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Netgear-gs608.32763325
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Netgear GS608

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Reviews and Problems with Netgear GS608

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Overall 6
6.0

Semi-failure after 1 year

Edward H., Newegg
14 October 2010
  • Pros: Worked great for a while. Ran at wire speed even over longish (about 100ft) cables. Performed well between 100mb/s and 1000mb/s devices.
  • Cons: After a year began dropping packets, causing an enormous drop in throughput without an outright failure. Took a swap with another switch to determine that the problem wasn't cabling issues.
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Overall 6
6.0

Was great until it stopped working.

njtom, Staples
29 September 2009
  • Excerpt: For 14 months it performed flawlessly. Then one morning my network was down. I checked everything and the power light was on but the port lights were off. After shooting the problem I determined that the device had failed. Since it has a two year guarantee I contacted their tech support and they are in the process of replacing the switch. Unfortunately, I could not wait for the replacement so I purchased this replacement.
  • Pros: Easily Expanded, Easy To Set Up, Fast, Small
  • Cons: Failure after 14 months
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Ease of use 10
10
Performance 8
8.0
Ease of setup 10
10

It works

Steve234, Bestbuy
19 March 2009
  • Summary: It was purchased to replace an older/slower hub. It's been a solid & reliable piece of equipment since then.
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Overall 6
6.0

misleading specifications

Ryan D., Newegg
13 March 2009
  • Pros: It's a good reliable switch. I've used the similar 5-port model in the past, and purchased this to move additional machines to gig-e.
  • Cons: The specifications Newegg publish for this product are misleading. The product page claims that the buffer memory is 1MB. However, the product packaging and Netgear's own website make it clear that the buffer is only 128KB. I might have selected one of Netgear's cheaper competitors if the specifications had been accurate.
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Overall 6
6.0

Warranty support is not very easy to get

Garth, Staples
9 July 2008
  • Excerpt: I bought the same device about 10 months ago. It started acting up, so I got a new one. When I called Netgear about the warranty on the older one, they say they won't do anything about the warranty until I put the defective one back in my network, observe issues, and then let them debug it over the phone. So, someday when I don't have real work to do, I need to spend working with Netgear.
  • Pros: Easily Expanded, Easy To Set Up, Fast, Small
  • Cons: Debug before warranty, Unreliable
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Overall 6
6.0

Netgear GS608 v3

JohnS, Amazon
25 September 2013
  • Summary: Failed after 2 years. Seems to be consistent with other reviews. Prior to failure, seems to have worked well in my domestic network. No sockets to wall-mount and rather weird & bulky UK plug would be the other issues of note.
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Overall 6
6.0

Netgear - GS608 - 8-Port Gigabit Network Switch

Zofia, pricebat.ca
25 April 2013
  • Excerpt: Low-cost, worked effectively to commence with, 8-port gigabit connectivity. Very good switch till it died. After about two year the unit started to fail at gigabit speeds, devices which supported it would begin to bounce between one hundred-complete and 1000-full which slowly got worse. Would have RMA'd the unit but warranty repair service was practically the expense of purchasing a new switch.
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Overall 6
6.0

Netgear - GS608 - 8-Port Gigabit Network Switch

Ziya, pricebat.ca
3 October 2012
  • Excerpt: Sleek design, reasonable price Light weight permits the cabling to control it's orientation. Ports initially connected at 1Gbps auto downgraded to 100Mbps. Power cycling brings back some of the ports but not all. These are for 1Gbps clients that previously connected reliably at 1Gbps with my old Netgear Gigabit switch (FS108). There is certainly a marketplace for trusted, properly created SOHO networking gear.
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Overall 6
6.0

Netgear - GS608 - 8-Port Gigabit Network Switch

Gregg, pricebat.ca
23 August 2012
  • Excerpt: Netgear GS608 v2 is sleek and rapid. Not ugly like other manufactures switches. Cost with rebate is fantastic. Started to resetting itself for no reason, now practically daily.I unplug power supply for a bit and from time to time would fix it. It doesn't seam like it is more than heating. I also keep it on the stand for improved airflow.The energy supplied diedƒnd netgear product with dead power provide) Their help is horrible!RMA'ing the complete factor.
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Overall 6
6.0

Netgear - GS608 - 8-Port Gigabit Network Switch

Caresse, pricebat.ca
29 June 2012
  • Excerpt: It is fairly inexpensive for a 10럼⿘ Switch I have had experiences exactly where specific computers with Gigabit LAN controllers would not perform to this switch. The most current a single was an ASUS M2A-VM motherboard with a Realtek RTL8168䮟 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC that would only attempt to connect at 100Mb and then fail.
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