Excerpt: I bought this once. Exchanged it once. I then threw it away and bought a different router. Everytime the power would flicker or go out, it would burn out the cable. The people at the store stated that it was probably one of the ports that was not working. I exchanged it, the same problem occured. Then, I bought a backup battery, still messed up. I replaced the cable 4 times when I had this router. When it was working, it worked well.
Excerpt: Once this router was hooked up the trouble began. I could never get online, my roommate could. It made no sense. After a month and a half of us trying literally everything (contacting every support out there in www), we called in the geek squad. They identified the problem and told me that they take more Lynksys out of homes than any other router. Just felt like passing this on.
Summary: This switch seems perfect for a small home network. I have 2 computers connected and use a cablemodem via the fastest computer. The Linksys switch allows either machine full access to the internet without the speed loss a hub would impose. The installation is ultra-simple and straightforward. An ac adapter(included) and a couple of ethernet cables and you're in business. Since its the size of a pack of cigarettes, you can put it anywhere.
Pros: low cost, easy hookup, small size, dual speed (10/100)
It saves space and it's a fast Ethernet auto-sensing switch
26 September 2007
Excerpt: Bottom-Line : If you need a small workgroup switch you can't go wrong with the Linksys * EZX55W 10/100 Switch. * I have a hybrid Personal Area Network (PAN) set up in my house that connects some seven computers together. By hybrid I mean that a segment is wireless and a segment is wired. Until recently the wired segment of the PAN was connected to a 10-port 10/100 auto-sensing hub, that had started to malfunction. When I made the decision to replace it, I decided to...
Summary: Even though I noticed a higher increase in my broadband cable speed, at first it was hard to install all wires from my linksys router and from my router to my linksys switch even though I ran all wires from the CPs to my switch the same way I had it with my hub, it did not work and internet speed was less than a dial up at first, I then realized it had nothing to do with the switch, but the NIC with was not compartible since I had a Netgear card and did not work until I...
Summary: I have had this for over a year and it works great. There has been no problems except when it get hit by lightning. Although it get hit by lightning, most ports still work,but at 10mps. Although it only works at 10mps now, it still works. Just to note, when this happens, the port lights flash on and off and you have to manualy set your NIC to run at 10mps. Overall, No Problems!
Pros: Works, Name Brand, 10/100mps, Small, No Problems