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ZyXEL GS105B Gigabit Ethernet Switch with Metal Housing & Green Energy Saving Technology 5-Port

  • 5 x RJ45
  • 10/100/1000Mbps
  • IEEE802.3, IEEE802.3u, IEEE802.3ab, IEEE802.3x
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Joe K.
  • 2/18/2014 12:55:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: ZyXEL GS105B Gigabit Ethernet Switch with Metal Housing & Green Energy Saving Technology 5-Port

Pros: Solid construction that seems like it will last. Easy, plug-n-play. Auto MDIX is nice.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: 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.

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  • Charles B.
  • 4/8/2013 6:20:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDrops packets

This review is from: ZyXEL GS105B Gigabit Ethernet Switch with Metal Housing & Green Energy Saving Technology 5-Port

Pros: Usually fast enough, small, runs cool

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.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/9/2012 8:36:22 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsJust plain works

This review is from: ZyXEL GS105B Gigabit Ethernet Switch with Metal Housing & Green Energy Saving Technology 5-Port

Pros: Inexpensive, simple, well made, fast.

Cons: Drab appearance.

Other Thoughts: 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.

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  • Aaron B.
  • 11/6/2012 10:14:53 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAt this price why wouldn't you?

This review is from: ZyXEL GS105B Gigabit Ethernet Switch with Metal Housing & Green Energy Saving Technology 5-Port

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.

Other Thoughts: 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.

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  • Robert S.
  • 10/24/2012 3:12:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsNice little Switch

This review is from: ZyXEL GS105B Gigabit Ethernet Switch with Metal Housing & Green Energy Saving Technology 5-Port

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!!

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Great value from a good company

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  • Tyler H.
  • 10/3/2012 6:01:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood buy for price

This review is from: ZyXEL GS105B Gigabit Ethernet Switch with Metal Housing & Green Energy Saving Technology 5-Port

Pros: Works great. Worked right out of the box. Very simple to hook up. Very good purchase.

Cons: None so far

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  • T S.
  • 8/27/2012 11:09:03 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt Giga-works groan...

This review is from: ZyXEL GS105B Gigabit Ethernet Switch with Metal Housing & Green Energy Saving Technology 5-Port

Pros: Small, cool running, lights on front, ports in back.
It has 4 ports on lan, 1 on wan - typical small switch.
It is very small, just plugged and played.
Giga speeds, while I haven't benched it or anything, seem very reasonable: keeping up with the HDD's

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Got it in sale for 1/2 price, can't complain a bit!
It's a good machine at a great price, thanks Egg.

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  • Paul E.
  • 2/27/2012 3:03:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Little devices purchased 3 and they are simple and work well

This review is from: ZyXEL GS105B Gigabit Ethernet Switch with Metal Housing & Green Energy Saving Technology 5-Port

Pros: Purchase three of these devices plugged them into wall and network and they scream through the data. Could not be happier and received quickly. I would recommend them.

Cons: Very Happy!

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  • Alan P.
  • 2/24/2012 11:24:13 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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5 out of 5 eggsWell built, works great

This review is from: ZyXEL GS105B Gigabit Ethernet Switch with Metal Housing & Green Energy Saving Technology 5-Port

Pros: So much smaller than I expected. Metal chassis feels heavy and sturdy in the hand. All ports are Auto MDIX.

Cons: Can't think of any...

Other Thoughts: 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.

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  • Paul B.
  • 2/1/2012 3:00:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Product

This review is from: ZyXEL GS105B Gigabit Ethernet Switch with Metal Housing & Green Energy Saving Technology 5-Port

Pros: Worked out of the box as advertised

Cons: None.

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