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NETGEAR GS205-100UKS 5 Port Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbps Switch
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The Netgear 5 port Gigabit Switch is an ideal switch for your home network. It automatically connects to your router or modem using any port, and with a stylish case, quiet operation and plug-and-play setup, it is a perfect upgrade to any home network.
Note:Ensure that the factory reset is carried out and then the latest firmware is installed.
Gigabit Ethernet Switch
From the Manufacturer
NETGEAR Ethernet Unmanaged Switches Provide Easy and Affordable Network Connectivity
They are easy to use and reliable. With these Plug-N-Play switches, you can expand your network connections to multiple devices instantly. This series of switches also implement various energy saving technologies, helping you save power and money.
What's in the Box
- Five port gigabit switch
- Power adaptor
- User guide
NETGEAR Essential Edition GS205 Five Port Gigabit Ethernet Desktop Switch
- Gigabit ethernet connectivity
- Power savings with energy-efficient technology
- No need for crossover cables with auto-MDI/MDIX
- Maximum throughput at wire speed with non-blocking switching architecture
- Auto-negotiation for automatic connection at the highest common speed between switch and an end device
- Fan-less design for quiet operation
|Five port 10/100 Mbps||Eight port 10/100 Mbps||Five port Gigabit||Eight port Gigabit||Five port Gigabit Metal||Eight port Gigabit Metal|
|Size||Desktop||Desktop||Desktop||Desktop||Desktop / Wall Mount||Desktop / Wall Mount|
|Memory Buffer||384 Kbits||768 Kbits||1 Mbits||1 Mbits||1 Mbits||1 Mbits|
|Address Table Size||2 K||2 K||2 K||8 K||2 K||8 K|
|Jumbo Frame||2048 bytes||2048 bytes||9216 bytes||9216 bytes||9216 bytes||9216 bytes|
|Auto Sensing/Auto MDI/MDI-X||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
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Top Customer Reviews
I love the durability of these small metal switches and I currently have this switch mounted upside down under my desk (there are two mounting holes on the bottom) connecting my office router to all the devices in my office.
I use mine to connect an AV receiver, Smart TV, Sky HD box and HTPC to my home network. I simply plug in the various devices to this switch and then run cable between it and my main router. Everything connected and configured automatically as soon as it was plugged in.
For a stress test I streamed HD content to the Sky box over the internet, over the Smart TV and over the HTPC. I also sent two Blu-Ray rips from my NAS to the HTPC, each one averaging roughly 25 mbps. All the streams worked perfectly and the switch only got very slightly warm to the touch.
A final good point - the power cable and the ethernet ports are on the SAME side of the device. Many switches have these on opposite sides with is a pain for cable management.
One ANNOYING point -
The older version of this switch would adjust the colour of the LED lights on the front to indicate the speed of the connection over that port. That is, if you had a 100mbps device it would turn orange whilst a 1000mbps device would turn the indicator green. This is quite handy for quickly checking the network is operating as fast as it should.
This particular switch seems to simply stay green, despite the speed of the connection. I've tested it with several confirmed 100mbps devices and a green light is all you get.
Obviously the switch is much faster than any broadband, so the network speed really shows for streaming and file transfers within your own network. Across a 30m long Cat 5e cable I got 350-400 Mbps and that's with an old PC at one end. I'd expect still better speeds with the latest hardware connected.
The switch is very compact and neat, all the Ethernet sockets and power socket at the rear as they should be with green power and connection LEDs along the front. The LEDs flicker to show data transfer but they DON'T indicate the speed of each connection (100/1000 Mbps) by a colour change, so you may need to check your other hardware and cables to make sure you're getting gigabit speed where you should. I found a network surge protector that was dropping a connection to 100 Mbps level, but I had to look at the PC to find this. And check you don't still have any old Cat 5 (pre - 5e) cables in your network or you won't get high speeds.
The unit only gets slightly warm when busy, it says 3.64W is the maximum power and it meets the IEEE standard for energy efficiency. This cool running means there's no need for vent slots which is good if you want to put it in the sort of dusty places routers and switches often end up in - but it's small and neat enough to stay out on the desk or among your AV boxes.
UPDATE: Jan 2016: Almost two years later, still working perfectly.
It works at 1 gigabit speeds and can easily handle HD streaming (tested at 1080p) from a network storage device.
For the price you can't go wrong!
I mainly needed the extra ports that the 8 porter GS308 gives, but additional good points are the flashing lights being on the 'port side' so they face to the wall and don't illuminate the room! Also the metal case is weighty enough not to need 'blutacking' down to stop it being dragged by the lan cables. It's grey colour makes it more subtle as well :)
This latest incarnation does what it says on the tin for about £20 less. Doesn't have as many lights, doesn't run as hot... It just works! :-)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great bit of equipment, still going strong after many months, would recommend.Published 10 hours ago by ronald emery
I use one of these to conglomerate my bedroom's equipment into a single line that links into my main switch. Read morePublished 19 hours ago by Mistress Laura
I bought the hub in order to connect up different components of my media and computing setup: the TV, games console, Sonos unit, NAS and PC, which is more devices than I could... Read morePublished 1 day ago by KenW
Works flawlessly. Industrial grade it isn't but then again it doesn't claim to be. If you need a switch for your home or you're still stuck with some old 100mbit one - can't go... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Paul Szczepanek