Summary: Ports would light and devices would connect, they would even move some packets, but on heavy use the switch would squeel in agony, literally make noise .. lights would flicker on and off and transfer rates were sub 10 Mbps. It didn't matter which ports I plugged devices into. I have three other switches around the house, one of them going on 10+ years old, that are still rock solid. This is my first and last Netgear product.
Pros: It looks pretty. Can keep paper from blowing away.
Cons: Failed just shy of 3 years. MTBF is 10 years? Right.... Back that up with a warranty.
Summary: This product is just Junk! I own several other gigabit switches and haven't had any troubles with the rest.
Pros: Nice idea if it worked.
Cons: I've RMA'd 3 of these. I'm just about to go for my 4th. The problem has always been that one or more port does not work at Gigabit speeds. Plug the computer into a different port and it works fine -- go back to the bad port and you only get 100Mbps.
Cons: 1 egg because it fails at its only function, which is being a gigabit switch. I bought this 6/12/2006 from Newegg along with a Netgear figabit card for my older computer which didn't have a gigabit port. The router worked fine for a month or so and then wouldn't negotiate speeds correctly after that. I would plug in a gigabit device and it would detect it as 100Mbps. I had to power cycle the switch and try different ports to get it to recognize 1Gbps. Even the netgear...
Two of these have silently failed at 14 to 18 months
23 April 2013
Summary: I bought this product because I have used Netgear hubs since the 90s. No more. Two of these, one a replacement for the other, subtly failed. Speed to peripherals across the switch slowed by a factor of ten to fifty: packets were lost. The troublesopoting to narrow the problem to the switch took a couple of weeks. Did not attempt warranty replacement. Shall never buy another.
Summary: Unfortunately I didn't check the reviews before I bought this product. It isn't UK spec and comes with a European 2 pin plug. Please do not buy this item from this retailer. Find another retailer who will supply a UK spec device.
Summary: Felt I was mislead by Amazon UK. This is not a UK product but a European 2 pin plug type power supply. I would expect the retailer to warn customer when purchasing from UK website that the product is not for the UK. Please improve your adverts. This explains why it was cheaper than Dabs or Ebuyer!
Summary: Habe einen GS602v8 mitgenommen der sich in einem Büro komisch verhalten hat. Habe das Problem dann zuhause nachgestellt: Massiv schwankende Transferraten und Paket Loss. Netzteil getauscht: Kein Unterschied Angeschlossene Geräte getauscht, kein Unterschied. GS602v8 aufgebrochen (ging sehr schwer und nur absolut destruktiv, ein Öffnen ist nicht vorgesehen) und schon ist der Übeltäter gefunden: Von den 4 Kondensatoren der Platine sind die zwei braunen 1000uF nach oben...