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NETGEAR ProSAFE FS105 5-Port Fast Ethernet Desktop Switch

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  • 5 10/100 Fast Ethernet ports
  • Small and silent desktop form factor
  • Plug-n-Play connectivity easily installs into any network
  • Energy efficient helps lower power cost
  • Rigorously tested for reliability, built to last
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Data Transfer Rate 100 megabits per second 1000 megabits per second 1000 megabits per second 100 megabits per second
Size 5-Port 8 Port 5 Port 8-port
Wattage 7.5 watts 4.5 watts 3.5 watts 44 watts
Item Weight 0.62 pounds 0.86 pounds 0.66 pounds 3.05 pounds
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Capacity: 5-Port
Product Manual [463kb PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 3.7 x 1.1 inches ; 9.9 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00002EQCW
  • Item model number: FS105NA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (743 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 2, 2004

Product Description

Capacity: 5-Port

Product Description

The FS100 series FS105 Fast Ethernet switch brings the 100 Mbps switching technology and simplifies it for the small office marketplace. This product provides a cost effective way to instantaneously boost network performance while preserving your network infrastructure, including installed cabling and desktop software and hardware. Since each port is auto-speed- sensing, installation is plug and play and each connection can easily be upgraded from 10 to 100 Mbps.

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Amazon.com Product Description
The NETGEAR FS105 ProSafe 5-Port 10/100 Desktop Switch offers:
  • Five 10/100 Mbps auto-sensing UTP ports.
  • Simple installation with no software to install.
  • Fanless design for silent operation.
The NETGEAR FS105 ProSafe 5-Port 10/100 Desktop Switch provides your local area network (LAN) with a reliable 10/100 Mbps auto-sensing connectivity for five users.



LEDs let you check the status of connections at a glance. View larger.
Sturdy and Reliable Design
NETGEAR's FS100 series desktop switches are housed in a compact sturdy metal case designed without the need for internal fans, keeping operation both silent and more reliable. It can be placed on a flat surface or you can use the included wall mount kit.

Simple Setup and Stellar Performance
Plug in your Ethernet cables and connect a power cord, and you're ready to go. There is no software to install or settings to configure. The switch features auto negotiation, which automatically obtains the fastest possible connection, and Auto Uplink takes care of the MDI/MDI-X connection. There are no toggle switches or special crossover cables. If your network has existing 10BASE-T devices, they will work seamlessly within a higher bandwidth environment with each port achieving its full speed.

Every port supports up to 200 Mbps in dedicated bandwidth. Automatic flow control ensures smooth traffic. The FS105 has 64 KB of buffer memory and an address database size of 1,000. The switch has status LEDs for power, and link, speed, and activity for each port.

The NETGEAR FS105 ProSafe 5-Port 10/100 Desktop Switch has a Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) of 390,000 hours and is backed by a lifetime warranty. The power adapter is backed by a 2-year warranty.

What's in the Box
FS105 Desktop Switch, wall-mount kit, power adapter, quick installation guide, warranty/support information card.

Customer Reviews

Plugged it to a DLink router to split internet connection and feed all my PCs; works great.
M. Polanco
Like other products from Netgear, this switch is a little nicer than the competition because it has: - Nice sturdy metal construction instead of plastic.
Joseph Chiu
I have owned one of these Netgear 5 port switches for a few years and have never had a problem, so, this purchase was a no brainer.
T. Mason

