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.
Summary: The product itself is OK. The customer support is the worst. I called to ask whether disable LLDP on one port would stop the devices connected to certain port to see the mac address of the switch. The support did not know what "LLDP" is and told me the function was not supported by the product. I realized that the person was not knowledgable enough to help my question.
Very disappointed with NETGEAR. Died in four months
13 October 2013
Summary: Having worked for Bay Networks (remember them?), I've been a hardcore NETGEAR fan for quite some time. I purchased the GS108T managed switch because of it's ability to negotiate 802.3ad/802.1AX (LACP) link aggregation with my QNAP NAS. Configuration of LAG groups was a bit "clunky", but otherwise worked right out of the box. I noticed the unit ran VERY warm, but just figured it was due to all the smarts inside this little, blue steel box.
I bought this switch specifically to be able to control ...
William Abrams, Amazon
7 January 2013
Summary: I bought this switch specifically to be able to control the bandwidth on each individual port. That functionality has been removed in "v2." I'm now looking for a used version one/original switch so I can do that. The writeup should have mentioned the dumbing down. Usually things get improved with later versions. This is the trimmed-down model.
Find something else...heatsink issues as others have had
Chris Baker, Amazon
7 January 2013
Summary: The heatsink like others have reported was loose in the casing when I took it out of the packaging. The thermal adhesive Netgear is using is either of very poor quality or they aren't mixing it in the right proportions for it to stay permanently fixed to the chip. If you've ever used proper thermal adhesive before you'll know that once you've applied it and dried, it's very hard to get off what ever it's stuck to.