Global Shopping Center
UK | Germany
Home - Electronics - Brands - Netgear Help

121-140 of 154     Back   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   Next 20

click price to see details     click image to enlarge     click link to go to the store

121. Netgear Fs308 10/100 8Pt Ds Swch
122. Netgear FA-410 Network Card for
123. Netgear EN108TPNA 8-Port 10 Base
124. Netgear GS508T 8-Port 10/100/1000
125. Netgear WB302 Multimedia Wireless
126. Netgear EN524 24-Port Ethernet
127. Netgear GS504T 10/100/1000 Mbps
128. Netgear PE102 10MBPS(10BASE-T)
129. Netgear FA310TXC 10/100 PCI NIC
$789.99 list($1,250.00)
130. Netgear GSM71212-Port 10/100/1000
131. Netgear Powerline Ethernet Adapter
$3.79 list($27.00)
132. Netgear FA-310TX 10/100Mbps Fast
133. Netgear DG824M 802.11b Wireless
134. Netgear EA201 10 Mbps Ethernet
135. Netgear DB-104NA Dual Speed Starter
$159.95 list($249.99)
136. Netgear DS516 16-Port 10/100 Dual
137. Netgear GA302T-05 Gigabit Ethernet
138. Netgear FS517TS 17-Port 10/100
139. Netgear GS104 4-port Gigabit Ethernet
140. Netgear RO318 DSL/Cable Internet

121. Netgear Fs308 10/100 8Pt Ds Swch with INT P/S & Uplink Button
list price: $250.00
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00004Z8NB
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 44074
Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

Reviews (3)

4-0 out of 5 stars Works great but runs hot
NetGear FS308 is very nicely designed, just right for my network, where it did its work reliably for 2 years. However, the unit ran somewhat hot, and despite ample air circulation (it was on a wire shelf) the heat must have aged it prematurely. It seriously malfunctioned yesterday, overheating so much that it was dangerous to touch. Unfortunately, cooling off did not restore it to health, but at least it is still under warranty.

5-0 out of 5 stars Nice solid switch
I've had the FS308 for about a year now, and it has been running great. All the rooms in my house are networked together at a central point using this switch. It is more expensive than most switches, but this is a high quality unit. Some features I love are the lights on front and back, an internal powersupply (no huge power adapter to plug in), and a solid case. The FS308 has worked flawlessly for me, and it's fast. I've done benchmarks on it - and it's slightly faster, and can handle heavy traffic better, than my other 5 port Linksys switch.
For the most part, a switch is a switch. This unit costs twice as much as other 8 port switches. But if you like having the best - this is the one to get!

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent 8 port fast ethernet switch for home/small office
There is really not much to say about this product, other than it works great. I once read a review by Jerry Pournelle where he raved about a new hub he got -- he just plugged it in and it worked (my take -- what kind of hubs was he used to?). Well, that is what you should expect from any hub or switch and this no exception.

I have always been satisfied with Netgear equipment and this piece of equipment supports my opinion. It is solidly constructed and in a tough metal case. There are activity & link status lights on the front, and the power and cables go in the back.

Oh yeah, unlike some network equipment, this has no fan. It is silent. ... Read more

122. Netgear FA-410 Network Card for Notebook PCs
list price: $85.00
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00000JBBI
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 20520
Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan


  • Auto-sensing RJ-45 interface
  • 16-bit architecture and PCMCIA bus enabled
  • Speedy network responses
  • Full- or half-duplex modes
  • Lifetime warranty

Reviews (10)

2-0 out of 5 stars Netgear certainly isn't Tough Gear
Throught the course of 8 months I have gone through FOUR of these because the dongle that connects the CAT-5 cable to the actual card always breaks where it connects to the card. If your laptop is sitting in one place all the time, it will probably be fine, but if you plan on having your laptop move around while you are connected, then forget it. The only reason I stayed with this model was because Staples would replace it for free each time it broke, since it was usually 2 months apart. Other than that, the card itself worked superbly. Fast clean connection when the dongle was intact.

3-0 out of 5 stars Works good But...
This is a really good card, easy to install, and is very reliable. The only bad thing is that the Wire connected to the card is fragil, and will break off eventually. I read about this problem before buying, but I figured, if Im extra careful, it wont happen to me.. but it does, and will... Ive had it for over a year now, and havent had to replace it yet, but any day now I will.. a slight bump to my laptop and the cord falls out.. Other than that problem, I recomend this card, if your not always on the go with your laptop... Z

1-0 out of 5 stars Netgear FA-410 Network Card for Notebook PCs
What a headache, after hours of pulling my hair out, the dongles were bad. I purchaced two of these cards and both dongles were defective right out of the box. It seems this is a common problem with the Netgear PCMCIA cards. Sure they were under warranty but who can afford the down time of constant dongle replacement. Avoid this item and get a 3COM product, they never fail.

