Summary: Some areas of my company tend to use left over hardware, some that is even from the late 90's. These guys if they drop a port won't replace a switch, they will daisy chain another switch to it. A troubleshooters nightmare.
Pros: Not moving parts so silent. Negotiates fastest speeds reliably. Compact yet still still rack mountable.
Cons: Not really a con as much as a user problem, but it has a button on the front for 802.3az functionality. I have found buttons to disqualify any product from being idiot-proof. Eliminate any buttons to keep this working as intended. Otherwise its the first thing that gets punched when a problem ari...
Pros: works great with all my equipment, gigabit runs gin no noise no fans to creat the background wine I could take anymore from my old Link-sys/Cisco 16 ports! for the price can't beat it.....time will tell on reliability but so far so good!
Summary: Purchased two of these about a month apart. I have experienced issues with both where I plug a device into one and get no connection, then chose another port and the device works fine. Oddly, the ports that do not function on both units are on the right half.
Summary: It lasted almost three years and as I am coming to see, we, the consumers, are demanding cheap and so the vendors are doing the best they can. I plan on supporting the higher quality vendors going forward to ensure they stay around and I am not left with only mass produced items such as this.
Pros: This is an inexpensive, unmanaged switch - and it did fine for what it was asked to do, which was route some traffic in my home environment after my Netgear R6300 did DHCP and handled the wireless. It gave me many more ports and worked well.
Cons: Died without any warning or indication. Only thing it does now is flash the power light just a little, but zero ports. I won't buy another as I have many smaller switches that are older and have been used harder that lasted longer.
Summary: This non managed switch should be plug and play. I thought zyxel was a decent brand but this is the worst switch I've ever owned. Ports will die just because and you'll rack you head around why you can't connect or why certain devices are dropping.
Pros: Doesn't use a wall wart, has a power switch
Cons: Doesn't work, ports are intermittent, some ports have died altogether.
Cons: Highly unreliable. I have never had any problems with my network until I installed this switch. It is too finicky and anytime I swap something out on the network I am in for a few hours of trying to bring it back up. And this is for connections made elsewhere in the network and not directly on th...