|Item model number||GS305-300PAS|
|Item Weight||8.8 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||3.7 x 1.1 x 4 inches|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||3.7 x 1.1 x 4 inches|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Date First Available||June 4, 2019|
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NETGEAR 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch (GS305) - Home Network Hub, Office Ethernet Splitter, Plug-and-Play, Fanless Metal Housing, Desktop or Wall Mount
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|Item Dimensions LxWxH||3.7 x 1.1 x 4 inches|
|Mounting Type||Wall Mount|
|Actuator Type||Push Button|
|Mechanical Life Expectancy||3 years|
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- Plug and play: Simple setup with no software to install or configuration needed
- Versatile mounting options: Supports desktop or wall mount placement
- Silent operation: The Fanless design means zero added noise wherever its located, making it ideal for noise sensitive environments
- Peace of mind warranty – Covered by an industry leading 3 year limited hardware warranty
- Energy efficient: Designed to optimize power usage, lowering its cost to operate; Most models are compliant with IEEE802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet mode
- Built to last: Every Netgear Network switch is rigorously tested for reliability, quality, and performance
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|# Gigabit Ethernet Ports||5 x 1G||5 x 1G||8 x 1G||8 x 1G|
|# PoE Ports||----||----||----||----|
|Advanced Network Features||----||Securely separate networks (VLAN), Prioritize bandwidth (QoS)||----||Securely separate networks (VLAN), Prioritize bandwidth (QoS)|
|Mounting Options||Desktop or Wall||Desktop or Wall||Desktop or Wall||Desktop or Wall|
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The NETGEAR 5 Port Gigabit unmanaged Switch provides an easy, reliable, and affordable way to expand your network connections in homes and small offices. It is plug and play and features a rugged metal case. Features also include Auto MDI/MDI, LED indicator on Each port, energy efficient technology, fan less design, auto negotiation and non blocking switching architecture.
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Initially, I was impressed. It was compact and solidly built. It negotiated with my various computers very quickly (1 to 5 seconds) and transferred data at over 100 Mbytes per second. Its temperature was never warmer than ambient (roughly 65 degrees F). It worked fine … for 32 days!
One morning I could not connect with my e-mail. After trying to ping the server, then other computers on my LAN, then my modem/router, I went to investigate. I found that the switch had power (the power LED was green) but the port indicators were dark on have the ports and the other half indicated Gigabit connections even with no devices connected. I tried cycling the power – no change. I disconnected all the Ethernet cables and cycled the power again – no change. I disconnected the power for 5 minutes and reconnected – no change. The switch was dead. I reinstalled my old 3Com switch so that I had a working network. Everything worked fine.
Because I had registered it with Netgear, tried to submit a warranty claim on the web site but they wanted "proof-of-purchase" in the form of an image. I was unclear what they wanted so I contacted Amazon to see if they had some form that would satisfy this requirement. This was best thing about this experience because the technical folks at Amazon were amazing. I explained my problem to Millena in the Amazon chat room and she contacted Netgear for me. After about an hour of waiting, we finally got someone at Netgear. Millena was going to call me and conference the Netgear technician into the call. Netgear declined to participate in a conference call because of privacy concerns. So Millena connected me to Netgear and dropped out of the call but we stayed in the online chat.
After I described in detail the steps I had taken and the state of the switch, the Netgear technician insisted I walk through her script which included disconnecting my 3Com switch (severing my online chat with Millena) and repeating all the steps I had already told her I had done. Finally satisfied that the switch was dead, she offered to create an RMA and gave me three options: 1) send the dead switch to them (at my expense) and when they received it they would send me a replacement; 2) give them $16.90 to send me a replacement by ground transportation with a return shipping label; or 3) give them $29.90 to send me a replacement by air with a return shipping label. So much for their warranty!
I contacted Amazon, again. This time I chatted with Chris. After I explained the Netgear RMA options, Chris offered to refunded my purchase and give me a return shipping label. I took the offer and replaced the Netgear switch with a similar switch from Cisco – a little more expensive but its reviews were generally more positive (nothing less than a 3).
Let me be clear: new electronics sometimes fail and need to be replaced but the hoops that Netgear required to make a warranty claim are unacceptable. I device that fails within 90 days should be replaced expeditiously for free. I give the switch a D and Netgear gets an F.
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.
So. I had a spare short Ethernet cord and removed one of the devices, and plugged the patch cord in there.
This device DOES NOT come with a patch cord.
I powered up the switch and plugged the patch cord into port #1. Apparently I could have chosen any of the eight ports. The cord I had just removed went into port #2. And I added some new devices that needed a hard connection in each of the remaining ports, from the original eight.
Each port has a green light which is steady, if it's live, but flashes when data is being transferred.
When you turn the connected device off, the light goes out.
I can't comment on technical support, because it was very easy.
One comment, on several reviews, saying that their device died an untimely death, is that it is really important to have surge protection for the power to these devices. A small power surge can kill these devices. I use a battery backup surge protection to protect the whole modem/router network.
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I have 300mbps up and 10mbps down speeds, and this switch's caps are nowhere near that, so I'm getting full bandwidth of my internet speeds.
TLDR: For those of you that want to expand your ethernet ports and don't care to mess with technical settings, this is the ethernet switch/expander for you.
My only words of caution, or at least notes, is that the power plugs in on the opposite side from the ports. If this is somewhere you're going to be accessing/changing the config a lot, that may be preferable! But I found it a bit annoying for my setup, where I am just leaving it all plugged in for the most part, and there's stuff now sticking out of both sides, limiting the cleanliness of my setup and mounting options.
Also the status lights are on each of the ethernet jacks, so here again if you want to see what's going on you have to position this with the ethernet cables facing you, which can be pretty messy. Vs other switches which have all the ports on the back, but the status lights up front.
Just be sure to register this on the netgear website!
That's a review from a non-gamer, non-techie, non-handy, luddite known for using a hammer as a "persuader". So I can't tell you what speed the switch is delivering, only that it's enough. We have 2 people streaming movies and U-tube videos, and lots of regular internet browsing and on-line shopping. Thankfully the house is dumb, not smart. I don't want to sell my private life to Lord Sauron (Amazon) and neither should you. But for this review, that means I am not running Lord Sauron's army of slaves and listening bugs through the switch. Just a simple set up with half a dozen computers tablets and printers.
Unit is solidly constructed and looks like it will outlast me. However, the next step here is to add wireless access points or a mesh wifi system. Best placement up high, which brings a need for PoE, which this switch does not have. So if you're installing new, consider paying more for the model with PoE or PoE+.
But i don't know how to fix it now, and my learning time is limited.
What i find most frustrating these days is that so much has to be done by the purchaser, whatever those issues might be: i wanted a business address, instead of just a website....but i had to go online to find it and that took too much time....then an ad gave me something of interest, but i had to go online....and after doing computer rebooted from an update, i had to go online....what the heck is this about? Easier to work? not really? i can open my old physical address/contact book and find that info in moments.....etc...
So in this case, i, without such knowledge, can now search the web, the netgear community, etc...to fix this seemingly simple issue.
It's similar to a federal government downloading responsibilities, etc...to the state, or province or region....and they will then in turn download to the municipal level...What the heck is this in getting The Job Done? why make it harder?