1-0 out of 5 stars Windows ME
If you are going to try to install this on the Windows ME operating system - beware of several bugs. You may try to download the fix on their website, but don't count on that working either. Even their other instructions on their website didn't help. I ended up buying another brand and it installed with no problems at all.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellant product
This is a great product. I just got it in today and within five minutes it's installed and on the network. I reccomend buying this product and other netgear products before even thinking about buying Linksys products. I bought a linksys PCMPC100 for this laptop and it turned out to be faulty. I sent it back for another and it was bad as well. Now I have this card and it works like a charm. ... Read more

123. Netgear EN108TPNA 8-Port 10 Base T Ethernet Hub
list price: $59.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00004Z738
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 28421
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

124. Netgear GS508T 8-Port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Copper Switch
list price: $1,530.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B000063V07
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 38835
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

125. Netgear WB302 Multimedia Wireless Home Networking Kit
list price: $335.95
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00005NOKV
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 67095
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

126. Netgear EN524 24-Port Ethernet Hub
list price: $199.00
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00004Z8AI
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 37914
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

127. Netgear GS504T 10/100/1000 Mbps 4-Port Gigabit Copper Switch
list price: $1,100.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00004ZA5Z
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 65469
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

128. Netgear PE102 10MBPS(10BASE-T) Home Phoneline RJ11 Ethernet RJ45 Bridge
list price: $180.00
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00005AYMC
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 32889
Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

Reviews (5)

5-0 out of 5 stars Good product.
If you have or want to set up a home network via your existing phone line, the PE102 is a definite must. It bridges your 100M ethernet to 10M phoneline networks. Out of the box, up and running in about 5 minutes. It is extremely easy and fast to set up: Hook the power(AC adapter), Ethernet(to router), and phoneline(to wall jack), and "BINGO"! Everything you need is included. It gives great speed at 10x for internet sharing through phoneline. I had a Linksys HPRO200, which was disappointing, and I returned it. Netgear PE102 really puts the Linksys product to shame. I use it to network my kids two desktop computers, each with a Netgear PA-301 card, also terrific (a separate review). I have had this bridge working now for close to a year, and I just forget it's there (It works that great). A lower price, or rebate, would have been nice, but no complaints. For networking products, stick with Netgear (or D-Link).

5-0 out of 5 stars Absolutly the best networking solution
I was surprised by this networking item. After attempting to setup a wireless lan with limited success because of the range of my house and the multilevel platform it resides on, I came across this product. I became interested, mostly because a.) I could hook it directly up to a router, hub, or switch and b.) it required absolutly no drivers. Skeptical I was at best. However, it works as advertised. Certainly no ethernet adapter gets what it advertises is the maximum throughput, however this comes close to any standard lan adapter it supports via regular cable. This product is brilliant. Buy one of these bridge adapters to hookup your cable modem/dsl connection to, and purchase seperate much less expensive PNA adapters for your pc. You will be very happy.

5-0 out of 5 stars nice addition to Network
Easy to use and does the job. A bit expensive for just being a bridge, but not much competition. Connected it to a wireless router so I can access my network via ethenet, phoneline or wireless.

5-0 out of 5 stars phoneline + ethernet + PE102 = marriage made in heaven!
The marketing literature claims that the Netgear PE-102 "seamlessly extends your high-speed Internet connection, or your existing Ethernet network ...". Seamless is definitely in the eye of the beholder -- especially where networking is concerned -- but in this case, I have to agree.

I installed the PE-102 to replace a PC that I used as a bridge between my phoneline and ethernet networks. The PC worked fine as as bridge, but needed to be on whenever someone wanted to use the internet from a machine on the phoneline network. The PE-102 not only solved this problem, but also freed a slot in the former bridge machine, since I no longer needed both ethernet and phoneline cards installed. The PE-102 also uses a lot less power than the PC I used for a bridge.

Installation was quick and straightforward. Both phoneline connections are clearly marked (to wall, to phone) and the unit includes only one ethernet connection (RJ-45 10/100 Mbps, auto-switching). There's no software to install or to configure. The product includes a fold-out installation guide that suggests possible network configurations and provides technical specifications for the unit. I was operational within 5 minutes.

