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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 4170 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just had to buy more

    Posted
    LFMoisa
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Hi all, I work in the software industry, and have been working with computers since 90's. I like wireless, but I recommend to put as much as you can, devices that are fixed in your house, on cable to take away from wireless load which eat CPU and power more than cable. What I can say about these mini switches (btw I bought one and then came back and bought 4 more): just buy them if you need fast simple split where you have 1 cable and more than one devices. No need to trust me, just search and read the reviews. I like the KISS model (keep it simple stupid) and these are just that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great ethernet switch

    Posted
    53Delta
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Bought the switch to put components of entertainment system on network. Installed the switch in the room with entertainment system. Connected all devices to switch that was to connect to network router using Ethernet cables that came with devices. Ran one Ethernet cable from router to switch in other room and now all devices have network connection. I am able to keep devices current with program updates and firmware updates. The switch allowed me to run one cable through wall instead of four cables. My router only had one available Ethernet connection and the switch let me expand. Unit works great, have had no problems. System has been up and running for some time now. Very satisfied with performance of the switch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simple and small foot print

    Posted
    victorintelr
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I bought this switch to be able to plug my tv, blu ray and HTPC to my router. It's very smal and although it doesn't have rubber feet (like, I think the older version had) so it can stay still (it's very small and lightweight, so any stiff cable will drag it), any place you put it will barely be noticeable. It will hold high speeds within your network (assuming that your router has Gibabit connections), for internet it will depend on the speed of your connection. it can deal with all connections at the same time no problem. Now I don't really know how bright the lights are since i have paper on top of it to hide them, but they don't seem very bright (it might be different at night).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Plug and Play Switch

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

    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

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Look somewhere else for a simple switch

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

    I use to be a network admin so I know what I am talking about. I need a simple switch to connect a few devices with a direct cable from router to this switch no more than 30 feet. I have to uplug the device at least once a day. Every day, I see a connection to the switch but no internet. I have change cables, changed ports, even changed ports on the router it is connecting to and to no avail, it will get hosed up at least once or twice a day requiring me to unplug power cable, wait 10 seconds, and reconnect in order for my devices to see each other or the internet. I bought this maybe a month or so and can't find receipt. So i will have to purchase something else soon. STAY AWAY!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Some issues but otherwise works well

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

    his is a FAST switch. It allows me to transfer data between my 3 computers so quickly that hard drive transfer rate becomes the limiting factor (although I guess that should be a given since it IS gigabit and only one of my computers is running a RAID0). My only qualm is that it does not always properly detect 1Gb vs 100Mb connections, and after running for a couple of months refused to allow a 1Gb connection at all on 3 of the 5 ports. Thankfully I was able to fix this by cycling the power (unplugging it then plugging it back in) but this really shouldn't be necessary. It was cheap and therefore certainly worth the money I spent on it despite its minor irregularities.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect out of the box!

    Posted
    AwDoh
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I have two of these units. One is in the family room and used to connect a Blu Ray, Direct TV Receiver, and Samsung LED TV to the Internet. The other connects an Internet radio, Dircect TV receiver and computer in a bedroom. I prefer a wired connection for the security and faster throughput. This unit is true plug and play. All I had to do was connect the ethernet line from my router to one of the five ports and the other four were automatically configured and running. It took longer to unpack the box than to get the system up and running. The units are a little pricey, but work flawlessly with my Cisco Valet router.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Netgear 5-port Gigabit Ethernet Switch works great

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

    I bought this Netgear 5-port Gigabit Ethernet Switch over a year ago because I was experiencing problems with my new home router dropping the connection for my network attached storage quite frequently. The result was that indexing on the NAS would never complete. So it was always slow or unresponsive. Now I have an always on connection between my router and Ethernet which, in turn keeps my NAS connected. I also connect my other most commonly used network devices through this switch. I have had no issues since I installed this Ethernet Switch. I found it at a low price and it works perfectly. I highly recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfectly

    Posted
    IconicDetailing
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I wanted to hard wire all of my A/V equipment, although all of the components have wireless capability. By hard wiring everything via ethernet cables, from the modem to the Netgear switch, my wireless speeds have not been bogging down, due to having so many devices running off wireless connections, before hooking up the switch. Also, by connecting everything via ethernet, through the Netgear switch, you upload and download speeds should increase drastically, for streaming and updates.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    effortless setup

    Posted
    aec618
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I got this to replace a Cisco SE2500 gigabit switch that died after just 7 months of use. Found this item online, called my local BB store; they had one; went down and bought it, and 30 minutes later I'm back home and up and running again. The Cisco switch I replaced has all it's indicators on the back so it was hard to view it's status. This one has it's indicators in front and they appear color coded for speed (100mbps=yellow, 1gbps=green#. I like that is has a vertical stand, though it's thin plastic. I also like the 2 year warranty vs. 1 year for the Cisco #and my Cisco was a refurbished one so only got 90 days on it). Price was the same as the Cisco also.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Basically good

