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TP-LINK TL-SG108E 8-Port Gigabit Easy Smart Switch, 8 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ45 Ports, MTU/Port/Tag-Based VLAN, QoS and IGMP

  • Full gigabit ports
  • Easy Smart Configuration Utility
  • Metal Case, desktop/wall-mounting design
  • Network monitoring, traffic prioritization and VLAN features
  • Power saving up to 80%

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Justin M.
  • 4/27/2016 9:40:21 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsLoud power adapter

Pros: Cheap

Cons: There's a high pitched whine coming from the power adapter. I saw another review that said the same thing, and assumed he had a defective adapter. It sounds like they might all do this! Very annoying.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Justin,

Thank you for purchasing our product. Recently, we have noticed quite a few comments regarding identical issues with just simply the power adapter. This matter is definitely concerning and we will put forth our best effort in ensuring this problem is addressed as quickly as possible.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our products in the future, please feel free to contact our support team at the number and/or email provided for you below and an available support agent will be happy to assist you.

We thank you again for your feedback and certainly hope this experience will not discourage you from checking out more of our great networking products in the future.

Best Regards!
TP-LINK Support Team
866) 225-8139
ussupportteam@tp-link.com

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  • Joseph S.
  • 4/20/2016 5:58:00 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsThe switch works great, power adapter made with cheap components

Pros: Switch functions as advertised. I received a version 2, which I was not expecting since this was on sale. The V2 allows you to manage via web browser.

Cons: Power adapter made high pitched buzzing/whining sound immediately after plugging in. I contacted support for replacement adapter and they insist on sending the part back first on at my expense for shipping. It's not worth my trouble as this sits in a closet. It isn't generating heat and seems ok. Still, had it not been in the closet it would drive everyone near it nuts. This is not acceptable for a power adapter.

Other Thoughts: Provide better power adapters, or have QC check them to make sure they don't emit sound.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Joseph,

We thank you for taking the time to review our product and would appreciate the opportunity to work with you in troubleshooting this issue.

If you are still experiencing difficulty with the unit, our support team would appreciate the opportunity to assist you.

Please send us an email including your contact details along with a copy and paste of your review to the address provided below so we may follow up with you for additional details regarding your case.

We certainly hope this experience has not discouraged you from checking out more of our great networking products in the future.


Best Regards!
TP-LINK Support Team
866) 225-8139
ussupportteam@tp-link.com

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  • Jose J.
  • 3/19/2016 9:03:36 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome, inexpensive switch for your home network.

Pros: Easy setup with the management software provided. Great low price offered through Newegg and I got a $10.00 rebate on top of it for each one. Net cost was $20 each after rebate. Similar Netgear switch will run about $50-$60 each.

Cons: No cons.....yet.

Other Thoughts: I have three of these through out the house and can manage them all from my laptop. It works great for when the kids are acting out of line and I have to shut their internet access off. I just login to the utility and disable the port feeding their rooms. No need to go to the basement and unplug cables anymore. Nice! I haven't used any of the advanced features yet but someone with more knowledge on networking may find the VLANs and QoS features useful.

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  • Stephen B.
  • 3/17/2016 6:08:10 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThe perfect solution to the problem of not having enough LAN ports

Pros: My favorite part about this is the QoS feature. I have my NVidia Shield TV and my powerline network set to the highest priority, followed by my PS4, then my security system hub and HDHomeRun. I know the QoS feature works because I was able to squeak out an extra 5Mb/s in my basement which is connected with my powerline network once I set the priorities.

I also like the colored lights. If the device the switch is hooked up to supports 10/100/1000 LAN, the light is green, otherwise orange. This is on a per device basis, so that you can easily see which devices you can safely give a lower priority to since they can't take advantage of full gigabit LAN anyway.

Cons: It was unclear at first which port on this device is the "input" port, meaning the one to connect the router to. The instructions either did not say anything about it or I overlooked it. As far as I can tell, you can connect your router to any of them and it will just 'know'. Additionally, the configuration tool is definitely meant for advanced users. With little instruction, I was greeted with a flood of acronyms and features that I didn't understand and so I didn't touch. I will need to do some reading to make sure I'm getting the most out of my device.

A small con is that the device comes with a CD to install the configuration tool with. While the installer can be found online, it would have been nice if there was a note on the CD cover or in the included informational material giving the URL to download the installer on for computers that don't have CD drives (I primarily use a Microsoft Surface, so no CD drive).

Other Thoughts: I absolutely recommend this device to anyone who needs more than the standard 4 ethernet ports and feels a need for QoS and other advanced features that are manageable in the configuration tool. For users less interested in advanced features, I direct them to the unmanaged version of this switch, which is cheaper and also delivers excellent performance.

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  • MICHAEL P.
  • 3/11/2016 4:20:42 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsLooks nice, unfortunately windows-only interface.

Pros: This is the V1 of the product. It is an awesome product.

Cons: But, V1 only has a windows configuration program.

Other Thoughts: V2 has a web-based config. This item is only a V1, and I don't see how to tell that. And, I don't see a V2 at NewEgg.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/27/2016 8:05:24 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSmart Switch

Pros: Price, got this on sale. Smart Switch, VLAN support. Compact Solid metal construction. Works great for over a month now. The instructions are very simple, all you need to know is basic networking.

Cons: No cons for this switch. I wish I knew the difference between Smart managed switch and Unmanaged Switch few years ago. I will only buy managed/smart switch with VLAN support from now on. Also I missed the $10 rebate.

