I would reccomend this to anyone needing to network multiple computers.
27 January 2013
Summary: I bought this so I could transfer files between computers but it now does so much more. I set one computer up to share it's wireless connection and now any device I plug into this has instant internet. The simplest item I have set up in decades. This item is truly plug and play.
Summary: I bought this 2 months ago when I ran out of space on my network and the 4 port hub that I previously owned (linksys) for 8 years was finally giving me issues. I've had great succuess with Linksys products in the past and I don't like most other brands and even worked in a callcenter for 3com and I know what I'm sticking with ;)... I definately reccommend this to everyone who needs the power and simplicity of plug in and go; it's honestly idiot proof.
Pros: Reliable, Fast, and a ton of space...
Cons: None, a 16 port auto-sensing switch? Perfection!
Summary: I borrowed this 3 month ago for a LAN Party with 14 people and a server. At one point I thought the Switch was going to take off like a UFO, because the lights were going so fast. Everyone commented on the switch. It passed with flying colors. Linksys always made good products. It's been 3 months since my last LAN party. I'm looking to buy a 16 port switch and this is the one I'm going to buy. I found it for $80-$5cpn-$20mir=$55...not bad at all!
Pros: Great performance, good size, nice colors, durable, etc.
Summary: The previous reviewer needs to get his/her facts right. He/she read the book and looked at hub to hub which says 16.8ft. He/she doesn't realize it is a switch. 100M or 328ft cable length is allowed between a 100Mbps switch and a 100Mb switch or computer. 100M or 328ft are allowed between it and a 10Mb hub. But the poor nature of hubs limits 100Mbps distances to 10m.
Summary: Has a cable length at 100bps of 10 meters. The technical media NEVER says that it will only go 10 meters. Our small office has one station within 32.8 feet (cable length) from the hub. Customer serviceIt works well at 10 bps. Sorry piece of junk. A 5 year-old hub is far superior. They do not give refunds!It was $149.00 blown. BLOWN!
Cons: Must be within 30 feet (cabling length) of hub. Tech media never mentions this. Customer service is SLOW!