Pros: Good price! Works, set it and forget it! Status lights below each port gives you instance data status at a glance compared to other switches where small, hard to see status lights are clustered to the side of the switch!
Summary: Ports on the front and power on the back could make things messy depending on use-case, as opposed to both power and ports on the back. May be a pro if cables are frequently being added/removed from the switch (ease of access). (Purchased from Provantage 9/2013)
Pros: Switch is dead simple to use, and has been rock-solid. Inclusion of SFP ports are nice for fibre integration with larger networks, though is likely overkill for the target market. The flexibility of a smaller form-factor while maintaining the ability to rack-mount via included brackets is nice. F...
Pros: These are great switches. Sometimes they run $300, though, and I'm not sure they're worth that - but when they're on sale for half that, or even pushing $200, they're certainly worth it. They're reliably, fast, compact gigabit switches.
Summary: If you have a expanding network and a few switch to switch connections consider this as an option The price is a bit on the high side when compared to two or three home grade switches.
Pros: Had 3 five port switch that was daisy chained as my network grew. Got this as a replacement after one of them died, and another started acting flaky. It just runs and video stream from my media server has also gotten smoother & better. However not all the ports are connected so it is nowhere at c...
Cons: Since the cables connect out the front cable management can be a challenge
Summary: Replaced a 10x/100x switch, and worth the money for the improvement speed. Lacks any real information in leaflet. Had to go on line to find out what the minigbic port is; for optical cable feed. Plugged in and everything just took off running with no issues.
Summary: Installed this alongside my other Cisco switches and had no problems. This switch is nearly identical to my older switches, including the outside dimensions -- can't rack mount anything at this installation.