Summary: I couldn't fine a non-PoE Netgear GS110T, so instead I got this. Web interface is much better and faster than the GS110T. Unit is fanless. My only complaint is that the unit is rather larger, but I suppose that is to allow you to rack mount it.
Summary: My pain is your gain. I emailed TP-link for assistance with IP assignment with a submask of 255.255.255.x so nodes could talk to each other. They responded in 12hrs via email indicating my equipment arrangement was incorrect. Traditionally a router is used to assign IP addresses via DHCP or similar.
Summary: So far, these have been great little units. The manual and web interface is pretty roughly translated from Chinese but it's not too hard to configure. These are an affordable way to get your hands dirty with VLAN, QoS, 802.1 access control, etc, features you usually find on big, expensive switches.
Summary: My friend said I'd have to use the console cable to set it up, but I was able to set it up through the web interface right out of the box. So I was happy about that.
Pros: Quiet, No Fans, Cheap Supports Business Grade features like LAG/LACP which is the main reason I bought it since it was affordable since I'm using it for personal use. Have it hooked up to my NAS with LAG on 4 ports and 2 ports for each of my desktops. Throughput is much higher and have not had an...