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: This switch has all the features a small/medium/home business will need. Full support for 802.1q vlans as well as port based vlans and has port based and 802.1p QoS support. In addition, there is bandwidth limiting per port with separate in/out rate limits.
Summary: Do not buy. I had two super cheap ($30-$40) 8-port gigabit switches that worked fine, but it seemed every few months I'd need to reboot them for no good reason. So I bought this to replace them, thinking it would be a step up in quality, plus I liked the idea of having web-based "cable length" tests...