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Pros: Just plug it into your router to gain access to 4 more ports. My router is mounted in the cellar, and I needed more hard wired ports on the first floor. I plugged the existing first floor cat 5 cable, into port 5 on the switch, and then another cat 5 to my desk top. It fired right up. I did a speed test, and it pulled 63M download speed on my desk top. (That's my max speed offered) The connection performs like the switch wasn't even there. It didn't drop any internet speed at all. The second cat 5 cable I installed in the switch went to my Fire TV. That performs like it never has. There is absolutely no buffering any more at all. When it was connected as a WIFI device, it would buffer, especially if you tried to, pause, or fast forward through any thing. It now streams like you were watching a Blu-ray movie. You can now pause, FF, and rewind without any buffering. It works like a splitter for your Ethernet connections.
Cons: None. Wish I got one of these sooner.
Overall Review: This switch works so good, that I'm going to order a second one. My second floor Ethernet only has one cat 5 connection. I'll be adding another Netgear switch to connect my second floor devices to a hard wire connection. Wireless is great, but for stationary devices, you are better off hardwiring them. It produces a much faster internet connection.
Pros: I pay for 100 Mbps internet and consistently get between 108 Mbps and 115 Mbps down and 10 Mbps to 11 Mbps up and 7 ms to 15 ms ping whenever I do a speed test. With this switch there's no difference in speed, none.
Overall Review: I'll state the obvious. If your transferring files between computers it depends on the speed of your hard drives. Don't blame the switch, it works fine.
Pros: Small form factor, means it can be easily stored away hidden and out of sight.
Works very well, no issues.
Good price for a name-brand gigabit switch
Cons: none so far
Overall Review: A while back a thunderstorm knocked out one of my Gigabit switches i was using at my computer desk to connect two computers and a network printer to my network. I had a Fast Ethernet switch laying around gathering dust, and used that to fill in.. it was find for most things, but copying large files across the network to/from those computers was painful... I finally got around to picking up this as a replacement. So happy I did! So much better performance when everything is on a Gigabit connection!
Pros: It works just as advertised. I hooked up both my laptop and desktop(both have SSDs), and got transfer rates of around 110MB/s.
Cons: It doesn't have as many blinking LEDs as my old FS105. I knew about this before I bought it, but I still like those extra LEDs.
Overall Review: If you need a gigabit network switch, I'd recommend this one.
Pros: Metal, no noise, gigabit speed, energy saving, and work with no problems.
Overall Review: Got these on sale at a great price from Newegg. Netgear metal case switches have never let me down. Plug them in and they work. Don't get to hot and deliver the speed. Simple.
Pros: works as expected
non-slip rubber feet
solid metal construction
Cons: only the one led per port, if you care about that
Overall Review: So nice I bought it twice, when my wife needed one for her office as well. We have single ethernet ports in our offices and living room, all connecting to our gigabit router in the basement. Two of these and one of the 8-port versions lead to a super simple home network. I haven't tried wall mounting, but it's probably simple enough.
Pros: Provides network connectivity. Not much else to say, as it it just works.
Pros: -Simple Plug and Play (use the 5th port for the uplink)
-Speeds as advertised.
Cons: -None! Performs as described!
Overall Review: -I would recommend this for a quick replacement of an old 10/100 or simply for more ports.