Summary: I bought this after turning an old computer into a Linux-based router. NICs with 4 ports on them are pretty pricey, so this was a cheap way for me to extend my wired network. The upward tilt mentioned in the cons is annoying, but not enough to not recommend this switch.
Pros: - Compact, fits just about anywhere - Nothing to configure, just plug in the cables and go - Does what it claims to do
Cons: - Not wall mountable unless you stick something to it like double-sided tape or velcro - Nothing to weigh it down, depending on how it and the cables are positioned, the front tilts upward
Summary: I'm using this to connect my desktop, laptop and game consoles. The WiFi in my house sucks so if I'm streaming or gaming I'll get random lag. This was a great solution because now I can have a wired connection for all my devices and not have to worry about the inconsistent wifi or having to swap out...
Switch works great after tweak to computer hardware
Al B., Newegg
23 January 2015
Summary: At first, switch DL speed was very low, upload was good. After searching the TP-Link website, found a FAQ recommending setting computer NIC speed to Auto, I had set mine to '100 Full' many years ago based upon recommendations at that time.
Pros: Inexpensive and looks nice. Seems to work as promised after changing a computer NIC setting.
Cons: Lightweight and no mounting point or rubber feet, so easy to fall off of table.
Summary: I hooked this up to my computer, put the Ethernet cord into it, inserted the Ethernet cords for my cameras and other attachments, and it didn't work.. so I was lucky that I found a charger that works with this... which was NOT included...