Summary: My other switch went down so did a quick search and decided on this one, partly for Prime delivery which came the next day, Saturday. Plugged in switched on and up came the green and orange lights. Green for Gigabit connection. Most of my connections in the living room were however the slower orange light, but that's due to the hardware. I was interested to see that my main gaming computer out in the converted garage was showing up as a slower connection.
Summary: This is my third Netgear Gigibit switch. All continue to work faultlessly on a busy office network with Macs, Windows PCs and various Android and iOS tablets. There is little or no effort required - just plug in and they work.
Summary: I bought this to replace an older switch. All I had to do was un-box the new Netgear GS608 switch, plug the LAN cables in and finally the power cable and everything worked. I haven't had to touch it since purchase (April 2014).
Summary: Have always used netgear routers without an issue and for a year or so had no issue with this hub. Plug and play, auto sensing worked fine. Mine is completly populated with printers, hard drives etc. Began to have a periodic connectivity issues which a power off/on seemed to sort out. But recently internet connectivity was really slow and assumed it was my provider.
Summary: Didn't last very long (3 years) but just drops to 100mb or disconnects instead of failing. Just bought another Netgear which works in place of this but thought my new hardware was faulty because of this flaky switch......everything should last longer than this.....when the new one fails no Netgear for me.....