Ok for light use
Pros: Works great when it works.
Cons: Well I have two of these switches and they both suffer from the same problem. If you do light use it is fine. However, this is a 24 port switch and if you put 24 devices on it you will probably have the same problem I am having. I am getting work done on my house so I setup a wireless webcam outside my house. I have a small atom laptop I connected to one of these switches which monitors the cam in real time and takes a still every 5 seconds. This seems too much for either one of these switches. They simply stop working and all the lights go out. Unplug them for a little while and they work again. Problem is, the second switch started doing this and all my telecommunication is on that switch. With no warning I lost my land line, cell service, internet connectivity to my home security dvr, wifi, and internet control of both of my heat pumps. I dont feel that this is hard enough use to cause this.
Other Thoughts: I wish there was some more documentation on this. I am wondering if there is a chip or something inside the unit that is overheating. There are no fans on these things that I can see. Is this a safety feature?
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Great switch but finicky with cables
Pros: Easy, no-brainer setup. Comes with the brackets to rackmount it. It is silent when compared to the servers on the rack.
Cons: It appears to be very picky with cables. There are some CAT-5e and even CAT-6 cables that test out perfectly with my Fluke CableIQ but won't push gig with the switch. I docked one egg for that, particularly since these cables work fine with other gig switches I have.
Other Thoughts: Wish it was managed like the other switches in my house, but you can't beat the price.
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“Easy, no-brainer setup. Comes with the brackets to rackmount it. It is silent when compared to the servers on the rack.”— JonnyFunFun 4/11/2012
“Well I have two of these switches and they both suffer from the same problem. If you do light use it is fine. However, this ...”— Kogashuko 12/17/2012