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TP-LINK TL-SG1008P Unmanaged 8-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch with 4-Port PoE

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5 out of 5 eggsOne Switch to Rule them All

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-SG1008P Unmanaged 8-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch with 4-Port PoE

Pros: * TP-Link is quickly, if not already, becoming my favorite networking manufacturer. The TP-Link 8-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch with 4-Port PoE is a solidly built unit that performs as you’d expect from something as banal as a Switch. *

- The TP-Link 8-Port Switch isn’t too big–or small, for that matter–but is well proportioned. It is 6 ¾” L, 4” D, and 1” in Height. It has a metal casing with a granite satin finish and looks appealing enough. The packaging includes four rubber standoff feet that prevent slipping and gains traction. It has 8 available Ethernet ports, 4 of which are PoE (Power over Ethernet), and a DC power port (48V – 1.25A). On the front of the unit are LED status indicators, providing information on Activity, availability of Gigabit speeds, Power, PoE Max use or not, and PoE Status of 4 ports. There are no noisy fans inside and it has perforate holes on either side of the unit. It remains cool when powered on.

- Reviewing a Switch is not easy, not as succinct as reviewing RAM for example, but still there is a low ceiling concerning the amount of points you can bring up. It’s a simple Plug-and-Play setup with one Ethernet coming in to provide network access. No software needed, no trickery or tweaking required. First, I tested the functionality; all the ports worked perfectly fine, providing the advertised Gigabit speeds. I benchmarked the performance against my existing D-Link switches, and the TP-Link performed nearly identical to my existing switches with similar features.

- The Power of Ethernet is the key feature of the TP-Link Switch. Its PoE ports are situated as 1-4, with the other four lacking the functionality. They implement the 802.3af standard, with each of the four ports capable of pushing 15.4 watts. This feature will be perfect for users with the need of PoE due to devices like WAPs, VoIP communication devices and Security Cameras. The max load then is obviously ~ 53Watts. The PoE I tested worked as intended with my Security Cameras. The TP-Link switch will prioritize power provided to these ports with an intelligent “as needed basis.”

- The TP-Link Switch will extend your business or home network’s LAN capabilities. I currently use two 8-port switched in my home and I must say, in the cases you can, using wired connections are much more preferable to Wi-Fi. Using Switches is a good alternative to multiple routers and to avoid running into DHCP issues. In most cases, a switch like this will likely be overboard for a regular home user, but if you’re looking into this in the first place, it may be exactly what you need; especially if you require Power over Ethernet capabilities.

Cons: - The TP-Link Switch lacks mounting screw holes on the back of the unit, so either double sided mounting tape or Velcro will be required for wall mounting.

- There are certainly cheaper 8-Port Gigabit Switches out there on the market, especially the non-PoE switches, but the TP-Link does have a slew of nice features. If you’re simply looking to expand your wired network and don’t intend to use PoE, I recommend looking elsewhere for a simpler, cheaper Switch.

Other Thoughts: * Overall, the TP-Link 8-Port Switch with PoE targets a small segment of the market but is a well-rounded device that has the useful, more advanced, PoE functionality; it will be perfect for some users in need of these features. The price is a slight drawback, but its specs and performance make up for the sticker shock. *

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  • Kirk M.
  • 8/13/2014 10:29:29 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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4 out of 5 eggsMeets currnet needs

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-SG1008P Unmanaged 8-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch with 4-Port PoE

Pros: Simple 8 port gigabit Ethernet switch, does it's job.

Cons: Very simple, unmanaged 8 port gigabit Ethernet switch.
PoE 'priority' scheme has unexpected implementation, see below.
VLAN support is extremely limited and simpleminded. Read the manuals online first if you want to use VLANs to do anything to see if what this is capable of meets your needs.

Other Thoughts: PoE powers port one, checks to see if it has enough power remaining to power port two , if so continues down the list. Stops powering devices if it has powered port four or the next device requests more power then it has in reserve. Simple, but unexpectedly means cable order is power priority order.
For most home users who want a simple unmanaged 8 port switch with a few low-power PoE devices this will probably do a fine job. Anything fancy is probably beyond it.

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  • Thomas C.
  • 7/24/2014 6:25:40 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsSolid construction

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-SG1008P Unmanaged 8-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch with 4-Port PoE

Pros: Very solid construction. Metal box.

Cons: Absolutely no way to mount this on a wall. I have a network box built into the wall of the main bedroom closet where all of the CAT5e cables converge. It would be nice to be able to mount it on the wall inside of the box. Now it just lays vertically on the bottom.

Other Thoughts: I mainly bought this for my Ethernet network box. I wanted POE to run cameras. I currently run only one Foscam camera but it seems to do the job. I'll be adding more cameras later.

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5 out of 5 eggsSolid switch; Good performer; Simple to use

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-SG1008P Unmanaged 8-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch with 4-Port PoE

Pros: This is a well-built switch. It is compact, sturdy, and metal - not plastic, which is important when delivering PoE.

