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: It's a Linksys, and it's been VERY Reliable. Have used it now for about the past 6 months. Glad I got this larger expanded version, as I had been using the 5 port one's for a while. Always great to have the extra ports when you need'em. ;-)
Summary: All the ports worked well for about 2 years, then the one I used as the incoming (#1) stopped working. I did all the troubleshooting and ended up switching the incoming cord to port #2, and it seems to be working fine that way. So I only lost 1 port after 2 years, which might be normal.
Summary: Linksys always makes good quality networking equipment. Until recently, Linksys had ties to Cisco. As having my Cisco Certification (along with other Certs) and working in networking all my life, I like having LEDs flashing while indicating network activity.
Summary: I like this switch. It's working fine and I like that each connection point has three little lights to show activity and speed. Sad that these are being replaced by ones with only one light for each connection point.