Pros: Plug and play - fire up 12 stations with 2 LAN ports each.
Cons: Purchased 2 of these at the same time about 3 years ago. they both started failing after 2 years of 24/6 usage. Had to power cycle every couple weeks, then more often and now can't keep them up for more than 5 mins.
Pros: Amazing switch for the price. Has plenty of 10/100 ports and the additional two 1000 ports where an amazing deal. Have my xbox,ps3 and computers on the 100 ports and my servers on the 2gb ports, with some left over for when friends come over. Great for throwing LAN parties or if you have alot of devices to connect. Comes with parts to mount it on a rack.
Summary: I previously bought TRENDnet products. The name sounds cheap, but never had any problems. So I gave this a try. Switches have to learn, so there's normally a little lag the first time. I couldn't believe how quickly this switch figured everything out. It was virtually instantaneous. And Gigabit is lightening fast. Now I can get rid of my daisy-chained 4- and 8-port switches.
Summary: This switch works extremely well, and looks good too. I also would like to note that mine does NOT have a fan making it noise free; however, it does have the fan air vent opening where the fan would normally be mounted.
Pros: Nice cost to feature benefit to the switch. Does what it is supposed to do pretty well. The gig ports allow my home network to connect the WHS at a good speed. Mounted well in a spare closet in the house.
Cons: Fan is ridiculous. Sounds weak and cheap. From the minute I powered it up is soundes like a hamster running in a wheel.
Summary: We bought a few of these to replace some dead switches at work. They have been running for almost a year now, and work flawlessly. The 2 gigabit ports offer good gigabit connectivity as well. Excellent value for the price!