PLUG-AND-PLAY - Simple set up with no software or configuration needed INTERNET SPLITTER - Connectivity to your router or modem for additional wired connections (laptop, gaming console, printer, etc) STURDY METAL CASE - Small, sturdy desktop metal case and fanless quiet operation EASY-MONITORING - Per port LEDs for port activity and speed GIGABIT ETHERNET - 5 auto-sensing 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet ports with up to 10Gb non-blocking switching LIFETIME WARRANTY - Next Business Day replacement and 24/7 chat with a NETGEAR expert Netgear Giga Switch 5Pt Metal
The NETGEAR GS105 ProSafe 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Desktop Switch offers: Five gigabit ports for fast data transfers. Auto-sensing ports that eliminate manual switches. Fanless design for silent operation.
The NETGEAR GS105 ProSafe 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Desktop Switch provides your local area network (LAN) with reliable 10/100/1000 Mbps auto-sensing connectivity for five users.
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Sturdy and Reliable Design NETGEAR's GS100 series desktop switches are housed in a compact sturdy metal case designed without the need for internal fans, keeping operation both silent and more reliable. It can be placed on a flat surface or you can use the included wall mount kit to hide it away on the wall. Simple Setup and Stellar Performance Plug in your Ethernet cables and connect a power cord, and you're ready to go. There is no software to install or settings to configure. The switch features auto-sensing ports which automatically obtains the fastest possible connection. There are no toggle switches or special crossover cables. The switch will honor priority tags at both the Layer 2 and Layer 3 level if you have your network set to support jumbo frames. Every port supports up to 2000 Mbps in dedicated bandwidth. Automatic flow control ensures smooth traffic. There is a queue buffer memory of 12 kbytes per port and a MAC address database size of 4,000. The switch has status LEDs for power, and link, speed, and activity for each port. The NETGEAR GS105 ProSafe 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Desktop Switch has a Mean Time Between Failure of 91,500 hours and is backed by a lifetime warranty. The power adapter is backed by a 2-year warranty. What's in the Box GS105 Desktop Switch, wall-mount kit, power adapter, installation guide, warranty/support information card.
DO NOT UPGRADE TO 126.96.36.199 IF YOU NEED GIGABIT PORTS. 188.8.131.52 is the latest stable version. Port 1 is capped at 100Mbps and fails connectivity tests after upgrading the firmware to 184.108.40.206. I had to downgrade the firmware to resolve the issue. I spoke with support and it is a known issue but the firmware is still available on the website.
I was apprehensive about purchasing Netgear consumer products. I've been in the IT/ISP/Telecom carrier game for about 15 years and I've had poor experiences with Netgear experience, consistently. I read the sterling reviews and decided to give it another try; it was ~$50, so it was a gamble I was willing to take for a managed gigabit switch. This experience reminded me why I don't gamble.The first unit worked fine for my LAN at home, for about a week. Then I starte..
I have three of these switches in service in a very heavy internet traffic household. Multiple PCs, laptops, smartphones, consoles, media and game streaming boxes, etc running at once. I bought these instead of the trendnet I reviewed previously, as the trendnet stripped some important features from their 8 port switch; namely wall mounting holes and different lights indicating 100 or 1000 mbps connections. This netgear switch has both features, and a lifetime warr..