Summary: Due to an ever-expanding personal lab at home, I quickly exhausted the port capacity of a Cisco SG-200 switch. The power profile and performance capabilities of the TRENDnet product were fairly comparable to offerings from HP at the sub-$200 price range.
Summary: The PDF manual has some great examples. I am linking 3 buildings and using VLAN, Storm protection and STP. I've only had for a couple days. My primary reason for this switch is to help isolate SIP phones at a small business. Seems to work great so far.
Pros: Great fit in the niche market between a fully managed switch and a simple switch. Still lots of options available in the panel. Firmware update took seconds to do and had the switch configured and running in our medium business in under an hour. Getting 90-105 MB/sec transfers across the network ...
Cons: Not as robust as a fully managed switch. Perhaps personal preference, but there is a lot of real estate on the front panel and it would be nice if there was more space between the ports rather than having them lumped together in banks of 8.
I really wanted to like it, but didn't work with my DS1511+
J. Brown, Amazon
20 March 2012
Summary: I want to start off with the caveat of my review is that the faults I found with it are mostly due to the fact that I didn't do enough research. I really liked this unit, but it just wasn't what I needed. I opened this up, hooked it to my laptop and logged in.
Summary: I replaced this switch with a Cisco SF 200 series and oh what a difference! Bottom line... you get what you pay for.
Pros: Works fair to decent for the first few months.
Cons: I have used this model for about a year and a half. At the time of writing, this item is no longer available from newegg. I am posting just in case someone out there is looking to buy one elsewhere. After a little over 1 year I had to swap out with a warranty replacement. The second one has laste...