Summary: This is an excellent value if you don't need all the functionality of a full blown Cisco router. We have quite a number of these around 7, and we have a few of the lower port count switches. Generally we put it twice the number of ports that we need or if we need a lot then we get three so that we could tolerate losing one of these, we could quickly repatch to other switches. You can setup more VLANs than you have ports.
Great switch for the price, and performs well -- steep learning curve for setup.
19 October 2014
Summary: Exactly what I needed. Great price, and works well. Setup is a bit difficult--this switch is a bit different from other manufacturers in terms of configuration. Coming from other switch manufacturers, the learning curve was steep, but the configuration was easy once I read several online forums about how to perform the setup steps. This switch has been deployed for a couple of days now, and continues to work fine.
Summary: These things have been performing well in the offices where they've been installed. Network speeds have been wonderful and everyone has noticed the difference. It has easy management and I've used its mirroring function to track down networking issues as well as intercepting Cryptolocker traffic to send to authorities.