Excerpt: This is one of the best deals in a small network switch. You can just plug it in and use it right out of the box as an unmanaged switch, or install the included software on one of your PCs connected to the network to use it as a managed switch. The advanced features include Quality of Service (QoS) to prioritize network traffic (essential if you are running VoIP or audio/video streaming applications on your network), Virtual LAN support (I use this to keep Audio over IP...
Excerpt: i had to do my own research to figure out something i needed to know to complete the switch's setup. if not my netwworks couldn't talk to each other. otherwise it would have gotten 5 stars for speed and ease of use.
Summary: I've got 2 older versions of this switch, and they are brill ! This one COMES WITH EURO PLUG !!! Mine had an adapter, however still not very happy as the kit list doesn't say any thing about this. Better specs on one of these than the 8 port version, so two of these with a link cable will be better in my needs.
A great switch but requires some tech knowledge to get the most out of it
Amazon Customer, Amazon
2 December 2012
Summary: This switch works really well for me, however there are a couple of points to note: 1. It was shipped from Germany and comes with a european plug and no adapter! 2. If you want to 'manage' the switch by connecting to it with your PC, you'll probably find that you get an error "The switch and manager IP address are not in the same subnet!" and be denied further access.
Great for sharing IPTV and Internet on 1 network cable
7 October 2011
Summary: I bought this product because I only have one network cable running to my upstairs office but still wanted to have IPTV and Internet access in that room. Setting up two separate VLANs with VLAN tagging over the shared UTP cable is a breeze with this device. It even allows QoS settings to prioritize TV traffic, in order to avoid any stutter caused by heavy traffic on the LAN network.