    Posted
    DAM7
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    No complaints. I use it to link my Verizon cellular network extender, Xbox One, Denon AV receiver, and "Smart" TV to my cable internet modem. No special setup needed, was all plug and play. This replaced a power-line base Ethernet access point. We were experiencing occaisional (once a week?) dropouts in Netflix or online gaming with the power line device. It seems to have cleared up with the new Netgear switch. Only regret is there are no spare ports left. Will need to buy an 8 port if anything is added to the system. Don't forget you need a port for the uplink!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It works

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

    It's not the most attractive product in the world with its white plastic shell case, but it works just fine. I got this to mount behind my TV to network the TV, a game console, and a computer to the wall. It functions at full gigabit speeds and was "plug and play." The wall jacks in my house hook up to a Netgear ProSafe switch in the basement, and there was no configuration necessary to extend the network. I always have a great experience with Netgear products -- my last switch from them has lasted over 10 years of continuous use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect - works seamlessly with AT&T U-Verse

    Posted
    jt1235
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    I bought an XBOX 360 in Dec 2010 and was unable to connect it to my AT&T U-Verse gateway (2 Wire 3800HGV-B) either by wire or wireless. I bought this switch and plugged my XBOX 360 into it, plugged the switch into the router (via a port in my living room) and it worked like a charm. No setup involved, no configuration on the gateway or anything. I had spent hours trying to get the XBOX 360 to connect to the network. This Netgear gateway is the perfect answer. Setup occured in under a minute. I had a return on investment in under 5 minutes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Rock solid wifi

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

    Previously, we had a $250 Asus wifi router that struggled to cover the house in a reliable signal. It was barely useable (if at all) in key parts of the house, especially in the upstairs bedroom. I decided to ditch the single wifi router with giant antennas for a mesh network, and boy did the Eero deliver. Not only do we get fantastic wifi in *every* corner of the house, but the download and upload speeds were consistently blazing fast everywhere. Highly recommended purchase if you're looking to blanket your house in a true mesh wifi network.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Eliminated Wi-Fi

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

    I wanted a hard wired ethernet connection to all the devices in my entertainment center cabinet. So, I bought this ethernet switch and some ethernet cables. I have fewer momentary signal drop-outs since connecting the switch. Previously, most of the items in my entertainment center were operated via the wi-fi signal. There's not much to it. Just plug in the ethernet cables and the power adapter. The switch is hidden behind my TV. This ethernet switch appears to use less power than some of the others I considered.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beats wireless connection!

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

    My comcast modem/router is in the basement where the feed cable comes in. We had an e/net cable run upstairs to the den to get better speeds. When I saw my wife's PC was getting 8 times the speed with the e/net cable than with just the wireless, I went to BBuy and picked this up so I could hook both PCs up to that upstairs wire. I liked the Bridge rather then just a Hub, so it handles communication collisions better. It works great and I get 8x the speed of my wireless now too. I know I could hook up a router upstairs too, this was easier and cheaper..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great for the family room

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

    I wanted a reliable connection between the FIOS router at one end of our house, and the entertainment center at the other. I used wifi for a couple years, but the abundance of wifi gadgets in our house was actually bottlenecking performance. So I scrapped a couple of middle-man widgets and ran a Cat6 cable from my FIOS router to this switch. It's got enough ports for the Wii, the BluRay player, and the rest of it. No more flaky wifi connections, and absolutely nothing to do beyond plugging it in. If the network speak makes you dizzy, this is basically a splitter, but for network wires.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simple and easy to use, does the job efficiently

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

    I bought the Google AC1200 mesh system to ensure good Wi-fi throughout our house but I had several hard wired devices. I used the Netgear 5-Port unmanaged switch to connect these devices to the main Google unit. Now everything is working as it should. It took only minutes to make the needed connections and the function lights on the unit make monitoring it simple and fast.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great Switch for a small home

    Posted
    neo1234
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I visited my brother's house and he did not have a router only a modem. We were unable to play the xbox and watch netflix in two separate rooms. So I bought this switch to connect all the devices via ethernet giving simultaneous internet access to all the devices. It was basically plug an play set up. Now my tech challenged brother does not have to set up or manage a router. Just move from room to room leaving the ethernet cords in their place. The device is also small enough to hide away. Just wish I got a black one personal preference.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid Ethernet Switch

    Posted
    ialeon17

    I purchased this product about a year ago. Plugged it in to the network and connected 2 PCs and 2 Macs. No configuration needed. So far, no complaints. It was up and running in a few minutes. The switch has been running non-stop 24/7 without a glitch. I do a lot of multimedia and video streaming at work. The performance transferring large video files and streaming high bit rate videos has been excellent so far. It is a good solid Ethernet switch and I'm very satisfied with its performance.

    I would recommend this to a friend