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 220.127.116.11 that has the broadcom CLI running on port 60000 (this...
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: 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: 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: 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.
Shipped me the wrong model number and the model they sent was defective
Michael Kimmey, Amazon
12 March 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: >>>>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.