NETGEAR - 5-Port 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Unmanaged Switch - White

The NETGEAR SOHO Ethernet Unmanaged Switches provide easy and affordable network connectivity to small offices and home/offices. With these Plug-and-Play switches, you can quickly and easily expand your network connections to multiple devices, with no configuration required.

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Overview

What's Included


  • 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch (GS605)
  • Installation guide
  • Power adapter
  • Vertical stand
  • Warranty/Support information card

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3292 out of 3357)

Features


Gigabit Ethernet

5 auto-sensing 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet ports with non-blocking switching architecture for maximum throughput at wire speed.

Plug-and-Play

Simple set up with no software or configuration needed. Rack and wall-mountable (kit included).

Internet Splitter

Connectivity to your router or modem for additional wired connections (laptop, gaming console, printer, etc).

Cost Effective

Most affordable connectivity to your network.

Easy-monitoring

Per port LEDs for port activity and speed.

Sleek and Stylish

Blends seamlessly into any environment with its distinctive reflective surface.


Customer rating

4.8
99%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It is a switch that won't quit

    Posted
    Matt
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I have no idea what I would without this switch. It literally saved me from having to run several Ethernet cables to my office (because the way the house it setup the modem had to be put in the living room). I ran one Ethernet cable from the modem to the router (which is right next to the modem) and then from the router to the switch (in the office) I then plugged in my desktop and printer into the switch and them ran a couple hard lines to the work table at the other side of the room to be used when plugging in other devices, and I ran the last one to my room (next to the office, but further away from the living room) where I plugged in my Xbox. This thing does not slow down my internet at all. I see the same speed (give or take a few Mbps) from every port as I do from the WiFi. This means that whether I am hard-lined into the internet or using the WiFi I am getting consistent speeds. This thing is a beast, it hasn't gotten hot or overloaded, and it handled very well every single thing on it being used at the same time without seeing a hang up in response times. (* A lot of this has to do with the router and modem I am using as well, but for the switch that cost $45 to keep up with the router and modem and function at the same level consistently is amazing to me.) I would highly recommend to anyone in need of running more than a couple of Ethernet cables to consider getting one (or more) of these and placing them closer to where the bulk of your Ethernet cables will be needed so you do not have to run several long cables. I would also recommend this to people who will potentially need more Ethernet ports than what the router gives you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Neat features, fast and user friendly

    Posted
    PapaEchoRomeoEchoZulu

    I'm really impressed with the user friendly interface, the "status" led's on the front and the compact size. This switch does exactly what it says, works quickly #I don't have a way to test transfer speeds, but I've noticed a difference, especially vs. my wireless network. I noticed when I started plugging in different wires to different devices that there were green numbers and yellow numbers. I wasn't able to determine exactly what the issue was until I switched some wires around and noticed the "yellow/green" colors followed the respective wire. After a brief google search I found out a yellow indicator means the speed is 10/100 and the green indicator is /1000, the obvious reason I purchased this switch. I've since used it to find out what cables I have that are gigabit speed vs 10/100 and thrown those out. I'm currently using cable internet, into a netgear router/switch WNDR 3700 v2 for wireless PS3, x2 WII, x2 Apple TV, x3 laptops, magic jack, PC & iMac, x3 wireless IP Cameras and an additional PS3, XBox and additional wired IP Camera and Buffalo 6tb NAS . You can see we had a lot of use from the router/switch. I noticed a huge lag while trying to use the Apple TVs netflix and itunes so I opted to introduce this switch to lessen the wireless demand. Now I have moved the switch so it is directly wired into the router, just on the opposite side of the house via CAT6 and it directly serves the NAS, PC & IMac, the PS3, XBox. The router/switch supports the new Smart TV IP Camera and Magic Jack. One of our main issues was we stream a lot of itunes video movies/tv shows to the apple TVs from the PC. Now the PC is direct to the Switch -> Router/Switch -> Wireless to Apple TVs. We are getting another switch this weekend to piggyback off the existing router/switch to tether into the apple TVs and smart tv which has to currently be manually connected after removing the magic jack. Overall, I'm impressed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works great...when it works

    Posted
    Zacariah

    I bought this switch for my home office to get wired internet to my Polycom phone and my computer. It worked great for a couple of days but then the internet to my computer and phone started cutting in and out really bad. I starting troubleshooting the issue to see if it was my new Netgear router modem or if it was this new Netgear switch or if it was just my cable internet. While I was connected to the internet though an ethernet cable, I started running pings on my router modem and I would constantly get responses of <1ms. When my internet would start cutting out on me, my pings would time out A LOT. I would disconnect the ethernet cable that connected my laptop to the switch and I would just connect to the router modem wirelessly and continue to run pings. While I was connected wirelessly, I wouldn't ever get a time out. If I connected my computer back to the switch, my pings would continue to time out again. Unplugging the power to the switch for about 2 minutes and then plugging the power back in to it would get it to work correctly again. I did some other troubleshooting and, as far as I can tell, the problem is with this switch. Also, my VoIP Polycom phone is plugged in to this switch and whatever LAN port I have it plugged in to, that LAN stays lit orange and not green, even when I am on the phone. Maybe the "auto power down" mode for unused LAN is carrying over to my Polycom a little bit? I have only had it a week but I am going to take it back and get a replacement. I'm going to get the same model and just hope the one I have now is just a lemon and the problem I'm having isn't common. If I have the same problem with the new one, I'll take it back and just get a different model and/or brand. Hope this helps anybody make a decision. If the new one works better, then I would recommend this to a friend but I would also tell that friend to be cautious about the purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    insane

