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This Netgear ProSAFE is simple PLUG-N-PLAY
on April 18, 2016
Unpacking this Netgear ProSAFE FS105NA 5-Port Fast Ethernet connector was the hardest part of the installation.
It works just as shown in the video on the Amazon page. You Ethernet Plug your modem into this gadget, then plug an Ethernet cord into one of the other plugs, and take that cord over to your device (computer, Roku, Tivo, whatever), and plug it in, then plug in the gadget's power cord.. Presto, the device finds your home Network, and you're off and running.
Each socket on the Netgear device has a little LED light that lights up bright green and flickers when there's activity, just like your modem lights.
It has a power cord plug that is long and narrow, not the big square boxy transformer you are so used to. It is not hard to plug it into a surge protector. BTW, I highly recommend good surge protectors all over the house, sometimes in addition to the whole-house surge protector you get from your power company (for an extra fee). The Power company's surge protector really is designed just for buffering the return of power when their service goes down. The indoors surge protectors for computer equipment are for buffering the smaller surges the power company thinks are forgivable and normal.
So Netgear once again has produced a no-nonsense, simple to use, necessary gadget.