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Netgear GS608
7.1 out of 10

Netgear GS608

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Reviews and Problems with Netgear GS608

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Overall 2
2.0

Cheap

A J, Amazon
21 July 2014
  • Summary: You normally get what you pay for, and with Netgear you don't pay much. Mine lasted intermittently for 11months.
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Overall 2
2.0

Failed

Aron D., Newegg
5 February 2014
  • Pros: Reasonably fast when it worked, but never as good as other unmanaged switches I've used.
  • Cons: Died after less than 4 years. The connectivity lights still blink and even display the correct connection speed color, but throughput is limited to 53Kb/s.
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Overall 2
2.0

3x dead... so far

Anonymous, Newegg
16 June 2012
  • Summary: As far as I am concerned, Netgear gear is now verboten in my home unless it has a lifetime warranty and/or ships with a free replacement unit for when (not if) the first fails.
  • Pros: Front facing LEDs, rear facing ports and power
  • Cons: Having owned 4, three of which have failed I'm inclined to think that there is a 75% chance of a failure after ~ 3 years of ownership... this failure (in my case) took one of two forms: 1. Despite blinking lights, allows no actual TCP traffic to pass through it in both directions (happened twice ...
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Overall 2
2.0

Purchased Two of these, both failed after two years..and out of warrentee.

P. Lang, Amazon
6 June 2012
  • Summary: I purchased two of these 8 port switches, and two of the 5 port switches. For some reason the two 8 ports switches have failed in two years, both with same issues, freezing and hanging. Which is temporarily fixed by cycling the power. The two 5 port switches are still working.
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Overall 2
2.0

Big letdown

Anonymous, Newegg
10 March 2012
  • Summary: Half a benjamin every decade is reasonable. Half a benjamin every three years is robbery.
  • 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. 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 ...
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Overall 2
2.0

Worked great for a year, then glitchville

Justin M., Newegg
11 November 2011
  • Summary: I bought this switching hub just over a year ago and it's worked fine until now. However, it has started randomly glitching. All the lights stay on and it LOOKS like it's working, but it won't transfer data at all. Unplugging and re-plugging it fixes it for a while.
  • Pros: * Inexpensive * Looks nice * Works well, when it actually works
  • Cons: * Doesn't hold up long term
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Overall 2
2.0

Terrible Support

Shops in AZ, Amazon
14 October 2011
  • Summary: I wasn't sure which switch to buy - this one or one of two other Netgear products. So I called Netgear: on their web site they brag about 24/7 support. Here's how it went: 1. I told the person what products I was comparing. They transferred me to somebody else.
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Overall 2
2.0

Constant Failures

Michael H., Newegg
16 January 2011
  • 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. This product is just Junk! I own several other ...
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Overall 2
2.0

Junk Switch

SEAN H., Newegg
7 January 2011
  • Summary: DO NOT BUY.
  • Pros: Looks nice
  • 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 t...
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Overall 2
2.0

Same problems as Chris

Steven K., Newegg
9 April 2010
  • Pros: Clean look, easy to see LEDs
  • Cons: Runs VERY hot. As Chris said on 03/27/2010, I started seeing unexplained network issues after just short of three years of use (purchased on 04/16/2007 from Newegg). Ports would randomly drop to 10/100, or cause Server 2k8 to drop off the network completely. More recently (in about the last month...
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