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.
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!
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...
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.