Summary: We have a JGS516 from Netgear which has run flawlessly for a couple of years. We've also had Netgear GS116 switches, which are also in metal cases, but they are smaller boxes with an external power supply, the heat dissipation isn't great and they have been much more flaky with intermittent faults from two out of three units. Recently we replaced all our GS116s with JGS516s from Dabs. Hopefully they will be as reliable as our original one.
Great switch for home use, not good for business use...
9 September 2011
Summary: Pro: Affordable Fan built in which is quiet around the 20 foot or longer mark Normal c13/c14 cable connection Lights on the front numbered ports Cons: Port layout is bad if you're using a 24 port patch panel. I had to use the inner 12 instead. Overall if you want an affordable, high quality gigabit and don't mind the port layout then this is a good one.
Summary: This is a great switch if you share hard disk sized data. It was plug and play for my eleven devices. Walmart site to store was the least expensive of half a dozen on-line vendors. Much quicker delivery than promised.
Excerpt: I have a client with a three-story house and six PCs. He works from home often and needs the bandwidth. He has 16Mb/sec coming in, and will go up as soon as more is available. This switch will last him for a long time, no matter how high the incoming bandwidth gets.
Excerpt: We installed the gigabit switch into our recording truck, to provide hi speed internet access to our clients and crews, and stream HD broadcasts. Unit was very easy to install and integrate into our current IT configuration. Rackmounting was a major plus in choosing this unit.