Summary: This switch did not last long. It died just out of the return/ warranty period. I am a Network Engineer and also have a debug background. This thing just quit powering up. It wasn't like I had packet loss or anything like that. It just died. The AC adapter was still working so it was the actual unit. It did what it was supposed to while it worked.
Summary: Works great, at a great price. I don't mind buying refurbished; to me it means someone actually inspected the item (and fixed whatever defect would have come my way if I'd been the original buyer). Note that this does not have an auto-sensing port, so you will need a crossover cable (like the Belkin A3X126-03-YLW-M available here) if you want something like my ATT U-Verse TV box to supply an Internet connection to your other networked devices (in my case a laptop, a...
Excerpt: The Linksys SE1500 5-Port Fast Ethernet Switch by Linksys performs as promised. I ran the cat 6 cable to remote PC's, hooked it up and it worked straight out of the box. No issues with it thus far. Thanks.
Excerpt: I am not a very technical-savvy person so I was a bit concerned about being able to get it to work. It was much easier than I imagined; all I did was plug it in, attach it to my router, and I instanty had 5 new ports! If you have things that you don't use because you ran out of ports on your router, this is the product for you.