Summary: I added this switch to my network since I have a few devices that are Gb capable, and I don't regret it in the least. The unit was so simple to set up, as it should be (just plug it in and go) and I was moving huge batches of digital photos between systems with ease and speed.
Summary: This is a very good gigabit switch for home use. Its size is small and runs cool. Pefromance is very good for typical switch functions. Only complain is its unstable supoort for jumbo frame in mixed network. Speed is not consistent.
Summary: Before connection this one between the router and all 3 work stations, all my work stations have pre-set IP address. After insert this switch, PC shows connection to switch, but not intranet or internet. I had to set all PC back to auto for TCP/IP to get it work.
Summary: I bought this switch for streaming video in a home network. I've been using it for about 2 months with no issues. Plug and play for my setup, was really nice to be so compact so I could easily tuck it away.
Summary: This little hub has a few advantages: it does auto sensing from 10 to 1000 MHz, it automatically corrects for wires (thru vs. crossed). Unfortunately, the "new" version, v.3, is the only one you can find new and has a few drawbacks: 1- It is not the form factor pictured on this site or on many of...
Pros: Auto sensing 10/100/1000
Cons: Not the form factor pictured, not stackable with other Linksys equipment, no feedback on the actual connection speed.
Summary: The network is no longer a bottleneck, now its my hard drives. Went from taking 3 minutes to transfer 2GB from one computer to another down to 40 seconds. This was a breeze to setup. Just plug everyhting in and it works. Someone said it was noisy in another review. Not True.
Pros: Gigabit is fast. Easy to septup. Stacks with other Linksys products.
Cons: Doesn't seem to have all the features of some of the competitor products, however I'm not sure why I would need them.
Summary: This unit looks very nice and works like a charm. It had no problem detecting all my 100 and 1000mbit clients. I have no 10mbit clients to test. I would recommend this to anyone looking into an entry level gigabit workgroup switch.
Pros: This unit is very fast auto mdi/mdix on all ports no need for crossover cables
Cons: The fan is a bit noisy & the ac adapter is about 1 foot shorter then the linksys 8port 10/100 switch