It has 8 Gigabit ports, 4 of which are PoE capable.

It has excellent throughput performance. I ran one of my standard tests transferring over 1,200 files, small and large, totaling ~3.5 GBs from one computer to another. Using TeraCopy to transfer and measure the speed the transfer took 2 minutes and 31 seconds. The average speed was reported as 24 MB/s. This is the fastest transfer time I have achieved through any Gigabit capable switch or router.

Also, it's worth noting that when using Windows native file copy the transfer completed in 1 minute and 43 seconds. However, I don't have similar test data for other network equipment to compare with these results.

Cons: The switch has a substantial power brick. However, this is expected given its PoE capabilities.

The switch isn't wall mountable. Not a big deal to me. Also, TP-Link clearly labels this as a Desktop Switch.

Other Thoughts: This is an unmanaged switch. There is nothing very complex about it. It simply works, as it should.

For anyone looking for a PoE switch this is a very capable device. Each of its 4 PoE ports supports 15.4W. Be aware that the max combined PoE supported is 53W. As long as you know what you are getting and it meets your requirements, I think you will be very happy with this switch.

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5 out of 5 eggsGreat 8 port PoE switch!

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-SG1008P Unmanaged 8-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch with 4-Port PoE

Pros: - Solid Build Quality (Metal Case)
- Excellent form factor for 8 port switch
- 4 PoE ports, perfect for a few PoE security camera's
- Keeps cool even under heavy use
- Great performance
- Fits on a Desk cleanly and LED's are not annoying
- Easy set up
- Excellent Warranty

Cons: - No ability to wall mount
- A little expensive
- Likely necessary due to being PoE, but power supply is a small brick

Other Thoughts: Overall, I am pleased with the TP-LINK TL-SG1008P. I set it up in my home office connecting it to my Windows Home Server, my Linux Server, Ooma Telo and my Windows gaming rig. Performance wise, transfer speeds were never really limited to the switch and were only hindered by physical disk read/write ability. Speeds were virtually identical to my other two 4 port gigabit switches.

The TP-LINK feels very solid and well made. It has a bit of heft to it, but that is not a negative. It always stayed cool even when performing system backups and under heavy transfer loads. The location of the power and ethernet ports is great for desk placement, however that is about the only place it can be located due to a lack of wall mounting options.

I only have one PoE device, a TRENDnet TV-IP572PI that I got open box a while back to mess with. But the PoE ability worked perfectly with my limited testing. Overall I would not hesitate to recommend the TP-LINK TL-SG1008P for someone that has PoE devices. If you don't however, a more standard 8 port switch would suffice.

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5 out of 5 eggsExtremely solid, cool and fast

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-SG1008P Unmanaged 8-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch with 4-Port PoE

Pros: The TP-LINK TL-SG1008P Switch is very compact. When you pick it up and feel the heft it gives the impression of well made hardware that could survive a few hits. Also given its 4 PoE ports it's generally a good sign with power supplying electronics that they are heavier. The AC->DC transformer is separate from the switch however.
Speeds are excellent, every device I plugged in with ethernet gained network connectivity in seconds with no hiccups. Comes with an A/C power cable.
The switch stays absolutely cool to touch even after hours of gigabit operation of multiple devices. If it was getting warm from PoE use the steel case was such an effective heatsink it still felt cold.
The light indicators are completely intuitive and not overly bright or an annoying color like blue.

Cons: Does not come with any ethernet cables. For a switch this nice that is not a very legitimate con as this is intended for expanding small office networks and powering phones and connecting computers that could be quite far from the switch.

Other Thoughts: I'm very impressed with the build quality of this unmanaged switch. If you have just a few devices that need PoE and are looking to slightly expand your network, you will not be disappointed at all with this one.

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5 out of 5 eggsNice for small business

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-SG1008P Unmanaged 8-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch with 4-Port PoE

Pros: Gigabit switch with 2 gigabit max throughput, 4 port PoE, rack mountable

Cons: None that I ran into. As other reviewers have noticed it isn't wall mountable but for my usage it was fine.

Other Thoughts: Ultimately it's an unmanaged switch so there's not a whole lot to review. With 2 gigabit max throughput it was plenty fast for file transfers. I was unsure how I would end up using the PoE but an opportunity presented itself. My cousin's small business had some security cameras to install that could run on PoE. The switch easily managed to run 3 of them, communicate with the computer that was recording and handle all of the day to day data throughput.

Again none of this is a surprise, it's a very straightforward switch but that's exactly what you want from a product like this, right?

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5 out of 5 eggsFantastic Lil' Box

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-SG1008P Unmanaged 8-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch with 4-Port PoE

Pros: This is a fantastic lil' box with solid construction, durability and a great overall design. The device is best suited for home office (where PoE is needed), but would work well enough as a cost-effective switch for a small data center where a costlier devices tend to fulfill those roles.

