Summary: I contacted tech support at Netgear and was told I would just have to go by different names.
Pros: Price and almost the functionality for the price
Cons: This switch comes with two vlan's already set. Voice (2) and Video (3). Now if you are like me and have already assigned these vlan id's to other things on your network, you're not going to be happy, because these are hard set in the firmware and you cannot change them.
Pros: Great value for 8 PoE ports. Will power 8 class 2 PoE devices at once. Bought this for my security camera network, each camera draws 4.6W, so it's a perfect fit and a great price for what you get. Most of the other switches in this price range only have 4 PoE ports.
Managed, 8 gigE w/PoE, 2 SFP uplinks, tons of features.
25 September 2012
Summary: Worked right out of the box with PoE, expansive configuration options. Netgear really went above and beyond with packaging a managed eight port gigabit with PoE and two SFP switch into such a small package for such an affordable price.
Pros: IF YOU ONLY NEED 3 SIMULTANEOUS PoE 802.3af ports!
Cons: 46W total PoE budget... you have to read between the lines to establish that although this switch it advertised as 8-Port PoE you can only have THREE (3) ports actively drawing PoE power simultaneously.
Pros: If you are looking for an 8 port full PoE switch thats addressable this is the one. I didn't plan on using the software included for locating and addressing the devices (purchased 6) but I did and found it to be outstanding! Not only could I quickly address the devices but I could also label them with thier location. Programming 6 of these used at the same property took less than 10 minutes!