Summary: First of all i have been using this Switch for 3+ years and here are the issues i found with it and how i come to accept them 1 Fan noise 2 VLAN 3 Browser Rendering solutions to the issues 1.i Fixed the Fan Noise by Heatsinking the POE board and the CPU that runs the Website/Mangement along with replacing the Fans with Noctua NF-A4x10 fans 2+3 the solution i found that works best is to use the older firmware 188.8.131.52 that has the broadcom CLI running on port 60000 (this...
Shipped me the wrong model number and the model they sent was defective
Michael Kimmey, Amazon
20 June 2014
Summary: When my previous network switch went bad and my business computer network went down. After waiting for 3 days with my computers down I am very unhappy with being shipped the wrong model network switch and then having to pay my IT vendor over $500 in labor charges to try to make the wrong model work.
Summary: I cannot recommend this product. Although it looks great on paper -- every port supports PoE *and* 10/100/1000 Mb Ethernet -- it is seriously crippled by extraordinarily buggy firmware. The web management interface is so broken as to be useless; you should essentially treat this device as though it were an unmanaged switch (ie., no VLANs, no ACLs, etc) and consider the price you will pay accordingly.
Summary: looked at all the reviews on here and was kinda worried about using it. but after a very quick and easy setup i found it to work fine. I installed it into a rack in a home automation system and found the "loud" fan to not be that loud. now your installing it into a bedroom yes it would be very but in a rack or closet i would say no. it's as loud as anything else that has to do the work load that it does.
Summary: I recently bought this and set it up and was very impressed with it until I got in to the nuts and bolts of trying to incorporate it in to my existing network. I believe that most of the Web Interface Issues have been resolved although it is very slow but not much slower than my GS724T (none POE Switch). The reason I am returning this is that the VLAN functionality of the switch is crippled.
Summary: >>>>UPDATE (2014.10.20): I occasionally still get people E-mailing me about what fans I switched out to to make this thing bearable. Please see the note below regarding the fan switchout and the constsnt error messages you will receive if you do that. I gave up on this switch and replaced it with a Cisco PoE switch that has only one fan, and is MUCH more quiet.<<<<< Very nice switch. This is the heart of the CAT6 network in my new home.
Summary: Currently using this switch for its POE capabilities to power 10 POE Cisco 504G VOIP phones, so far has been working flawlessly without any issues for about a month now. As other review has states it is a bit loud, but for the price, features and functionality, its well worth the value. Plus if you put it in a server closet, you're all set.