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Linksys SE2500 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch

by Linksys
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List Price: $54.99
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5-Port Gigabit
  • Expand your home network by connecting up to five devices, including computers, printers, storage, gaming consoles and other wired devices
  • Use five auto-sensing Gigabit (10/100/1000) ports for connecting your devices
  • Plug-and-play: simply connect your wired devices to begin using them; no configuration required
  • Enjoy the high performance provided by Quality of Service (QoS) traffic prioritization technology.
  • Leverage the power of Gigabit: speeds up to 1000 Mbps, 10x faster than standard Ethernet
  • Auto-sensing ports automatically optimize speed for each connected device
  • Enjoy the high performance provided by Quality of Service (QoS) traffic prioritization technology
  • perfect for quick file and media sharing between Gigabit devices
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Technical Details

Size: 5-Port Gigabit
  • DC in Jack

Product Details

Size: 5-Port Gigabit
  • Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 6.1 x 1.1 inches ; 5.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004TLIVBQ
  • Item model number: SE2500
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (298 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 4, 2011

Product Description

Size: 5-Port Gigabit

From the Manufacturer

Linksys SE2500 Gigabit Switch - top
The Linksys SE2500 offers Gigabit speeds
plus a next-generation industrial design
(see larger image)

The Linksys SE2500 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch easily expands your home network at powerful Gigabit speeds of up to 1000 Mbps—10x faster than standard Ethernet. The SE2500 is plug-and-play, so no configuration is required. Simply connect computers, printers, storage, game consoles and other devices and instantly enjoy quick file transfers and media sharing between Gigabit devices. Quality of Service (QoS) traffic prioritization technology automatically optimizes performance for each connected device, so you can enjoy smooth video streaming and gaming. Power-saving features include auto power-down of unused ports, sleep mode when all ports are inactive and smart power for short cable runs.

See how the SE2500 stacks up against the Linksys SE1500 and SE2800 switches below.

Key Features

Feature - gigabit ethernet
Benefits of Gigabit

Upgrade your current Ethernet network to the power of Gigabit and improve your network performance. Get speeds up to 1000 Mbps, 10x faster than standard Ethernet—perfect for quick file and media sharing between Gigabit devices.


Feature - quality of service
Quality of Service

QoS traffic prioritization technology delivers high performance so you can enjoy smooth video streaming and gaming. Auto-sensing ports automatically optimize speed for each connected device.


Feature - plug and play
Plug & Play

This compact switch is designed to conserve desktop space and is easy to use—no configuration required. Simply connect computers, HDTVs, game consoles, media players and more to instantly expand your home network.


Feature - power saving
Power Saving

Includes special features for optimal power efficiency:

  • Auto power-down disables unused ports
  • Sleep mode when all ports are inactive
  • Smart power for short cable runs
  • Port status switch to control LED lights


SE2500 Rear view with Ports
The rear of the Linksys SE2500 with five Gigabit Ethernet ports


Linksys Switch Comparison

SE1500 SE2500 SE2800
SE1500 SE2500 SE2800
Speed (Mbps) 10/100 10/100/1000 (Gigabit) 10/100/1000 (Gigabit)
Ethernet Ports 5 5 8
Power Saving
IEEE Standards 802.3, 802.3u 802.3, 802.3u, 802.3x,
802.3ab
802.3, 802.3u, 802.3x,
802.3ab, 802.3az
MDI/MDI-X
detection
yes - all ports
Full Duplex yes - auto-sensing full/half duplex
Buttons LED on/off toggle
Operating
Systems
Any - no software/drivers required
Warranty 1 year hardware limited warranty
Package Contents Switch, AC Adapter, Quick Start Guide

Product Description

The Linksys E1500 combines fast speed (up to 300 Mbps), extended range, and amplified signal strength to offer enhanced performance for everyday wireless activities. A MIMO antenna array provides expanded range for your wireless network, and SpeedBoost technology increases signal strength across greater distances for maximum wireless coverage and in-home mobility. WPA/WPA2 encryption and SPI firewall help keep your network protected. Plus, included Cisco Connect software gets you set up in three easy steps and offers powerful tools for ongoing management of your network.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

This switch was easy to set up and works very well.
Galbro
It works very well providing a wired ethernet connection to my many internet connectable devices.
h65heloman
The SE2500 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch works great.
Doug Cameron

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

42 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Matt Dobilas on April 12, 2011
Size Name: 8-Port Gigabit Verified Purchase
It's a non managed switch, so not really much to say about set up.
Plug in your Ethernet cables, plug in the switch. So simple a non-techie significant other could do it.
I was using a four port switch but with the addition of a networked TV, blueray player, apple tv... i was running out of available ports.
I ordered this and received the usual super fast shipping from Amazon. Packaging was excellent.
From the time I unpacked the switch to the time i was done (including moving the old 4 port switch over to the home theater area and plugging in the apple tv to stop using wireless) it took 5 minutes.
Yes there are cheaper switches out there, but since this switch is in a semi-visible area I wanted something that looked a little nicer. Having it come from Cisco is just an added bonus.

