Summary: GUI driven and very user friendly for an average techie to advance their network skills and ability.
Pros: 10 Copper 1GB ports or 9 Copper and two fiber ports. Excellent management capabilities at a reasonable price for layer2 or layer3. Cisco firmware updates are always readily available. Added speed to my home network
Pros: We have about 10 of these deployed, along with a few other larger port SG300 series switches. Love them. -Reliable - Have not has a single one of these reboot on us short of a power loss. -Easy interface - can find any setting quick -SSH management makes it super easy to manage.
Summary: overall, the pros outweigh the cons in my opinion. I bought this for my VMware lab back in July and it's been treating me pretty nicely. initial setup is kind of weird but once you get it set up, it's really awesome and easy to use. I absolutely love it!
Pros: solid layer 3 switch, handles inter-VLAN routing nicely, latest firmware has a pretty full CLI, fan-less design, runs pretty quiet, and not a lot of downtime
Cons: the initial setup was kind of annoying...I had a big issue assigning IPs to VLAN interfaces and had to restart from scratch a lot. figured out that a static IP needs to be assigned to VLAN 1 for things to work. I wish it was more like other switches where there's no config right out of the box CL...
Pros: I love this switch. I purchased it about 2 months ago, and it serves my needs wonderfully. I really only bought it to setup LACP on my FreeNAS box and on my main workstation, but it can do sooo sooo much more. This has nearly all of the features of a full fledged Cisco catalyst switch, for 1/10th...
Summary: This is a great switch. I've used regular brand switches (D-Link, Netgear, Trendnet, etc.) before upgrading to a Cisco SG300 series, and boy the difference in reliability/capability is like day and night.
Pros: Reliability Reliability Reliability Did I mention reliability?
Cons: Immediate buyer's remorse... because I could have used more than 10 ports. Oops. Even with rack-ears, the size is a little too small for server racks.
Summary: The bottom line is, buy this product if you are in a medium sized office or home environment and plan on utilizing all of the features. It's sturdy, easy to deploy and has plenty documentation to get you through the configuration.
Pros: Easy to setup, very detailed manuals and coming from an old Dell PowerConnect 2724 managed switch... this thing is another world. No power issues, it runs quietly, low heat, has rack mounting plates. The amount of features available on this device for this low the cost is amazing. This sits behin...
Cons: Forgetting to save the configuration and having to set everything back up after a reboot! Don't forget to save your configuration before rebooting!! I did this about four times.. So this isn't so much of a con against the product but more of a friendly reminder!
Summary: all in all, this is a great device, wish it had more layer 3 functionality. most of cisco's soho routers have 2-4 ports and i needed higher port density and thought this would work for a new edge device.
Pros: great price, has static routing only, dhcp, vlans, small room for ACLs, mac/ip based ACLs, port security, 802, radius, tacacs, 10 gig ports, slim to-the-side wall plug. flat file system with telnet, tftp, scp.
Cons: no NAT, NAT+PAT, wish it had more room for ACLs, wish ACLs allowed port statements ( the "eq" part ), commands are hybrid of the linksys soho line this came from rather than full ios, serial cable is F to F with no M-F adaptor, no option for usb console access,