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: 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: After reading what seemed like dozens upon dozens of positive reviews for this HP Switch, I ordered it and couldn't be happier. I wanted something that wouldn't break on me and the peace of mind of a lifetime warranty if it did.
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???
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: I have a long history of using HP switches at my employer, but this was my first for my home network. This model sure does give you be best bang for the buck. It has all the features that an IT administrator would look for (VLAN's, traffic shaping, port loop protection, etc) but with the simplicity...
Summary: I went through all my computers and upgraded the NIC drivers and verified the settings were optimal. Copying from/to a RAID array and an SSD caps a gigabit link. Wish I had multi-port NICs!
Pros: Fanless, tons of ports, easy web interface for configuration, very fast and efficient. Got tired of consumer switches failing after a year so I bought an enterprise switch instead. Lifetime warranty!
Cons: Upgrading the firmware took a bit of reading; you have to perform the steps in a specific order and you're left with a strange configuration afterwards (two slots for firmware, but only one of them can be new and the other must be legacy??). Power cable is on the wrong side, there's plenty of emp...
Summary: This switch has a lot of powerful features that can come in handy. If you don't need any of them, just plug it in and it will work fine as well. If you need trunking, VLAN's and broadcast storm protection, this has it.
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)).