Summary: I own this switch along with an 8 port switch from the same Procurve 1800 series. It's a reliable switch, quiet (no fans running), and doesn't get hot. Used at home to expand the home network (network drives, home server and serves some wired outlets in the house (TV and office)).
Summary: It may be that I am unfamiliar with HP switches, but setting up the VLAN and trunks actually required looking at the manual. The whole tag, untag, exclude thing seems like an odd way to do it. You would think all you need to do is define the VLAN, and check which ports you want in it.
Summary: Most of my network is built on these and their 48-port siblings -- I think I've got 8 of the 24s and 2 of the 48s. They are a great value -- strong reliability, decent VLAN management, simple interface, and a very good price.
Pros: Works well, easy to use, reliable, priced well, decent feature set
Summary: Third one I ordered for stacking up and making our network upgrade to 10/100/1000 network versus just the 10/100 we previously had. Fanless, quiet, and very reliable to what I've found so far.
Summary: NOTE: while the interface is awkward, it is not a deal-breaker, still a really nice switch.
Pros: This is a well made switch. Just the right features and no fans!
Cons: The web interface is horrific! Items are poorly organized, and difficult to find what you are looking for. In addition to this 1810G-24, I also have an older 1800-24G which has a far superior web interface.
Summary: Read the friendly manual folks, or at the very least the quick setup guide that's included! It helped me quickly find out how to login to the UI via web browser. This is now my goto switch for SOHO environments that don't require POE. Bottom line, this switch is quiet and reliable.
Pros: Easy to use for the average user. Just plug and go for the most part. Upgrading and backing up the firmware was a piece of cake! (see other thoughts!) It's FAST. VERY relibable so far. I've only had to reboot it once and that was for a firmware update. System Up Time 46 days, 0 hours, 25 mins, 53...
Cons: Cons? at this price for this performance and these features???