The PE-102 has performed flawlessly from the moment I hooked it up. All machines (whether connected by ethernet cable or phoneline) now appear to be part of the same network -- whether the machine is running Windoze or Unix. Throughput is excellent, even when several users share the same internet connection via ethernet cable and phoneline. So what's not to like? Here are a few things I found less than perfect: (1) cable connections are on the front of the unit, rather than on the rear. This makes for a somewhat messy appearance in a home/SOHO environment. (2) cost -- the PE-102 seems expensive by comparison to other network components. This device is a "digital adapter" that integrates ethernet and phoneline networks. It's not a router or a switch or a firewall. It doesn't do sophisticated encryption or on-the-fly data compression or web-content filtering or anything else beyond what it claims to do -- connect ethernet and phoneline networks. (3) the installation guide fails to mention that the PE-102 can share a phoneline connection with a computer: just connect the PE-102 to the phone jack in the wall, and the computer to the "to phone" connection on the PE-102. Now the PE-102 and the computer are both connected to the phoneline network. Similarly, I suspect the PE-102 could be used as an internet gateway for phoneline networks (but without firewall protection or content filtering), even though the installation guide does not mention this possibility.

However, these are pretty much minor annoyances. There's plenty to like about the PE-102, including solid construction (metal case, not plastic), 5-year warranty (1 year on power adapter), and reliable performance. This is a product that does what it claims to do, first time, every time, right out of the box. Although I didn't need it, I've found Netgear technical support to be both competent and responsive -- and one of the few organizations willing even to talk to you if you mention the word "Unix" (or "Linux"). You won't find that among the product features listed on the box -- but it's included, nonetheless.


4-0 out of 5 stars No problems + HPNA 2.0 + cross-platform = Very Nice
I've been running a home network with the Netgear HPNA 2.0 <-> Ethernet bridge for a few months now and have had no problems (I've heard that other bridges have some problems with certain routers/firewalls). Since Broadcom hasn't released specs for their HPNA 2.0 chipset (Bad monkeys! Bad, bad monkeys!) and so no Linux drivers exist for HPNA 2.0 NICs, this may be as close as non-Windows users get to 10 Mb/sec HPNA bliss. Currently my Netgear PE102 is attached to a 10 Mb hub that contains a Win98 box and a Linux firewall, so now I can attach to the Internet/LAN using my laptop anywhere in the house (with a Linksys PCM100H1 PC Card). Quite nice. Only problem is the price tag, especially since Ethernet NICs are cheap. ... Read more

129. Netgear FA310TXC 10/100 PCI NIC

Asin: B00004Z6CI
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 58054
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan


  • 10/100 Mbps operation
  • Auto-sensing RJ-45 interface
  • High throughput and low CPU utilization
  • Full or half duplex
  • 5 at-a-glance LEDs

130. Netgear GSM71212-Port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Switch
list price: $1,250.00
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00006JHU9
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 41547
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

131. Netgear Powerline Ethernet Adapter (XE602)

Asin: B00006C7ET
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 17656
Average Customer Review: 4.75 out of 5 stars
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

Reviews (8)

5-0 out of 5 stars Works great, anyone can set these up
I got these to complete our home network for sharing a broadband connection. Since I already had ethernet cards on the machines that were upstairs (far from the cable modem) I decided to try these rather than go wireless. You will need at least two of these for them to be of use, I have one on the router and one plugged into a hub where the two remote computers are. If you do not turn on the encryption all you need to do is plug them in and you are done. I have not tried the encryption yet and do not plan to any time soon, so I don't know how difficult is is to set up or how well it works.

The only negative (and this applies to all the current powerline networking items) is they need to plug right into the wall. Given how many plugs a desktop computer needs you will need a surge protector with LOTS of plugs to free up a wall socket.

Also, one word of advice, keep this in a reasonably well ventilated area. I had mine partially covered and it got too hot and stopped working. After I uncovered it and let it cool down for a few minutes it started working again.

4-0 out of 5 stars New home netrwork
I just bought a NETGEAR RP614 router to share the ADSL connection to the Internet between several PC's. Two years ago I had purchased one of the wireless products and had extremely slow transfer rates. I have decided to upgrade to a real "wired" network. Now with the new router I am contemplating all the Ethernet wiring that will be needed and it wont be a trivial task. But I just read those articles about using the existing power lines and the Netgear Powerline Ethernet Adapter (XE602) seems to be the solution. So thanks for all the info.

4-0 out of 5 stars Plug and Play if no Encryption need
I works right out of box, (supposed to be that, such as all other brands...Iogear, Linksys, Phonex NeverWire 14, etc.) It also comes with two Ethernet patch cables ( and you only need one, it is good to have extra). It also looks nice with the stand and all the connections (Ethernet port and AC powerline port) are at rear panel. But, you need to install software on computer to have encryption. On the other hand, the Phonex NeverWire 14 uses one button on the device to have the encryption (that is realy really Plug and Play). That is the reason it only got my 4-star.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great for XBox and PS2 system link and Internet gaming.
I have three Netgear XE602 adapters; one as the main hub off an Internet broadband router in one room and the other two in other rooms. There's no configuration required. They work right out of the box.

