Summary: This is a great entry-level switch that will suffice in a relatively simple SOHO network setting. This is an un-managed, plug and play gigabit switch. Start-up time is very quick and it seems to be handle changing devices with ease.
Cons: Plug and play? Really?, Nothing useful in the user guide and the manual is says they same this but in diff language. I plug my Laptop and my Desktop in and i get "Limited" internet connection, can do anything... Run Windows Network Diagnostics says "Ethernet" Doesn't have a valid IP Configuration...
Summary: I like these units. They tend to last about a year or two, and then they begin to fail. No matter what brand I buy, even the more expensive ones from cisco, the switches seem to start failing after 24 to 36 months. They get very heavy usage in our application, and are used almost 18 hours per day.
Summary: Nice little switch for the price. Everything is working as expected so far. My only complaint is that the LEDs are on the same side as the ethernet ports, which is more common on rack-mounted devices. I personally prefer having the ports in the back and the LED status lights in the front.
Summary: Got it to extend the wireless across a 2 story house and it works like magic. Small light noiseless and easy to setup provides very good speed and is transparent to NATting problems This is my second TPLink product and this brand is really good for the price you pay.
Summary: No-nonsense gigabit switch. Plugged it in, and immediately noticed my network transfers increase to/from my NAS. Rough performance check confirmed I can sustain 90MBytes (720Mbits) across this switch when streaming HDD backups across it.
Really good for a small step up from an unmanaged switch
Soren Harward, Amazon
28 December 2013
Summary: This switch has replaced a bunch of cascaded unmanaged switches on my home network. The network ran fine with the unmanaged switches, but I really wanted a switch with 802.1q (VLAN and QoS) support, though I was having trouble justifying paying $150 more for an L2 smart switch than an unmanaged one.
Summary: I used this to replace a 5 port gigabit unmanaged switch. What I like about the unit is that it is very compact (see photo vs. trend net 5 port gigabit green switch), very much plug & play and sturdy (steel design). It works as expected with ultrafast connection (no noticeable difference vs.