Summary: Along with replacing my existing TRENDnet 8 port switch model # TE100-S8, I replaced all my cat5/5e patch cords with cat 7 red patch cords. I feel that it was a wise investment for the long haul because an AT&T Uverse technician came out to fix some problems we were having with the dvr unit.
Pros: -Worked right-away without any issues. -No conflicts with new AT&T Uverse Arris modem -Good quality (metal construction) -Downloads seem to be slightly faster -4 rubber feet -Lights in the front that show activity -Affordable
Summary: This switch increases my file tranfer rate from around 9 MB using the 2Wire 3801 gateway provided by ATT to around 60 MB. It helps with transfering large data from my computer to my fileserver.
Summary: Improved my LAN instantly int the zone of my house I put it in. DLNA devices work 100 times better, my PC is enjoying the extra muscle as well. No more bottleneck, limited by up/downstream from modem. Love it!
Pros: Super fast, metal housing, plug and play, price
Summary: I see some reviews say it died soon so I had to chip in my two cents. Maybe the new ones are more cheaply built? I don't see how or why this thing would fail. It's mounted upside-down on a rafter in my basement for freak's sake, it gets very cold down there (30s) in the winter and in the 80s in the...
Pros: I bought this switch on sale 6/28/2012. I received it the next day and promptly mounted it to a rafter in my basement and plugged it in. This switch has been faithfully serving my gigabit LAN needs for nearly 3 years now, non-stop, and shows no signs of slowing down.
Cons: Really? How can I complain about an 8 port gigabit switch that does its job well?
Cons: I followed the instruction guide and connected everything like it said, but I had no connection to the internet or to the other computers in my network. I had to plug in my modem to my wireless router, then from router to the switch for everything to work right.