There's an Encryption software included in the package, but it's not necessary. I tried it and it worked well at first. But somewhere down the line, the adapters stopped recognizing each other. So, I uninstalled the Encryption tools and it worked fine since then.

I've used the XE602's to connect two Xbox's located in two separate rooms to play System Linked games. It's much easier than getting two large TV's into one room. Ever played Halo with 8 players? Now you can without cramming 8 screaming people into one room.

The XE602's also work well with broadband Internet gaming. Whenever we had guests, I would move the Playstation 2 and an XE602 downstairs and let them play Socom Navy Seals online. When they left, I simply packed everything up and moved them back upstairs. Quick and easy.

5-0 out of 5 stars AWESOME!!!! One of the best products this year!
I bought this product recently because i wanted the computer in my basement to have internet access from my cable modem on my second floor. Putting a wire between floors wasn't very practical and wireless networkinf wouldn't work either so when I saw this I was happy but a little skeptical but after buying I realized that it worked great. It's not as fast as a wired network but it gives me speeds of up to 170 k per second downloading. So I can't complain. It was also super easy to hook up you literally just have to plug it in and it works. I have no complaints about this Product it is wonderful. The only thing is that each of the adapter is $ and one is needed for each computer. But I strongly suggest buying this if you need a networking solution. ... Read more

132. Netgear FA-310TX 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet PCI Card
list price: $27.00
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00000J4L8
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 11204
Average Customer Review: 3.86 out of 5 stars
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan Review

Whether you're putting together a new network or just need to add a computer to your existing setup, 10/100Base-T Ethernet network interface cards (NICs) are the way to go for home and small-businesses use. The Netgear FA310TX skimps on a few advanced features we've seen with competing cards, but offers a low price that anyone on a tight budget will appreciate.

This NIC connects to a PCI slot on the motherboard, so it's quite easy to install. You just turn off the computer, seat the card in the PCI slot, connect the card to your network hub via a cable (not included), and turn on the PC. Windows will recognize the card and ask for drivers, which are supplied on an included floppy diskette. Customers with experience installing modems, video cards, or nearly any other internal PC device should have this card installed and working in under 20 minutes.

The FA310TX is a very basic card. Wake-On-LAN is not supported--there isn't even a connecter if you have an extra WOL cable lying around. There are five status lights that show various types of network activity and also let you know when collisions are happening. We didn't have any trouble with this easy-to-install card, and it would make a good choice for anyone looking to expand their network without breaking the bank. --T. Byrl Baker


  • PCI interface
  • 10/100Base-T support at a reasonable price
  • Easy installation
  • Many status lights


  • No WOL support
... Read more


  • 10/100 Mbps card for the price of a 10 Mbps card
  • Auto-sensing RJ-45 interface
  • Speedy network response with minimal CPU overhead
  • Status lights help ensure proper configuration and operation
  • Lifetime warranty

Reviews (51)

3-0 out of 5 stars Why not pay less for something that is going to "just" work?
Ok...the fellow that reviewed several before me made a good point. You don't want to use this in an enterprise environment...DUH! I'm an MCSE and I wouldn't recommend this card to any company, BUT, for the home there is absolutely nothing wrong with this card. It works and you can get 2 or 3 at the price of one of those big dog names. Do those work 2-3 times better? No, they don't. I have 3 PC's of my own at home...6 altogether in there and all have different NIC cards. NetGear performs just as well as the others and I wouldn't complain if I had one of their cards in every one of those machines.

So, in short, setting up a corporate LAN/WAN? Then don't pick up one of these cards. Got a couple of computers or just one and want to play network games with a few bucks and go buy one of these and use what you saved on something else.

5-0 out of 5 stars All around BEST bang for the buck
MCP+i, CCNA, CNA, A+, Network+ certified. I have a small LAN at home (~8 computers). In EVERY single one I use the Netgear FA310TX. I have two in my NT Server which is acting as a router. I have NEVER had any problems with the card. Always reliable. High performance. Offers full duplex for high speed two way transmission. One feature I really like are the many LEDs (lights) on the back of the card. It will tell you if it is at 100Mbps, Full Duplex, Link, Collision, Transmitting. I have tried many others - DLink, SMC, SOHO, to name a few of the inexpensive popular ones - but in my opinion they don't compare to the reliability or ease of use (and installation!). Remember, lifetime warranty! If you need Wake On Lan (WOL) capability, I would go with the FA312 card. If you find a good deal on the FA311 card, you may want to consider that. Pretty much, the difference between the FA310 and the FA311 is that the FA311 supports the future PCI 3.3v voltage AND the 5v voltage. Personally, I wouldn't worry too much about finding a FA311 unless you just happen to have the opportunity at a decent price... Hope this has been helpful. One word of advice: -=* DO NOT BUY A CHEAP, UNPROVEN NETWORK CARD! YOU **WILL** REGRET IT *=-

Last but not least, I have heard rumors that this card is 'unstable' and 'very sensitive'. In all of my experience, both firsthand and secondhand, I have never witnessed or heard of any of these cards failing in respect to 'hightened sensitivity'...