    Posted
    crazykrats
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    We purchased this product as I have used Netgear wow since aprox 2009. My husband and I were very big gamers. as well as we would have up to 5 friends at a time hardwired as well as wifi in our home at a time. We never had any issues ever. I hooked this up and for over a week myself as well as our computer specialist tried everything to get this to work. Eventually we gave up and I called the customer service center for help as it says to. They were very rude as well as said they could help me fix the issue but it would not be for free like the paperwork says. She insisted it was some 3rd party fix and I would have to pay, But she would however give us a discount since we had just purchased the product. Ok wait. You know I just purchased this product and we registered it for our warranty and you will help us with the issue we are having, BUT its not covered under the warranty.. Im a bit confused. Its BRAND NEW, NEVER USED DUE TO WE CANT GET IT TO FIND THE ADDRESS FOR THIS COMPUTER, SO TECHNICALY WHY ISNT IT CUVERED???? Ultimately the product was DEFINETLY returned as soon as I hung up on her and we purchased another that was hooked up and instantly worked... SO NO I WOULD NEVER RECOMEND THIS PARTICULAR PRODUCT...

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good for home use

    Posted
    Jonklsn
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I purchased this product in a pinch because I needed something quick for a problem I was having with networking at work. Yes, this not a business level product and is not sold that way, but it was the only option I had at the time. Best buy stopped carrying the Netgear Pro line in stores. As a switch it does the job. The devices works well when combined with routers and switches that are all "auto config" type devices. Generally that is exactly how all home use products are designed. In the environment I used it in initially, I wasn't able to quite get the full gigabit throughput that the switch claimed to be able to handle. That would be my only reason for giving it an average rating. However I will say that I've since re purposed this device to a more simple network and it is working as advertised. I generally wouldn't recommend this class product to anyone. If you can get your hands on the Netgear pro line elsewhere, I'd go that route. I've had less issues and failures with that product line, and its actually the same price as this product line. However if basic home switching is your goal then this will do the job well.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    No Brainer, Plug-N-Chug

    Posted
    ChrisSpera123
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Troubleshooting a complex home network setup like mine wasn't easy. When you combine, wired, wireless, and powerline networking into a single installation, it can sometimes get dicey when problems come up. Figuring out that it was my Linksys 8-port network switch that was bad took a bit. However, after determining that it was the point of failure and bringing the NETGEAR 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch into the mix, it was easy to get back up and running. The installation instructions were clear, and easy to follow. This was the easiest, no-brainer, plug-n-chug installation of a network component I've had...ever - plug the cables in, plug the switch into the AC outlet, and vy-oh-la! I'm back on the internets. Staying up and running has been easy and there haven't been any issues with maintaining the component after it was installed. I'd recommend this to anyone and anyone trying to extend their home network.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simple to install, works well

    Posted
    DCSanDiego
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Bought this for daughter to use in her dorm room. WiFI is not allowed in the dorm so she needed a way to connect multiple ethernet devices (computer, printer, "smart" Bluray player) without using WiFi. This ethernet switch fills the need with quick & easy installation and zero maintenance or monitoring required. Basically just plug in power and the various devices via CAT-5 cable (or equivalent) and the switch does the rest. She now has her own in-room network to connect everything together. I needed something quickly so didn't comparison shop. Netgear has a good reputation and I have other Netgear equipment at home so I just picked it quickly and paid the price. Doing a bit of research after the the fact I find there are equivalent products available for at least 25% less. With that said, Netgear does make good products that I've never had a problem with in the past.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Bad choice LG Soundbar

    Posted
    JamesSOG
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Beware buyer, before you purchase any electronics that you will be connecting to a 3 year or older HD Flatscreen TV, make sure they are compatible. I purchased a LG sound bar and have tried every way possible through BEST BUY to purchase what I needed to have it work with my Aquos Sharp Flatscreen TV and it has never worked. All I have is a ornament on my TV console. I took it back to BEST BUY and they refused to exchange it for the correct equipment due have purchased 3 months prior. I was in the hospital and had moved during that 3 months and they didn’t want to hear it. I was left with a 147.00 ornament on my TV console. I now purchase all my new electronics from BEST BUYS competitors. Just sayin!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend




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