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Linksys - 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch - Black/Blue

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Expand your network and add network devices with this Linksys five-port gigabit switch, letting you transfer 10 times faster than Fast Ethernet. Five ports offer 5X Ethernet so you can plug and play without missing a beat. Power is reduced to unused ports on this Linksys five-port gigabit switch, saving you money by reducing energy costs.

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    • Linksys 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1444 out of 1458)

    Features


    5-port unmanaged Gigabit Ethernet switch

    Provides a wired network connection for up to 5 devices.

    10/100/1000 Mbps speed

    For efficient performance.

    Complies with a variety of IEEE standards

    Including IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, 802.3x, 802.3ab and 802.3az for flexible use with a variety of networks.

    Auto sensing

    Automatically adjusts to the speed of your network to simplify setup of devices.

    PC system requirements

    Microsoft Windows.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 1458 reviews

    99%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      ES3005: A great way to expand your network

      Posted
      LewR
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Fantastic device! I received a sample unit of the SE3005 from Linksys at their cost in order to test and write a report on my experience using the Hub. I tried several configurations in order to see how the SE3005 performed and found outstanding results in each scenario. The device is used to extend your Ethernet network effortlessly without any perceptible transmission delay. It works right out of box (it took me 2 minutes to unbox, connect to the network and have it running - Plug and Play at its best) without any setup. You just plug it in and connect one end of an Ethernet cable to any of its 5 Gigabit ports and the other end to your router, network extender, or other hub. You're now ready to connect up to 4 more Ethernet devices onto your network without any parameter setups. The first trial, I connected the SE3005 directly to my E4200 Linksys router and connected 2 computers and a printer to the Hub. First I ran speedtest.net on the SE3005- connected HP laptop computer to establish a benchmark for throughput speeds. Then, I ran a program on the connected HP desktop to loop continuously while accessing a large file on a networked NAS connect to the router. Finally, I used a third computer connected directly to the E4200 to send a very large print job to the SE3005 connected printer while simultaneously using the HP Laptop computer to re-run Speedtest.net and determine impact on its internet and local network transmission speeds. I was pleased to see that there was no perceptible difference in speed between the two tests. Following are the results of this trial (note that I ran the test on a rated 60Mbps download, 6Mbps upload internet connection): Speedtest w/o Printjob....................................... Speedtest with Printjob 23 ms ping ....................................................................25 ms ping 57 Mbps Download .....................................................57 Mbps Download 6 Mbps Upload ...............................................................6 Mbps Upload My conclusion is that I can use the ES3005 as HUB on my network without any perceptible slowdown in network traffic to connected devices. The second trial, I had an older 5-port 10/100 hub connected to the Ethernet connection on a WIFI network extender. I replaced the 10/100 with the SE3005 Gigabyte hub. Two computers and a printer were connected by Ethernet to the hub, and the router, two cellphones and a printer used the WIFI connection on the extender. I used the HUB connect computers to access the network NAS and I observed a dramatic improvement in speed compared to the 10/100 hub. Similarly, the observed speed of webpage access was significant and downloads of large files from both the local network and internet were nicely improved. The third trial, I connected the SE3005 to the ES4200 as in the first trial above. This time I tried streaming very large videos from the network NAS on one computer and also from the internet on the other computer and to my surprise, they both played flawlessly with no hesitation or pixelization. I'm sold on the SE3005 and am recommending it as a great way to expand your network.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent Small Footprint Switch

      Posted
      vrs99
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      An excellent 5 port switch with strong feature set. First off I like the retro Blue on Black look that matches up with our main WRT 1900acs router and Linksys SE4008 WRT 8-Port. Like that the switch uses IEEE 802.3az technology that allows for less power consumption during periods of low data activity. The switch has a good hefty feel to it due to metal construction, this I am sure will help manage heat. And what I find Great about the Solid Feel is it does not move around on the desktop like lighter switches. Easy to setup? Yes it is a switch, plug in your Network connection and wired deices and you are good to go. Nice touches are the included mounting hardware if you want to mount to a wall or mount behind a desk. Also comes with peel and stick rubber feet pads for use on the desk. The foot pads could use some attention as two of ours lost their adhesive when we peeled them off. Easy fix with a touch of superglue. We replaced an older E4200 router on my son's desk with the switch, much easier to use, no setup, far more efficient networking (fast), uses far less space and looks cooler. Have an older small footprint 5 port Linksys switch which we use with the home entertainment system, have been using it for years with no issues, but I far prefer the new edition. Highly Recommended. Note: I received a free sample of the SE3005 Switch from Linksys in exchange for my honest feedback.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Works as advertised. Plug & Play. Compact & Quick.

