Summary: This is a great switch. However it will not be useful for as as we do not have a windows machine or server in the enterprize, so it is impossible for us to take advantage of web view. We are not willing to pay micorsoft for a license simpy to manage a switch, so even a VM will not do.
What do you expect for a $400 dollar 24-port Gig switch!
R. Coffel, Amazon
10 October 2009
Summary: If you want a managed highly reliable switch, spend $3000.00 dollars or more for a Cisco enterprise class switch, for a geek in a SOHO or a small office, it works quite well! Yea, the management is flaky and the CLI is a joke, but you will only set this up once probably...
Summary: The reviewers complaining about no Firefox support need to wake up, this is an entry level business switch, its server class, which has never really cared about such things. It's supposed to be managed from a server OS and not your macbook.
Best bang for the buck for small-mid size business
Biff Simpson, Amazon
25 July 2008
Summary: No offense, but the other reviewers are splitting hairs. I have used Cisco 2900, 3000, 4500 and 6500 series switches. These suckers have many features that $2500+ units don't: Ability to test lines remotely on a per-port basis, advanced diagnostics, etc.
Summary: I had to update firmware to get SNMP to function. My current versions: Hardware Version 00.00.03 Software Version 188.8.131.52 Firefox 184.108.40.206 and IE 7 work fine for me on Windows. No problems with uptime or reliability. Seems fast. Documentation spotty and it is hard to get advanced features to work.
Summary: Like the other reviewer, I'm disgusted that this product requires Internet Explorer 6 (version 7 doesn't either, you're out of luck if you've upgraded). This problem has been there for ages and Linksys have done nothing to correct it.
Summary: The fan is surprisingly loud, even for a rack-mounted device intended for a machine room. However, the deal breaker for me (I'm returning the unit I bought) is that the web management interface does not work with Firefox. In fact, it works ONLY with IE on a PC.