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: 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: 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.
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?
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.
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!!