and at a minimum creates uncertainty and confusion. Man...
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Overall 4
4.0

Produit qui fonctionne par intermittence

Mr. Olivier Mondoloni, Amazon
15 February 2014
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