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This review is from: D-Link 24-Port EasySmart Gigabit Ethernet Switch - Lifetime Warranty (DGS-1100-24)
Pros: Price, got it on sale and also used a discount coupon that I got. The switch cost me less than the price of the D-link unmanaged switch 24 port switch. It's been working on my home network over a year now with no issues. Lifetime warranty.
Cons: No IEEE 802.3ad Dynamic link aggregation support. Hardware version A1. The switch is small, it could be mounted in the rack but will be site in the middle, I was expecting a full size Cisco switch. The switch looks more like desktop switch than a rack mountable switch.
Other Thoughts: I was running out of ports in my 8 port unmanaged switch, I was looking to upgrade to a 24 port switch and was waiting for a sale got this on time. The VLAN is very useful since I have three subnets in my home network, by configuring half of ports to VLANs, I was able to use this this smart switch for all three networks instead of buying more unmanaged switches. I have a pfsense router with the VLAN configuration and this switch works well with that. I had to configure the switch to static with the LAN ip address range first. The D-Link SmartConsole Utility is very useful, if the switch disappear from the network it will find it for you.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Price, got this on sale. Smart Switch, VLAN support. Compact Solid metal construction. Works great for over a month now. The instructions are very simple, all you need to know is basic networking.
Cons: No cons for this switch. I wish I knew the difference between Smart managed switch and Unmanaged Switch few years ago. I will only buy managed/smart switch with VLAN support from now on. Also I missed the $10 rebate.
Other Thoughts: First I setup my PC with static IP as per the instructions and installed the TP link utility and configured the switch to different IP than my router and disabled the DHCP. I have 3 subnets on my network for lan, wifi and guest wifi. I was able to run only 1 cat 5e cable under than carpet/baseboard to the a location where I needed to have all my 3 subnets to work. Just adding this switch to that end I was able to resolve my issues using VLANs. TP link support website have a guide how to accomplish this using two smart switches. http://www.tp-link.com/en/faq-788.html. Hope newegg will let me post the url. None of the other network switch Vendors ever post any help or guide like TP link does. I will always buy TP link network products from now on.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: NETGEAR EX3700 AC750 Wireless Range Extender
Pros: price, was on sale for $49
Cons: No Gigabit Port!!. I bought this to use as access point, and i would have been limited to the fast Ethernet port -100Mbps. and the Wifi speed up to 750Mbps would be useless to me! Netgear website spec in details says this EX3700 only has fast Ethernet port NOT Gigabit port as Newegg claims. RMA caused me $8 shipping and $7 stocking fee! I didn't even open the package, I shipped it back the same day I received.
Other Thoughts: After placing the order for this EX3700, I went over to Netgear website to download the user manual and notice the spec says this EX3700 only has fast Ethernet port. I went back to newegg to cancel my order and it was on packaging stage just few mins after I placed the order. This range extender could have worked as "range extender" but I wasn't going to use this for that. I wired my house with cat6 cable and have Gigabit switch connecting all my wired devices and servers. I was looking for a Access point plugs straight into an AC outlet and I have a Cat 6 wall jack next to an AC outlet.READ FULL REVIEW