Great product, in time it will need maintenance of ventilation fans
10 October 2014
Summary: Fairly decent unit, fans tend to need maintenance like most equipment. I have bought several, most of them used and discounted. Servicing or replacing the ventilation fans Including one seller documented as certified (joke) as the ventilation fans were siezed. Replacement ventilation fans are easy to get. Prefer bearing over sleave type. Still looking into replacement mounting hardware, however.
Summary: If you aren't concerned with getting full speeds from your switch, then this will probably be OK for you. I won't be buying another one of these.
Pros: Relatively inexpensive. Mostly works.
Cons: Web interface is painfully slow. I have a couple ports that continually have transmit and receive errors no matter what device I have plugged into them, so I know this is an issue with the switch. As others have said, their tech support is a total joke.
Pros: I got 3 of these in December of 2011. Been running them ever since as our backbone for an office of 60 people. No issues with them. We have had no downtime and compared to our old 3com 24port gig switches they perform better. Speeds are very fast for all of our range of printers, laptops, desktops. Very pleased with this purchase so far.
Cons: Fan noise is loud. Could use better white pages to cover the web inteface.
Summary: I unfortunately purchased two of these and both of them have the same exact problem from day 1. It is just most unfortunate that I had purchased two other main devices for the network at the same time so there was no telling was device it was for sure without chaning items out. Since the problem existed on both switches, it was still there when I swapped switches trying to troubleshoot.
Summary: You get what you pay for. Botches autonegotiation with a lot of older 100 mBit devices, and the software is buggy and cannot be used to force-set speed/duplex. The online knowledge base is basically empty, and the people at tech support are ill-trained. Might be usable with a net with all-recent gigabit interfaces, if you have one. Junk.
Summary: This switch might great for perhaps a home office LAN, but not in a corporate network. It's apparent that someone was out to sell these large 48port switches to clients to make a few bucks and the customer will NOT get what they need to secure and manage their network. If you can't securely SSH into a switch this isn't the switch for your business. As far as performance there ok, but there's better.
Summary: Buying this product has cost me more money in free labor to try to keep my customer happy than I paid for the switch. I wish I would never have bought it. I have spent hours on the phone with people who cannot resolve the issues or authorize a replacement.
Cons: This product did not work out of the box. The web interface locks up and the thruoghput per port is less that 1000kbps. The only way I have been able to access the Web interface is with a computer running IE 6. (7,8 and 9 lock up). I have contacted their Tech Support department. Tier 1 Tech Support is a JOKE. They do not even understand simple IP address settings. Teir 2 was more helpful. At least they understood IP settings. They do not however have the authority to ...
Summary: This switch does not work as advertised. Period. Its implementation of 802.1Q (VLAN) support is piss-poor at best, and completely non-functional at worst. I have a DHCP server on the network that I can get to when I STATICALLY address my workstation (so I know routing is working), but DHCP requests do not get a reply. There seems to be some sort of non-configurable port blocking happening. I put in a support ticket via email, and three days later - no reply.
Summary: Took it out of the box and it did not work. Contacted TRENDnet and after an hour conversation, they agreed to accept the switch back and replace it, but will not ship the replacement until they receive and inspect the defective one. So, we had to priority ship it the most expensive way and are sitting dead in the water unable to do anything more with the project until we receive the replacement. Frustrating.