Bandwidth 10 Gbps; Buffer Packet Memory 128kb; Address Database Size 2 000; Package Contents Gigabit Desktop Switch power adapter wall mount kit and rubber feet Quick Installation Guide; Total Ports 5; IEEE Protocols 802.3 802.3ab 802.3x 802.1p 802.3az; Gigabit Ethernet Ports 5; Prioritize applications such as voice and video with 802.1p and DSCP based QoS; ProSafe 5 Port Gigabit Unmanaged Desktop Switch; Mean time between failures (MTBF) 3 197 945 hours; Forwarding Modes Store and forward Durable metal case and long product life; Senses and adjusts for network speed and cabling type automatically; easily integrates into your existing Ethernet network Supports Energy Efficient Ethernet (802.3az) which reduces energy consumption when there is light traffic on an active port or when there is no link detected LEDs Speed Link Activity Power Status Wall mount kit included For a high-speed network on a small scale, nothing delivers likes this compact powerhouse. Equipped with five auto-speed-sensing 10/100/1000 Mbps UTP ports, this affordable switch gives your network the capacity to handle huge workloads. It moves very large files across your network instantly, and lets you painlessly integrate 10, 100, and 1000 Mbps devices on your network. Packed with ease-of-use features to simplify your networking experience, its trim design makes it an easy fit for a desk or mounted on a wall. The durable metal chassis protects interior working parts and the fan-less design results in silent operation. Matched with NETGEARs thorough testing, the GS105 switch provides long-lasting performance you can count on.
Very nice switch. Very simple to setup & use (after online chat session). I would buy it again. I do feel, however, that the instruction sheet is missing what I consider key information. I suggest the instructions be modified to mention in some way that this switch auto-negotiates, eliminating the need for a crossover cable from switch to router.
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..
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..
If you're looking for an affordable gigabit switch that doesn't suffer from strange auto-negotiation (speed/duplex) problems, this switch is for you.This product is easily superior to the Netgear GS605, which may appear identical in functionality, but in actuality is not. The GS605 behaves very badly when it comes to speed and duplex auto-negotiation, resulting in incorrect speed being negotiated with Marvell, some nVidia, and some Broadcom PHYs. The GS105 does ..
The manufacturer commented on the review belowSee comments This switch is designed to fail. Period. Several of ours failed. Instead of bothering with the steps below or an RMA and waiting for replacements, we went with Cisco/Linksys. Switch prices are now so low that we can't be bothered with Netgear's bad design and poor QC.Unless you've got the tools, there are better switches out there designed to last without all of the folderol below. But, fo..