1-0 out of 5 stars Horrible...
Dead on arrival. No support. Exchanged it for another, still didn't work. Bought a D-Link and I'm now networked.

1-0 out of 5 stars Died after only 6 months.
This card only lasted 6 months. I tried new drivers with no luck ... Try another brand.

1-0 out of 5 stars BEWARE!!
This product is the worst. The first one was broke when I opened it. The second one had no drivers. Tech support is awful as well. Really, don't buy this one... ... Read more

133. Netgear DG824M 802.11b Wireless ADSL Modem with Internet Gateway

Asin: B00007KJUP
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 24555
Average Customer Review: 2.75 out of 5 stars
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan


  • Built-in ADSL modem and wireless access point
  • True Firewall business-class security
  • Up to 200 Mbps LAN port speeds
  • Easy, Web browser-based setup
  • Free ADSL phone filter

Reviews (4)

5-0 out of 5 stars Netgear DG824M what wrong with you lot?
you need to know what you donig with this one and if you do it works great, if you don't know then leave it alone!!!

1-0 out of 5 stars Didn't Work Even with Firmware Upgrade
If this product had worked the way it was supposed to work (i.e., if it had worked *at all*) it might have been a great choice. As it was, I spent several hours trying to configure it myself, then several more hours with Netgear tech support (avg. wait >30 minutes) trying various ways to troubleshoot it. I upgraded the firmware to their latest version (l.4 release 05). It still didn't work. I called tech support back and after running me through all the same procedures for another hour or so, they concluded I had a defective router. So I sent it back for an exchange, got another one, and the second one failed to work as well. I again spent multiple hours talking to tech support and was transferred to a senior technician, who ultimately concluded the second unit was defective. Incredulous, I called and talked to another senior tech, who concluded that the unit was either defective (in which case I wish I'd saved my luck for the lottery) or simply didn't work with my setup. That was the final diagnosis -- they had no explanation for *why* it didn't work, not even a theory.

So after a grand total of perhaps 6-8 hours of talking with Netgear tech support, my ISP, and my local phone company's tech support, plus a couple weeks of waiting while I exchanged my first unit and waited for email responses from Netgear's senior techs, I finally returned the thing for a refund. I now have an Actiontec DSL gateway that works like a charm.

Maybe Netgear needs to come up with yet another firmware patch? In any case (as the other reviews here indicate as well) I'd hold off buying this particular product until it's clear they have worked out all the bugs.

4-0 out of 5 stars Upgrade firmware first
I would agree that this modem does not work with the firmware that is shipped with the Netgears DG824M modem which was version 1.2, even 1.3 does not work. After upgrading the firmware to 1.4 it started to work. Note you must upgrade in sequence. 1.4 release 5 works great. I have had no problems with all the rich features within the modem after upgrading. I gave it 4 stars because the modem, firewall, wireless, switch, router was all stuck into one box and it worked once it was fully patched. The missing star is because Netgear sold the modem with firmware that was clearly defective.

1-0 out of 5 stars Worst Product--never worked
I bought this modem when the modem (2wire Home Portal) I got from SBC Yahoo DSL broke down (within a month.) But after trying this modem/router, I was so disappoined that HomePortal seemed a lot better.

The modem/router seem to have an inbuilt PPPoE client, but it doesn't work. In addition, you need obscure parameters such as VCI/VPI information from the DSL service provider to configure it. After you go through the process of configuring the parameters, when you try to connect, it doesn't work. I tried evey thing, including installing EnterNet, using Linux's PPPoE client, upgrading the firmware--but why will it work? After one week of all this drama, I finally returned it.

Don't, Don't, Don't, ever buy it--it won't work. If there were 0 stars, I would have given it that. ... Read more

134. Netgear EA201 10 Mbps Ethernet ISA Nic RJ-45

Asin: B00004Z8GX
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

135. Netgear DB-104NA Dual Speed Starter Kit
list price: $149.00
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00000J4MB
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 34382
Average Customer Review: 4.75 out of 5 stars
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan Review

Looking for a quick way to network a couple of PCs? Consider the Netgear DB104NA Network Starter Kit, which uses 10/100 Mb per second Ethernet components to ensure high speed performance but is so easy to install that even novices should have no trouble.

The kit comes with a few basic PCI 10/100Base-T Ethernet network-interface cards (NICs), two 25-foot long cables to connect the cards to the included 10/100Base-T four-port hub, and a power adapter for the hub.

