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.
TP-LINK TL-SG1024D 10/100/1000Mbps 24-Port Gigabit 13-inch Rackmounta Cons: This did not fit into a normal 6" deep rack (punch down rack) so I had to wall mount it. Does not affect air flow, just looks a bit different. Looking at a 12" deep 6u rack to update my network area. Other Thoughts: Great switch, replaced my 16port TP-Link switch, was plug and play. Is 1.5" deeper than the 10/100 it replaced but still runs quietly, cool and without a fan. I also like that it does not use a "brick" type power adapter. Simplifies the wiring closet and makes use of a standard PC power cord, I used a 90 degree to adapt it to my wiring layout, but a straight plug works as well. Just know that it is 7.1" deep without power cord, so make sure to add that into your rack mount equations.
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.
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