Summary: So I had finally upgraded my Windows XP desktop and my Linux file server so that they both had gigabit network interfaces, but everything was still plugged into a Linksys EZXS88W EtherFast 10/100 8-Port Workgroup Switch , so I wasn't getting any benefit from the faster NICs.
Summary: This switch does exactly what's it'd designed to do. And does it very well. One of the features is power management - automatically shuts down inactive ports to reduce energy consumption. This is supposed to be a good feature but when combined with the same feature on other devices, it becomes bad.
Sean P. Logue "If you can't win, change the rules.", Amazon
26 June 2010
Summary: This is the best unmanaged switch I've been able to find. Unmanaged means that the unit does not have an ethernet interface that can be used to prioritize traffic flow. Unmanaged switches are by far the most common type, and for most residential applications will do the job for significantly less...
Summary: The only bad thing about this is the power adaptor that doesn't allow for anything else than 110V. Living in Norway I have to convert the voltage myself at an added cost. Almost all appliances bought today have adaptors covering the wide range of 100-240V.
Summary: I purchased this switch to replace a which fried about two weeks out of warranty (the switch died such that the power light would come on but it would no longer recognize ports or pass traffic.
Summary: Have been using this for the past week with 10/100 NICS. (No 1000 NICS around.) For the price, I can't complain and they provide wall mounting instructions/screws. Since it's plastic, it's really light. I notice no heat at all and it's been on 24/7 for a week now.
Summary: The product works fine with my printers (100Mb) and PCs (Gigabit) without the speed dropping to the lowest connection's on all ports. D-link first rejected the rebate request saying the purchase was made outside the offer period (took almost six weeks get this reply).
Summary: Pros - low power as advertised - measured the power consumption using kill-a-watt with 2 NAS connected to the switch. The reading was 2 Watt. Swapped the switch to Netgear GS605 (5-port gigabit switch), the reading was 5 Watt.