The most impressive part of the package is the hub, a solidly built and compact metal unit with plenty of status lights. There are four Ethernet ports on the front of the box, and if you have more than four PCs to connect you can use the fourth port to uplink to another hub. A simple button is used to switch between normal and uplink modes, making it easy to upgrade when the time comes.

Installation is easy since the products are designed to work with one another and the NICs are plug-and-play devices. It took about 20 minutes on each of our two test PCs to install the NICs, about two minutes to attach them to the hub, and less than 30 minutes to configure the network. You should have similar success with the hardware installation, but the network configuration time will vary depending on your experience. Performance in file transfers and LAN gaming was right up there with other 10/100Base-T networks with hubs that we've tested in the past.

The few problems we found with the kit were minor. The cables were stiff, so snaking them around objects was more difficult than it should have been. The included network cards don't support Wake-On-LAN features, but that likely won't be a problem if you are connecting only two PCs. We also would like to have seen a switch rather than a hub at this price, but for home or small office use it really shouldn't matter. Other than that, this is a nice kit for beginners, offering fast speeds and a decent amount of scalability should you decide to add more computers to your network in the future. --T. Byrl Baker


  • Kit comes with everything needed to connect 2 PCs
  • Easy installation
  • Fast performance


  • NICs have no Wake-On-LAN support
  • Stiff cables
... Read more


  • Cost-effective entry-level networking product
  • 4 Port 10/100 Mbps dual-speed network hub
  • Includes two 10/100 PCI NIC cards (32-bit)
  • Two 25-foot patch cables
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Reviews (4)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great for home & small office
I was tired of file swapping between two desktop computers and my laptop using floppy and zip disks. This product works as advertised. The Netgear card was instlled in my 5 year old Windows 95 machine. My new Dell 8100 series came with Windows ME and already had a 3-com fast ethernet card installed. My laptop has a US Robotics combo modem/ethernet PCMCIA card and Windows 95.

I was a little concerned that with different operating systems and three different brands of cards, that there might be a problem. It works perfectly. File transfer and sharing is a cinch on each machine. I haven't even hooked up my HP Laserjet to the new Dell because it is set up to share the printer with any computer hooked into the hub. I love it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great for Home Network!
I have bought two of these for home and office use. They work flawlessy and for the price you cannot beat the functionality. I was running at least Windows 98 on all computers I hooked up to the ethernet hub. Windows makes it easy to set up file and printer sharing.

After you are hooked up to a network you will not need to swap disks all the time in order to exchange information or to move files for printing. You can transfer a hundred megabytes in a minute or two depending on the kinds of files.

Setup is a breeze if you have ethernet cards installed already. Even if you do not have cards installed already there are instructions to walk you through step by step.

By the way, if you are just using this for a home network, pick out the Netgear hub combo that gives you the most stuff for the cheapest. I have bought at least 3 different ones and the all provide the same functionality as far as I can tell. It is just that sometimes they come with one more port, or an extra cable, or multiple speed compatibilities.

4-0 out of 5 stars A great starter kit!
We installed out Netgear network kit over a year ago. It was a cinch to put together and the components all went together without a problem. The kit is expandable to four PC's and is suitable for a DSL or similar connection for internet.

There are a couple things I'd recommend, especially if you plan to use the network for internet access. First, you need to understand that the "hub" is basically set up so that it allows one PC to access one computer, or your internet connection at a time. So, be prepared for waits if more than one of you is attempting to be online at one time. If you want to avoid that problem, you will want to install a "switch" instead of the "hub" which allows simultaneous traffic to flow at at the same time. We just upgraded our Netgear network with a switch and it has made all the difference.

The other thing-- you will need some kind of routing mechanism to handle the Internet connection. This can be hardware based (like the Netgear RT311 Internet Access Gateway Router) or software based. We chose to use Wingate software (available online at their website) and it has served us well.

Finally, we had trouble getting a D-Link network card to work with the system, though my laptop's Linksys card works fine. My advice, if you want to avoid problems, pick up the Netgear network cards. I've got a spare D-Link card sitting here in my office if you need one!

All in all, we've loved the system. The documentation is simple to follow and the quality is first rate!

5-0 out of 5 stars The Perfect starter kit
First of all, this starter kit lets you do exactly for what its made: start you out. It is a great networking product out of the box, but once you add users, it is highly expandable via its 10/100 platform and uplink port.

The hub is great. Has a status light for every imaginable problem. Solid medal case makes it real sturdy. Even has a kit for attatching it to a wall. Has an odd transformer setup so you dont need 2 plugs worth of space on the power strips.

Cards: Great cards. Easy to set up. Has 5 lights on the back to see problems w/o going to the hub. Kit includes instructions not only to install the cards and software, but how to set up file and print sharing.

Cables: What can I say, their cables. However, their good ones, and serve their purpose.

