Summary: Would return it but shipping is the same as what I paid for the switch
Pros: Inexpensive and nice looking.
Cons: Did not work properly, speed t est would not go above 0.6 Mbps, uploads were consistently 5+ Mbps. directly from wall outlet to PC reached 5+ Mbps down and up. Tried multiple patch cords, ports and PCs.
Summary: I have one of these in a 10-port, and it works great. This one however, is junk. As soon as I plugged it in, the whole network slowed to an unusable speed. But now I'm passed my return period, so I guess I'm stuck with it. Won't be buying any more of these for sure.
Summary: Stay away from tp link. I know they get great revues out here but I've had 2 poor wireless adapters from them.
Pros: good speed when it manages to connect
Cons: Constantly drops the wireless connection (4-5 times per hour) and has to re-establish. Gets excellent through-put when connected but can never seem to hold it together. Tried on multiple machines, multiple OS. This is the second tp-link USB adapter I have tried and both had this same issue (diffe...
Summary: Perhaps mixing interface speeds caused some under-rated components to fail. Sure, the proper components might increase the price by a dollar - but this /is/ a value brand; they'll be squeezing every penny out of it that they can.
Pros: Cheap Worked great for eight months with two computers with gigabit interfaces hooked up (and a connection to another gigabit switch upstream) Granted, only one computer was on for 99.95% of operational time.
Cons: Kaput! Eight months in, I decide to hook up a computer with only a 100 mbps interface via a 16 ft cable, and my LAN connection starts intermittently dropping out, requiring the switch to be power cycled to resume operation. And, no, I'm not confusing WAN with LAN. I can't get a ping response from...