Overheat product that start failiing on my Home Network.
Kirk Steinklauber, Amazon
17 November 2014
Summary: I bought this for their "Smart"capabilities for my home network. The switch itself works fine BUT it heats like a devil!! When it becomes too hot I found that network shares start freezing on my home network. I thought it was something wrong with my windows machines until I found that this device was running too hot. I swapped the switch with my old D-Link switch (unmanaged and dump switch) and my network issues went away.
Do your homework and make sure it will work in your environment
D. Stein, Amazon
14 October 2014
Summary: For years I've been a big fan of Netgear's ProSafe switches of the "dumb" variety. Cheap, simple, reliable, built like a tank, etc. So I thought I would give one of their smart switches a try. Well it certainly has the build quality I'm used to, but unfortunately this switch just isn't going to work in my environment.
Summary: I use this with my Synology DS1512+ to do link aggregation. The transfer speeds on a wired connection are noticeably faster. The setup is essentially automatic. I also used this to hard wire my entertainment system (as opposed to going wireless). Going wired prevents choppiness when streaming movies from the Synology box and via Netflix. The small form factor is also fantastic.
Awesome Product. Honestly surprising you can get them at this price.
18 August 2014
Summary: First of all, I have never had any metal-case Netgear switches fail. Ever. I and my businesses have had probably 100 all together and they all either still work or worked when taken out of service. This is my first GS108T, however. Excellent managed switch for the price. Does everything you'd expect (I just needed VLAN support) and, in my case, more. You can power the switch with PoE, which I think is probably implied or stated in the description but I did not see that.
Great for getting rid of Google Fiber Network Box (Hate that thing)
Joshua Hupka, Amazon
17 July 2014
Summary: I bought this switch because I needed to get rid of my Google Fiber Network Box (that thing is horendous for configuration options.) I had read that you could be rid of that beast by putting a managed switch in line. Being a network engineer I understand managed switch better than the average consumer but with very detailed walkthroughs on configuring this switch for google fiber even a novice could set it up.
Excerpt: This is a great product. It's got a lot of "enterprise" features at a consumer/SOHO price. I've owned three of these for around two years, with no failures or burnouts so far. Key features include VLANs, settable port speeds, SNMP bandwidth and error tracking, PoE powered device as an option (you can power it with PoE). How are these features useful?Situation: Two tenants, one LAN, one internet connection.