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: It was out of the box and working in 2 minutes. I just plugged it in to an electrical outlet and then plugged in the Ethernet cable from the network (which can go in any of the jacks). Next, I connected an Ethernet cable to a computer and another to a printer and it worked! In short I was able to take my one Ethernet port and split it to connect to several devices. Other advantages: the Ethernet switch is small as I like it, and the price was most inexpensive.