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
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 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!