Something is changed about the product for the better
Bill Ing, Amazon
21 June 2012
Summary: I've got 4 of them, 2010-2011. Running 1-2 years without issue and not running hot. One of them sits in an octal colo cabinet that is in a warm environment as well. Perhaps there was a change somewhere even though nothing on the switch to indicate a different version number.
Summary: My house with all gigbit network cable around and use this to split for all my devices (TV, DVD Player, Hi-Fi, 3 desktops and 2 laptop). The connections never drop and I am able to experience high speed of file transfer between computers. Very reliable product.
Summary: In general, for IPv4 and IPv6 unicast the switch is ok. But be aware that when it comes to multicast the switch is broken in in a variety of ways: IPv6 Multicast 1 port in, all other ports out, no snooping, no nothing. IPv4 IGMPv2: The "Leave" report is "successfully" suppressed by the switch. IPV4 IGMPv3: Any multicast report containing more than one multicast group is mangled by the switch to unreadability.
Summary: I needed a switch that was capable of supporting vLANs and dot1Q tagging, this switch works great in that regard. It is limited to 16 VLANs, it is also limited to only 2 etherchannel groups. Beyond that it is perfect for my VMware lab environment.
Thsi is real garbage. I rarely make an assessment like this
defilm "defilm", Amazon
25 December 2010
Summary: I admit, as a professional network Architect, I use Cisco and Juniper equipment all the time. The desire to have a Inexpensive "Managable 5 port (SLM2005) or 8 port (SLM2008) switch with QOS support is strong for those doing VOIP or looking to aggregate NAS drives on to a Gige switch. But I have now had 3 SLM2005's fail on me, and 2 SLM2008's fail on me. Not one lasted a full year.
Reliable, simple enough for the average user, but with more information.
23 April 2010
Summary: This unit was easy to install and would be just fine for the average user, but for the power user it comes with some extra features that allow you a little more insight into what's going on and how your data is treated. This extra functionality isn't something that the average Joe will click through a wizard to configure, but it won't hurt you having it there if you don't intend to use it in that way.
Summary: Switch 8-PORT Gig Smart with pd I used this switch for almost 1 year. It carried very light traffic. I noticed it always ran hot. One day I decided to fry an egg on it. Worked great (I thought this was a switch for data!?) I powered on my computers one morning and nothing worked. I checked and the switch was on but none of the LEDs were lit, besides the Sys. Sound familiar? Read the other reviews, they all have the same problem. Tells me something.
Summary: The Linksys SLM2008 has great features for it's price. I like the VLAN feature which I used to put my gamer son on a different subnet.. Alas, the unit died after a little over one year. The power light comes on, but that's it. None of the ports work. Based upon my experience, I would not buy this switch again.
These fail repeatedly. Linksys not helpful after several replacements.
G. Cook "Network Guy", Amazon
1 December 2008
Summary: We purchased over a dozen of these for use as desktop switches at our company. Both the SLM2005 and SLM2008 models. They all begin to fail at approximately the same time and within a week all are dead. At first Linksys was happy to replace them. However, after about the fourth round of replacements, they are now giving us the run-around and asking for more details about the failures before they can be replaced. My response, "They just don't work!" Seriously.