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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.
Green Compliance: Energy Star
Number of Network Ports: 5
Interfaces: 5 x RJ-45 10/100Base-TX LAN
Product Title: Netgear FS605 5-Port Fast Ethernet Switch
Power Score: 4.6 | 21 Reviews
Type of Switch: Ethernet Switch
Standards: IEEE 802.3i-LAN, IEEE 802.3U-LAN, IEEE 802.3x
Network OS Support: Linux, Mac OS, Microsoft Windows (Unspecified Version)
Class: Network Hardware
Dimensions: 1.12" Height x 5.79" Width x 3.81" Depth
Weight: 6.78 oz
Warranty Information: Lifetime
URL: Manufacturer Link
Network Architecture Supported: Ethernet - 100 Mbps Two-Pair (100BaseTX), Ethernet - 10Mbps Twisted Pair (10BaseT)
Product Line: ProSafe
Speeds Supported-Network: 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps
Height: 1.1 in
Total Number of Network Ports: 5
Twisted Pair Cable Standard: Category 5
Media Type Supported: Twisted Pair
Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports: 5
Product Model: FS605
Distance Support: 328 ft Category 5 UTP
Brand Name: Netgear
General Features: AC Adapter, Auto-Sensing Per Device, LED Status Indicators, Uplink
Humidity: 0% to 90% Non-condensing Relative Humidity Operating
Temperature: 32F (0C) to 104F (40C) Storage
Shipping Weight: 1.62 lb
Communication Mode: Full-Duplex, Half-Duplex
Port/Expansion Slot Details: 5 x Fast Ethernet Network
Flash Power: 1000 MAC Address -
Width: 6.9 in
Depth: 4.6 in
Power Consumption: 3.70 W @
Base Warranty: 2 year(s)
Connectivity Media: Category 5 UTP
Frequency Band: 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 rateForwarding modes: Store-and-forwardNetwork latency: Less than 20 microseconds for 64-byte frames for 100 Mbps to 100 Mbps transmission
Network Status Indicators: Activity Status, Link Status, Power
Local Availability: yes
Flow Control: IEEE 802.3x (Full-duplex)
Product Reviews (10)
Cost effective way to expand a wired network.
Strengths: Small & cheap. Figures out the uplink on its own, no configuring to do, no special wires for the uplink either, just a regular ethernet cable.
Weakness: None so far
Just plugged it into an open port on my router/switch/WAP combo, plugged in my other components and was ready to go as if I had plugged the other components directly into my router. I kind of forgot that I had it - out of sight, out of mind.
By sbelekevich - Jul 6, 2007
FS605NA Fast Ethernet Switch
Strengths: ease of use;small
This was my first stand-alone switch and I expect there to be some setup involved. But all I did was plug in the cable from my router and the cables from my computers and everything was working. I have a server with a built in print server, my computer and a wireless access point plugged in to the network simultaneously with little if any noticeable slowdown. It can also be put in someone's...
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This was my first stand-alone switch and I expect there to be some setup involved. But all I did was plug in the cable from my router and the cables from my computers and everything was working. I have a server with a built in print server, my computer and a wireless access point plugged in to the network simultaneously with little if any noticeable slowdown. It can also be put in someone's office and is so small that it isn't noticable.
By alltoohuman - Nov 30, 2005
FS605NA Fast Ethernet Switch.
Strengths: Compact size, easy to set up, very fast speed
Nice and small, easy set up. Worked so fast , that what I feel about this switch. I have find no problem with this unit at all
I am extremely happy to have this little addition to my Network Family.
By cindy0586 - Nov 23, 2005
Strengths: small! light!
The Netgear FS605 is a great 5 port switch. Simply just plug it in and your on your way. I have one at home and have one that we use at work. The unit is sleek and has good quality for the price. I would highly recommend this unit for anyone looking for a basic switch
By lobounm2004 - Nov 21, 2005
FS605NA Fast Ethernet Switch
NetGear FS605NA Fast Ethernet Switch is easy to set up, plug and play installation. I use it to expand my home network and work great. It is nice compact design switch.
By jwang68 - Nov 12, 2005