This is my basic review of the DLINK DGS-2205 8 port 1000BaseT networking switch. I purchased three of them for my LAN Party to upgrade my really old 16-port 10/100 switch that has served me for so long. What came in the box: The switch The power supply A DVD on how to install the switch.... Construction: The switch itself is very light but seems to be constructed to be able to hold up to a few beatings. If someone attempts to rob the LAN I will not have as much confidence in bludgeoning someone to death as I would with my old 10/100 metal cased switch. Setup/Looks: The switch is setup with ports in back and lights upfront, two lights per port. The first light indicates port speed, green for 1000, yellow for 100/10 the other blinks for activity. Pretty straight forward and I could tell with ease which port was active from across the room. Heat: Even with a night of fragging and massive file transfers they stayed nice and cool. Around 3am when the file transfer for movies, I checked them for heat and they were warm to the touch, just over room temp I would guess. Which was a surprise as it was pretty warm in the garage for most of the LAN. This is an improvement to my old 16 port switch that would get hot to the touch when worked hard, and it had an active fan. Speed: VERY FAST! I was pulling a 2 gig file across the network that had to transition two different switches till it hit my computer and it was moving so fast I downloaded it twice thinking it did not complete because of the speed. I would guess around 2-3 mins for a 2 gig transfer. I was busy fragging so did not do any timing of transfer speeds, but we had a file server running and everyone was pulling large files extremely fast with no slowdowns, it took approximately 10-15 mins to distribute new games (including install time) to people so we all could play. Noise: Dead silent, no fans on the switch themselves but they stayed nice and cool, so unlike my old 10/100 switch with it's noisy ass 40mm fan you could sleep in the same room with these switches. Over all I think it is a solid buy for 40 bucks a pop. My only concern is the plastic case but it is pretty thick case so hopefully I can get years of fragging out of them. I recommend them to any LAN party or person looking for a good bang for your buck switch.