Summary: Owned for over a year, easy to understand speed indicators help determine the slow point in your home network. For me, that was my old Verizon router's 100MB ports. Now everything's gigabit all the way from the fiber to the PC.
Pros: - Cheap - Power Efficient - 5 Ports - Not software-fussy
Cons: - Plastic housing doesn't feel very reassuring, and it doesn't like to sit flat on a table with a full load of cables on the back. - Power adapter is on the side, rather than the back. Makes neat looking wiring nearly impossible - put it out of sight.
Summary: Better than hub, without the complexity of a managed switch. I used this to extend my LAN from my router to my backup server and desktop. It's small, the lights are not clear but not intrusive, and the plastic body is well made.
Exactly what I needed. I needed additional jacks for ...
2 June 2015
Summary: Exactly what I needed. I needed additional jacks for equipment and didn't have enough on the back of my cable router. Plugged this in to one of the router jacks and had 4 more jacks for additional equipment.
Summary: Cheap little 5 port switch.. Bought this because it was almost as expensive as buying a replacement power supply for my larger (rev 1) version.. This is quite a bit smaller than the rev 1 (this was rev 3).
As others have mentioned, they just work. Never have to touch them.
16 March 2015
Summary: I have a number of these that I use throughout the house. Like some other reviewers have mentioned, the best part of these are that I literally never have to touch them. They just consistently work. And I have had some of these for years.