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: I would recommend this product to increase the # of data ports on your network. Easy setup. Worked well right out of the box. Good price. It even has mounting slots on the back for wall or low voltage wiring cabinet mounting.
Summary: A quick word on my background. I was an IT manager for many years. We strung many miles of Ethernet and worked with enterprise-class networking equipment. At home, I have always used Netgear networking equipment. I strongly prefer their metal-housing product line... and have only one single complaint with Netgear's quality products. And that is their power supplies. They simply do not last. I've replaced several over the last 10 years.
Summary: I have been wrestling with a wireless router also serving as my wired switch. I'm not sure what I have been doing wrong with the router, but the wired connection knocks out every three days. Onto my desk there is now the TP-Link 8-port Switch. While shoehorning another plug into my power structure was annoying, I have now gone more than a week without a connection drop. That counts as a win for me.
Works fine. Seems really lightweight and a little cheap
wRx7M "wRx7M", Amazon
22 June 2011
Summary: I have used this for about a month and it has been working fine. I haven't had to powercycle it yet, so that is a good sign. The case is plastic and seems to be a little cheap but if you are not setting things on it or kicking it all day it should be fine. It is a little too light for my liking, as it tends to be affected by the cables positions so it doesn't like to lie flat.