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Linksys EZXS88W
6.1 out of 10

Linksys EZXS88W

The EtherFast® 8-Port 10/100 Workgroup Switch is a quick and Read more

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Overall 2
2.0

Bottleneck

Amazon Customer, Amazon
8 February 2016
  • Summary: Really inadequate if you have a truly high speed internet connection (say 50 meg or better). I found my speedtests peaking around 35mbps. Just plugging in a TP-Link gigabit switch in place of this one bumped me up above 90mbps on the same computer. No reboots, nothing.
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Overall 10
10

Wish I would have purchased much sooner.

S. Moetzinger, Amazon
18 January 2016
  • Summary: Install was as easy as it comes. Plug & Play. This item solved all my home networking issues with three Apple Airport Express' sharing a single login. Plus it is SUPER FAST. Finally, my kid can now play Mindcraft with each other on there iPAD in any room in the house. JUST THRILLED!
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Overall 10
10

What happened to the price???

Michael D., Newegg
10 April 2015
  • Pros: Awesome switch by an awesome company. Works great, like all Cisco products. However...see cons!
  • Cons: Word on the street is that Cisco sold Linksys off to Belkin, and now this switch has skyrocketed in price! Bought this item a year ago for $60, bought another one for a client a month ago for $90, and now it's a staggering $139.95?? Typical Belkin way of doing things. I'm sure the quality will so...
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Overall 10
10

Linksys workhorse, as expected

MATTHEW B., Newegg
1 January 2015
  • Summary: I purchased this used back in 07, (v3.0) and it still like a champ. Much like the WRT54g router, they've been around for over a decade and still run perfectly. They're like the '60 Chevy of networking gear.
  • Pros: I used mine in a college house utilizing all 8 ports for PC's, laptops, and consoles pretty much day and night and never had so much as a hiccup from the unit. Now lives out a quiet life at my workstation managing my PC and Xboxes.
  • Cons: 1. All these years and they still don't make them with mounting holes. Had to rig up my own with a block of wood and zip ties when I finally freed up the desk space and got sick of moving it to vacuum the floor. 2. Personally I think the price point is a little steep for just 10/100 speed
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Overall 10
10

Longevity

Micah H., Newegg
12 December 2013
  • Summary: When I do PC-to-PC file transfers, it does about 9-10 MBps and makes any other internet use impossibly slow. Then I did the calculation and realized that 9-10 MBps is just about the cap for a 10/100 switch so...that's why, duh.
  • Pros: -Long life! I bought this exact model in 2004 (will it say Verified Owner? I'll find out. It's in my Order History) and it still works!
  • Cons: -10/100 Mbps only. There are a multitude of 10/100/1000 switches on the market for about the same price, including another Linksys. -Smaller than the WRT54G. It came with a conversion kit to allow it to stack on the other Linksys gear of the same generation, but it just wasn't the same.
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Overall 10
10

works and ideal

Christopher, Newegg
27 June 2013
  • Summary: remember you can not stack these on one another it will need its own port from the main router to work.
  • Pros: does what you want and for the price you would get much better unless you want to spend way more. best bang for your bucks.
  • Cons: only 100 Mbps this is even a refined model you receive. so why is that not updated. tho in most U.S states getting more that 10 Mbps is not likely.
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Overall 10
10

Awesome Unmanaged Switch

Justin P., Newegg
13 May 2013
  • Summary: Great switch, for any home network.
  • Pros: - Great Switch, Easy Setup - Works with all devices, (Smart TV, Win7 PCs, Android OS devices, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS) - Of course half of what I listed above is connected wirelessly through the 54 MBps Linksys Wireless router - It is simply plug n' play, and it will work well with any router, ...
  • Cons: - None, it stays a little warm, but that is expected.
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Overall 8
8.0

great product, easy to setup

Michael H. Allen SR, Amazon
22 January 2013
  • Summary: great product, great delivery time through amazon. The product looks smaller than the picture and doesn't have the blue portion now. Just remember to skip the port next to the uplink port when hooking up multiple devices on the 8 port switch.
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Overall 10
10

It works

William O., Newegg
22 November 2012
  • Summary: I have this attached to my entertainment center to link my tv, receiver(netflix/pandora) and directv receiver to my router for an internet connection to each. I've noticed since I switched from wireless to a wired connection that I experience almost no buffering issues with netflix.
  • Pros: Plugged it in and it works as expected.
  • Cons: None.
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Overall 10
10

Does exactly what it should

Shawn F., Newegg
15 October 2012
  • Summary: This did not matter to me, but the unit I received is all black. The picture shows it being part blue and part black. Just an FYI... Even though this is an 8 port switch, if you use the uplink port, such as connecting this device to a cable modem for internet, you can connect 7 devices.
  • Pros: Works exactly as described.
  • Cons: None
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