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

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 4247 reviews

98%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Super Highway

    Posted
    BestBuyFanatic
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    These extra ports really allows me to tackle the goal of separating my wifi, guest wifi, lan connections. I can mix and match all day plus when my son's friends come over for a weekend of gaming: 2 PS4's, 1 PS3, Desktop, streaming on their phones and TV streaming. My security cameras, far away wireless devices, are undisturbed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for expanding ports

    Posted
    Joos
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I used it to expand the available number of outgoing ethernet ports for my Google wifi since it only had one. Currently have two devices connected directly to the switch and another connection that runs from the switch to a MOCA set-up with another two devices connected to that at the end point. So far I have had zero issues. It was really the perfect solution to what I needed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Inexpensive way to add extra ports for network

    Posted
    Tldspectre
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    My TV is downstairs from my router and was operating off wifi - getting consistently lower connection speeds then my wired connections. My router only has 2 wired ports which were both in use, so adding this unit saved me the cost, time & trouble of upgrading my modem/router. Since connecting my TV I'm getting almost double the connection speed I was getting over wifi. Easy to set up, pretty much plug-and-play.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So glad I bought this thing!!!

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

    Wow, what a sweet little device here! Get yours today and get going on your computer work! This will improve your life more than you even knew your life could be improved. I was single and sad when I bought this, now I'm married with three kids and a corvette, and it has only been three weeks? How you ask? Because, I have been able to do as much as I possibly can with the addition of this new device in my life. Get up, get out, and get yours today!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Speed for Wired Connection

    Posted
    RALPH5316
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    If you have a wired connection and want best speed, you need this router. All the marketing is geared to wireless connections and speed but if you are one of the rare breed like me you have to pay attention to the speed of the wired ports. This router has 10/100/1000 bps. Most only have 10/100 bps. Use this router and 6G cable and you will get the best you can get with a cable connection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent solution to running out of router ports

    Posted
    Kyshietahla
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I got this device because I had to move things around in the 'computer room' and also got a new gateway from the cable company. Since I got a new gateway, the router would have been pointless to keep in the same spot so I turned it into a bridge for the other side of the house and purchased this device to be able to fit more wired devices. Works flawlessly and haven't had any issues. I plugged it in, plugged in the ethernet wires and it was good to go. No set up needed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great way to expand your wired network

    Posted
    itdude1957
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Our wireless modem is on the main floor but we have a home theater in the basement at the other end of the house unfortunately wireless is weak but we had the house wired for ethernet when we built it. I have one cat-6 line line in the media closet and used the switch to connect our Samsung smart tv, a computer that hosts our I-tunes accounts, Wii, Blu-Ray player and still have an open port for anything else we may want to wire in ... in the future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great quality for the price.

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

    I bought this switch to connect my cable box and multiple gaming systems, and streaming device to a single ethernet port. So far, I have been using my equipment and have not experienced any issues with lag or disconnections. I believe this is a solid buy if you need something simple to get the job done.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great switch for the our multimedia center

    Posted
    WoWGamer
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    We've been NetGear fans for our networking components for years and picked this one up when our TV / Gaming area went one connection more than the 4 port we had after picking up another gaming console (I think we have one of everything now lol). Anyway - super fast performance, allows us to run full Gigabit end to end on our LAN and super easy to use/install. Plus we've used NetGear products for very long time because they are problem free and dependable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good for the $$

    Posted
    Fiosman
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This is one of the cheaper gigabit switches I've seen around. Me coming from a 10/100 Cisco switch to this GS605 V4 was a big improvement for me. I ran pre-gigabit switch and post-gigabit switch speed tests on Cablevision's boost plus internet (50/8) and I gained a few Mbps when I was on the gigabit switch (Gigabit to Gigabit) So far, I'm very pleased with this product and I recommend it to everyone out there for both the price and performance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works right out of the box!