If you're looking for an 8 port switch, I would recommend the SE2800.
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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Scott Chou on June 1, 2011
Size Name: 5-Port Gigabit Verified Purchase
I don't really get into configuring these things. I just wanted it to work and it did so right out of the box. I just plugged in the power and the ethernet cables without any additional thinking. It appears to know which cable is the uplink and takes care of everything automatically. My only complaint is that the activity status lights are on the back where the cables are. Having the blinking lights on the front would deliver more value to the user.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Marius Boeru on July 18, 2011
Size Name: 8-Port Gigabit Verified Purchase
PROS:
-No setup... just plug in the wires...
-Stylish (matches the 4200 series router).

CONS:
-Runs hot... make sure you have adequate ventilation if installing in a cabinet
-Wish it would have some sort of spacers so that it attaches to the 4200 router while providing the proper ventilation
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37 of 46 people found the following review helpful By D. C. Johnson on January 3, 2012
Size Name: 8-Port Gigabit Verified Purchase
The unit worked fine for two months then failed. Unconnected ports began blinking continuously bringing down the entire network. Disconnected everything, power off for > 5 minutes, plug in unit alone (no Ethernet connected), same 3 ports begin blinking.

After spending 65 minutes on the phone, off-shore customer support and tech support were unable or unwilling to generate case number so that I could obtain RMA for warranty return. Sure, the switch is inexpensive, but a warranty that cannot be executed is as worthless as a defective switch.
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27 of 36 people found the following review helpful By j. on October 27, 2011
Size Name: 5-Port
I just replaced my old router, with this SE 1500 switch a week ago (Dated 2011 on the box), with no problems. There are five ports. I plugged in the ethernet cable from my modem in port 5 and used the other 4 ports for my computers (2 ports are active now - See picture - Blue is from modem).

I can access the internet with both computers at the same time. I have Time Warner Cable, with a strong signal. I am not sure, but I expect my cable company provides two IP addresses. My Yahoo research after buying this indicates a switch is not generally used (nor works) to access the internet with two computers and a router is needed, unless two IP addresses are provided by the internet provider (I can not confirm or deny this information - I found it on Yahoo) - Seems some good luck worked in my favor.

NOTE: I purchased mine at the local Walmart for the same price -(90 day return policy - no questions) - They have it on line too.

The switch seems to know that I have used port 5 from the modem and takes care of the rest, since it does not have a titled in port for the modem.

This switch also allows two different computer VPN sites for work to log on and operate - My old router was out-dated and the VPN on one computer would not link to my company site - but I could access the internet, without logging on the VPN. (Oddly the other computer would log on via VPN, but a different company - I was told it was a security issue with the old router) Now both computers will log on the two different company VPNs with the SE1500.

This just saved me about $500/year, since I do not need to pay for a second cable company modem.

I am so glad this is available. I did not want to go wireless.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By cindy on December 21, 2011
Size Name: 5-Port Verified Purchase
Great little switch. No set-up required, just plug it in and go. I was worried about compatibility with my Linksys WRT54G V2 router because Linksys recommended the SE2500, but this one worked great right out of the box and it's cheaper. Now I have 4 ports available at my media center instead of the single wired port I had before. And since I'm utilizing a wired connection with this switch I don't have to worry about wireless bandwidth for video - and this leaves my wirless bandwidth fully available for devices that have to be wireless, like our Kindles, smart phones and IPads. Win-win!

If I need more ports at any of my other locations I'll buy another one just like this one.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Jaroslav Melgr on June 2, 2011
Size Name: 5-Port
This is an inexpensive switch from Linksys. For less than thirty dollars you get a 5-port switch with standard data rate of 10/100 Mbps. It has it's own power supply, power on LED indicator as well as LED indicators for each active port. It's a pretty small, compact size and light weight switch. Nothing special, but nice and small, good value for the price.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By DD1509 on September 24, 2012
Size Name: 8-Port Gigabit
As almost everyone has said, works fine, easy install, just plug it in. Only compaint is there are no front or top port lights, which is nice for troubleshooting. And on the main Amazon page for this product, Amazon has combined the 5 and 8 port models on one page with some user pictures. There is a pic of the 5-port model and the user said the port lights can be turned on and off and they show through the front grill. I thought that was perfect! Until I installed the 8-port model and the lights do not show through the front on this model and are all in the back. Apparently only the 5-port model offers this feature which is too bad.
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