Excerpt: First and foremost I needed a manageable switch to build a sophisticated network at home. One of the key ingredients was LA (Link Aggregation) so that I could make use of this feature on my NAS. This works very well and accomplishes all of the tasks that I need. The switch locked up on one occasion but a quick power cycle seems to have resolved that permanently. This is a very compact and sturdy device.
Excerpt: While looking and reading, I opted for the Cisco 8-port gigabit switch for the number of ports, speed, availability and front showing port activity/rear port connectivity. There is much to configure with most default configuration. The switch works Great!
Excerpt: Wow. What a solid, well-built and inexpensive managed switch. I bought this to update my wireless home network for cat6 cables and future expansion for NAS. The compact size of this device makes it easy to mount on the wall, and the solid, all-metal casing speaks of quality. My only stumbling block came from trying to access the switch's web-based admin portal -- even though my computer was on the same IP subnet, I couldn't see the switch until I reset to manual IP (from...
Excerpt: We bought 3 of them and have been kicking ourselves ever since. We didn't realize the don't come with SNMP support, or it's so deeply buried in the user interface it'll never surface. One of these switches went rogue on us until we could isolate how to keep it from doing so. They use a proprietary discovery protocol, forcing us to dig around to find a way to get them to cough up information on connected devices, etc. Still looking.