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.
Summary: I haven't measured the performance upgrade from my 100Mb network... I really just needed more ports. And now I have four more 1Gb ports, and I'm happy. Very easy install a week ago, and I haven't been into look at it since.
Summary: I have purchased this product in January 2012 and mounted in the attick and I have had no problems with this product. It worked right out of the box. I would by this product again if the need arise.
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? The GS105B is most certainly not exciting - that is unless you get off on really well designed, rugged, made for purpose and reasonably priced hardware. Color me excited - and very pleased with this purchase.
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.
Cons: No color coding of flashing lights to tell you 100 vs 1000. No biggie.
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.
Summary: Great switch if you can pick it up for around $20 or less. An alternative that beats it in all categories except for color is the Trendnet TEG-S50G (v3.0) - slightly smaller in every dimension, cooler look with a classier finish, larger 8k MAC address table, has screwhead mounting holes on the bottom. Color is a very dark surplus green, though, so a bit of an eye sore on whtie carpet or sitting on light-colored furniture.
Pros: Strong metal housing and compact design - one fo the smallest 5-port switches on the market, and it comes in a shape that lets it fit right in your pocket, if needed. Pickup a USB-to-5.5mm barrel power chord/adapter and you can power this this off of a laptop in a conference room and turn one wall ethernet jack into 4 for some lucky colleagues - no wall outlet or power brick chord limitation to worry about.
Cons: Small 1K MAC address table. Unit comes with rubber feet already attached and - other than one oddly placed screwhole - does not appear to have any potential options for mounting to a wall, the underside of a desk, etc. Also, the finish is slightly generic & cheaper looking than other metal switches in this range (e.g. exposed rear screws and. cheesy shiny lettering on top) but that said, the color will in fact blend in pretty nicely in an indoor office or home setting...