Summary: I used phone guys guide on the internet to set up my home dsl network. I separated my dsl from my phone using a splitter and set up my phone lines on a grid. From there i ran dsl lines throughout the house. Each dsl line is hooked into this switch.
Summary: I'm a quadriplegic computer geek who likes lots of gadgets. I had a 4-port hub/switch which ran out of available ports. In my book, D-Link has always made quality products so I bought this DES-1108. I have it up-linked to my Linksys/Cisco router.
Summary: 8 ports is way better than 4 or 5, which is what most inexpensive desktop switches have, for about the same money. So if you need more ports, you have two choices, add another 4/5 port switch to your network to supplement the one you already have, or go with something like this.
Summary: This switch is perfect. It's small in form factor so it can fit in smaller places. I used it to connect up all my hard-lines in the house and placed it inside a media box in the wall. Worked like a charm. Took a couple seconds to get setup and haven't had to look at it since.
Summary: The most difficult part of the installation was removing the clear wrapper from the box. Connect power to the switch, plug in the ethernet cables, and the switch starts moving data. Under Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, no drivers or configuration was needed. The front panel LED are unobtrusive.
Summary: I bought a MadCatz wireless adapter for the XBox 360 so could I could have it set up wirelessly. When I was checking out the reviews, one person suggested getting a ethernet port switch. I figured I'd try it out as I also have a PS3 that could also use the high speed wireless connection.