Summary: Overall, this is a nice switch for a fair price, but BEWARE the latest firmware, 1.06.2 at the time I publish this review. I took 1 networking class in college, but I do remember that switches should operate at Layer 2 of the OSI model, meaning the datalink level.
Summary: I bought this switch to replace an aging 5-port gigabit switch. I needed the additional ports, wanted the ability to do separate VLANs, and admired the Cisco name. Unfortunately, the SG200 series has been crippled in comparison to its SG300 series cousins.
Summary: On my third order I ultimately received a switch where all the ports worked.. I suspect this degree of QC may not be limited to Cisco: I ultimately ordered 4 of the D-Link 5 port Gigabit switches for the 2 that I needed.. Same problem: one or more of the channels was quiet.. bc
Summary: The SG200 is a fairly functional switch, except for the SG200-08 model: the 8-port SG200-08 is a stripped-down variant of its larger family-members, especially in the software side. For example, it lacks SNMP service/agent, to which Cisco responds "but it has RMON".
Summary: Although most of my tech purchases come from newegg I purchased this elsewhere, the eggs are for Linksys not Newegg
Pros: Fairly inexpensive. can receive power over ethernet to power the device which saves running power if none available. Second device hasn't failed yet.
Cons: Does not power POE devices, which I originally thought was the case. Failed within 8 months and was replaced under waranty, runs incredibly hot which may have contributed to it's early demise. I now keep the replacement on a wire rack with airflow all around it instead of on top of other warm equ...
Summary: Except for unit failure, what I would expect for the price. Manual is OK, but could use improvement. Hard to get deeper technical detail about the device. Specifically, what chip is used and a data sheet for that chip.
Pros: VLANs: Good for partitioning network traffic. Small form factor and low power making it ideal for embedded applications. Low cost.
Cons: One of our two units died after 1-2 months. No SNMP. Supports only 16 Multicast Groups with respect to IGMP snooping.
Summary: Great price point for this kind of device - wish it just worked. I could have used two more at work, and I know ten guys who would have liked something similar.
Pros: Good features for the price - nice form factor. Good manual.
Cons: This 8 port model died on me after a few months. (I bought a 5 port model at the same time which still works.) I bought mine elsewhere though. So disappointed that it powers up but won't work, I didn't go through the RMA process with Linksys - who wants the hassle? When products don't do what the...