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TRENDnet TEG-S50G Unmanaged 5-Port Gigabit GREENnet Switch

  • GREENnet technology reduces power consumption by up to 70%
  • 5 Gigabit Auto-Negotiation ports
  • Build a high performance energy efficient Gigabit network in minutes

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  • Lee A.
  • 1/4/2016 7:54:50 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSounded like a good thing

Pros: Worked right out of the box

Cons: Failed after 8 months.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

We are sorry to hear that you had an issue with the TEG-S50G. Please email adrian@trendnet.com and we will have a support representative assist you with warranty services. Please include a link to this review.


Regards,

Adrian
TRENDnet Support
http://www.trendnet.com/support

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  • Jay T.
  • 12/14/2015 8:43:07 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGREENwash Switch

Pros: It's cheap.
Small, kind of cute.

Cons: An "unmanaged" switch that I need to manage.
Not as "green" after I got it working!
Poor 24/7 phone support system.

Other Thoughts: I thought this would be an inexpensive upgrade to Gigabit for a small network. It's just a switch, so just plug it in and it will work, right? Not for me!

After plugging it in, accessing the Internet from a Windows workstation was so slow that almost no web pages would load. Transferring files from a server as a disaster. I got a dialog saying "Preparing to Copy" and "Discovering Items..." that never succeeded.

I could not believe this product got such good reviews here, and I was preparing to RMA it. I tried calling the 24/7 phone support, but after going through many menu items and transfers, was left on hold with noisy, distorted icky music until I got sick of it and hung up.

Then I decided to take a look at the Windows 7 system's network card's settings, and here is how I fixed the problem:

Control Panel -> Network and Sharing Center -> Local Area Connection -> Properties -> [Controller Card] -> Configure -> Advanced

and then set both "Energy Efficient Ethernet" and "Green Ethernet" to "Disabled". The first one was enough to get it working, and disabling Green Ethernet gave me a 9% increase in transfer rate when copying a 7 GB ISO image.

It's working now, but I am very unimpressed with the product and what the manufacturer claims about it.

Since there are so many good reviews, I assume my problem just lack of luck. However, a good switch should work better than this in my opinion.

If you get one of these switches, I hope you have better luck!

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

We are sorry to hear that you experienced an issues with the TEG-S50G. The Green portion of the unit comes from 802.3az and shouldn’t be causing any type of issues you experienced. To rule out a hardware issue with the switch itself we can offer you warranty services. Please email adrian@trendnet.com and we will have a support representative assist you. Please include a link to this review.


Regards,

Adrian
TRENDnet Support
http://www.trendnet.com/support

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  • Nicholas S.
  • 10/29/2015 4:19:41 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsShorts out and reboots

Pros: Functions at correct speeds as a switch

Cons: Shorts out when I touch the case. The device would be running, then if I touched it the device would reboot, dropping connections. Maybe it wasn't properly grounded and I needed to do something differently, but I've still never seen that kind of behavior in a switch (nor did it occur in the metal D-Link that I bought when I returned this).

Other Thoughts: Probably fine for most people, but didn't work for me.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello,

We are sorry hear that you had an issue with the TEG-S50G. Please email adrian@trendnet.com and we will have a support representative assist you. Please include a link to this review.


Regards,

Adrian
TRENDnet Support
http://www.trendnet.com/support

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  • joe s.
  • 9/27/2015 7:30:22 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery happy

Pros: Cost and size, RJ45 connectors out the back.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: I purchased this switch to install at a second location that I put a wireless point to point bridge to. Usually I prefer the ports in the front of a switch but in this case I was looking for one that had the ports in the rear and this one has done very well so far.

I only needed a small switch to handle a few devices and this is small and out of the way.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/20/2015 2:22:14 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Switch

Pros: VERY small. Fits almost anywhere. The LED indicator lights are on the opposite side of the ports, unlike some other switches in this price range *cough* *cough*-TP Link. Works exactly as it should.

Cons: Only con isn't really a con for me (I don't care) but some people might not like how the power in is on the side of the switch. Works out great for me though due to the position of the switch relative to the power outlet.

Other Thoughts: Awesome switch that I highly recommend to anyone that needs a few more ethernet ports.

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  • Marco H.
  • 7/23/2015 12:41:04 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid

Pros: I have had this switch for 6 years now. it just works. I have never had any problems with it. Other than a a few days when I was moving this switch has been connected on my network for the entire 6 years that I have owned it.

