Summary: It's a non managed switch, so not really much to say about set up. Plug in your Ethernet cables, plug in the switch. So simple a non-techie significant other could do it. I was using a four port switch but with the addition of a networked TV, blueray player, apple tv... i was running out of available ports. I ordered this and received the usual super fast shipping from Amazon. Packaging was excellent.
Excerpt: I use this switch to connect my PS3, PS4, and WD Media Player to the switch in my router on my home network. It has performed flawlessly for me, so my brother went and bought one just like it to do the same thing. Much faster than WiFi so if you game online this is the best way to keep from lagging.
Pros: Easily Expanded, Easy To Set Up, Fast, Reliable, Small
Summary: - Why you bought it i was looking for a cheap solution for a home 1Gb Ethernet network. - What you like most about it this is a simple PnP, no configuration or any other hassle. just stick the cables it and it is running. - What you dislike about it in the user manual there is no mention about the type of Ethernet cables needed to be used. it took me a while to understand that when connecting it to a router you need a "cross over" cable.
Excerpt: I purchased the Linksys SE2500 switch at my local Staples store to hardwire my home entertainment components together and then run one CAT6 cable to my router. The activity lights are on the back, which I like and can be turned on or off. This way I go not get a "light show" from the shelving in my entertainment center. The matte black plastic casing is nice as well.
Pros: Broadcom Chipset, Easy To Set Up, Matte Black Casing, Turn Indicator Lights Off