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ZyXEL GS1900-24 10/100/1000Mbps 24-Port Gigabit Smart Managed Switch
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: This is an update to my prior review. I purchased an 8 port POE injector to run some IP cameras through this switch. So, then connection comes out of the switch into the LAN side of the injection which has a 48V DC power supply and then the POE port ethernet cable goes into the IP camera. The camera was powered and the switch did not even hiccup. All functions of the switch remained intact. A nice addition to my 24 port managed switch with build it POE.

Cons: None, runs cool to the touch.

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ZyXEL 600 Mbps Powerline AV2 AV600 Gigabit Pass-Thru Adapter, Starter Kit - 2 Units (PLA5215KIT), up to 600Mbps
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Simple setup, works very well and frees up your wireless bandwidth for cell phones and tablets.
I have been using the 500 mbs Zyxel units for the past four years. None have ever failed. Throughput definitely depends on the home's age and wiring.
I am in a 15 year old home now. I unplugged my 500 mbs unit connected to my router and plugged in this new unit. It was plug and play giving me three greens meaning an over 80 mb/sec connection to my older units. Compatibility was flawless. Next I replaced an older unit with one of these connected to an 8 port GB unmanaged switch. This switch is carrying an IP camera at 30 FPS HD resolution and streaming MLB.TV in HD flawlessly. Again, it was plug and play, a good connection and more stable than wireless 2.4 or 5 ghz bands.

Cons: None that I know of, but I do not think you will get 600 MBS. But you can be happy with over 80 plus freeing up your router's wireless throughput, get them.

Other Thoughts: My internet connection at my router with speedtest is 115 mbs down, 15 mbs up. Connected to my PC on the switch as described above with 2 IP cameras also going, I was able to measure 31 MB/sec down and 11 MB/sec up with this adapter. That is more than enough for handling streaming video, netflix, gaming etc. And the throughput is always more stable than wifi.
So, for the price, these are great in my opinion.

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ZyXEL GS1900-24 10/100/1000Mbps 24-Port Gigabit Smart Managed Switch
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Rockin' Switch 08/15/2015

This review is from: ZyXEL GS1900-24 10/100/1000Mbps 24-Port Gigabit Smart Managed Switch

Pros: 24 Ports managed switch and 2 GBE 10 GB uplink ports in addition. Firmware upgradeable. Built-in complete user manual opens in separate browser window. Default IP is 192.168.1.1. Default UN: admin, PW:1234 To use, I connect directly to PC off network and then go to web page of switch. It is intuitive to set up static routing for your network (DHCP is available as well as IPV6. Also, change username and password, set time zones and ntp setup as well as daylight savings time. After this basic setup, I move switch to my network and confirm port connection. I then log in to verify switch is working on my local net without conflict. At that point, you can completely take your time setting up port management, VLAN, QOS, etc. or add your connections and then configure them.

Cons: None so far except short 2 year warranty, but build is solid and this switch has made it through the first 24 hours without problems.

Other Thoughts: I have owned a Zyxel GS-1910-24HP POE+ switch for 15 months and that was powering my IP cams. That switch was and is problem free running 24x7 without any reboots or hiccups along the way. Sale price is fantastic, warranty is short, but so far Zyxel products have been solid for me and no returns.

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Date Joined: 11/22/07

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  • Last Review: 08/20/15
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