Summary: When I ordered it I did not realize that it does not have an AC Power Adapter. When I got it there is a label to read that indicates it can only be powered by another switch that offer Power Over Ethernet. I feel this should be highlighted in the initial description so as not to be confused with its ability to power other PoE equipment. Sorry I bought it. I don't know if it works or not has I did not break the warning seal.
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: I purchased this unit because it sounded like the perfect solution to a current problem; "how can I minimize the number of 'wall-warts' on my power strip?". This little gigabit switch is supposed to pass POE (802.3af) out through 2 ports from a POE+ (802.3at) input. The specs state that it's max passage capacity is 21.5 watts, which should be plenty for two security cameras, even with both running IR leds. Unfortunately, that isn't what happens in the real world.
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.