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: I like these units. They tend to last about a year or two, and then they begin to fail. No matter what brand I buy, even the more expensive ones from cisco, the switches seem to start failing after 24 to 36 months. They get very heavy usage in our application, and are used almost 18 hours per day.
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: 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.
Summary: I would recommend this product to increase the # of data ports on your network. Easy setup. Worked well right out of the box. Good price. It even has mounting slots on the back for wall or low voltage wiring cabinet mounting.
Summary: A quick word on my background. I was an IT manager for many years. We strung many miles of Ethernet and worked with enterprise-class networking equipment. At home, I have always used Netgear networking equipment. I strongly prefer their metal-housing product line...
Summary: No-nonsense gigabit switch. Plugged it in, and immediately noticed my network transfers increase to/from my NAS. Rough performance check confirmed I can sustain 90MBytes (720Mbits) across this switch when streaming HDD backups across it.
Summary: There really isn't much to this item, it's a simple switch that seems to work rather well. I'm actually a little surprised at how well it works. I have a gigabit LAN as it is already and I have been able to keep up speeds without issue from computer to computer.