Summary: You don't have to install the management software with Netgear switches, you can do all of the setup through the web interface.
Pros: I've always found the ProSafe switch line to be a very good entry-level switch where you need things like LACP or VLAN, but don't want to spend a few hundred or few thousand. I've used a 16-port model for years with no issues and recently bought an 8-port to extend the network to another location...
Cons: HTTPS support for managing the switch is not so good any more due to the TLS version used. I suggest putting your switch management address on a separate VLAN.
Be Aware of what the POE port Represents on this Switch
21 June 2015
Summary: Interesting switch, and very misleading. Most people associate a yellow port providing Power Over Ethernet (POE), and this is actually a normal and USUALLY a valid assumption. It is not the case with the GS108T GB Smart Switch.
Summary: It worked great for one week, now I'm having repeated network issues with it. I'll have to call support to get it replaced. It keeps shutting off ports by itself and now this morning I've lost all connections to it including the ability to login to it to see why the switch is not working.
Summary: So far so good. Works great with my Synology DS 1815+. Supports LACP / Link Aggregation. Not too difficult to set up. Just looked through the menus and googled whatever I wanted to do that I couldn't figure out on my own. This is version 2 (v2).
I was pleased to find out that the performance of this switch ...
RC Davis, Amazon
7 March 2015
Summary: After initially purchasing the GS108E Netgear switch for a gigabit network upgrade, I found that switch to offer intermittently slower data transfer speeds than expected. Based on reviews, I then decided to return it and move up to this GS108T model.