Summary: Perfect for my home network. I needed something with VLAN capabilities, and after my Netgear GS108-T gave up and stopped forwarding packets, I figured it was time for something a bit more serious. This has done the trick perfectly. I expect at some point I'll buy another with some POE capabilities.
Unexplained issues with switch - searching for solutions (SG200-26)
G. George, Amazon
26 May 2014
Summary: Had a client purchase this switch based on my recommendation, for a new network revamp. In place was a Cisco Catalyst PoE feeding regular clients and Cisco VoIP phones for the UCS. Unfortunately, anytime the new switch is connected to the existing switch or the gateway load balancer, the clients are knocked off the network and are unable to access the network. Clients connected to a basic (dumb) Netgear (which is being replaced by this new switch) continue to work.
Summary: After reading a lot of reviews, I bought this to replace TP-Link TL-SG1016 Switches that had been giving me problems. Although the TP-Link Switches were still fairly new, they had been giving me problems with dropped connections, and spotty performance. The Cisco unit was installed quickly, and without a hitch. I have not had a dropout problem since. Like my dad always says, " you get what you pay for"". Glad I bought the Cisco, as my office is running smoother, now.
Summary: Spend a little extra and get the 24-port that has better control and power-over-Ethernet. I didn't think I'd need PoE, now I have 5 PoE adapters sitting next to this thing. Oops. Future proof yourself.
Summary: Note: This review was originally written for the TRENDnet 16-Port Gigabit GREENnet Switch with 32 Gbps Switching Capacity TEG-S16Dg (Black) and then updated when I replaced two of those models that failed with this Cisco Sg 200-18: In mid-November I ordered the TRENDnet 16-Port Gigabit GREENnet Switch with 32 Gbps Switching Capacity TEG-S16Dg (Black) for a small-office client to replace a Linksys/Cisco SRW2008 which the office had outgrown.
Summary: This network switch is run in my media server room for a small-business video editing setup. It does a great job of trafficking our data. Even though they have a nice interface that doesn't use CLI, I still recommend it be used by someone with quite extensive Networking experience. Overall, it is reliable and doesn't overheat or cause any issues. We can run for months without a reboot.
First network device I ever bought that worked out of the box with no drama!
2 December 2013
Summary: Maybe it's me (I am no network expert) but it seems every time I do anything with the network it's always a big deal. Things don't work, you have to go through page after page of the manual, calls to the tech support line to be on hold for an hour and then 3 calls later it's still not working.... You get the idea: Me and networks just don't play together well. BUT NOT WITH THIS SWITCH! PLUG IT IN AND IT WORKS! I mean this was as plug and play as it gets.