The device ran cool to the touch even after hours of use. Ran with two laptops, a PC and an Xbox (our media center) connected, and speeds were solid and consistent across the board. No issue, lag or packetless. Transfers between PC/laptop were fairly breezy at around 90-100MB/s on large files while streaming media at the same time.

The box is well laid out with minimal packaging and waste, which is a definite pro.

Cons: * Unable to wall mount. For a PoE device geared towards office/higher end use it seems odd not to include that. Most cable modems/routers offers it, so it may through off your office's Feng Shui depending on your setup.
* Only 4 ports are PoE. May be limiting for VOIP/PoE configurations, but it's a minor con at most.

Other Thoughts: Most people won't need PoE, but if you do this offers solid expansion at a reasonable price, especially given the build quality (good build quality makes me squee!). My only recommendations for future are to address the two cons listed. All 8 ports utilising PoE and a proper wallmount solution (the two generally go hand in hand from my experience). So long as you know its limitations going this is a great device.

I'm a data center tech, definitely like the switch.

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5 out of 5 eggsGreat PoE switch at any price

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-SG1008P Unmanaged 8-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch with 4-Port PoE

Pros: In my professional IT capacity I make a HUGE part of my living around PoE equipment and am proudly a very good judge of good equipment or junk. Nothing is more infuriating than having a customer procure their own PoE equipment instead of my recommendation because the prices put them out, and then I have to explain them them that 3 watts per port is not going to drive a 2" CCD and 50 IR emitters in each camera. It also often catches people off guard to discover that most PoE switches only have half of the ports powered. With rare exception, this is the industry standard. Don't knock an egg off. Get over it and design your network accordingly.

Enough ranting about cheapskate customers and uninformed newegg reviewers. TP-Link is actually a very mature company that has been a market leader in Asia, Europe, and S. America for years and years. Their efforts to enter the US market and make headway the last few years have been valiant and fruitful. The TL-SG1008P is a great example of this.

I tested the TL-SG1008P with Arecont MegaView 2MP bullet cameras tied to a custom-built NVR and did not see a single hiccup in data transfer or power delivery (rated at 15.4W per port or 53W total). The cameras ran continuously, day and night (that includes in the dark with the emitters on and sucking max juice) without a hitch.

I then connected Cisco IP phones. While the power demand was lower, the data configuration was more complicated. The phones tag their packets for VLAN use, then are collected in a managed switch where the VLAN tags are removed and they are funneled to the port where the IP phone host interface is connected. Some unmanaged switches will decide to get "clever" with tagged packets, mistaking them for malformed or bad packets, and drop them. Although this is rare, it can pose a real problem when it occurs. No sign of such here.

Cheap switches universally have plastic cases. A PoE switch can't be built this way, as the metal case is needed for heat dissipation. Under heavy load it did get pretty hot, but never what felt like a danger zone.

Cons: This is one of those cases where I had to actually LOOK for a problem with the item I was reviewing. It did present itself on its own eventually, though. I used the switch in a trade show to demonstrate some cameras and computers and a wi-fi bridge. I was all set to screw the switch down to the platform that the cameras were mounted on and, like the reviewers below, found no mounting option! I could have just glued the included rubber feet on and set it there, but at a trade show people would be constantly picking it up and messing with it and leaving it catty-wompus and crooked and sloppy looking on my display. I had to double up loops of duct tape to secure it in place on the display.

That's a terrible omission, but not worth an egg to me.

Other Thoughts: PoE equipment is EXPENSIVE and people hate spending money on it, then they further get angry if they didn't read up and they discover that only half the ports are PoE.

This switch does not remedy the latter of those problems, but it does bring large amounts of reliable power and good throughput at an amazing price.

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5 out of 5 eggsPretty flawless

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-SG1008P Unmanaged 8-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch with 4-Port PoE

Pros: - Sturdy case, very well made.
- Rack mountable for SMB or Corporate use, but comes with rubber feet for home use.
- 4 regular, and 4 PoE ports.
- Fanless and doesn't heat up.
- Not excessively bright and doesn't make a sound.
- Sleek style.
- The ventilation holes are on the sides, so it seems if you spilled something on it then you'd be more likely to be okay. I still wouldn't recommend pouring liquids on a switch, however.

Cons: No cons for my usage. It's a bit pricey for an 8 port switch, but there is PoE and it is definitely higher quality in comparison to other small switches i have used.

Other Thoughts: When first unboxed, I was surprised at how heavy this unit was. I have known and rather admired TP-Link for their affordable products, however I hadn't known them to make a product seemingly of this quality. Bravo, TP-Link. I stress-tested the unit as much as I could and there was no change in performance. Six devices transferring and typical gigabit speeds were attained.

Overall, if you're in the market for a small switch and you require PoE, then this one seems to be a reliable unit that should offer years of performance. On the other hand, if you only require a small switch and would rather watch your budget, then there are other options you may want to consider.

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