Cons: Only receives Upstream POE, does not provide Downstream POE. This means that the switch can be powered via POE, but cannot power devices (such as IP Phones) using POE. The advertising did not not clearly state this.
Pros: It is a gig switch and does support vlans and jumbo frames.
Cons: It isn't POE, it can obtain power from a standard PoE device on Port 1, making the switch ideal for deployments where a power outlet is not available; such flexibility helps you extend the network to wherever an Ethernet cable can reach.
Summary: I'm not sure if there are better options out there for 8 port 1 Gig, "managed" switches. Still, since it doesn't do what I was hoping for probably could've got one a little less expensive and unmanaged.
Pros: Warranty, speed, some configurations. Works right out of the box.
Cons: I'm not expert on configuring switches. The configuration setup for this ProCurve is different than the demo software on HP's site. Not even close. When you figure cost per port it's right up there with some higher end ProCurve products so I'm not sure why they don't have the same functionality. ...
Summary: As some other reviewer stated: The PoE statement from Newegg is inaccurate as this switch does NOT provide PoE. However, it can be powered by using an uplink to port #1 from a PoE capable switch.
Pros: We use ~8 of these switches in an office/lab environment where we didn't want fans to make noise, and these little switches are fantastic!! (we also have the 24-port version, and are equially happy with those) The VLAN support is great and overall a lot of functionality for the money.
Summary: I use this primarily for network monitoring and diagnostics. Port mirroring at GigE speeds is fantastic, and the snmp support lets you track historical statistics as well. small, highly portable, and the PoE power optinon let's me just snap it into an existing network without scrounging for an AC...
Pros: Can mirror data from multiple ports, even on different vlans, to one sniffer port. Latest software from Mar2010 includes new features, including enhanced snmp.
Cons: No spanning tree protocol support, although it has a proprietary loop prevention option. This means you can't use it as part of a redundant switched path.
Pros: Pretty easy to setup. Pretty good documentation, although, hard to sift through on HP's site.
Cons: THIS IS NOT A POE SWITCH. NEWEGG'S SPEC'S ARE INACCURATE. It has a ONE port on it, that can RECEIVE POWER through an actual POE switch for BACKUP POWER. THIS SWITCH CANNOT POWER A POE CAPABLY DEVICE.