      Posted
      Roshambo

      I received this Linksys SE3005 as a free sample from Linksys in exchange for my honest feedback. The Linksys SE3005 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch is a real no-brainer. It works as advertised and does so with ease. It is truly Plug & Play. It took me only a few minutes to plug in the power and connect my wireless router, two PCs, network printer, and NAS. All devices were connected, online, and communicating at gigabit speed without having to reboot a single device. The Linksys SE3005 is small & compact so it takes up very little space and can be tucked away out of site if need be or can also be wall-mounted with the included kit. I was able to share and transfer files quickly with multiple devices and the Linksys SE3005 switch didn't break a sweat. I do a LOT of LARGE file transfers over my home network, as well as streaming movies & music, and have bit torrent running 24/7. This gigabit switch took a load off my wireless router that was also acting as my network switch. Since adding the SE3005 to my network, traffic seems to flow much smoother and efficient. I have not experience a single issue with it and would definitely recommend this 5-port switch if you need a very small and portable, yet efficient gigabit ethernet switch.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      1-2-3 and you are up and running

      Posted
      wargamerjohn

      I received the Linksys SE3005 Switch via the Linksys Friends + Family Program. What can you really say about a network switch that requires only 3 steps to be up an running. If it works as advertised not a whole lot! The Linksys SE3005 worked as advertised. Plug in the power adapter, connect to the upstream ethernet source, and connect your downstream ethernet devices and you are up and running! Why would one need a switch? In my case, my home isn't wired for ethernet so we have opted for wireless connections or powerline connections. I used powerline adapters to connect my devices that need a fast and reliable connection to the internet, TVs, game consoles, desktop PCs, and set top boxes (ie Fire TV). My powerline adapters have only a single ethernet port so being able to connect the Linksys SE3005 switch to the powerline adapter is a big big help when you need to connect more than one device at a location. Besides the convenience of expanding the number of ethernet ports, the switch is smaller than the one it took the place of and it feels like a quality device being made of metal rather than plastic.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Small, simple switch

      Posted
      JunkGuy
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Nice, rather attractive small sized switch. Only about 3x5x1 inch in size, so you can fit it just about anywhere around your other computer equipment, and rectangular so you can stand it on its end if so desired instead of the those funny shaped models you sometimes see that would tip over. Also has mounting holes on the bottom side so you can hang it from a wall or rack. My only complaint that reduces it to four stars is that it uses a two prong AC adapter but with a narrow, yet tall AC/DC converter head, so it may not fit well onto crowded power strips and UPSs next to a fatter head - a small head with the AC/DC converter equipment moved a few inches away (like a laptop's) would have made for better design.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Linksys 5 Port Gigabit Switch

      Posted
      CharlieReck

      This is a product that has no options and it just works out of the box. Every household will need this at some point in the vast amount of setups or transfer of data from old PC to a new PC, etc. For a speed test I had a Laptop directly connected to a router to a NAS Storage and tested my data speed transfer. I inserted a 50 foot Ethernet in front of and behind the Switch and saw no drop in transfer speed. If you need a reliable simple switch this is your answer if for nothing else to give you those extra ports on your router which for some reason only come with 4 ports. Now I have 8 ports off my router for those NAS devices, VOIP boxes, security gateways, and TV internet and eliminated wireless for better overall performance. Good Luck you will not be disappointed. I did receive this product for free in exchange for testing and posting my review.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great "port expander"

      Posted
      Promptjock
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Unit purchased to interface a DirecTv DVR box, PS4, and Samsung BluRay player to a Gigabit port on my Xfinity cable modem/router. I just plugged the cables into the switch ports, powered the switch, and INSTANT CONNECTION/COMMUNICATION to cable modem. I discern no "speed loss" through the switch with all units connected - all network traffic seems "lightning fast", regardless of how many units are active. In summary: this switch is a fast, inexpensive, and EFFORTLESS way of connecting up to 4 "Internet" devices (one port is always the "main feed") to a single "feed" port (modem, LAN port, etc.). Just make sure you use CAT5e or CAT6 cables to ensure Gigabit data rates.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Sturdy solid performer

      Posted
      mijik

      NB: I received this switch from Linksys to evaluate and review. I have had it for 2 weeks. My network is a gigabit cat 6 network (9 PCs from XP to Win 10, openSuse Tumbleweed tower and laptop, 2 multi-function wireless printers, six 8 and 5 port gigabit switches) and mimo wireless N and AC. It is a sturdy metal case. It has excellent throughput, especially when three people are streaming internet games and videos. It has autopowerdown of unused or inactive ports (powersaving), autocrossover for chaining. This is a solid, thus far reliable, middle of the road performer! I consider Linksys to make high quality devices and on the high-end of the market overall in quality and innovation. I doubt you will go wrong with or regret investing in this device.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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