It soon became apparent that the four ethernet ports on my modem/router would be insufficient for my needs. I looked at a number of switches, their reviews and their prices and decided this switch seemed to be very good value for money, plus Netgear has always had a good name and I have used their products for years and still do. I plugged it in, connected the five ports to the router, TV, sound bar, Zigbee hub, etc and away it went. It has been running 24/7 for a month now without any issues whatsoever. The speed is excellent and it has taken a big load off the WiFi. Its metal construction looks and feels solid and well made. I would definitely recommend this ethernet switch.