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This review is from: TP-LINK TL-SG108PE 8-Port Gigabit Easy Smart Switch with 4-Port PoE
Pros: When I got this, I just feel in love with this. Here's why:
* 4-port POE for a switch is great for a switch this size.
* 8 ports of a managed switch that's nice and compact.
* 15kb jumbo frames is a huge plus.
* Web based GUI is an added plus.
* Heat dissipation is not a problem at all - even with 4 POE running.
* The anti-Loop or spanning tree is very nice feature, but almost all have this feature, but not at this price point.
Other Thoughts: To get the up and running it should take the least knowledgeable person no more than 15 minutes.
You get features in here that are in managed switches that costs hundreds of dollars for < $100. Trust me on this one- you can't go wrong with this switch.
Pros: Great design and plenty of space for multiple USB drives in at one time.
Cons: I bought this for the design and the USB 3.0 feature and the cellphone charger in it. Great design, but after a year I have a few USB ports that are not functioning. I'm kicking myself in the rear knowing I should have just spent the extra money on a different brand. Note after the warranty is up, I'm left holding a like of useless junk that looks nice but won't function as I need it to.
Other Thoughts: If your like me and depending on this, look elsewhere.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: NETGEAR GS316 16-Port Gigabit Ethernet Desktop Switch
Pros: I love the fact that this include the hardware for being wall-mountable.
This has a high bandwidth for a small 16 port desktop switch- 32Gbps is great for this switch.
I love the fan-less design. This makes for a nice quiet switch and eliminates the fear of a fan breaking as dust builds up over time.
The enclosure is a nice metal that is great for dissipating heat.
The connector type is not your cheap plastic, but this is also metal.
I love how this switch adjusts for QoS to enhance the network on the fly without the need for drilling into the settings and playing with them to get them just right, this does it for you.
This switch takes the guess work out of needing crossover cables because this has the Auto-MDI/MDIX inside the switch. Again another plug and play feature.
This is a true plug and play switch that supports all of the latest IEEE standards. This is a must buy for a small office or a home that uses multiple connections that need speed and performance.
Great support - Netgear offers 24/7 technical support. Not that I have used this, but this is nice just in case you run into the need to reach out to them for support.
With all of the other options available that I was considering, I really like this switch as this is made of metal and not plastic. I have had some in the past that are plastic by other brands that simply just fail after a year. I know that Netgear is a tired and true brand and has some great products. I have yet to have a switch from Netgear go out on my. My first Netgear switch from 2000 is still running solid, so I know this one will last.
Other Thoughts: A bit confusing when you first look at the overview, because it shows this is covered by a 3 year warranty, but on the warranty and returns tab, this shows only 1 yr. When you get the product, you see on the box it shows 3 years.READ FULL REVIEW