Excerpt: The netgear ProSafe 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Plus Switch GS108E by Netgear is well packaged and easily installed item. After installation the network gigabit speeds are maintained and all attached devices easily connect up using the 1000bps connection.
Excerpt: Installed this a few months ago and have been happy with its performance. I connect a wireless access point to this switch (to extend wi-fi) and it seems to be working perfectly. I haven't used the QoS controls yet but they seem straightforward.
Excerpt: I couldn't access any files on our server so I wasn't able to get any work done. Since I was waiting anyway for a computer repair person to arrive I drove to Staples and purchased a new Netgear ProSAFE ethernet desktop switch. I thought I'd at least have it on hand in case the tech needed it. Rather than wait I installed it myself in just a few minutes. And was immediately connected to the server again. It was amazingly easy to install!
Excerpt: It does what it is supposed to do. I replaced a different switch that reduced my bandwidth. This Netgear switch does not reduce my bandwidth. That means that I can play DVD and BlueRay files on my hard drive through my computer to my television.
Excerpt: I buy these metal cased NETGEAR switches for my clients because they can be wall mounted, and run reliably for years. Staples always seems to have a great deal on them when I visit in-store for a last minute pickup. Always a plus, NETGEAR offers Lifetime Warranty on this line of switches. They also work great when Voice Over IP phones are in the mix.
Summary: This is a very good tool for speeding up the transfer of data across my LAN. It is very effective since I already have an in place router to manage the connections. I used it to replace an router I was trying to use as a switch only, and it works much more reliably.
Excerpt: After realizing that some of my routers were failing and I had newer hardware to support the 1 GB/s backplane I decided to grab this router. I plugged it in, no issues simple switch but great performance. The 8 ports gives me plenty of room for connecting in other items I previously didn't and used on wifi only.