Summary: Just like all other NETGEAR products we have purchased over the years the GS6505 is bullet proof. Since our walls are plaster, not dry wall signal strength was an issue. So hard wiring the man cave was the only way to go. What a difference. TV, SAT, Roku and Xbox are available without interruption. Great product of course but the added benefit was the price and quick shipping from Walmart. Well Done !
Summary: It's pretty simple - plug this into your router and viola you have four more inputs to plug in computers, voip phones, etc. (1 of the 5 ports is used by the router leaving 4 open). No apparent loss of speed, very stable.
Summary: This thing works pretty well. I have it working with my home network. I have a series 2 Tivo and a Tivo Premiere the Charter cablebox and my HD smart TV all connected to it and the rest of my home network. Everything is gigabit. It seems to work well.
Summary: I was having problems with adding on computers and internet phone to my cable router. I purchased the Netgear Prosafe external switch goodbye problems. Has been working great since added. If you work in a quiet area can be noisy though(will hear it switching). I would purchase another if needed as this has solved my problems!