Overall: Great kit. WONDERFUL price. I recommend this to anyone what wants a 100/10 MBps starter kit. A+ ... Read more

136. Netgear DS516 16-Port 10/100 Dual Speed Stackable Hub RJ-45 with Internal Power Supply & Rackmount Kit
list price: $249.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00004Z8TG
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 38745
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

137. Netgear GA302T-05 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Adapter 32-Bit (Copper) 5-Pack

Asin: B00006HXRP
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

138. Netgear FS517TS 17-Port 10/100 Mbps Stackable Fast Ethernet Switch with Gigabit Port
list price: $909.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B000063V05
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 66086
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars Gigabit server connection for the small office!
With the advent of blazing fast network speeds and the ability of Windows 2000 Server to deliver large files on the LAN with an appetite for more who wouldn't want to add a gigabit port (1000Mbps) to the switch at the office! Thanks to the Netgear FS517TS there is an affordable solution.

With 16 ports for 10/100 Mbps clients an a gigabit port for the server there is no longer the huge bottleneck that many LANs experience when multiple clients all try to access network resources on the server at the same time. Set your clients to full duplex and see your network speeds double!

I can't say enough good things about this component, speed, easy of use, and practicality are just a few. But the part that got me hook was the price!

Be sure to use a gigabit server NIC to take advantage of the gigabit port. I recommend the 3Com 3C966B-T and a quality Cat6 ethernet cable. ... Read more

139. Netgear GS104 4-port Gigabit Ethernet Switch

Asin: B00006HXSK
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 28440
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan


  • 4 tri-speed auto-switch ports
  • 10/100/1000 w/Auto Uplink
  • 2000Mbps max. on each port

Reviews (1)

3-0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly noisy, but fast
The Netgear GS104 switch is well-built, like most netgear equipment, and it's nice to have a switch that's in a strong, solid metal case. The switch is also certainly peppy enough, given PCs with gigabit ethernet cards. However, I've got two complaints about it.

1. It gets pretty warm, and
2. It makes an annoying squeal or buzzing noise (somewhat like two or more of the ports are unconnected or connected to a device that's powered off. Once the third connection is enabled, it's silent. There's no fan, so when at least three connections are on, there's no noise at all.

For a switch intended for desktop use, where not all ports are always connected to powered-up equipment, the squealing/buzzing noise is very unpleasant. If you're sure to have at least three of the four ports connected and powered on during the time you'll be within 10 feet of the switch, it's a great unit. Otherwise, you might want to look for something quieter. ... Read more

140. Netgear RO318 DSL/Cable Internet Security Router
list price: $240.00
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00005KJNL
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Netgear
Sales Rank: 28093
Average Customer Review: 3.42 out of 5 stars
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan


  • Provides eight 10/100 Mbps ports for connecting PCs or other devices on the LAN
  • Includes a cable/DSL Ethernet port for Internet access sharing
  • Features Stateful Packet Inspection and Denial of Service protection
  • E-mail reports and alerts on hacker attempts and browsing activities
  • 5-year warranty

Reviews (12)

5-0 out of 5 stars Flawless, efficient and easy-to-use. Highly recommended.
Here's the summary of my experience with this unit (3+ months). In these months, there' never been any need to touch the router AT ALL. This baby becomes INVISIBLE as far as your network hassles... After you've decided to get this router, make sure you upgrade the firmware to the latest available from netgear.

1. Installation is very easy. The user interface is web-browser based and in five minutes you are set to go. The DHCP server in the router OS handles my ethernet cards from various vendors very well. I have used xircom, netgear, 3Com, Melco/Buffalo, and Dell (rebranded 3Com) cards, plus the Trendnet CompactFlash ethernet card (for my Ipaq PocketPC). All work smoothly with this unit.

2. The router is extremely fast. On my cable modem connection, I regularly get speeds of 1.5 Mbps which are limited by the cable provider's setup, NOT by the RO318 router.

3. It has EIGHT ethernet ports. You may quickly find that the four ports on the popular router models are quickly taken and you are left wishing you had more than four.

4. The ethernet LAN ports are SWITCHED, not hub-based which means FASTER connection speeds.

5. I don't know about you, but I like a well-designed box. This unit looks and feels very elegant, sturdy and solid.

6. For the more technically advanced user, there IS a telnet based command-line configuration interface....

You can read more about its security capabilities at the review....

I recommend this routher without any reservations whatsoever. It's the best bang for the buck.

In closing I must say I am surprised by the other reviewer who seems to have missed all that's good and useful in this router, which is what 99.9% of users need (and the rest 0.1% can live with quite comfortably).

4-0 out of 5 stars Good protection, easy to use and reliable
We are a Netgear home-office. We upgraded to the RO318 security router from the Netgear FS108 ethernet bridge and have been happy ever since.

