Summary: I plugged this switch in, and attached it to my network and it worked on it's own, with no problems. After I made some changes to my router, i did have to reboot the switch by unplugging it and plugging it back in. But that was no big deal. And it's really pretty small. It takes up hardly any room at all.
Summary: These are a great product. Not costly, but very efficient and fast in operation. If your looking for switches that can handle gigabyte Networking. Setup in a minute and speed up your network. Wow!! how can you beat that?
Summary: I ran out of ports on my router so bought this to expand my Ethernet connections further. Plugged it up, connected my cables and everything worked perfectly. Did a speed check on the computer it was connected to and it was still downloading at 31 Mbps, same as before. Very happy with this product.
Summary: I bought four of these. I use them to set up small networks at different sites for volunteer income tax preparers that provide free income tax preparation with the IRS's VITA program. They need trouble free network operation and that is what they get. I need quick and simple setup and that is what I get.
Summary: I bought 4 of these switches to build a 1gb backbone in my house for all the 1gb devices we now have, retired the 100mb switches. All GB now. Its beneficial to keep all the same make model switches when building a backbone to avoid any compatibility issues and these switches come with some nice internal features.
Summary: I have two of these and one of the 8 port. The Auto-MDIX saves the trouble of identifying cross-over or straight-thru cables. With this switch you just plug it in and everything works and shows you if you are getting 1000 or 100 Mbps. Excellent product and great price.