Date Joined: 10/04/04
Cons: Doesn't really work. Had the gs108 working fine, but I needed more ports. The gs116 would lock up and stop switching packets several times a day. Only a power off would fix it. The replacement is only slightly better in that it seems to stop for 30-40 seconds and then comes back on its own. Still happening several times per hour. Netgear tech support has been no help. I have no confidence in this particular model.
Pros: No fan, nice small blue case.
Cons: Not reliable for business use.
Overall Review: Paid $20 to advance replace first unit. Replacement arrived and worked until under load then continues to drop packets. Replacement does recover after about 30 seconds of no load unlike first unit which required a power cycle. Next step was to replace GS116 with older Netgear Gs108 and ALL symptoms / problems are gone.
Netgear is requiring us to prove failure under a dedicated 2 machine ping test before talking further. We've already swapped hardware and fixed the symptom.
Final thought, Unless Netgear can show a hardware fault with the unit it may be time to find another vendor. We can't have our reputation held hostage by Netgear for $100 price difference from better vendor.
Pros: No Fan, 16 ports and metal case. When it works, its fine.
Cons: 3 lockups in 1 month. Last night it shut down the office and required special trip to be restarted
Overall Review: So I've really owned it 1 month and 2 days and I just missed RMA. I thought I was upset with USR switch that only lasted 2 years. Time to see if Netgear will stand behind their product
Cons: DOA - Now I have to deal with RMA, extra shipping costs, wasted time.
Pros: DVI input
Thin black frame
Cons: Power supply built into monitor instead of external power brick. Audio output is not robust enought for even a quiet office.
Fixed height stand.
Little bit fuzzy so it will be relegated to use as an auxillary monitor.
Overall Review: Its a fine monitor for the price but I purchased it as a replacement second monitor. I would not want to use it all day long for word processing or other detail work.