Summary: This is a nice little 5-port gigabit switch. I wish the QoS could be turned off when not needed or wanted though, so minus 1 star for that because many people will probably prefer a switch that works as a normal switch without trying to be "smart" (which can have unwanted side-effects).
Works well with the ZyXEL powerline 600 AV2 adapter
31 May 2014
Summary: I am using this ZyXEL switch in combination with the the new ZyXEL 600 powerline AV2 adapter to give me multiple Ports in two locations. (The 600 series powerline adapter does not currently have a version with built in additional ports so this switch solves the problem) Footprint of this switch is very small and appears well designed and solid. It is working great for me but I am no where near gigabit speeds so I cannot comment on that.
Summary: I bought this gigabit switch for my bedroom to share the connection between my bluray player, HTPC and DirecTV DVR. I had been using a Linksys 5 port switch there but it did not have gigabit LAN capabilities. Since the HTPC was a recent addition to the bedroom and I have been sharing large files between it and the NAS in the office, I figured Gigabit couldn't hurt. Also it was the last switch in my home that wasn't Gigabit capable. With the price I couldn't pass it up.
Works great for IPv4 traffic, but don't buy if you use IPv6
Amazon Customer, Amazon
20 January 2013
Summary: Have a Zyxel DSL modem (P660HN-51) which I love - working great with CenturyLink DSL and IPv4 and IPv6RD. I run IPv6 on my local LAN as well as IPv4 and needed a good GigE switch. So, got this Zyxel since I like the modem so much and liked the idea of it's automatic QoS. Got it and plugged it in, IPv4 was working fine, but all my IPv6 traffic died. Plugged my computer back into the DSL modem switch port and all was fine. Back to the switch and no more IPv6.
Summary: While the switch sort of works and it looks great it does not quite deliver. I have the same problem that other reviewers have in that any UpnP equipment plugged into the unit is not visible. I have three items plugged into it, a Sky HD box, a Phillips wireless/wired network player and a Samsung DLNA Blu Ray. The Sky HD works fine in that programs can be downloaded and watched with no problems from Sky On Demand, the problem is with the other 2 bits of kit.
Cheap, fine for file transfer but bad for media streaming
5 November 2013
Summary: Bought this to speed up file transfers between my PC and my file server - performs well in this respect but fails when it comes to streaming media - laggs every few minutes. Network usage in task manager shows erratic peaks and troughs so whilst the switch IS providing gigabit throughput it's sporadic so smooth playback of video is pretty much impossible. Even using the QoS port doesn't seem to make any difference.
Summary: Same as the other reviews. This device is no use if used with a media system. Connect to my home media system none of my computers or smart TV could "see" the media server. SPent all weekend frustrated thinking id done something wrong. Bypassed the network and it works. Unfortunately i found this out a month after purchasing and i can get no refund only a replacement. Other review on other online outlets say the same thing. A replacement would be the same.
Summary: I bought this to extend my network at home as I bought a NAS. I could ping my devices etc with no problem but I couldn't get anything to see any UPnP devices. I banged my head against a brick wall for 4 hours until I finally tried using a netgear switch instead and then hey presto I coluld see all my devices. As it's a unmagaged switch there shouldn't be anything blocking this. As per other review this is a very poor device that isn't worth the money.