TLDR; Dead after 6months, 1yr warranty only covers physical appearance and not functionality..
Update** I need an unmanaged 1GBPs 8port switch that I have open air circulation and can depend on for years at home. This netgear switch worked perfect until it decided to fail, 1 port after 3months and then the remaining 7 ports 3months thereafter.
Review before it failed;
Long story, short; If you need a plug and play Gigabit switch for your home or business this is the best bang for buck.
I upgraded my FiOS to 1Gb Speed and my router has 1Gb ports and 5gHz but my various unmanaged switches I have were TP-Link, Plastic & maxed out at 100Mbps so I needed a Gigabit unmanaged switch to achieve a plug-and-play upgrade for my LAN devices to take advantage of the new speeds.
I have multiple unmanaged switches but I wanted to test this netgear before committing to purchase more. From my Gigabit router the available output ports are point to point connections to various rooms in the house. On the living room connection I had a 100Mbps switch that a smart TV, PS4 Pro, XB1X, Surface Dock, Onkyo AVR connected to.
I measured 5 speeds before and after the upgrade;
• Speed of current config, XB1X 80Mbps DL_UL Max in various built in test and Browser speed tests.
• Speed of 5Ghz Wifi, XB1X Achieved 300Mbps+ DL/UL in various browser tests and the built in test.
• Speed of 2.4GHhz Wifi, XB1X Achieved 100Mbps+ DL/UL
• Speed with Network Jack plugged straight into Wall jack, XB1X Achieved 600Mbps+ DL/UL
• Speed with Netgear Gigabit Switch, XB1X Achieved 600Mbps+ DL/UL
Results are exactly what I'm looking for with the upgraded switch and it requires an availanlr AC outlet for power but if you're upgrading your likely already using one it can plug into. The chassis is metal and feels like quality and the higher running temps under full load will take advantage of the vented metal's heat dissipation vs just my older plastic unvented switch. There is no fan so it's silent and I'm keeping in a ventilated spot behind my entertainment center and it has keyhole mounting slots if you need.
My only Con would be the inability to turn off the LEDs. It doesn't bother me since it's hidden, the light color and solid/blinking serve a function but, if it was placed out in the open I would have to tape them off as they are very visible and that's not good in a home theater environment.
|商品尺寸||9.4 x 2.79 x 10.16 cm; 240.4 克|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||不是|