Pros: Has worked well for several years now, even after 18 months in storage.
Cons: Will switch gigabit ether fine at 1500 byte frames, but won't pass jumbos at any size. Tried with two matching Intel PCIe cards, with various settings, and no luck. Has "frozen" once or twice, and stopped passing traffic, but recovered after a restart.
Summary: Several reviews have complained about heat. Maybe they've upgraded the components or the design in the last year or so because I bought both of mine within the last 6 months and neither one gets more than a little warm on the bottom while sitting flat on a desk.
Pros: It's a cheap 8 port Gigabit switch that does Gigabit speeds. Not much more you could want from a basic switch.
Cons: One of them locked up once. Which really isn't much of a con since had been up constantly for about 3 months and streams DVD ISOs and music from my NAS to 4 or 5 users at a time while also providing the internet connection to my home office. Unplugged the power cord for a couple seconds, plugged ...
Summary: As a secondary switch to get myself some more gigabit ports, this isn't bad, but if I needed all the ports to work at gigabit speeds all the time, I'd probably be quite dissapointed with it.
Pros: Nice switch, jumbo frames, 802.1p support, still ticking after 4 or 5 years.
Cons: tends to be picky about gigabit link negotiations. I don't know if the cables, NICs, or switch are at fault, but sometimes I'll plug in gigabit equipment and the switch will configure it to run at 100mbit. I normallyjust try different ports until the switch figures it out, but I've never had to d...
Summary: To mavrc (and anyone else who doesn't know): Please understand that Cat5e is NOT intended for use with networks over 100 Mbps. You need to use Cat6 cables for 1,000 Mbps (1 Gbps) speed. Choose a cable with good shielding as this speed is particularly sensitive to interference, too.