Good, works; but received a refurb when I ordered new
Michael D., Amazon
15 February 2014
Summary: The switch works fine. I wasn't demanding much of it, just used as a split from the single jack in one room to drive a SmartTV and an ethernet-driven cable box. I don't like receiving refurbished goods, however, if it's not clearly indicated in the product description. It was a bit scratched up and came with a refurbished warranty. Could have gotten it new in the box from a big box store down the street for the same price I paid for this used one.
Summary: After running two long ethernet cables from my brother's across my house to the living room to connect to my Playstation 3, I was able establish a hardwired connection and finally download and play without a problem. Except, the wire was not long enough to run in tandem with my wall to the PS3, rather i had to take the shortest route, like the hypotenuse of a triangle, to get my connection working.
Summary: I was running out of ethernet ports from my router, so after reading the reviews on Amazon.com, I purchased this switch. There are 5 ports, but, of course, one is used to connect to the router, which leaves 4 ports for the other devices. It was easy to set up, and works great. It is small and quite light, but this hasn't been a problem.
Summary: What to say, it works for what you'd expect. Been in place for probably a month with no issues to date. The one thing to consider, I wish I had ordered the larger port model. Just a reminder, adding this to a 4 port router does no get you 5 more ports, only three due to the fact that this takes up one on the router, then one on the switch plus the device you're likely removing from the router to plug this in, thanks!
Summary: A nice little switch for a great price. I bought a refurb. unit for under 6 bucks. It does exactly what it's supposed to. Run one cable to the entertainment center to the switch, and BAM! four instant ports for the TV, BD player, etc. And no problems streaming.