Summary: I bought this item used, and saved quite a few dollars that way. My main modem/router is quite a distance from my home theatre, which needs four connections. In case you don't know, a switch essentially increases the number of ports on a router.
Summary: I can't decide whether to contact Intel or Cisco with this issue. We've proven it time and time again, but who do you call? I think for now we'll stay away from these switches and get some cheaper ones that work.
Pros: Works well with everything but Intel NICs.
Cons: We have several network drops per hour with these plugged into any Intel NIC, whether it be the new NUC, an Intel Desktop Board, etc. Not really acceptable.
Pros: Mounts easily to the wall. We did mount it pointing downward so the lights wouldn't bother us. I have my computers and my entire entertainment system connetected thru this switch, including my xbox. Easy to use and works great.
Summary: works fine now, i was surprised to see all the colored lights. for some reason i needed to switch two of the output leads to get it to function. Now I realize I can't use it ,because I only have one comcast line. So I'd like to trade it for another item. Thanks--Brad
Summary: I ran out of places to plug in all of my computer devices on my wired/wireless router and this little device gave me the added ports that I needed. At first I had it located right beside the router, but later I needed to pair up a specific computer that had a UPS battery backup with a VOIP phone...
Summary: I've owned one of these for about two years and it's been used continuously for months at a time. This switch has given me no issues. I note that it's plugged into a UPS (uninterruptible power supply), so it's been shielded from outages and power fluctuations.
Summary: These little switches are actually labeled Cisco and not Linksys. They are straight forward and easy to setup and use as most any unmanaged switch is. I now wish I would of spent the extra money to buy the 8 port version.
Summary: I have a four computer home network so I was out of ports on my router. Then I bought a Sony Blu-Ray player that has an internet connection available. The best solution was to buy a network switch. When I received the switch I hooked it up to my router, plugged my computers into it, and I was done.