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Zyxel GS-105B
7.3 out of 10

Zyxel GS-105B

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Reviews and Problems with Zyxel GS-105B

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Overall 4
4.0

Strange Issue with uPnP - NOT FIXED AFTER RMA!

Amazon
25 April 2014
  • Summary: POTENTIAL BUYERS, PLEASE NOTE: It took me a bit of troubleshooting but I've now discovered that this switch blocks uPnP broadcasts in some situations. After doing a Google search for "zyxel switch upnp" I've seen this noted many other places.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Joe K., Newegg
18 February 2014
  • Summary: I have several of these in various installations and all of the operate flawlessly, including online gaming and video streaming. These guys will send out BPDU packets to detect loops. I haven't tested what it will do if a network loop is discovered.
  • Pros: Solid construction that seems like it will last. Easy, plug-n-play. Auto MDIX is nice.
  • Cons: none
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Overall 4
4.0

Drops packets

Charles B., Newegg
8 April 2013
  • Pros: Usually fast enough, small, runs cool
  • Cons: Streaming 8Mbps DVB feed over UDP. IP Packets are broken into ~10 1.5kB fragments. This switch caught the 1st 1 or 2 fragments of each group, occasionally another, and dumped the other 70-80%, causing nearly 100% packet loss.
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Overall 8
8.0

Just plain works

Anonymous, Newegg
9 December 2012
  • Summary: Writing a review of a product like the GS105B is like reviewing a really nice bolt. It's made of quality steel, is strong, has a quality finish, and is reasonably priced. Pretty exciting stuff, heh?
  • Pros: Inexpensive, simple, well made, fast.
  • Cons: Drab appearance.
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Overall 10
10

At this price why wouldn't you?

Aaron B., Newegg
6 November 2012
  • Summary: Using this in office to connect my workstation to my laptop for faster file transfers and backups. No special tweaking and it runs at 89% of 1000 just using windows exp to transfer files. Remote desktop is snappier, too. Would be good if I had a gb NAS also.
  • Pros: Why get a little 5 port gig switch? Even if you only need 100, buy this have what you'll need for the future -- won't be getting any slower. Metal case, silver, rubber feet.
  • Cons: No color coding of flashing lights to tell you 100 vs 1000. No biggie.
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Overall 10
10

Nice little Switch

Robert S., Newegg
24 October 2012
  • Summary: Great value from a good company
  • Pros: Metal box is a nice touch. 5 equal ports make this a plus one solution. Note: this is not a router and does not have a WAN port as one reviewer said. I've been using this for a year and just bought another one. No issues whatsoever!!
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

Good buy for price

Tyler H., Newegg
3 October 2012
  • Pros: Works great. Worked right out of the box. Very simple to hook up. Very good purchase.
  • Cons: None so far
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Overall 10
10

It Giga-works groan...

Tim S., Newegg
27 August 2012
  • Summary: Got it in sale for 1/2 price, can't complain a bit! It's a good machine at a great price, thanks Egg.
  • Pros: Small, cool running, lights on front, ports in back. It has 4 ports on lan, 1 on wan - typical small switch. It is very small, just plugged and played. Giga speeds, while I haven't benched it or anything, seem very reasonable: keeping up with the HDD's
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

Great Little devices purchased 3 and they are simple and work well

Paul E., Newegg
27 February 2012
  • Pros: Purchase three of these devices plugged them into wall and network and they scream through the data. Could not be happier and received quickly. I would recommend them.
  • Cons: Very Happy!
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Overall 10
10

Well built, works great

Alan P., Newegg
24 February 2012
  • Summary: Bought this to replace a 10/100 hub (yes hub, not switch) so I can get GbE speeds. Noticed the expected throughput increase when copying large files. What else can I say? It works great and is built great.
  • Pros: So much smaller than I expected. Metal chassis feels heavy and sturdy in the hand. All ports are Auto MDIX.
  • Cons: Can't think of any...
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