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Cisco SLM2008
9.2 out of 10

Cisco SLM2008

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Reviews and Problems with Cisco SLM2008

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Overall 2
2.0

Buggy firmware, would not recommend

The Engineer Critic, Amazon
16 October 2014
  • Summary: Although there were many configuration options (more than the Netgear GS108T), firmware seemed very buggy. Safari and Chrome-based configuration worked somewhat (except for pop-ups), certainly better than the Netgear GS108T which displayed blank screens.
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Overall 2
2.0

Buggy avoid!

Andrew B., Newegg
22 August 2014
  • Summary: Known issues with dropping NFS SYN packets. Spent days trying to troubleshoot firewalls and other various components to figure out why NFS simple would not connect only to discover this switch was the problem! After that, I tried to upgrade firmware to 1.0.7.4 and it bricked the switch.
  • Pros: Looks nice
  • Cons: buggy
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Overall 2
2.0

Cheap Junk

Eftech L., Newegg
21 June 2014
  • Summary: Small business grade? Its a joke. Causes downtime randomly requiring a reboot that takes 3 minutes.
  • Pros: Easy to configure.
  • Cons: UNRELIABLE. Needs to be rebooted every few days. Latest software still doesn't fix the stability issues. Low throughput.
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Overall 2
2.0

Pure junk, already in the trash can

Elwood H., Newegg
1 June 2014
  • Summary: I also had a unmanaged 5 port cisco switch died after only 3 weeks. After the issues with this managed switch I didn't bother Rma. I rounded up all the cisco junk I had and tossed what I couldn't return since clearly this junk and ismnot reliable enough for my network.
  • Pros: Ports on the back
  • Cons: 10% hit in performance over other switches, buggy ui that frequently cannot display page, had to power cycle it every few days as it would slow to a crawl and then lock up, bad firmware with udp flaw that kills linux nfs and network printing, lastly I hit the reset button on the side and it brick...
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Overall 2
2.0

Not as stable as I hoped

Elwood H., Newegg
2 March 2014
  • Summary: I had purchased two of these and they both are not as fast or stable as I had hoped. I hoped that going with cisco brand would make sure I had a stable setup and sadly that isn't how it worked out (although I have since read online their small business line is actually just rebranded consumer...
  • Pros: Looks cool and feels like its solid built, smart device with web interface, PoE
  • Cons: Web interface is easy to crash/hang, its slower than others, switch needs reset every two weeks or so under heavy traffic situations.
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Overall 2
2.0

Shady Cisco Business

Ken, Amazon
29 April 2013
  • Summary: Despite marketed as the Cisco SG200 series, this 8-port model is not just a smaller brother. Hardware and software are apparently completely different. First of all, the same firmware version is not available for this model. The web GUI is compatible with IE only.
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Overall 2
2.0

Sometimes fails to load configuration

Brandon, Amazon
19 March 2013
  • Summary: We had four of these installed. Three of them worked perfectly but one of them has a problem where occasionally its configuration file becomes corrupted. From that point onward the switch cannot load the configuration when it reboots after a power failure.
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Overall 2
2.0

Total Worthless Junk when playing with others

Vu N., Newegg
18 February 2013
  • Pros: Works when used alone.
  • Cons: Expensive paper weight Does not like other switches Connecting a dumb switch to this gives significant degraded throughput of both UDP and TCP traffic. Becomes unusable on your network.
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Overall 2
2.0

Auto-negotiation problems

Daniel F., Newegg
12 February 2013
  • Summary: Cisco tech support called back and said that I was probably seeing auto-negotiation failure, and that if I set the speed and duplex in the GUI of both switches, it would work. Very unusual but I expect they are right.
  • Pros: RSTP
  • Cons: Won't pass packets to an upstream Dell managed switch. Also, it takes a full minute to come up. After a power failure I would expect connected computers to be requesting DHCP service before the switch had woken up. However, as I never got the switch to work, I wasn't able to test this.
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Overall 2
2.0

Won't pass any packets

Daniel F., Newegg
5 February 2013
  • Summary: We have had two of these. Neither worked out of the box, or anytime thereafter. We can reliably reach the onboard webserver (MSIE only, no Chrome) but not any hosts connected to the rest of the LAN through the switch. This is true in factory default state.
  • Pros: Supports RSTP
  • Cons: Doesn't work and even if it did the easily tripped On/off switch is an invitation to unexpected shutdowns.
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