Summary: I decided to buy this switch because I've used a similar Linksys Ethernet switch for years and it has performed flawlessly all this time. I also use a Linksys WiFi router, and have been very satisfied with all of these products. The switch has worked flawlessly and immediately right out of the box. I daisy-chained this switch to another one and have not noticed any signal degradation or network slowdown.
Summary: I use this as a splitter and it works perfect. No signal degradation that I've noticed. I use one line in and four lines out. The lines out go to a Roku, Blu-Ray player, Xbox 360 and a Wii. I haven't ran them all at the same time of course, but who would?
Summary: I bought this switch as I needed another switch for access in another room. One thing you want to remember which is true with just about all switches-- the port immediately next to the input is not a port that you're going to want to use as you won't be able to get a signal out of it.
Summary: Bought two of the refurbished Linksys by Cisco 5-Port Workgroup Switch. One of them worked and one didn't. Guess which one I installed first. I have had good luck with these in the past, but from now on...I'll spend the extra 8 or so bucks to buy a new one. As most of you know, when you need to replace a workgroup switch, you REALLY need it. I always keep a couple of them on the shelf.
Summary: Evidently this switch is not a true 5-port switch. While there are 6 RJ45 ports in the back of it, one of them is an "uplink" port, meaning this is where you connect to your internet or internet LAN, in order to distribute to the rest of the ports. I couldn't figure out why it wasn't working for me, as a switch like this does not require (nor can you do a) configuration.