Other Thoughts: First I setup my PC with static IP as per the instructions and installed the TP link utility and configured the switch to different IP than my router and disabled the DHCP. I have 3 subnets on my network for lan, wifi and guest wifi. I was able to run only 1 cat 5e cable under than carpet/baseboard to the a location where I needed to have all my 3 subnets to work. Just adding this switch to that end I was able to resolve my issues using VLANs. TP link support website have a guide how to accomplish this using two smart switches. http://www.tp-link.com/en/faq-788.html. Hope newegg will let me post the url. None of the other network switch Vendors ever post any help or guide like TP link does. I will always buy TP link network products from now on.

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  • Kenneth F.
  • 2/13/2016 10:20:57 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsSolid Performance Marred By Miscues

Pros: Speed
Build quality
Inexpensive
Nicely packaged

Cons: No "web" interface
Poorly translated English manual
Unfortunate default IP address
Not a "true" desktop switch -- Ports and power on opposite sides

Other Thoughts: There are two versions of this switch available. Version 1 and 2. The information and marketing materials on the TP-Link site are for the new version 2 switch. If you quickly look at the model number here on Newegg and then briefly research that model on the TP-Link site and then place an order on Newegg, the item you receive will be not as advertised.

The default IP for the switch is 192.168.0.1, which is the default address for many, many routers -- mine included. Simply adding this device as is to your network could/should cause problems.

Placing the network ports on one side of the switch and the power input on the other does not make for a "Desktop" switch. A true desktop switch places the network ports and power input on the "back" of the switch, and the pretty lights on the front. With this switch and others like it, you must choose to either view the plain side with the power cord facing you, or the side with all the network cables and LED lights facing you, and then try and manage all those cords coming out onto your desk. Naturally, there are multiple mounting options for this switch, but then its no longer a desktop switch -- as it is advertised.

Others have noted that this version 1 of the switch can only be managed by a Java-based Windows program. Being a Windows user, that did not bother me, but the Java part did. I did not want to have to download and install the terrible Java suite just to administer this. I was pleased to find that the Java-based Windows application is self-contained. So while it is still Java-based and Windows-only, a full-blown Java installation is not required.

On a gigabit network, pinging any device on that network should have a round trip time of less that 1ms. (time<1ms) Strangely, pinging this switch results in a consistent ping time of 3ms, which is much slower than it should be. I was a bit worried when I noticed this, as I figured everything on the network would now be running slower than before. However, pinging anything else on the network connected to this switch results in the standard less than 1ms time. So pinging through this switch is unaffected, but pinging the switch itself results in a slow reply. What is the switch doing to slow down that ping?

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Kenneth,

Thank you for sharing your detailed feedback regarding our product.

We appreciate some of the constructive comments provided in your review which will certainly be taken into future consideration for later product releases.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our products in the future, please feel free to contact our support team at the number and/or email provided for you below and an available technician will be happy to assist you.

We thank you again for your feedback and certainly hope this experience will not discourage you from checking out more of our great networking products in the future.

Best Regards!
TP-LINK Support Team
866) 225-8139
ussupportteam@tp-link.com

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/5/2015 9:10:03 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsJust what was needed

Pros: Managed, Gigabit, very reasonable price for the features

Cons: None currently, we will see how long it lasts.

Other Thoughts: I purchased 2 of these. One for my home so I can limit everyones bandwidth to a reasonable amount. I have a WRT1900AC router, which has no QoS options for some reason. This allows me to play my games again without lag!

The other was used in a family business. We have a Family Entertainment center in a fairly small town. So the internet options are limited. 20down/2up is all thats available. I used this switch there to limit the bandwidth on our wifi hotspots, and the port based QoS to keep our critical items running smoothly.

I havent used any of the cool Port mirroring or VLAN features. But im sure they work fine as all the other features I've used work with no issues.

For about $35 you cannot beat this for a budget managed switch. I will look at TP-Link for my future networking equipment purchases.

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  • Bryan D.
  • 12/1/2015 5:55:14 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsConstant Reboots

Pros: Cheap with rebate

Cons: This is the same product (rebadged) as the Netgear ProSAFE GS108E. Both have the same issues with slowdowns that require frequent reboots. I would avoid.

Other Thoughts: Get what you pay for.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Customer,

Thank you for checking out our Switch.

We are sorry to see that you are not satisfied with this device.

It is hard to see what the issue could be and why you may have problems with rebooting.

There are certain things that could cause issues like ip conflict, wrong configuration, or loops in the Network.

Please feel free to reach out to us directly and we may try to help trouble-shoot and resolve any problems you may have.

Best Regards!

TP-LINK Support Team
ussupportteam@tp-link.com

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  • adam p.
  • 11/13/2015 6:56:33 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat little switch

Pros: What a great little switch. Aside from PoE, it does everything you would want from a switch. VLAN tagging works great. You get all of the features from the more expensive switches at a reasonable price.

Cons: No web GUI. You have to use the TP-Link app to manage the switch. It's a minor quibble.

Other Thoughts: It took me a minute to figure out how to set the native (untagged) VLAN on a port to something other than the default VLAN. Just assigning an untagged VLAN to a port isn't enough. In their terminology, they call the native VLAN the PVID. Once you set the PVID to match the VLAN you want to be the untagged VLAN, everything starts working like you want it to.

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