Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches Review

Includes basic firewall and VPN features, but the interface is outdated and there is no reporting

What is our primary use case?

We use these switches for basic networking, including firewall and VPN features.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is basic networking functionality.

What needs improvement?

The interface is pretty outdated. I'm sure that there are newer technologies and newer interfaces available now.

This product does not generate reports, so I would like to see something with better reporting.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using the Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches for between 15 and 20 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The functionality and stability need to be improved, more than, for example, the price.

When we have an issue, we can't figure out where it is. It is very difficult because there is no straightforward reporting to tell us about problems or a bottleneck. We have to rely on third-party software for this, so it's not easy for us to figure out.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We are a small company and have not needed to scale.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have local support that not directly from Cisco, but from a third-party.

I find that they make things unnecessarily complicated. I believe the support could be much simpler, faster, and better.

How was the initial setup?

These devices are simple, but at the same time, they are a bit complex. The initial setup is not that straightforward.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Considering the problems that we have, Linksys is overpriced.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have not used other products but from my research, it seems that Aruba and Ubiquiti have been solutions. Compared to other products, Linksys is less than average.

What other advice do I have?

My advice for anybody who is considering this product is not to use Linksys. I would not recommend it. I've used it in different places and the stability of Linksys is always a question mark.

I would rate this solution a four out of ten.

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**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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