Excerpt: I put this NETGEAR ProSAFE 5-Port switch into service at a local church to replace a failed 24 port Linksys. They only have 4 personal computers so they didn't need a 24 port hub/switch. Installation was easy and I didn't even require any configuration. I didn't have to power down anything or reboot anything. Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Window XP immediately recognized to network connections.
Pros: Easily Expanded, Easy To Set Up, Fast, Reliable, Small
Excerpt: I do realize that this very affordable device would be no frills. It was easy to install and start up. I notice that when opperating two computers at the same time the secondary computer completely looses connection or goes to an incredibly slow connection. I just spent 8 minutes attemping to send a memo to 8 staff members. This process is usually done as fast as I can click send.
Excerpt: This switch was specifically recommended by a service technician as part of a project to move our wireless router to another location in the office. We have been pleasantly surprised with an added benefit of this product - after its installation, both our internet connections, wireless and hard-wired, started working much faster than before.