Summary: Easy to use, setup was a snap. My old switch was dying, dropping packets. This brought my network back to life. Some older switches I've used had a specific "uplink" port to which I'd connect the internet, and I'd plug my devices into the others. With this switch you can plug your devices/internet into any of the ports and it just works. Great product, recommended.
Summary: I bought this in December, 2012. It appeared to be working fine until Spring 2014. At that point, I installed a Yamaha RX-673 receiver with Pandora connected to this switch. I've had a lot of Pandora connection problems with the receiver. I thought it was the receiver but it turns out that the culprit was this switch. When I plugged in an old switch, my problems ceased. In my opinion, a switch should work for more than 1.5 years.
Summary: It's very easy to use and works perfectly. I'm the typical person. I didn't go to school for IT or anything like that. I think some people are too picky on the reviews. Plug this in, plug the Ethernet cable from your modem into this, plug another Ethernet cable from this to whatever you want to have wired internet and it works great. I have wires internet on my Roku box and smart TV now and I also have a small wireless router in my room due to this item.
Excerpt: I bought this switch for my IT services business but got to use it at scout day camp. Most folks laptops didn't have a good enough wifi to capture the signal from the distant router at the fairgrounds. However my Dell 7000 latched right onto the signal. So I connected to the distant wifi, plugged the switch into my laptops Ethernet jack and turned on internet connection sharing on the Ethernet port.