Great item, EXACTLY what I was looking for! I bought one for each computer to use as an on/off switch. At times, I want a specific computer to stand alone, in addition, I use them as virus protection. I recently learned about viruses that will sneak in when you power up your computer and get inside before your anti-virus program is ready. With this switch, I can block the internet, then when the AV program is completely up and running, click, Im safely on the web. Im also running DSL and there is NO change in speed, still as fast as always. (If this box was about one-eighth-inch narrower, it would fit in an unused drive bay. Unfortunately, as it is, it wont fit.) Also, 10 stars to Monoprice! My order was ready and labeled almost immediately! How do I know this? They emailed the tracking number withing the hour!!!
This was exactly what I was looking for and it was very inexpensive. It is a very durable and well made case, with three network ports built in. I think it is made of steel. I used it to make a break out/monitor for the network cable. I added some 8 low power LEDs so I could see what was happening with the network line. The ports are wired (not circuit boards), so you can easily cut the wires and add LEDs or other break out connectors.
We needed this basic a/b switch to change between a primary and backup internet connection. First day we installed it, we actually needed to use it, and it worked as expected. For something so basic, it does seem like there is enough attention to detail and quality in the product for it to last a long time and give years of faithful service. Great bang for the buck.
Wanted to ruin 2 compurters opffamew internet line. 3 wire to one would not work. DId some searching and foud this switch box. Have used others in the past but for printing . Found this site with thisd item got good service an delivery Curently only have one comnnecte4d buit plans are scheduled for this weekend
The sale was smooth as well as the delivery an information received. With only on terminal connected I have switched an the internet disconnects an if B terminal was connected I'm sure it would function as advertised.
Really basic switch but for a non tech person I was elated once saw it . Construction an overall finish is flawless\ Need m ore sellers as concerned an diligent as this seller
Works Good!. Shipping was Quick. Using in an older windows 7 and 2003 server network with less than 1g speed and it does fine. I use the box to switch between two different routers and have the network setup with static IP addresses. Using a small network setting software program (netsetman) for switching between the two static addresses seems to work best. The procedure being, switch the box first then run the network software for switching the static IP. DHCP should handle this but it seemed to have problems. The durability was needed for a construction worker environment and this steel box handles that fine. Though I haven't tried it in a windows 10 and server network it should all work fine.