Summary: I'm super happy with this product, and for me, repairing computers, and I don't have to put those computers on my wifi is awesome! Was so simple to set up, no cd's, no downloads, nada. Plug n play, and ready to go!
Pros: Super easy to set up, just connect to your router, then use the extra 4 outlets for other pc's: desktops or laptops. $4 after rebate! What a steal! How can you go wrong? Should have bought a switch a long long time ago. We'll see for longevity, but, if it lasted me a year, I'd still be happy.
Cons: Well, not too much of a con, but you do lose a port. Would be cool if the port was in the back so you'd have 5 ports, instead of 4...not a horrible con, though
Summary: My main complaint regards the Mail-in Rebate. Netgear engages in the sinister practice of baiting consumers with mail in rebate offer ($10-50%) and then making it difficult and time consuming to redeem your rebate. For one thing, why mail in?
Pros: Works great Effortless set-up Easy installation - Mounting Quality material construction.
Summary: I purchased this switch to add capacity to my network for some older 10/100 devices. Instead of taking up ports on my gigabit switch for devices that can communicate only at slower speeds, they are all now connected to this switch, which connects to a single port on my gigabit switch.
Pros: Metal housing, compact size, very good price on sale.