Excerpt: I find myself needing more Ethernet ports than the standard 4 on my router. Between Satellite TV, all in one printer, Blu-ray player, and network attached storage I was maxed out. I needed a place to plug in my computers that were not on WiFi and my smart TV.
Summary: I have owned this device for almost 2 years. It has been a worthwhile investing during that time, supplying a full Gigabit connection to my networked devices. I even purchased it 50% off during a sale which made it even better! However, a power outage just bricked the device.
Summary: I don't think I got more lifespan out of this switch than the less expensive ones I had been buying. it does the job but all these switches seem to fail about every 24-36 months in my application.
Summary: Some people may like not seeing the connectivity lights on the front, but I find without them, it's a little hard to tell how many ports are available. A small issue, but so far no issues to speak of, gigabit speed is nice for the future though nothing on my network can touch that speed.
Summary: I have had two of these running for a month, no issues. They have not overheated, caused network errors, made noise, tortured the cat, or otherwise acted out of line. Can't ask for much more from a network switch.
Summary: Most of my electronics don't have wifi built in, so i did my research and found this to be exactly what I needed in my room to give my wifiless electronics some life. It's small enough to forget about once connected. Get this if you need to extend with wired internet to any room.
Good consumer-grade gigabit switch w/ a short warranty compared to competition at this price point
M. Klamm "mediatrek", Amazon
20 November 2013
Summary: I recently purchased the Linksys SE2500 switch to hardwire my home entertainment components together and then run one CAT6 cable to my router. The activity lights are on the back, which I like and can be turned on or off.