We chose this router to free up our main office computer from duty as the internet server to our network. With this piece of gear our high speed DSL connection goes directly to the router which in turn acts as a great little network server to our 7 hardwired workstations plus an additional 3 on a wireless sub-system. Once we were set up, we've never had to worry about anything else.

We used the web-browser based set-up feature which was really easy to use and only took a few minutes. You need to know and have your various DSL settings ready such as static IP address etc.

The firewall is effective and configurable to send an email alert when an attack is detected.

The additional feature I love is the integrated keyword or address-based (www. ..) web filter....You can easily configure it to send you a report of attempts to access inappropriate sites.

This is a great little piece of equipment that has a lot of useful features for the small office or home network.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good product, missing some features
It works well as a statefull firewall. What it is missing: The ability to block inbound (or outbound) ip addresses/ranges. I had a few spammers touching my server > 1 per min - it would have been nice if I could block them at the firewall.

3-0 out of 5 stars Problems if running a DNS/DHCP server
The RO318 works wonderfully--if you let it be the DHCP server--but I run a Windows 2000 server acting as DHCP/DNS server for the domain.
If you disable the RO318's DHCP you can no longer plug in the WAN's (ISP) pri/sec DNS servers. You have no control over the external DNS servers being used, and the DNS entries are not past to the clients (ipconfig/all just brings up the router's IP for DNS, whereas if the RO318's DHCP is used ipconfig/all shows the ISP DNS servers). In my opinion that is serious bug/oversight...I pointed this out as an issue to support. In addition to limiting your control to your ISP configuration, it interfers with Active Directory's communication to the clients (W2K-SP2):
"Event ID 1000; Source: Userenv; Windows cannot determine the user or computer name. Return value (1722)." You can still ping boxes on the domain, and use UNC path to them, but run into problems when adding users into groups (policy problems/domain can't be reached). Issue is that certain elements of the LAN traffic are not being routed to the internal DNS server through the router. Work around is to hard code into the clients the IP for the internal DNS server...which of course means you can no longer access the internet, so you're faced with modifying the clients in order to accomplish certain tasks.
In my opinion if your not running a server on your LAN this is a very fine piece of hardware, but if you are, or your planning to, you might look to other hardware. I have on order the Linksys BEFSR81 now in hopes that it will do a better job in a server/client config. Hope that helps somebody out there. >:~) Peace.

5-0 out of 5 stars Netgear RO318 DSL/Cable Internet Security Router
I design Networks for a living, and so I have some pretty high expectations for any device I would have to spend my money on. The Netgear RO318 DSL/Cable Internet Security Router meets those and more.

Since I was getting home broadband for the first time, I researched both DSL and Cable before deciding on cable. Higher speeds were a draw, the arguments about being a shared media are lame - all networks are eventually a shared media, and the security issues workable. Finally, the grief and agony of DSL installs are things of legend, as is their (lack of) reliability.

Installing the router was a breeze, although it wouldn't fit the space available in my enclosure, so I mounted it to a plywood backpanel along with filtered power for the 'wall wart' power supply.

A quick visit to the local RJ-45 store for a bag of premade 1M cables, to do cross connects to my cable plant, and we're ready to power up. All green. Even the crossover requirement for the modem is accomodated by using the "Internet" connector on the R0-318.

Next, run the Cable modem software provided by AT&T broadband. Totally uneventful. Although I did have to reboot my system 4 times, my interaction was pretty much limited to operating the Enter key, and the IP config was done on my trusty Thinkpad.

Finally, run the RO318 software. Since the AT&T software had already detected the router, all the basic settings were either done or DHCP'd and I was up and running. To date my slowest downloads have been ~75K (600KBPS) and I have seen almost 200K (that's T-1+!) on several occaisions. No crashes.

Since I'm not a gamer, I can't comment on what in a game could possibly cause a router to crash (Layer 3 vs Layer 7 on the OSI model and all that), but having downloads at home that are faster than our very industrial, load balanced, Checkpointed, redundant T-3 internet access at work has certainly put a grin on my face. And, having experienced zero downtime in the two week I've been operating is pretty happening as well.

HTTPing into the advance firewall setup is a pleasant surprise, although if you don't understand the impact of blocking or opening specific IP ports, be happy to look, and don't touch.

Overall, this is a great device. I'm thinking about running one through our lab to really load it down and see how it handle s major stress, then having a CISSP review what the firewall and VPN passthrough (necessary for LargeCo teleworkers). Considering that it's commercial equivalent could easily cost $30 to $40 thousand, the Netgear RO318 is a screaming deal. ... Read more

121-140 of 154     Back   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   Next 20
Prices listed on this site are subject to change without notice.
Questions on ordering or shipping? click here for help.