Don't love paying for anything PoE but this is a great ...
Brian Loveland, Amazon
11 December 2014
Summary: Don't love paying for anything PoE but this is a great solution for just a couple phones or cameras without buying a rackmount model, or if you don't have an IT closet to put it in and want something noiseless.
Summary: Everything arrived on time & in full-retail packaging. I only took off one star because while I like NetGear products, and have no doubt this would have been included in that, we never used it. Due to a compatibility issue with the access points we purchased, we never got to test it out before returning it. But it arrived quickly with all the parts included & powered up just fine so I think it would very likely have fit the bill in most other individuals' applications.
Rugged, Flexible, Reliable. Easy to use and operate.
24 October 2014
Summary: Purchased to provide power to IP cameras and extend a long run. This unit has (4) POE ports and (4) non powered ports. The overall networking environment has 10/100M and 10/100/1000M mixed items and the GS108P handles the mix of 100Mb and 1Gb POE devices. While the standards for POE are different between the fast and slower POE devices, the GS108P automatically senses the speed and provides the proper interface for the devices. The case is all metal and ruggedly built.
Summary: This is an unmanaged switch so there's not a lot to rate it on. For me, it's supplying power to PoE devices, mixing different speed networks, and passing through IPv4 jumbo frames and IPv6 traffic. It's not eating much power and it doesn't make any noise.
Summary: powers a couple webcams with built in IR led lights and provides switching for other LAN devices in that area of the building. all of my network gear is netgear so i know compatibility is never an issue. the only issue ive had with netgear is with the power supplies. i've had two fail, but they are cheap to replace.
Summary: I had installed an older 10/100 version of this product (FS108P) about six years ago and it has been flawless. So far (after 3 weeks) the GS108P has worked fine right out of the box. In general, I've found that Netgear stuff tends to be more reliable than competing brands, easy to install and use. The only down side? Some Netgear stuff carries a lifetime warranty, but it's nearly impossible to get warranty service or replacement. Why stay with Netgear?