Summary: I was looking for an 8 port gigabit switch with a budget in mind (just to connect one PC, my wireless AP and my router). I could have bought something for $20-$25 but when I found this switch and saw the features it had, it was a no brainer. Performance wise it's been great so far.
Pros: This is a managed switch, yes, has some basic features like VLAN support and the cable testing is cool..
Cons: The link aggregation does not seem to be up to IEEE 802.3ad specification. My server with 4 ports in a trunk gets 96% packet loss, and a fraction of the bandwidth to my NAS (Maybe 5MB/s). WebUI seems poorly translated from another language. Had to return because i really needed working LAGG and s...
Summary: Worked perfectly for my home application. I used the 16-port TL-SG1016DE Easy Smart for my rack and while the switch is a bit heavy in the rear for the rackmount extensions to handle, it still works decently if you push the rear up to bend the brackets and make it level.
Simply tell the Mac to connect at 100mbps and works fine. I will note though that my Acer router ...
Erik F Englund, Amazon
30 April 2015
Summary: Does not work with some older iMac computers. Not the switches fault. Older iMacs don't do 1gb Ethernet correctly. Simply tell the Mac to connect at 100mbps and works fine. I will note though that my Acer router IS able to auto negotiate with the iMac correctly.
Summary: I've had no problems whatsoever with this switch. Admittedly I'm not (yet) utilizing 16Gbps constantly, but it definitely transfers at 1Gbps on each port. It's built very sturdily as far as I can tell.