I got the 'v2' version (GS605 v2) of this switch to put into my relatively complicated home network. I have homeplug adapters between floors, my NAT box and a media center upstairs, and several PC's and an XBox 360 downstairs, as well as a windows home server I move between upstairs and downstairs.
I used this switch to connect the downstairs devices together, including the homeplug bridge.
This switch is very reliable and works quite well. I put a lot of data through it when the windows home server is downstairs, as I hook it up downstairs to either do full machine backups (many gigabytes) or to transfer my home movie collection to another machine downstairs (tens to hundreds of gigabytes). Many network switches get confused by sustained heavy loads, but I never had this problem with this netgear switch.
- looks nice
- optional foot stand lets you stand it on end, or have it horizontal
- very reliable for sustained high loads (at least for a home environment)
- None relevant.
Thanks to this switch and one of their home routers, Netgear is now on my list of 'trusted' home network equipment to buy!