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

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 4065 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It is a switch that won't quit

    Posted
    Matt
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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another great solution

    Posted
    Bestbuygirl
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    After I plugged in my eero mesh Wi-Fi system THE GREATEST! I needed this so I can plug in my Directv into an extra Ethernet port. The eero has 2 ports but I needed an extra one for Directv. Directv needs Internet Wi-Fi in order to work for pay per view (which I don’t do) and to use on demand feature that I do. I know that Directv also has their own personal wireless equipment but conveniently my DIRECTV person came back another day to trouble shot and ended up taking my wireless equipment and instead wire it, he said it would be better to wire it but never said he would keeping my wireless equipment I originally had what if my WiFi connection got better I could’ve used it again. I didn’t even realize the darn box was gone until about four months later I opened the cardboard box that it came in and it was empty, (third party hook up people) probably took it so he could sell the equipment on the side, so now I need to keep it Directv (wired) because when I called Directv and asked them if they can bring back my wireless box that I originally had and now they say I would have to pay for a service call and upgraded (that’s another story) so typical, so I just bought this little tiny Netgear box with extra ports, so convenient to keep it wired.

    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exactly what I needed!

    Posted
    CPrice
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    My router has 3 ethernet ports. 1 goes directly to my PC, 1 to my cable box, and the third was shared across my PS3, PS4, and Steam Link. It was a real pain to have to swap the cable out each time I wanted to use one. When I recently bought a personal cloud device, which requires a constant connection, I needed a quick solution. This works perfectly! It doesn't degrade the signal at all, and my max 50mbps isn't touched. Another good thing is that this doesn't get hot after constant use. It doesn't even get warm! There's only one negative, but it has nothing to do with the performance. The advertising itself is a bit deceiving if you're not familiar with ethernet switches (which I wasn't until I got this home). The specs say it has 5 ports, but one of them is immediately taken up when connecting it to your router. Since it doesn't have a separate dedicated input, it only leaves you with 4 ports. That was the exact number I needed, so it wasn't a problem for me, but make sure you get a larger one if you need more than 4 outputs. All in all, if you need up to 4 additional devices connected to an ethernet cable, I highly recommend this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    insane

    Posted
    crazykrats
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    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
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    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: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works Okay for Price

    Posted
    DamionFlynn
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    The switch works as it is supposed to. That being said, it is a little slower than I anticipated. No piece of networking hardware is going to work at 100% efficiency so I was not expecting true gigabit speeds, but I was expecting at least 100mbps out of it. Unfortunately, this switch rarely operates at speeds over 30mbps to my router which is 125' of cable away. Fortunately, it is sufficient for most things but if I have a particularly large file to download or upload, I will use my laptop within the 5.4 wifi range of the router or connect directly to the router. It'll work for now, but if you are really wanting to see good speeds out of this switch, you will be disappointed.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    May Be Defective

    Posted
    Shelly
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    I bought this switch because a salesman told me it will work for me expanding my ports on the back of my modem. With some hesitation I bought it and it doesn’t work and when I went back and told them more salesman said it will work. Either I have a defective one or I’m right that a switch needs a router to designate IP addresses to the devices it’s working for. I didn’t give it 1 star because it may not be the switches fault, although it didn’t work behind the router either. But I also didn’t give it 5 stars because Netgear has only let me down with customer service but overall their products have always worked for me, that is unless the dog knocks the router on the ground but again it’s not Netgears fault I have a dumb dog. Best of luck with whatever decision you make.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    No Brainer, Plug-N-Chug

    Posted
    ChrisSpera123
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    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
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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for home theaters

    Posted
    nickcal
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    I have a home theater set-up in my living room, which is on the opposite side of the house from my router/modem. I have mesh WiFi throughout my home, but when it comes to streaming video and gaming, I want to hard wire in those systems with an Ethernet cable. So, I purchased this small switch to manage those devices. It's been the perfect addition to the home theater set-up. It has worked flawlessly and because it's so small, I was able to attach it to the back of my entertainment stand using command adhesive strips. I get a very strong signal from my main modem and it's not failed at all since I installed this almost a year ago.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    I had to return it

    Posted
    Birdie
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    I chose this switch because of its look, price and the fact that all the ports were in the back. Set-up was super easy. All i had to do was unbox, plug in the power cord and my ethernet cord...that's it! It worked the first day. Even though I wasn't impressed i thought it would serve its purpose. The following day we switched from att's internet to spectrum internet. The switch was powered but was unable to connect. I tried everything I could but had to return it. So it may work for someone who has att, but it's still an unimpressive device.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent 5 port gigabit switch!

