Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches Reviews

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Real User
Managing Director
Nov 03 2019

What is most valuable?

Our clients have not provided any feedback. What they are interested in is that it is working and runs their network with no interruptions. This is why we purchase these switches for our customers. It is not as good as the original switches Cisco previously had but it is better than other solutions.

What needs improvement?

Some of these switches are still using a GUI interface, but I would prefer using the command line interface like the original system. Lynksys are only switches using the GUI interface. Scalability-wise, this solution is not designed for small businesses.

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

It's an affordable price for small companies using on-premises networks where cloud services are too expensive for them.

What other advice do I have?

Linksys is still on the market, but it's more Cisco now. It all depends on the customer's needs and budget. The problem is the Java installation because most of them rely on Java, and that is the problem with all devices. If you want a new modern dashboard or management utility, you have to replace… more»
Consultant
Security Consultant with 51-200 employees
Nov 28 2019

What is most valuable?

I like the ability to do the segmentation on the access layer. It allows you to segment the network into a zone or workgroups. By defining the VLAN you can logically separate the traffic. It helps minimize the risk with lateral movement and reduces the attack of Malware within your network.

What needs improvement?

I think that most everyone prefers a GUI rather than working through the command line. They have a GUI but it's not that interesting when you compare it to other vendors such as Check Point. They should reduce the price to stay competitive. While the Cisco product is good, the pricing is not… more»

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

I think that pricing should be more competitive.

What other advice do I have?

If you want to be a Cisco master you need to have a good understanding of the command line and how to use it, which is difficult for some administrators. Many people would prefer solutions that you can configure through a GUI. It is easier to configure an SPC as opposed to a Cisco switch. People are… more»
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Marius Pretorius
Real User
Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Nov 06 2019

What is most valuable?

Cisco has many advanced features. These days they come in as advanced slavers from a feature perspective and we always try to lead with advanced features. Back in the day, it used to be LAN-based and IP-based. Now we need to focus on the new technologies that are out there. We will always try to… more»

What needs improvement?

The only thing that needs to improve, the only stumbling block, especially in our region, is the cost of the solution. But from a hardware and software perspective, the feedback we get is essentially positive. Our users are very impressed with the product.

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

If you look at the product portfolio from Cisco, it's quite expensive. So you need to be up to date with the most specific model. You need to tailor every opportunity and look at what's best for the customer.

What other advice do I have?

Cisco is absolutely the very best in its class. It's a no-nonsense type of solution. It's really a matter of taking it out of the box, setting it up and be up and running in no time. And you know you can walk away with confidence, knowing that the solution will work. There will be no hiccups, bugs… more»
Real User
Technical Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Dec 24 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of Cisco routers is that they are robust. One of our customers has a switch that has been running for more than ten years without any issues.

What needs improvement?

Having the option for a web-based interface would be an improvement over being forced to use the CLI. This is especially true for the high-end switches.

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

Cisco switches are a little expensive when it comes to the price. We are starting to phase out of the sale of these because of the higher price. Cisco licenses are renewed every year.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have used switches by Cisco, D-Link, and Dell. The D-Link switches are not as robust and sometimes lose their configuration. The Dell switches are similar but cheaper than Cisco. Overall, Cisco is the best switch.

What other advice do I have?

My advice for anyone who is considering this type of solution is to first consider the budget. Dell switches are cheaper and they do almost the same thing as Cisco. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
MohammadJamzivar
Consultant
Network Consultant at Tetisnet
Dec 26 2019

What is most valuable?

The pricing of the solution is very good. It works well within our network.

What needs improvement?

There isn't anything negative to point out about the solution. Like all Cisco products, it's very good. If possible, we'd like to see support in our country, but it will be difficult as we are located in Iran. The solution doesn't have rich features and only offers a small support for expander products and protocols.

What other advice do I have?

All of our Cisco products are on-premises deployment models. I'd recommend the solution for those who are price-conscious and those who are looking for good performance. I'd rate the solution seven out of ten. A lot of things can be better with these types of devices, however, it depends on Cisco's policies. These types of products could support more features and protocols in the future. Cisco… more»
Ahmed_Soliman
Real User
Senior Information Technology Manager at a construction company with 201-500 employees
Dec 12 2019

What is most valuable?

It's very easy to configure URLs.

What needs improvement?

The stability of the solution needs improvement. There's a problem with disconnecting the network. I have to restart it and set it correctly again. After a while, it disconnects again and I have to report it once more. The solution's framework and some of the techniques need improvement. I've been… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We also use Aruba. We use both solutions consecutively.

What other advice do I have?

I'd advise others to carefully read the datasheet of Linksys and all the tools. It's also a good idea to make a thorough analysis of the company so that you'll know what size you will use and which solution to work with. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.
AmirBoroufar
Real User
Senior Data Center Engineer at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 13 2019

What is most valuable?

The most important feature related to this solution is that most of the time, it covers all of what we need for our projects. It is suitable as a complete solution. The generalization is useful. This is a flexible solution that integrates… more»

What needs improvement?

In the future, I would like to see more focus on software-defined networking solutions.

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

The price of this solution is high, but it depends on the number of units that you want to order.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

For a short time, I worked with both Huawei and MikroTik switches, but I was not satisfied with them.

What other advice do I have?

Cisco is a market leader in this product. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
Jay Stoeber
Real User
Techvangelist & CEO at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Apr 15 2018

What is most valuable?

Manageable features, which we heavily used like web GUI and SNMP, except they failed in our environment. Unfortunately, this made them a wash for us. ProCurve switches were what replaced them eventually.

How has it helped my organization?

They did not because in the factory area they kept failing, otherwise they were fine. That was not good enough after three Cisco and three Netgears all failed.

What needs improvement?

Make them tougher and more ruggedized for warmer and Industrial types of environments, and HumiSeal the main boards and internal components.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Eventually, we gave up using this product. We switched to Netgear ProSafe switches in the factory. We received the same result. What was weird was the web GUIs of both models failed as did SNMP and other features. Only basic plug and play features of switching seemed to work, but you could not ping… more»
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