Summary: This is basically equivalent to Netgear GS108NA and even looks the same. This is much cheaper and performs the same. This is one of the best non-managed gigabit switches, and at a good price. The metal case is sturdy and well shielded. Both LEDs on each port shows activity by flicker duration.
This switch is very good quality! I was looking for an 8 port ...
26 February 2015
Summary: This switch is very good quality! I was looking for an 8 port switch, but I wanted to be able to remotely connect to it across my network. This is just what I needed. Overall, the switch is great quality, offers some good features for the cost, and has held up well for the few weeks I've been using...
Summary: I work at a government shop that has a10/100 network in place. I had two stations that were transmitting large, multiple gigabyte, files back and forth. I installed this switch on the network and connected the two station to it.
Cons: Plug and play? Really?, Nothing useful in the user guide and the manual is says they same this but in diff language. I plug my Laptop and my Desktop in and i get "Limited" internet connection, can do anything... Run Windows Network Diagnostics says "Ethernet" Doesn't have a valid IP Configuration...
Summary: The switch works as described and works pretty well. It would get a full 5 stars, but there are a few minor things with the switch. First, although it is manageable through a web page, it has no support for SNMP.
Really good for a small step up from an unmanaged switch
Soren Harward "stharward", Amazon
19 May 2014
Summary: This switch has replaced a bunch of cascaded unmanaged switches on my home network. The network ran fine with the unmanaged switches, but I really wanted a switch with 802.1q (VLAN and QoS) support, though I was having trouble justifying paying $150 more for an L2 smart switch than an unmanaged one.
Summary: Upgrade for a 10-100 switch. Out of the box and right to work. Children notice no change which is good. Wife's desktop now is using its nic to full capacity. Have 3 desktops, 2 laptops , 8 drops through out the house.
Summary: During our house remodel five years ago, I wired six rooms of the house with CAT6 running all of them to our "electronics closet", Although so many appliances today have wireless capability, I still prefer to hard wire TV's, media players and NAS drives to the Netgear gigabit router.
Summary: Nice little switch for the price. Everything is working as expected so far. My only complaint is that the LEDs are on the same side as the ethernet ports, which is more common on rack-mounted devices. I personally prefer having the ports in the back and the LED status lights in the front.