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TRENDnet TL2-G244 Managed Layer 2 Gigabit Ethernet Switch

  • SNMP (v1, v2c, v3), 802.1X, RSTP, and MSTP support
  • 24 x Gigabit Auto-MDIX ports
  • 4 x shared SFP (Mini-GBIC slots) and 1 x RS-232 console port
  • 48Gbps switching capacity

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The 24-Port Gigabit Layer 2 Switch with 4 Shared Mini-GBIC Slots, model TL2-G244, provides a reliable foundation for a highly scalable managed network. The TL2-G244 features a 48Gbps switch fabric, 802.1X authentication, SNMP v3, and Multiple Spanning Tree (MSTP) support.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): Lifetime
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): Lifetime
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  • Joseph D.
  • 4/22/2014 5:21:56 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner


Pros: This is a nice switch for being the cheapest switch of its kind on the market.

Cons: Says it does LACP.

I can do LACP for VERY FEW systems under VERY specific conditions.


Constantly got failed: LACP negotiation.

Also trying to configure this thing couldn't possibly be any more of a pain in the rear end.

Also their tech support takes 24-48 hours to call you back. You cannot get immediate tech support. Period.


Only reason I even gave it 2 eggs is because of the price and the fact it still works after a year of ownership.

Manufacturer Response:


We are sorry to hear that you had an issue with the LACP feature of the switch. We will definitely have this feature reviewed for functionality. If we discover an issue it will be addressed in a firmware update posted on the download page of the product. For alternate configuration the switch also offers a command line interface. We thank you for providing your feedback and opinion on the TL2-G244. They are very important to us and help guide future development.

TRENDnet Support

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  • Fucking D.
  • 1/16/2014 11:58:32 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks well

Pros: VLAN capable managed switch is what I needed and this has been running great without any issues. CLI access available as well. At the cost it is pretty good.

Cons: Web interface is pretty basic and can be time consuming if needing to configure a lot of ports quickly.

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  • John S.
  • 7/8/2013 5:46:05 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsReturning TL2-G244

Pros: Affordable for the features. This is the best priced L2 switch.

Cons: The web gui is terrible, I can't do anything without getting this error:

Error Observed
Error: 400 Bad Request

I have to configure and save multiple times and if I'm lucky it'll save, most of the time I get this error (whether saving or just viewing).

Tech support is very slow...opened a ticket early this morning when I received these (purchased two) from UPS and have yet to hear back, it's now almost 6pm (pt).

Other Thoughts: We currently use TrendNet TEG-S240TX (24 port dumb gig switches) which work fine, so I though these would be ok (despite other reviews saying the gui was bad), but it's worse than I thought. Been working on it for most of the day and still not comfortable with using it in production. Waiting to hear back from tech support before I return these. Last firmware for gui was 2011.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi John,

We are sorry for your unacceptable experience using our web GUI. It is our understanding that error:400 is due to miscommunication between the HTTP client and server in the TL2-G244 switch for some reason. Out of curiosity , have you tried using a different browser to access your GUI? Please contact me at with “Newegg TL2-G244 RTL” in the subject line, and I will respond immediately to walk you through some possible troubleshooting steps. I am looking forward to hearing back from you and hopefully restoring your faith in TRENDnet’s products .

Warmest regards,


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  • Joseph D.
  • 5/17/2013 9:32:42 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsRISKY!

Pros: Cheap managed switch with TONS of features. The cheapest you will find anywhere.

Cons: The GUI web interface is EXTREMELY buggy. Especially when you get LACP/VLAN/Port tagging involved!

They stopped updating the firmware years ago, even though this device clearly needs serious software fixes.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello TRENDnet Customer,

We apologize for this matter. Thank You for taking the time to review our product. You can contact me at with "Newegg TL2-G244" in the subject line and I will assist you with immediately to ensure working LACP/VLAN/Port tagging features. Thanks again for using TRENDnet for your networking solutions.

