This was mentioned in another thread (https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=77&topicid=248040) earlier this year but there was no feedback on it, other than that it was pretty cheap for a 24-port switch (thread now locked).
Has anyone bought or had experience with this particular switch? If so, any feedback that can be shared?
I particularly like that it is fanless - and of course the price is attractive but before taking the jump I would be interested peoples experience with it.
My other concern is, given that a switch is generally a 10 yr plus 'investment' for me, should I be future-proofing and getting a managed switch? I work from home and there are two other adults in the house, both also working from home to some extent. Plus at times a few visitors and longer-term stayers. We have had a home network for about three decades (2-3 generations of switches, with currently ~16 network switch ports in use in my office, which contains the router). Our current usage would probably not justify a managed switch but with increasingly interconnected homes (security, entertainment, wifi access points, ...) would a managed switch make more sense to cover our requirements for the next ten years? Alas I have already long had my gold card so I suspect I may be retired before the 10 years are up, which no doubt may affect our networking needs.