Great basic switch, good for most home uses and a lot of small businesses, plenty of ports, reliable
It's a good switch at this price. I like that it has 8 ports. I don't need that many right now but it seems i keep getting more and more things in that require a wired connection. There's plenty of room to actually use each port too, they aren't so close together that they are too crowded to actually use. It has been reliable for me. The indicator lights are easy to read and see.The main downsides are that it is plastic and it might not be that durable in some situations as a metal switch will be. (like my knocking it off the shelf constantly as i have sometimes been known to do when dusting or managing cables.) , as well note that it is not one of the newer poe (power over ethernet) switches. That won't matter for most uses, but i am seeing more and more equipment that requires it, especially more commercial networking equipment, so if i were buying a switch for a business network, i'd probably go ahead and opt for a poe capable switch. Likewise, if i were considering going to gigabit ethernet in the new future, i'd probably spend just a few more dollars for a gigabit switch. This is plenty fast for home use though, or streaming, or gaming. It's better than a hub because each port will get the maximum throughput.I'm giving it a 5 because it is a reliable product at a great price. It's not the best switch out there, but it's an excellent value.