Had this router/switch combo for about 1 month now. First step (as always) was to update the firmware. Downloaded the file, uploaded to the RV325, reset it: done. Next set up the network itself - set up everything including the DMZ in about 10 minutes. One thing you do need to be aware of with this machine, is you need to reset it after you have made changes or they are not being executed. As a more industrial grade router that is to be expected but it is not obvious if you have been using the more consumer grade which nags about performing a reset. The switch component is fast and also no effort to set up. I am quite impressed with the set and forget functionality of the RV325 and would highly recommend it if you want a non-wireless router.
Needed a switch box bought this one because my other switch had only 6 ports. The price was great for a managed switch and the person that set up my network thought this was a great buy.
What I liked about this product... + Solid construction (heavy duty steel, nice, durable powder coat finish) + Easily adjustable rack depth + All adjustments have convenient numbered marks for alignment (including numbered positions for equipment) + Arrived pre-assembled + Had to completely disassemble in order to get through the door of the room it needed to be in, however this was actually quite easy to do because of the simple construction. The only problems... - Side-panel door latches are poor-quality plastic. One broke straight away, and the "lock" on them offers almost no security. I'm sure I could break the lock easily by inserting a screwdriver and twisting because of the plastic construction. - Depth could have been a little deeper to accomodate more 0U PDUs. (I believe a deeper model is available)
I have my TV mounted above my fireplace, and didn't want wires from my cable box and other components sticking out all over the place (and didn't feel like investing in a mantle to hold them!). These work perfectly. Granted, the components are only about 6 feet away, but the picture is crystal clear in HD. The only thing I'm struggling with is the IR so that the remote signal carries to the components when my media cabinet is closed, but it's not the end of the world. It seems a bit finicky, but I'll either figure it out, or keep the door open when I'm lounging.
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