Summary: Not as pictured. Redesigned switch has only one row of leds. Led color indicates connection speed. My main complaint is they have moved the power connection from the rear to the left side. Although functional, on the desktop it looks stupid having a power cord sticking out from the side of the unit. They have changed to the side connection that is used on their cheaper plastic switches. For some reason, TRENDnet must view this as a wise decision.
Summary: I've been in IT for about 15 years, since I was a teenager, and have deployed and managed countless wired networks for dozens of clients and a handful of my own businesses and offices. So this is probably the 50th unmanaged desktop switch I have purchased in my career. I recently realized that TRENDnet isn't just another off-brand manufacturer.
Summary: Very nice unit. I ordered the metal case version as that's just what I used to. I don't know if the plastic case one is as good or not, but I do know I'm very satisfied with this one. So far its operated outstandingly so only time will tell if it's not. Until then, I would recommend this to anyone looking to replace an outdated switch.
Summary: Not that a switch should have much reason to fail in 3 years but most people have dealt with seemingly short lifespans on networking hardware (and electronics in general). More than 2 years is definitely worth notice. No issues whatsoever with this switch. All ports work, all lights work, power cable is fine, etc. Definitely recommend it.
Summary: I have an 8 port Trendnet GREENnet switch at the center of my home network. I bought it about 3 years ago and it's performed flawlessly. I never had a single issue. When I needed some extra ports at one outlet - this was an easy decision. This is the best combination of price, performance and reliability for my needs.
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.