Summary: I bought this switch so I could hook up a desktop, a PlayStation 3, an Xbox 360, and a laptop (which are all located in a room that does not get Wi-Fi) to the router via ethernet cable. This switch allowed me to get the job done well (with the exact amount of ports I need).
Summary: Extending our home network into our detached garage soon, will be ordering another soon.
Pros: The whole unit is a pro, runs nice and cool. Unmanaged switches are just the greatest thing (you know what I mean if you work in IT or have any experiencing with networking) for home networks.. Plug in your input, plug in your outputs, green light means gigabit, orange light means 10/100, put it ...
Cons: Buying a more expensive switch and then finding this is probably the only con I can think of when you realize you wasted money.
Summary: These comment are in "Other thoughts" and not "Cons" because, well, read for yourself. I got the Model 3 version, which only has 1 row of lights. I specifically purchased this brand/model over the others because the model shown is a Model 1, with 3 rows of lights. Disappointed?
Pros: It worked right out of the box, and does the job.
Cons: None. It's a 'switch'. There's not much functionality that can go wrong so long as it works out of the box.
Cons: Unit I received does not match what is pictured. Unit I received has only one row of LED's. Pictured unit has three rows of LED's. Also, the power connection is on the side of the unit which I hate. Pictured unit has power connection on back which makes much more sense.
Cons: stopped working. No power, no lights. Maybe the power supply went bad? Who knows. I bought it because it was the cheapest. In the end, it performed like the cheapest. Next time, buy second cheapest.
Summary: Note that the photo and specs on the Newegg page are WRONG for this product. This is the new Green Switch with just 1 row of lights, and its 5v and not 7.5v. I bought this because I have a 7.5v feed in my Home Run. Luckily I have another old one I can use and I'll swap it with this one.
Summary: I have purchased about 6 of these 5 port switches over the last few years. I recently had a need to purchase a new one. They have ruined this product aesthetically. It looks cheaper than it did and the power port has been inexplicably moved to the side. (It was on the back with the other ports).