Summary: Great smart switch for the price. Has one negative, which is that the port on/speed/activity lights are above each of the ports, instead of arranged to the side. This makes it impossible to determine the status of each port by looking at the device, you have to go to the admin web page.
Warning: this switch's firmware attempts connection to 3rd-party Cloud without opt-in/permission; no option to disable!
29 October 2013
Summary: Note, this switch's firmware repeatedly attempts to connect to their 'Napera'-based cloud service. EVEN IF you've never enabled the option, AND there's no option to DISable it. This 'feature' was introduced in a no-longer-recent firmware update.
Summary: We have put several of these switches in place in the 24 and 48 port variety. They are a great value and work great as a web smart switch. Has all the features you could want in a model that is just a you would expect for a step up from a dumb switch without the full managed switch price.
Summary: Performance wise we've had no complains with the two switches we have in place. Our network traffic is pretty mild (~30 machines, ~30 VoIP phones, ~10 networked heads up displays, moderate WAN traffic, moderate internal file transfers) however they've handled everything well to date.
Summary: Has a host of commands for security, QoS, port priority plus fiber ports. Well written, pretty easy to follow documentation. Rack-mountable with brackets. All ports worked at GIG. Integrated power supply. Green switch for the power conscious. No fans (no noise) but stays cool.
Summary: Was very happy with this 24-port and the 8-port version of the same switch. They use the same firmware and have the same features. I purchased this because its management interface works in all browsers. (A previous reviewer said that it did not work in Firefox.