Warm Regards,
Adrian, TRENDnet Sales Team

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  • Daniel B.
  • 12/4/2012 7:50:31 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsTRENDnet TL2-G244

Pros: Great Product for money. Throughput is phenomenal thru this switch. Exactly as advertised. I'm using this over Cisco Small Business Switch and i'm glad i did.

Cons: None

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  • Sean S.
  • 9/30/2012 8:40:59 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGerat bang for the buck

Pros: Value - Great feature set for the money, need a switch with a CLI that could do LACP and provide some "higher end" features in terms of configuration/mgmt and GBIC capability for uplinks

Cons: Web based management - works great if your a pure IE user but Firefox10.x and Chrome 22.x had some issues with usability. Wasn't a huge issue as we planned on using the CLI environment anyway but if you plan to live and die by the WebUI you might be disappointed

Other Thoughts: Using the switch to do ISCI/NFS traffic in a demo lab environment, 100% Linux environment which had no issues with either the LACP or the jumbo frames configuration with this switch

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/4/2011 6:41:45 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Cheapest 24 port gigabit switch with a console via ssh and console port.
The CLI on the console is an actual shell, not a menu.

I only use static port based vlans, trunks, port mirroring, and jumbo frames which all work great.

Cons: The http interface only displays/configures half of the ports at a time... can only change settings for port 1-11 or 12-24 with out a reload.

Both the console and http interface are laggy, sometimes >30 to change a single setting. I imagine a complicated configuration could take days to enter from the http interface.

Other Thoughts: For $300 it is a bargain, though I am open to try other devices at this price/feature point.

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  • Michael T.
  • 8/23/2011 1:40:06 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Switch

Pros: The unit switches and trunks exactly like I wanted it to.
Transfer rates are excellent and so are the diagnostics.
The difference between it and the cheap gigabit switch it replaced is amazing.

Cons: User interface is a bit confusing, a bit of .. "was that the right thing to click?" and head scratching.

Other Thoughts: If you need a layer2 gigabit switch and don't have a big budget, get this one.

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  • Chingiz G.
  • 4/15/2011 7:59:08 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Cheap, and easy to install, more or less friendly web configuration tool - agreed, however…

Cons: Switch’s LACP (Link Aggregation Control Protocol) doesn’t work big time. Not only the first device that I tried and got replaced, but the second device as well, both of them were showing the same problem.
LACP, sometimes referred to by its working group name 802.3ad, the main trait that I was looking for, WAS NOT done to my satisfaction.

Other Thoughts: Three of my main computers are connected directly to my router’s ports #1, 3, and 4.
The rest of my computers (including computer #2, the one that I have been trying to configure LACP desperately) are connected to the switch and then through the cable from switch’s port #1 to the router’s port #2. I can perfectly communicate with any of my machines (except #2) either through my LAN or using Remote Desktop Connections.
There is absolutely nothing wrong at this particular moment with any of my gear.
Except… My most powerful and eager device (computer #2) is mute and deaf… Literally.
Unless I remove a newly created (through the switch) link aggregated port channel for two Ethernet cables coming in from computer #2. Why is that? You decide...

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  • Chris Z.
  • 4/8/2011 9:28:53 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Price

Pros: 24 Ports, Gigabit, Jumbo frames, Link aggregation or teaming. Seriously, 24 ports all Gigabit, and there are 4 ADDITIONAL ports... amazing.

Easy setup (assuming you know how to change the IP address on your ethernet adapter). For a local network (a house wired for ethernet) this is faster than transferring through wireless G or N, although wireless is still more convenient.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I was weary of the Trendnet name, plus the exceptionally low price (other gigabit switches sell for 2x or more). But this switch completely exceeded expectations. It's currently used with a NAS -- the QNAP 859 Pro+ (8x3TB in Raid 10). Gets 70MB/sec copying to a laptop with a mechanical drive (laptop is the bottleneck here -- switch should support about 110MB/sec).

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