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.
Excerpt: I find myself needing more Ethernet ports than the standard 4 on my router. Between Satellite TV, all in one printer, Blu-ray player, and network attached storage I was maxed out. I needed a place to plug in my computers that were not on WiFi and my smart TV. Thankfully there is a simple plug and play way to expand the number of Ethernet ports on my home network. It worked like a charm and the setup was simple..
Excerpt: We recently had a disaster at work. We needed to relocate the engineering offices in a moments notice. I ended up renting a construction office trailer and installing three Linksys SE2500 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switches to support all the users. Lucky staples had these switches in stock. The Linksys SE2500 switches ran our Cisco phones with POE adapters just fine. The network speed was decent for the computers and the end users were happy.
Excerpt: Sets up in 2 minutes and works right out of the box. This is as simple as it gets. Plug in the power adapter, plug in an Ethernet cable from the router and plug in up to four more Ethernet devices to expand one router port to 4. Makes a noticeable difference in speed vs. wireless connections for computers, NAS devices, etc.
Summary: I have owned this device for almost 2 years. It has been a worthwhile investing during that time, supplying a full Gigabit connection to my networked devices. I even purchased it 50% off during a sale which made it even better! However, a power outage just bricked the device. I contacted Linksys customer support, and they said since it was outside their 1 year warranty they could not do anything to replace or repair it.