Excerpt: What more than you could ask for? Plug it up, attach the Cat 5 and Cat 6 cables and it works like a charm. Very pleased and an excellant value for money spent at Staples. My particular application is for the "cloud based" home enviroment to connect external drives with a server type computer. The switch thruput is better than I had expected. Some switches offer slightly higher thruput but at 3 or more times the cost. Please don't confuse connect rate with thruput.
Excerpt: I use this by my desktop computer. Cat5e cable comes in from downstairs (router) and plugs into this gigabit switch. A short Cat6 cable goes to the desktop computer. Another short Cat6 cable stays close by to plug into either my laptop or notebook computers when I need them. Rubber pads on the bottom will keep it from moving around on top of a desk; however, I mounted it vertically on a wood shelf with the ports facing down with the included 2 screws.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Reliable, Small, Solid Build
Excerpt: I used the NETGEAR ProSAFE 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Desktop Switch GS105NA to replace an older 10, 100 mbit switch. The speed increase wa simmediate. I recommend this product to exend the number of ports on your router.
Excerpt: I needed more ethernet slots for my home network but did not want to pay a lot. This product fit the bill perfectly. It was easy to set up and provided all the speed my cable connection provides. It was literally a plug and play solution.
Excerpt: It just plain works; what else needs to be said? The ports are located at the front of the unit; some, like me, may prefer them at the back. Be sure to connect all the Ethernet cables before connecting the power cord to the electrical outlet.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Fast, Reliable, Small, Solid Metal Construction