quick question. are there really any benefits to getting a managed switch over an unmanaged one? can't a router carry out all the fuctions a managed switch would've done? like QoS, port mirroring, IP management and so on I'm looking at the Netgear GS108 unmanaged vs smart. Also the TP-Link TL-SG108 unmanaged vs smart counter parts. FYI. I'll have everything behind my router. router > switch > devices, including Mac, iOS, voip service, xbox. everything will initially be configured with the apple airport.