www.testfreaks.com

Reviews, reviews, reviews...

Netgear GS608
7.2 out of 10

Netgear GS608

Best Price at Amazon

Reviews and Problems with Netgear GS608

Showing 1-10 of 61
Overall 8
8.0

Simplex and fast

Oliver W., Newegg
10 November 2011
  • Summary: Current user of a NetGear DGDN300, Ready NAS 2 ULTRA plus and the GS608. NetGear has good and affordable products for basic and advanced home users.
  • Pros: Sleek, simple and fast. Takes little space on shelve and quiet. No configuration as it's not a Layer 3 switch.
  • Cons: Just for the sake of joking: Too easy to setup.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

Good, but no Jumbo frames

Brian B., Newegg
19 August 2011
  • Pros: Has worked well for several years now, even after 18 months in storage.
  • Cons: Will switch gigabit ether fine at 1500 byte frames, but won't pass jumbos at any size. Tried with two matching Intel PCIe cards, with various settings, and no luck. Has "frozen" once or twice, and stopped passing traffic, but recovered after a restart.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

No problems

Matthew Z., Newegg
11 October 2010
  • Pros: Good unit; reliable - no problems in over a year of use.
  • Cons: Doesn't support power save on link state AFAIK, which would have been nice since my router supports that. Can't turn off or dim LEDs.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

It does it's job

Joshua B., Newegg
5 July 2010
  • Summary: Several reviews have complained about heat. Maybe they've upgraded the components or the design in the last year or so because I bought both of mine within the last 6 months and neither one gets more than a little warm on the bottom while sitting flat on a desk.
  • Pros: It's a cheap 8 port Gigabit switch that does Gigabit speeds. Not much more you could want from a basic switch.
  • Cons: One of them locked up once. Which really isn't much of a con since had been up constantly for about 3 months and streams DVD ISOs and music from my NAS to 4 or 5 users at a time while also providing the internet connection to my home office. Unplugged the power cord for a couple seconds, plugged ...
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

Works

MAO, Amazon
24 June 2010
  • Summary: Upgraded my local network to 1G (added a NAS device and wanted good access speed). Seems to be working just fine, though I haven't experimented fully with jumbo frame support yet.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

Good product, great price.

Kel, Staples
10 March 2010
  • Excerpt: The "stand" doesn't work. We would prefer a wall mount because it keeps falling over.
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up, Reliable
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

Works fine

Mr. R., Newegg
4 December 2009
  • Summary: Has been working well with mulitple connections to include XBox 360.
  • Pros: No issuse so far.
  • Cons: None.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

Decent Switch

Anonymous, Newegg
23 September 2009
  • Summary: As a secondary switch to get myself some more gigabit ports, this isn't bad, but if I needed all the ports to work at gigabit speeds all the time, I'd probably be quite dissapointed with it.
  • Pros: Nice switch, jumbo frames, 802.1p support, still ticking after 4 or 5 years.
  • Cons: tends to be picky about gigabit link negotiations. I don't know if the cables, NICs, or switch are at fault, but sometimes I'll plug in gigabit equipment and the switch will configure it to run at 100mbit. I normallyjust try different ports until the switch figures it out, but I've never had to d...
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

Works as plug and play

jhound55, Ebay
20 August 2009
  • Summary: This item worked without any configuration. It is small and decent looking. Because is is small and the rj45 connection clips are on the bottom, it is a little hard to plug and unplug.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

To mavrc: oops (a follow up)

Anonymous, Newegg
1 June 2009
  • Summary: To mavrc (and anyone else who doesn't know): Please understand that Cat5e is NOT intended for use with networks over 100 Mbps. You need to use Cat6 cables for 1,000 Mbps (1 Gbps) speed. Choose a cable with good shielding as this speed is particularly sensitive to interference, too.
  • Pros: Cheap gigabit switch
  • Cons: Low end, prone to quirks
  • Read full review
Next page >>