Summary: This is a very reliable and well made switch. I've purchased ten or so and have had solid performance from all of them. Also, they're build quality is excellent. I've put them in some inhospitable situations without a hitch.
Wish I could have gotten a switch like this years ago
Joey Bishop, Amazon
9 December 2014
Summary: Wish I could have gotten a switch like this years ago. Can't find any real fault with this thing. It's small, affordable, fast, and has an attractive metal enclosure that is cool to the touch and feels sturdy. The actual dimensions are very close to 4" x 4" x 1" or 10cm x 10cm x 2.5cm. About the size of a filled wallet. It has mounting holes on the underside It does what a switch does.
Summary: Plunged the Cat6 network cables in, plugged in the power and it was up and running. No fuss no muss. Perfect for all the entertainment items that need a wired connection for better speed and security.
Summary: The unit I received only intermittently worked with some devices and after two hours on the phone with TP-Link tech support they couldn't ever diagnose it. It worked for some network connections (printer) and would never work for others (powerline adapters). I bought a Netgear ProSAFE Gigabit Switch and it worked great right out of the box. Unfortunately, I waited one day to long to return this defective TP-Link unit so it goes in the trash.
Summary: Simple and easy to use. I put this in our house's "smart box" and connected it via power-line ethernet extender (the router was located in living room). Truly a plug-n-play experience. Once I tested my power-line ethernet adapter, I simply plugged the ethernet jack from the power-line adapter to the first port and had the rest of my hardwired rooms up and running.
Summary: Nice small switch with lots of features. However I needed to update the firmware as the version it shipped with had an issue with forwarding DHCP. Applied the latest firmware update and all is well. A surprising amount of management features available in this tiny switch for $35.
They are the right switches that do teh job with low price!
2 November 2014
Summary: I have both 5 and 8 ports switches. They work great without issues for the past 2 months. The 8 port is used to hook all rooms to a single router in my basement where my fiber-optic receiver is located. The 5 port one is located in my computer room to hook up 2 computers and a network printer. Good thing they come with 110/240 Volts power adapter (I have both voltages at home!) I will update you all after a year have passed or whenever something abnormal is observed.