Summary: The customer is support also below average. After communicated with the situation, ZyXEL still refuses to respect the warranty just 2 months after expiration. This seldom occurs with other vendors. Again, this is 2 years warranty, not life time as other enterprise level products.
Pros: 24 port gigabit switch
Cons: Purchased this 2 years back without serious use at all because I had also a 16-port-gigabit switch. After 1 month use recently, it stops working: the LED light shows next port to the cable really connected. No L2 packet switching. The quality is inferior to any $10-20 consumer switches that last ...
Summary: I have $30.00 switches that have lasted years longer than this. I paid a little more for this thinking I wouldn't have to replace it for a long time. I should have paid more attention to their warranty statement. It's vague and misleading.
Pros: Worked without issues for a little over 2 years.
Cons: Died a few months after the warranty expires. This seems to be a common issue as others have indicated. Short warranty compared to competitors.
Summary: It works and is cheap enough when it's on sale that if you figure out what it costs and divide it by its likely lifespan, it may still be worth it. This is not, however, a business class switch. This is for someone who wants a rackmount switch in their home.
Pros: Was reliable while it lasted. Install looked clean with internal PS.
Cons: Appears to have a lifespan of about 30 months base on reviews here. Mine lasted 31 months.
Summary: I have setup over 20 of these switches on various networks. No software setup as these are unmanaged. Well built. We did have one switch go out after 2.5 years; however, it was due to a power surge on an Access Point and caused the switch to malfunction. Port lights all got dim.