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

    I use it in the living room, where I have multiple devices that connect to the internet and I installed a PowerLine device, to deliver my network from the router to the living room via the power lines. It has a wireless access point on it but I prefer to use wired connections. The Powerline device has one wired output and I use the switch to split that one to 5 or 8 outlets. It works great. No hassle. No installation or configuration. Just set it up and it works.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy switch to set up and use

    Posted
    mabrown
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    This switch does exactly what it's supposed to do. It's simple to set up -- plug it into power, plug computers and a connection to the rest of the LAN into it, and it's ready to go. I believe it could be priced a little lower, but it's not so expensive as to turn away from it on the basis of price. It comes with a pair of "feet" so that it can be placed vertically if necessary. The design of the exterior is very attractive -- less industrial than a lot of switches.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Ethernet switch

    Posted
    3dHDfan
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I use this both for my home computer and streaming direct to my TV, sometimes at the same time, without any noticeable drop in performance, even while watching HD content. Out of curiosity I ran speed tests on my computer with my modem hard wired directly to my computer and through the switch and have experienced no change. Installation was a breeze. Take it out of the box; plug in the power and the Ethernet cables and your good to go.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What can I say, it's a network switch

    Posted
    Chris
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I needed to connect the various ethernet ports in my home to my router and did not have enough connections. This switch came in handy. It can distinguish incoming and outgoing connections so all you have to do is connect all cables without plugging incoming cable in a specific port. Overall, it has worked flawlessly for 2 months.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great little switch.

    Posted
    BrentB
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I’ve got a single Ethernet cord and no interest in WiFi to my devices and having double NAT is in issue out of the box for most routers. But I want my pc Xbox and raspberry pi to all be wired into the network so this bad boy lets me connect all of those and this one is able to turn the ports off even when the device isn’t plugged in. Have had three Xbox’s playing bf1 with no latency or network issues.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Poor Customer Service Hurts Product

    Posted
    arizato
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I purchased this switch as an "add on" to a Netgear wireless router I had purchased a few months earlier. Turns out the switch is incompatible with the router. Who knew? You couldn't find out from Netgear's customer service because they listed no phone contact for Technical Support. Only e-mail. I sent in the question. Took them two days to answer. Worthless. I returned the switch, threw the router in the trash and went out and bought Linksys. All working great now.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Because it's all they had

    Posted
    StereoTypesCville
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    The only reason I got this thing was to get me out of a jam on an installation... it was the only thing they had in stock. This product is a far-cry from the Netgear Safe-Port products. I've had to replace this and the router from the same series on numerous projects. On top of that, Best Buy s CRAZY expensive on these things... but I also know if you want to sell TVs for 10% over cost, you have to make it up on peripherals like cables, network gear, etc

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy setup. Great speed.

    Posted
    Pick
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I recently changed internet providers and needed to get a tv and gaming system off of the WiFi and plugged in directly. I chose the Netgear because I see the reliability everyday at work because my IT department uses it. Both the tv and PS4 setup very quickly and are faster and more reliable. This also sped up our WiFi for other wireless devices.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works beautifully.

    Posted
    Mili1234
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Five gig ports deliver the goods beautifully. Saved me money by utilizing me existing A.C lines as Ethernet conductors. Have had no failures or slow speeds. Colored lights tell you at a glance the quality of the signal. I did have to return the first unit because of product glitch, but after replacement from Best Buy (Thank you Best Buy) have not had a single complaint. Love the product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Your extension cord for wired router needs.

    Posted
    LawrenceD
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    If you don't have enough ethernet ports from your router then go with this. Solved my lackiing ethernet ports for my Roku, Apple TV, Sony 4K and cable box, bluray player. Especially if you watch HD and 4K contents most of the time e.g. some Amazon Prime movies that are available with 4K streaming or Netflix 4K exclusives like Marco Polo and House of Cards. No lag, no more waiting for downloading while you watch uninterrupted!

    I would recommend this to a friend