Summary: Since no one has written a review on this switch yet, I figured I'd give it a go. It's a really great 8-port managed switch in my opinion. Does everything I want it to do, VLANS, QoS, Port Aggregation, and a lot more. Plus, it's gigabit, and managed, or "Web Smart" as they like to call it. No console, but there is a neat little utility it comes with to configure everything. Also, a neat feature that it has is a "Cable Test.
Really good for a small step up from an unmanaged switch
Soren Harward "stharward", Amazon
31 July 2013
Summary: This switch has replaced a bunch of cascaded unmanaged switches on my home network. The network ran fine with the unmanaged switches, but I really wanted a switch with 802.1q (VLAN and QoS) support, though I was having trouble justifying paying $150 more for an L2 smart switch than an unmanaged one. This one was a perfect fit for my budget and needs, and I would recommend it for any advanced home network or simple office network.
Did not meet customer's need, but might please most
Pen Nom, Amazon
31 July 2013
Summary: The TP-Link TL-SG1024D unmanaged switch did not connect correctly with some gigabit devices on the network, connecting at 100mb whether device was set for auto or 1000mb, and it seemed to have problems with jumbo frames. Since it is an unmanaged switch there was not much to do to tweak it. I suspect it would be fine in most environments where it is the only switch and the network is confined to one physical location. The price is certainly attractive.
Summary: When it comes to unmanaged home gigabit ethernet switches, there isn't really much these days that would set one brand apart from another. Gigabit switches pretty much just sit there and do what they are supposed to do without notice, if they are built right. The specs for gigabit switching haven't changed at all over the years, so manufacturers have had to find other ways to set themselves apart.