Pros: This switch is perfect. I bought this without my wife knowing, and when it arrived and I took it out of the box she had though I paid close to $100 for it, which was not the case. It is a solid device, and looks professional. One of the other reviewers stated that speeds will be reduced to 100mb if anything but gigabit devices are attached. This is not the case. I have a mix of gigabit and 100 megabit devices attached, and the switch automatically negotiates the speed...
Cons: I wish the status led for network speed was a different color. All Led's are green
Pros: The TP-LINK TL-SG1008P Switch is very compact. When you pick it up and feel the heft it gives the impression of well made hardware that could survive a few hits. Also given its 4 PoE ports it's generally a good sign with power supplying electronics that they are heavier. The AC->DC transformer is separate from the switch however.
Cons: Does not come with any ethernet cables. For a switch this nice that is not a very legitimate con as this is intended for expanding small office networks and powering phones and connecting computers that could be quite far from the switch.
Summary: * Only 4 ports are PoE. May be limiting for VOIP/PoE configurations, but it's a minor con at most.
Pros: This is a fantastic lil' box with solid construction, durability and a great overall design. The device is best suited for home office (where PoE is needed), but would work well enough as a cost-effective switch for a small data center where a costlier devices tend to fulfill those roles.
Cons: * Unable to wall mount. For a PoE device geared towards office/higher end use it seems odd not to include that. Most cable modems/routers offers it, so it may through off your office's Feng Shui depending on your setup.
Summary: That's a terrible omission, but not worth an egg to me.
Pros: In my professional IT capacity I make a HUGE part of my living around PoE equipment and am proudly a very good judge of good equipment or junk. Nothing is more infuriating than having a customer procure their own PoE equipment instead of my recommendation because the prices put them out, and then I have to explain them them that 3 watts per port is not going to drive a 2" CCD and 50 IR emitters in each camera. It also often catches people off guard to discover that mo...
Cons: This is one of those cases where I had to actually LOOK for a problem with the item I was reviewing. It did present itself on its own eventually, though. I used the switch in a trade show to demonstrate some cameras and computers and a wi-fi bridge. I was all set to screw the switch down to the platform that the cameras were mounted on and, like the reviewers below, found no mounting option! I could have just glued the included rubber feet on and set it there, but at ...