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.
Pros: Works great as a dumb switch or paper weight
Cons: Mistakenly bought 2 of these instead of the GS108E. Was happy to find out that there is a web based utility instead of a Prosafe configuration client. Connected a laptop to the GS108T (not on a network). Used the included utility to find the device on the default IP 192.168.0.249. Changed the laptop's IP to the same subnet and opened the browser and logged into the admin panel with no problem. Browsed to the VLAN 802.1Q advanced menu and started to add my VLANs. Manag...
Summary: FYI: My letter to NETGEAR... I understand that because I purchased my GS108 v2 switch in 2006 that it is not covered under the newer "lifetime warranty". I am not only dissatisfied the quality & reliability of the product; but I am most disappointed with the unwillingness of NETGEAR to stand behind an obviously flawed product. The faulty capacitors and inadequate power supply problems for this model are well known and documented.
Pros: Worked well when they worked; however, I've gone through 2 of these -- each lasted about 30-36 months.
Cons: High failure rate in v.2. Inadequate power supply. NETGEAR abandons you if you're unlucky enough to have purchased one of its earlier faulty versions. I had one of the units with the blown capacitor problem. NETGEAR replaced it with another one--this time with a failing power supply. I have other switches (Linksys, Cisco, SMC, D-Link, Trendnet) at home and at work that have been in continuous service much longer. NETGEAR is the only brand that has ever failed--and in ...
Good luck getting hold of Netgear if you have problem
Andrew G., Newegg
28 September 2012
Summary: The lifetime warranty is useless if you cannot get the company to honor it.
Pros: Works as advertised when it works.
Cons: My unit died after about a year of use. I was unable to reach anyone at Netgear by phone, so I submitted a ticket online. I got a response the next day telling me to call for an RMA. After navigating the Netgear phone tree three times and ending up with a dead line each time, I gave up.
Pros: Looked to have a lot of great features and a cool device to play with and very affordable for what it is.
Cons: Recieved it DOA, all light would light up except the power light, could do nothing to get it to work. Since I needed it now, had to return it and go buy another switch locally for a lot more money.
Summary: Because ports mysteriously admin-disable automatically, this switch cannot be reliably deployed remotely. To compound the problem, active cables must first be removed in order to admin enable a port. Be not tempted by savvy marketing: switch looks great on paper, but fails horribly in the field. JUNK!
Pros: Solid steel housing, compact construction, rapid decomposition in landfill (compared to plastic housing), suitable for use as hammer or mallet.
Cons: Ports automatically admin disable, Port Admin-enable often fails when port attached to active device, Fails 1Gbps auto-negotiation w/many other products, No 1Gbps hardcode setting available, PVID setting fails to strip egress tag for native vlan, No Telnet/SSH access, Painful slow menu navigation
Summary: Have several GS108T deployed in stores around the city. A couple of the power supply unit died. Contacted Netgear and ask for replacement since the Prosafe line has lifetime warranty. Was told that the power supply unit is NOT covered under the Lifetime Warranty. What a misrepresentation on their part. Don't they realize that the switch is only as good as the other components that make it works.
Pros: Cheap, Easy to configure.
Cons: Poor power supply design, Lifetime warranty does not cover power supply.
Summary: I did not purchase this switch from NewEgg, wish my company did! Just be aware of this issue and NetGear may fix via a firmware upgrade sometime. I just don't have time to wait on them. There's work to be done!
Pros: This is version 2 of similar switch from NetGear(previous version was all blue) and has quite a few features for the $.
Cons: The problem I encountered is no matter how RSTP and storm-control are configured, if you power cycle the switch while a loop is encounterd, it does not control the loop(read storm that makes your network or upstream switch unusable). The previous version of this switch, once you enable RSTP and storm-control did manage to control the ensuing storm from a looped cable and the power cycle of the switch. I left a message on the NetGear support site but have yet to hear b...