Summary: This switch, at first glance, is a great value. One of the lowest cost per Gb switches you can find with this density. However, after having the misfortune of managing a dozen or so of these switches over the past year, I've found that the downtime and general problems that plague them is not worth...
Pros: Low cost per Gb Managed access DB9 console port
Cons: Unreliable Prone to firmware problems Prone to flash memory corruption Does not handle actual enterprise environments well
Summary: For the price and the features it is a good deal. Now that they have the free PS3 it is even more worth it. I had a copier that freaked out and messed up the arp table. Could not find a way to clear it in the user interface had to unplug and replug. Lesson learned use the backup feature.
Pros: A feature rich Gig E switch. Easy to use webinterface. Price. Color makes it stand out in my rack.
Cons: Will not remember any user customizations after unplugging the switch.(See Below) The fans make this a noisy switch.
Summary: I installed this switch in our small office. It works flawlessly right out of the box. Very hard to understand all the lingo in the setup configuration unless your are a networking gearhead. It has way too many programming options. It was completely over my head.
Summary: I have been a fan of NetGear's blue-metal-box line (now called ProSafe) for some years, so I dove into this box (and its 24-port brother) for a project I was working on. Out of the box, they were plug-and-play.
Summary: I am decided to wire my entire house with cat 6 for a gigabit network and chose this switch. I will not be using most of its advanced features. This switch is very loud. Three fans that run all the time.