What I thought to be an issue with the device was actually a problem with the patch cables. I had to order a network cable tester to figure that out. The culprit cables are repaired now and the device functions as it should.
It does great at what it is ment to do. However, i dont believe that it will throughput gigabit. My gigabit switch believes it is connected to a 100 megabit source. The source is from my gigabit router and this is the only break in that connection. I will try a different gigabit surge solution and report back