Pros: Purchased for my Plex home network main switch. I have 7 hard wired machines and I was able to stream uncompressed 1080p videos on all 7 effortlessly on this. It has been running flawlessly for a week now and I could not be happier. The price was great too.
Cons: None so far. I will update if I have any issues, but right now it is exactly what I needed for a home network with heavy traffic.
Cons: Died suddenly. Customer service is the worst. I've called 2x to get a replacement and the associate cannot understand or be understood at all. Kept asking "What is de probem ser" after I told her that the switch stopped working. I even had my wife who speaks more clearly than myself and the same ...
Summary: I started using TP-LINK about 5 years ago because of the features/pricing and have been using them ever since. I bought this to replace another TP-LINK 16 port unmanaged switch that was using all ports and I needed more. It's been just what I expected - another high quality switch.
Pros: Management features, metal construction, rear mounted power connection, TP-LINK quality, rebate
Summary: I bought this switch to enable me to cope with the limitations of the dismal performance provided by my internet service while maintaining complete control over my internal network. It is doing that and doing it well.
Pros: Compact size, low heat, low energy consumption, feature set, so much capability to learn about.
Summary: Like a number of other unhappy reviewers, I had this thing kill my network. It was an intermittent problem and it took a while to figure out the cause. By the time I figured it out I'd had it too long and it wasn't worth trying to return it.