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

137 of 144 people found the following review helpful By Joseph Chiu on January 24, 2001
Size Name: 5-Port
With switch prices coming down to about $10-per-port, it's hard to justify buying anything less than a 10/100-switch for all but the most cost-conscious buyer.
As most 5-port 10/100 switches have the same capabilities and cost about the same, there's not much to distinguish one from another. Still, I particularly like the Netgear FS-105 5-port switch. Like other products from Netgear, this switch is a little nicer than the competition because it has:
- Nice sturdy metal construction instead of plastic. The case also has a grounding tab in case you're using the switch in a (electrically) high-noise environment.
- Connection status indicators built into the jacks, so you can easily tell which cable is connected and is active. (The "vistajack" feature.)
- Right-angled barrel power connector which reduce the likelihood of disconnecting power accidentally.
- An easy-to-access switch to toggle port 1 between station mode and uplink mode. Unlike some hubs where two jacks are wired together, this design prevents accidentally shorting a station to an uplink.
- Screw-mount notches on the underside allows for easy attachment to the wall, underside of a counter, etc.
With a 1000-MAC address buffer and 200 Kbytes-per-port packet buffer, this switch can easily handle the typical traffic load of small- and medium-sized networks.
The Netgear product is not the cheapest 10/100-switch (check out the D-Link Fast Ethernet Switch, for example), but for overall design and value-for-money, I still like the Netgear the most.
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57 of 58 people found the following review helpful By M. Saunders on March 27, 2003
Size Name: 16-port Verified Purchase
I had been looking at the FS116 for some time, hoping for the prices to come down. Recently, I was able to get one at a good price from Amazon so I jumped on it.
This switch, unlike many of the Linksys products, is made of *metal*. It is VERY solidly built and quite small - not much taller than the network jacks themselves. It does not have any fans and runs only slightly warm to the touch.
... EVERY port on this device is now uplink capable, not just one port "with a button" as the heading indicates. For me, this was a pleasant surprise as I have several ethernet cables that are designed for uplinking and with this switch, I can use them whenever I need to due to the auto-detection on all 16 ports.
I really like that the LEDs and cables come-out of the front. The trend in consumer level devices is to put the cables on the rear. This does not work for me as I have my "network center" in the basement and all of the cables approach from the front (note, front-connect is how professional-level equipment is built and the fact that the Netgear uses that also harkens to their power-user-level equipment).
Anyway, I have been using this switch transparently for a couple of months now. It functions just as a switch should: without a thought. It just works.
Mike
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64 of 71 people found the following review helpful By Heath Buckmaster VINE VOICE on July 31, 2000
Size Name: 5-Port Verified Purchase
I originally had a hub, and when I realized that I wasn't getting anywhere near the throughput I would get with a switch, the obvious choice was netgear. the switch is fast, slick looking, and has LED's to tell you everything about your connections. the downside? design. the ethernet cables plug into the front of the unit, while the power cord plugs into the back. the problem here is that if your ethernet cables are as flexible as warm butter, they get in the way of the led's or each other. when i plugged three cables in, the box sat to the side because the weight of the cable held up up. if you are going to wall mount the unit (it comes with screws to do so) then that might help, but if you are going to set it on your desk, the ethernet cables have to run from the front of it, instead of behind... the unit also gets warm, so make sure you have clearance on all sides so it gets air. otherwise, despite the design issues, the product is slick. has led for 10/100mb, full duplex, collisions, and the 5th port doubles as an uplink.... for fast networking netgear makes a quality product.
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45 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Don Merlin on January 21, 2002
Size Name: 5-Port Verified Purchase
I have been replacing my ethernet hubs with switches (because the throughput on a switch is much better than on a hub). After extensive review, I decided to get one D-Link 5-port switch and one Netgear 5-port switch, both auto-sensing for 10/100 rate. The truth is, they both work great! They both perform well, and were equally easy to hookup (no software to deal with). I will add one thing, and that is that the D-Link box was a much nicer design than the Netgear. First of all, it is much smaller (the picture of the D-Link here is deceiving). Secondly, the Netgear has the LED lights and the ethernet ports on the same side. For my setup, I prefer the ports on the back and the lights on the front. I think the Netgear switch was fashioned more for a rack. Style aside, a big thumbs up for both of these switches!
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 7, 2009
Size Name: 5-Port
I purchased one of these to split out the CAT5 cabling in my basement; I only had one cable coming in but needed three. So far it has been working 24/7 for the past 6 months with no problems.

This switch is super simple. There are no web interfaces and complicated configuration steps to go through. Don't need them. Just plug it in, plug in your CAT5 cables and go. The hardest part of the installation was installing the screws for wall mounting it.

The only thing I can complain about is the huge power supply that powers it; I'm pretty sure it outweighs the switch and it is large enough that if you plug it into the top socket of an outlet it will block the bottom one. Thankfully, Netgear chose to go with prongs that allow it to be inserted upside down in a socket. Additionally, they provided about 5 feet of wire to give plenty of flexibility in locating the switch and I was able to place it in an inconspicuous spot.

If you need expand your home network, this little unit will do it in a snap.
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