    Posted
    tallpine
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    I have an existing 8 port gigabit switch in my living room with all my devices connected with one open port left. However, I needed another connection for a recently added new device in my computer room. The 4 gigabit ports on my nice netgear router were all occupied. I removed two devices from the router and connected to the new switch and, of course, one wire running from the router to the switch for data transfer and hookup. I now have one open port on my router and two open ports on my new switch in my computer room. Everything that has a gigabit port runs at 10/100/1000 speed. If you are going to use a switch, then purchase a gigabit switch! It is that important! This new switch works and looks great set up between my modem and my router on a stand behind my monitor. You will not be disappointed in this netgear switch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Bad choice LG Soundbar

    Posted
    JamesSOG
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    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great inexpensive switch

    Posted
    IAmBruceK
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    I got this switch in order to build a dorm room network. The college put the single data port in a very poor location so in order to support all of the connected devices we have I needed to add a switch. This switch was inexpensive which could have been a sign that it was poorly made. So far it has withstood over a month of contstant college level use with no issues reported. It was small and light weight enough to allow me to use 2 Command Strips to mount it to the wall with the ports facing down. I also added some cable support so the cables do not pull on the switch when they hang down. This past weekend I checked on how the network was performing and was told it was flawless so I consider this an excellent choice for someone who needs a switch and not a router.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great for multi console families

    Posted
    OldBlood
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    I got this due to the wifi being extremely bad in my house unless next to the modem/router and did not feel like running multiple 75' cat6 cables to basement this is hooked up to a ps3, ps4pro, xbx1s, & 4k smart; all of which show over a 100mps (i know this varies but is closer to speed im paying for rather than 30mps wifi and lost connections) download and only time i loose connection is when internet and cable is truly out

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Switch, Does its Job

    Posted
    JC8686
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    All that was needed was to take one Ethernet cable that was going to the back of my Xbox and be able turn it into three. Purchased the switch, took it out of the box, plugged a supply wire in and three wires out...everything worked first try. The only thing worth noting is I had an expectation that there would be a port labeled input and then the others labeled output. This was not the case, all I did was plug my supply out of the wall into the first port (labeled 1) and the others out ports 2,3 & 4 and everything worked as I hoped. Good product. Takes up little more space than a deck of cards would. You do need a power supply though, so keep that in mind.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fine Five Port Switch

    Posted
    ChattAFrog
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    This switch replaced another one that failed after a series of three or four electric power glitches over a period of a couple of days. One disadvantage of a "smart grid" is that momentary power outages are more frequent while longer duration ones are prevented. I needed a replacement switch on short notice for my home network. As it turned out, the manufacturer of the first switch replaced it under warranty. Since I currently have 6 Ethernet jacks in the house, I reinstalled the 8 port switch when it arrived. To prevent further problems due to power glitches, I've put the switch as well as my wireless router on a battery backup/UPS. Although it was only used for a couple of weeks, this Netgear 5 port switch worked fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Plug and Play Switch

    Posted
    VegasJoe
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    In a time where the choice of cheap 5-port, desktop, GigE switches is plentiful, this one stands out for one simple reason: exterior design. It looks good enough to show off anywhere, and the vertical stand is a great desk-space-saver, something that becomes handier every day. The only case where you wouln't buy this model would be if you need Jumbo Frame support -- but that's something 99% of people with a SOHO setup can't even use (because your standard router for Internet access won-t support it...). So why bother? Definitely my favorite in this price range and feature set. Highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend