Review and Buying Guide of Linksys 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch

Cisco/linksys se2500 5 port gig switch. I at first was hunting for a five port netgear gigabit switch to sit up coming to my router (which as most routers do, only has a 100mbit hub developed in) but ended up likely for this, primarily on rate and appears to be. I can say having said that that it is really ideal for what i essential. It is really also quite small and effortless to disguise, you can even switch off the link/activity lights if it’s in a location in which these could be annoying. A great aspect that will sit perfectly with any men wifei also tested its throughput vs my current gs108 (netgear 8 port gigabit switch) and it was just about equivalent, so all in all, i’m incredibly pleased.

Often be concerned when a plug and participate in unit arrives with heaps of guidelines and a back again up cd. With this there is a difficult option an off/on switch once you observe an idiots information.

Does just what it should really with no fuss or drama. Straightforward to set up (in point you just plug it in).

Key specs for Linksys 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch:

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  • 5 RJ-45 10/100/1000Mbps auto-sensing half/full duplex switched ports
  • All ports suppport auto MDI/MDI-X cable detection
  • Compliant with IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, 802.3x, 802.3ab
  • Non head-of-line blocking architecture
  • Full-duplex IEEE 802.3x flow control and half-duplex backpressure with intelligent port-based congestion detection and broadcast rate control

Comments from buyers

“Fantastic 8 port ethernet switch, Does exactly what it needs to do, Forgot I had it until asked to review it, As you would expect from Linksys, Unsurprisingly, it just works., Cisco/Linksys SE2500 5 port Gig Switch”

I’ve made use of this to build a gigabit backbone community involving my tv set, games console synology media hub and wifi router. Just sits there shifting bits of knowledge all around all day.

Plugged it all in and it functions replaced a netgear ten – 100 mbs which was earlier its market by datecannot be expecting any additional.

I have a desktop pc and a hp proliant microserver the two with gigabit nics linked to this switch working with cat6a cables. Making use of iperf with default options to evaluate bandwidth efficiency i can see the following effects:[ id interval transfer bandwidth[ 4] 0. 10 gbytes 941 mbits/sec10 sec, over 1gb @ 940mbits/sec. It’s fast, reliable and looks good sitting on top of the server. ]

One thought on “Review and Buying Guide of Linksys 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch

  1. Style: 5-Port Verified Purchase
    I’m not a techy so not going to bang on about download speeds and ip subnet masks. I needed extra ports saw this and bought it and 2 months on it is working fine no issues and all my streaming is streaming as it should (subject to rubbish speeds from bt of course). In the words of biggie small “its all good”.
  2. Style: 5-Port Verified Purchase

    This review is from : Linksys 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch

    Well, its a switch, my network has been running through it since purchase without any issues and ive not had to restart the switch once. . So on this basis, you cant really go wrong.
  3. Style: 5-Port Verified Purchase

    This review is from : Linksys 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch

    As you would expect from linksys. Brought this product to extend the 10/100/1000 port on the back of my bt home hub 3 to more devices. This has performed exactly as expected from a linksys/cisco product, the addition of the “night mode” button (turns the activity lights off on the back of the unit) means that you can set it up anywhere and just forget about it. Great little switch for home use, would recommend.
    • Style: 5-Port Verified Purchase
      Does exactly what it should with no fuss or drama. Easy to set up (in fact you just plug it in).
      • Style: 8-Port Verified Purchase
        I took it out of the box, connected to. I took it out of the box, connected to the network cable, to the different pcs, switched it on and it worked “out of the box”.
  4. Style: 5-Port Verified Purchase

    This review is from : Linksys 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch

    Plug and play at it’s finest. And kodi/xbmc works a treat :dworks perfectly with kodi (xbmc) between two pc’s, 1 raspberry pi 2 and 1 nvidia shield android tv.
  5. Style: 8-Port Verified Purchase

    This review is from : Linksys 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch

    Lots of similar switches out these – this one has 1 unique feature. I’ve purchased lots of switches/hubs in my lifetime. This functions just as good as any 8-port gigabit switch from any major manufacturer. However, what sets it apart if the looks – all other switches have lights (power and network activity) in the front. Normally, this is a good thing as you can see what it connected and at what speed. This unit however, has them at the back. I had a requirement where a switch needed to sit in a glass cabinet below the tv. The blinking lights were a huge distraction. This unit solved the problem.
    • Style: 8-Port Verified Purchase
      No problems, just plugged it in and everything worked first time. A month later and it’s still working.

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