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Netgear FS605 Desktop 5 Port 10/100 Network Switch

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SKU: 24733
Shipping Weight: 2.9lbs

Part #: FS605NA

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Hang on your network will soar when it's hooked up to NETGEAR's FS605! This powerful plug-and-play switch connects at 10 or 100 Mbps and makes it easy to link as many as five computers or peripherals to your Ethernet network. You'll experience maximum performance for 10 or 100 Mbps devices with five ports that automatically sense the correct speed while Auto Uplink on the ports adjusts for the different types of Ethernet cables. The FS605's sleek case has lights on the front for easy monitoring. Installation into your home network couldn't be simpler and, once powered on, it begins cool and silent operation without an internal fan.
Quick Specs:
Package Contents
  • FS605 Fast Ethernet Switch
  • AC power adapter
  • Vertical stand
  • Installation Guide
  • Warranty/Support information card
Limited Warranty Lifetime
Weight (Approximate) 6.78 oz
Network Technology 10/100Base-TX
Height 1.1"
Width 5.8"
Depth 3.8"
Ethernet Technology Fast Ethernet
Media Type Supported Twisted Pair
Total Number of Network Ports 5
Port/Expansion Slot Details 5 x Fast Ethernet Network

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General Information  
     Brand Name: Netgear
     Manufacturer: Netgear, Inc
     Manufacturer Part Number: FS605NA
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Product Line: ProSafe
     Product Model: FS605
     Product Name: ProSafe FS605 Ethernet Switch
     Product Type: Ethernet Switch
     Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports: 5
     Port/Expansion Slot Details: 5 x Fast Ethernet Network
     Total Number of Network Ports: 5
Media & Performance  
     Ethernet Technology: Fast Ethernet
     Media Type Supported: Twisted Pair
     Network Technology: 10/100Base-TX
     Twisted Pair Cable Standard: Category 5
     Standard Memory: 128 KB
     Additional Information:
  • Compatible with Windows®, Mac® OS, NetWare®, Linux®

    Performance Specifications:
  • Frame filter and forward rates:
    - 14,800 frames/sec max for 10M port
    - 148,800 frames/sec max for 100M port
    - Non-blocking, wire-speed frame forward rate
  • Forwarding modes: Store-and-forward
  • Network latency: Less than 20 microseconds for 64-byte frames for 100 Mbps to 100 Mbps transmission

     Certifications & Standards:
  • IEEE 802.3i 10BASE-T
  • IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-TX

     Package Contents:
  • FS605 Fast Ethernet Switch
  • AC power adapter
  • Vertical stand
  • Installation Guide
  • Warranty/Support information card

     System Requirements:
  • Category 5 UTP Ethernet cables
  • Network card for each computer
  • Network software such as Windows, Macintosh, or Linux

Physical Characteristics  
     Depth: 3.8" (96.8 mm)
     Height: 1.1" (28.4 mm)
     Weight (Approximate): 192.3 g
     Width: 5.8" (147.1 mm)
     Limited Warranty: Lifetime

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Experience: 4 Months


Good basic switch.
Beware of the rebate card in Canada
The $10 rebate card doesn't actually produce $10 - its something less than $10 in Canada. I had to get it authorized for $9.75 to get to work. 25 cents itself is not a big deal, but it is terrible when rebate cards are used to try and prevent consumers from getting the full rebate value they are entitled to. Really not worthy of a company that makes good equipment but then resorts to things like this.

They get the "Completely unsatisfactory" not because the product isn't good, but because of using these rebate tactics.

Experience: 2 Months


Work perfectly
Very plasticcy looking
Works great, using it to get both IPs from the ISP.
Running two routers off it. No disconnects in the last
2 months of use. The LEDs behind the numbers are
too bright so they leak over to the ones next to it on the
connection display.

Experience: 6 Months


Its a switch!
crappy stand system
This is a switch nothing mpre fancy. Great way to add 3 more wired lan connections, or a great way to divide one cat5 connection into 4. I have one cat5 pulled to my tv, and now I can have my xbox, playstation, wii (with an adapter), and media center all networked at once.

The stand is very crappy, it makes the switch take up twice as much room, and it falls over easily, I just took the stand off and it now lives in a box.

Experience: 10 Days


good price got it for 15 $ after MIR
None it's a simple switch!
I did the work well for my network and it did the work quite nicely. No RJ 45 cable included at all . I expected 1 to be included but no.

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