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. Beware, however, of devices that have Gb ports but do not actually perform fast enough to take advantage of this transfer rate (e.g., Western Digital My Book World Edition).
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. Now everything is fine: 1 on 1 gigabyte, 2 on 100M byte. Plan to buy gigabyte NIC for other two. So far no test for speed because only one has 1 Gbps connection. Will compare later. It is warm but not hot.
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. Linksys hasn't let me down yet with their home or business class networking products so I give this particular piece a thumbs up.
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 the vendor sites. It is actually a much smaller form factor, about 4x4" (see picture), which means that it is NOT stackable with other traditional 2Linksys equipment.
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.