Originally Posted by BetterSense
I just impulse-bought some of those. Regulators, caps, and pot all soldered up? For $1.60 each you can't beat that.
That's what I did. I bought the VERY cheap module from China and just finished wiring it up. Very inexpensive fix for a 16 port switch. I wish it was Gigabit, but hey, it was basically free!
The only stumbling block I had was not knowing that the variable resistor that comes on the module takes a lot more turns than I expected. I twisted this way and that and it didn't seem to do much. Finally I just kept turning in one direction and noticed that it was dropping after all, and then suddenly it was on spec.
I tested 1 port for data throughput and it was great. Then I tested the remaining ports for connection only.
Thanks for the help guys! Other than the kind of long wait for the thing to get here form there, it was very easy and works great!