Summary: Device worked for a pretty good while, almost 4 years, but shouldn't have died even after that. Did have a bit of flakiness throughout its life and needed a few "reboots." Did run hot though it's whole life but it lived in a cool basement and that probably kept it alive that long.
Summary: Raising the price by MORE than shipping should cost as the fix for an obvious shipping overcharge? Good business for Newegg, perhaps, but it makes the Free Shipping offer a bit disingenuous. I bought my third switch elsewhere, and I probably will not ever try to help again.
Pros: Excellent switch, utterly trouble-free. I bought two of these here, and they're both performing flawlessly. Nothing could be simpler. They work with a mix of 100Mb and 1Gb connections simultaneously and transparently at what appears to be excellent speed. Price was very competitive.
Cons: I don't know when it started, but a few days ago I set out to buy a third copy of this switch, and was startled to see the shipping charge for the item set at 23.31! I could have just bought elsewhere but hoped to help correct the mistake. After some email sparring with Customer Service, I find t...
Pros: Good price. All the features that actually effect performance. Reliable. No internal fans. Has worked perfectly from day one and has exceeded my expectations for reliability.
Cons: None really. It is a little bit hard to tell which lights are on on the front panel (from a distance) because that information is printed next to the LED windows and the pattern of the lights doesn't necessarily allow you to determine which ones are which. I had a Linksys router that had differen...
Summary: Have had good experiences with SMC in general, so this particular unit may have been a dud.
Pros: Being used in a home office with a number of computers and a wireless access point. Was a good value when I bought it. Ran slightly warm but performed well at first.
Cons: After about a year of use, the switch started locking up on a pretty regular basis. It is plugged into a good UPS, so I don't believe this was caused by power hits. I started getting a lot of complaints from a VIP user (my wife), so I'm replacing it with a Netgear.