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. In my case, I used it to split the connection at the end of one 75 foot cable. Works great for me. I'd have given this item five stars but for the high retail price.
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.
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 adapter and used this little switch to share the data running on that cable (from the router to the computer) between the DVR computer and the magicJack Plus VOIP phone line.
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. PROS: Ports that are on the BACK (attractive look if you plan to use it on a desk or shelf). The small A/C adaptor plugs into the back of my UPS without covering other outlets. Attractive design and colors..
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. That does not take anything away from this review, the 5 port version I purchased are great little units. I wall mounted mine and they are doing a great job.
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. There were no hassles at all. Less than 5 minutes and I was done.
Summary: I've had one of these Ethernet switches under running 24/7 on my home network now for several years and it's worked flawlessly all this time... still going strong even with constant heavy use. I love the compact size, durable construction, and reasonable price. I recently needed to expand the network into another part of my house and I purchased another one (now under the Cisco name). It's identical to the old one and is also working perfectly.
Summary: Cisco is putting their name on these devices, but they're a far cry from real Cisco gear. I've been a networking professional for almost 20 years. Cisco beats Netgear, HP, D-Link, and the rest, hands down when it comes to enterprise level networking equipment. Linksys was bought by Cisco, but so far I haven't seen any indication that Cisco's quality is seeping into the Linksys product line.