Cons: I'm not sure what else to say about it. it just works.

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  • Giovanni B.
  • 6/21/2015 2:29:22 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat product for the price

Pros: - Cheap (price).
- Metal case.
- Small.

Cons: - No dedicated up-link port.

Other Thoughts: I bought this switch so I could hook up a desktop, a PlayStation 3, an Xbox 360, and a laptop (which are all located in a room that does not get Wi-Fi) to the router via ethernet cable. This switch allowed me to get the job done well (with the exact amount of ports I need). Setting up the switch was incredibly simple seeing as all that I had to do was plug in the AC adapter and run an ethernet cable from the switch to the router. It seems pretty sturdy, runs cool with no problems (so far) after a few months of extensive use, and is small enough to sit on a desk without taking up much room at all.

To address some questions that I had before I purchased this for those who are thinking about purchasing this:
- You may see people saying that their switch is not the switch displayed in the images (with the 3 rows of lights). This is because that is the exact same switch, but an older version. The newest version (I believe it's version 3(?)) only has one row of lights.
- The AC adapter plugs into the left (if you are looking at it with the lights facing you) side, which may be a turn off for some, although I felt that it made no difference to me.
- While it is a 5-port switch, one port must be used as the up-link port, so it's actually a 4-port switch. While I listed this in the cons, I still gave it 5 eggs because, again, it made no difference to me due to the fact that I only needed 4 ports. If you need 5 or more, it would probably be a good idea to look at the 8-port version of this switch.

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  • Anthony L.
  • 6/19/2015 8:16:16 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect Switch.

Pros: The whole unit is a pro, runs nice and cool. Unmanaged switches are just the greatest thing (you know what I mean if you work in IT or have any experiencing with networking) for home networks.. Plug in your input, plug in your outputs, green light means gigabit, orange light means 10/100, put it in the background and forget it exists. I was also shocked at how small this sucker is, I haven't upgraded my home network in so many years so I had expected the unit to be much much larger, this thing is the size of a hand held game boy.

Cons: Buying a more expensive switch and then finding this is probably the only con I can think of when you realize you wasted money.

Other Thoughts: Extending our home network into our detached garage soon, will be ordering another soon.

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  • Jim N.
  • 6/4/2015 9:15:21 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt works

Pros: It worked right out of the box, and does the job.

Cons: None. It's a 'switch'. There's not much functionality that can go wrong so long as it works out of the box.

Other Thoughts: These comment are in "Other thoughts" and not "Cons" because, well, read for yourself.

I got the Model 3 version, which only has 1 row of lights. I specifically purchased this brand/model over the others because the model shown is a Model 1, with 3 rows of lights. Disappointed? Not really, since I'd read others' reviews before ordering, and researched what they were talking about. I knew I'd probably get a Model 3, although I was hoping for 3 rows of lights. 3 lights per port seemed more "informational" than 1 (and looks cooler late at night in the dark). However, 1 row of lights probably makes it slightly more energy efficient, and delivers sufficient information.

I am unable to achieve 1,000 Mbps transfer speeds. But perhaps this is due to 'older' hardware. My peak speeds are around 450 Mbps (still much faster than 100Mbps). My computers are SATA II (3 Gbps) instead of SATA III, with motherboards that are getting older (but still quad-core machines). Also, I have WinXP (AMD, Gigabyte mobo) and Ubuntu Linux (pure Intel, mobo and i7 processor) talking to each other via an MS Workgroup. Having messed with all the settings, I strongly suspect that short of upgrading other hardware (and XP OS maybe), my speeds are as good as they would be no matter the brand of switch I bought.

Don't forget to upgrade your cables, if necessary. I was running the network through my 100Mbps DSL Modem/Router, but with the Linux build and some necessary massive data transfers (a few terabytes worth of data) I needed more network speed. My old cables were Cat 5 (more than enough for 100Mbps). I thought they were Cat 5e, but they were labelled as simply Cat 5, so I wasn't comfortable with them. I would recommend the Rosewill 7 foot Cat 6a cables, that's what I bought as replacements. But maybe (unlikely) they might be the culprit of my less-than-anticipated speeds? I don't know, personally I blame the older hardware (and maybe the XP OS).

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  • Brandon S.
  • 6/2/2015 11:52:36 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgood switch

Pros: works as advertised

Cons: dose not have as many flashy lights as in the photo

Other Thoughts: many people point out how there is not as many lights as in the product preview but it works

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