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Cisco Meraki Cloud Managed MS250-48LP - switch - 48 ports - managed - rack- is rated2.00 out of5 by2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Too Many Performance ProblemsWe purchased these switches for our organization.Quick summary... The design and ease of use is great, but the actual performance of the switches is seriously flawed. We have been working with tech support for over 6 months and they are no closer to figuring out why these switches drop packets and why many ports get flooded with traffic for other ports. Even simple errors in the data views in the dashboard have not yet been fixed.Also, be aware that advertised stacking bandwidth specs on this model do not match what the device actually reports it is capable of.If this switch just passed data as well as the old Netgear switches we had it would be one of our favorite products ever. Unfortunately I cannot recommend this product because the basic thing it is supposed to do does not work properly.
Date published: 2017-10-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Critical Networking FlawsWhat a shame this product is. Such potential to be outstanding but instead is unusable.So to start with the positive (and what kept this from being a 1-star review and would make this product a 5-star product if the other problems did not exist)…+ The interface is fantastic. The ability to have visibility over all your switches and traffic from one interface is a game changer. No longer do you have to go change settings on every single switch. Change your settings across all the switches at once.+ The ability to name everything in the interface and instantly search for these labels makes finding the ports you need to adjust a breeze.+ It discovers clients on the network and lets you search for them too. Looking for ports your phones are plugged into? Just search by manufacturer name!Now the negatives. The switch just flat out doesn’t pass network traffic properly (like even a cheap Netgear switch you can buy at Best Buy does.) We have had three issues with these switches since day one that the manufacturer has not been able to fix.1. UDP packets are consistently dropped. A percentage of UDP packets are *always* dropped between clients. Our network security cameras no longer operate correctly because of this problem. A simple iPerf test shows UDP packets dropping between hosts even at speeds of only 10Mbps.2. Unicast traffic for clients is showing up at other stack-member’s ports. Essentially the switch stack is operating as a giant hub. Got someone downloading something or watching a video? Almost every other port in your stack has to deal with discarding this other client’s traffic because the switch passes the same traffic to all the ports.3. Switch stacking specification says it is 80Gbps (2x40Gbps). However, our stacking ports say they are only linked at 10Gbps. (Using the dedicated stacking ports and Cisco Meraki official stacking cables.)Customer service / tech support experience has been awful. We have been waiting for approximately 2 months for support to provide any solutions to these problems. Not only has zero progress been made, but the only way I’m currently getting any response to the problems is by having to go through our sales rep. Talking to our sales rep was suggested by the support technician to escalate our problems. So the support techs do not take ownership of the problem and leave no impression that they care whatsoever about these critical problems ever being resolved.There’s no way we’re going to be able to continue having these switches in our production environment and I don’t know which network could tolerate the critical switching malfunctions this product has.
Date published: 2017-06-26T00:00:00-04:00