Summary: This switch gave me the expansion I needed as my router is maxed out for ports.
Pros: I read the review before making my purchase, and I have had no issues so far with this switch. I has plenty of expansion capability for future growth. I have not put this switch to it's fullest ability, nor do I think right now. Only more time will tell me that.
Cons: I know there were complaints about the VLAN tagging. I have not employed that yet, so I cannot comment about the problems mentioned in earlier reviews
Summary: Amazing switch for the price. I use features such as static mac tables, port protection, NTP servers, syslog, etc. They all actually work on this switch. I found a firmware bug, submitted a support ticket, anf they included the fix in the next firmware release. Now that's support. Very happy.
Summary: This is an engineering blunder on Netgears part. The manufacture should never assume they know what VLAN Id schema is best for the end user.
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.
Summary: We bought 15 of these to place in small offices. Of the 15, 3 worked out of the box. The other 12 had some combination of dead ports. Lifetime warranty is great, but the cost in labor to swap them out, mail them in, chase the RMA paperwork, etc. is more than the switch is worth. Bad buy.
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.