Summary: I started looking for a new switch when my netgeat unmanaged switch went bad. I decided to get a managed switch in-order to separate devices on my network that could be a security hole (such as: SIP, cable box, alarm). The two events were unrelated and I would have been started looking for a managed switch, this just made me do it. I noticed that the un-managed switch had a lifetime warranty, I called netgeat, told that the problem and they gave me an RMA.
Excerpt: Nice sturdy METAL construction case with bright LED activity lights for each of the ports. Simple to install just follow the instructions or use the CD with the information on it. Just plug and play with the switch to your router and your good to go!.
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.