Summary: This my second Trendnet Switch, after using Trendnet TE 100 8 ports for a few years. Wanted to setup a backup system if my wireless router fail, so I purchase this small switch. Both work great in the 5 years I've the 8 ports, I've never had any problems.
Summary: This ethernet switch is just what I needed and only $10 shipped to my door!! All I had to do was plug it in and plug the ethernet cable from internet to one port and the one from my computer to another. No set up, no drivers to load, no password. Couldn't be any easier. It's very small and compact and light. Will sit very unobtrusively by the computer or can be mounted on the wall. Highly recommended!
Summary: My dorm room only has one Ethernet jack, so I bought this hoping it would work to duplicate the signal so that I could get internet to both my desktop and laptop without having to constantly switch cables. It worked great! One Ethernet cable from the wall into the box, and a cable from the box to each of the computers.
Summary: This TrendNet 5 port switch works very well. It's sort of what I expected but I was confused. You have to connect the ethernet cable to the 5th port and then it distributes to 4 other ports. It's very easy to use no hardware installation needed. I have a 100ft ethernet cable from my router in the living room to my room. And it splits up into my Desktop and PS3 it works much better then Wifi. And it's faster for me anyways.
Summary: This product is great! I use this in my college dorm. I am only provided with 1 ethernet jack at my desk. Like most people, I have multiple devices that use an ethernet connection: apple tv, networked printer, and a laptop. This device takes up minimal space and does exactly what I need it to do. Now I don't have to change the cable around every time I want to use a different device.
Summary: Perfect for my needs. I have a single ethernet cable that I needed to split to give internet access to 2 computers - one Mac, one PC. Couldn't be easier. Just plug this into an electric outlet, put in ethernet cable and then connector cables going out to computers and it works perfectly. 1/3 the price of what a local store offered for their least expensive model.
Summary: Bought it Oct 2011. Started malfunctioning April 2012. Crud! Maybe bad luck, maybe bad QC by trendnet. Not a great loss, but probably out of warrantee. The long story: Last month I started noticing devices attached stopped working at random times, but about once a day - simplest temp fix was to re-power all my network gear from the power strip switch.
Summary: I needed more ethernet connections because my modem only has one slot. The TRENDnet gave me an additional 3 slots. It has 4 ethernet connections and another for your router or modem to plug into. Great product ran immediately. No software needed. Buy it!