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NETGEAR GS605AV 5-Port Gigabit Network Switch - The Box and What's Inside

With all the traffic types in a network things can easily get congested. The NETGEAR GS605AV is a simple to use solution that anyone can set up.

| Switches in Networking | Posted: Apr 23, 2010 4:20 pm
TweakTown Rating: 88%      Manufacturer: NETGEAR

Package and Contents

 

The box that the GS605AV comes in is not bad looking, but there is something about it that makes you cringe a little. Maybe it is the choice of colors or just the general layout, but it is just not pleasing to look at. Of course, it is a 5 port switch and not a work of art, so the packaging is not a deal breaker.

 

NETGEAR does include an image of the product on the front as well as highlighted features. One that is a nice touch is the "green" logo announcing that this switch uses up to 15% less power than others in its class.

 

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The back has an odd diagram. It shows using this in place with a set of 200Mbps PowerLine adapters. I am not sure that doing that is a good idea. You are going to reduce a 1Gbps connection down to an effective 85Mbps pipe. This on its own will be a huge bottleneck. We have a pair of the NETGEAR XAV101 PowerLine adapters in house and will let you know if this is the case in another review.

 

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Inside the box the goodies are very light. You get the GS605AV, a power adapter, a quick install guide and a single page on warranty information.

 

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