Summary: Wish the description was a little clearer on the PoE. Sure, could have looked closely at the pictures but also should have it in the description. Luckily only needed 12 PoE ports for an install. Bought 2 will return 1.
SG200 PoE units only have HALF the ports available for PoE
Special K, Amazon
22 April 2014
Summary: Nowhere in the page description for the SG200-08P does it tell you that only HALF the 8 ports are assigned to Power over Ethernet. I needed 6 PoE ports, and a 8 port PoE unit sounded perfect. However, when this unit arrived, only 4 ports are PoE. The rest are regular Etherenet.
Summary: Should have bought an SG300, or something else.
Pros: Nice little switch with a web GUI interface. Lots of good features in a compact metal case. Locking tab on the external power supply lead for a secure fit.
Cons: The -08 does NOT support SNMP, CDP, or many other features that the larger SG200 series support. It runs a limited 1.0.x software version, and can not be upgraded to the 1.3 that the bigger switches use. I'm a bit peeved by this, as the Cisco documentation does not call this out. Also, the power ...
Pros: Desktop Style (cable/ports in back, status LEDs on front bezel) Quite (no fans) No pre use setup required (ready to go out of the box)
Cons: The following caveats are acknowledged in release 22.214.171.124: Problem: The VLAN tag is not stripped for mirrored packets. Solution: None. This is a hardware limitation. Problem: When there are multiple port mirroring sessions, broadcast and multicast packets are mirrored twice on the first session, ...
Summary: This switch is used to connect multiple rooms in our house (most connections are to smart TVs, Blu-ray players, ps3 etc) and after returning from 2 vacations, Netflix streaming and dlna streaming would freeze after a few minutes of play until the switch was rebooted, then everything was fine.
Pros: I like the management interface, pretty easy to get going, small footprint. Great transfer speeds.
Cons: when powered down, and back on, the settings are lost, I have to re-do my setup. After long periods of inactivity (days) the switch seems to need a power off/on cycle.
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.
Summary: No where in any descritption was it disclosed that only half the 24 ports were POE. That is right only 12 ports are POE. Everything else is fine but if you are looking for more than 12 POE ports look elsewhere...
Summary: Got one to increase network performance of a QNAP NAS device because it supports a protocol required by QNAP but it seems bandwidth is slower with two cables connected to NAS rather that one. Might be wrong settings, I don't know, buy at your own risk.