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TP-LINK TL-SF1008P 10/100Mbps 8-Port PoE Switch, 4 PoE Ports, Metal case

  • Supports PoE IEEE 802.3af
  • Up to 15.4W for each PoE port
  • Overload Arrangement
  • Port Priority Function
  • Desktop design, Fanless
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years

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4 out of 5 eggsGets the job done

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-SF1008P 10/100Mbps 8-Port PoE Switch, 4 PoE Ports, Metal case

Pros: I work in a contract call center, we use a lot of PoE IP phones which has given me a lot of opportunity to test this switch.

Currently it sits on my desk at work, powering my phone and providing network connectivity to a number of test servers I run. I also use it to test the IP phones we use which has been a huge plus. There have been no power issues and no drops on connectivity over the last several months of testing.

The all metal design is appreciated and having PoE readily available in a small package on my desk beats having to pull out an injector or hookup a noisy 24 port switch.

Cons: My only con is that this only runs fast ethernet. Would have been nice to have gigabit connectivity.

Other Thoughts: If you want a stable PoE switch for your office, this would be the one to get.

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  • Michael S.
  • 5/27/2015 6:47:02 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGood Switch but POE is misleading

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-SF1008P 10/100Mbps 8-Port PoE Switch, 4 PoE Ports, Metal case

Pros: Switch has a quality feel, as the chasis is metal and doesnt feel flimsy. Also provides a clear display on the front for active ports.

Cons: The main reason I bought this was to add more POE ports to an office with 1 port. I use Cisco IP Phones in my office which draw 15.4 v per device, yet this switch would not power them. Each port is supposed to provide 15.4 v with a max draw of 57 v total. This switch would not power one phone without any other devices connected. This is the main reason I'm leaving a 2 star review. If you are in need of a regular switch or have very low drawing POE equipment, this should work fine.

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  • Eugene P.
  • 4/28/2015 7:04:30 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsFailed after a few months

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-SF1008P 10/100Mbps 8-Port PoE Switch, 4 PoE Ports, Metal case

Pros: First unit worked fine only running one POE AP until it failed after a few months, I called and support replaced the unit with no trouble.

Cons: First unit failed

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5 out of 5 eggsTP-LINK TL-SF1008P 10/100Mbps 8-Port PoE Switch, 4 PoE Ports, Metal case

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-SF1008P 10/100Mbps 8-Port PoE Switch, 4 PoE Ports, Metal case

Pros: The TP-LINK TL-SF1008P is an 8-port 10/100Mbps switch with 4 PoE ports and 4 normal ports. The hardware part of this switch is the unique part to notice compared to normal lightweight plastic cased switches. The case is a sturdy metal, grey in color. It has ventilation holes on the side for additional cooling. It supports up to 15.4 W for each PoE port, but is limited to 53 W total, so one could not max out each port. The sizeable external brick style DC power adapter has a thick high-current style wall plug and it outputs 48V at 1.25 A. This inspires some confidence that it could deliver enough power that is near an old style incandescent light bulb. This is enough to power some, but not all PoE devices like wireless access points, switch, cameras, and/or phones.

It complies with typical IEE802.x standards, duplex, and has a 1K entry MAC address table. LED indicators on the front panel inform about the status of the connections and also one for POE max. The latter I was unable to test, but if it is red it is above 46W and flashing red it is above 53W. There is some overload power protection and port priority built in.

In use, transfer rates were up to 11.1 MB/s, which is reasonably close to the maximum (100 Mbps, 12.5 MB/s). These transfer rates are nowhere near a gigabit switch, but that is not the purpose of this good pricepoint PoE switch, which is more suited to IP cameras, IP phones, etc. where maximum transfer speed is not required. It has been highly reliable in my usage so far over a couple weeks.

Cons: The limit of 15 W is below that required for some wireless access points of other companies, which specify +16 W. Be sure to check the requirement for your particular PoE device.

There are no built in mounting holes, just rubber feet, therefore wall mounting is a bit more of challenge.

Other Thoughts: Others switches should use this style of metal case, but include mounting holes.

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  • Jose G.
  • 3/7/2015 9:53:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsHorrible RMA Support

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-SF1008P 10/100Mbps 8-Port PoE Switch, 4 PoE Ports, Metal case

Pros: Works sometimes

Cons: I have 2 poe Hikvision cameras which are powered with this tp-link switch. They go to my Synology. One of the cameras goes out every week. After troubleshooting w/ Synology tech support, we determined that the tp-link switch is faulty. I sent an RMA request with tp-link, and someone named "Daisy D0ng" has been giving me the runaround with a multitude of emails with ridiculous questions, stalling my RMA request. Support from tp-link has been horrible. Stay away!

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  • Karen T.
  • 6/18/2014 8:13:21 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFRIED my other PoE switches

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-SF1008P 10/100Mbps 8-Port PoE Switch, 4 PoE Ports, Metal case

Pros: Looked like a good solution for providing more PoE ports on my small office network.

Cons: Fried half my network equipment when I daisy chained it off of my main PoE switch. You know, hooking switches up to other switches like you normally do? yeah, this thing FRIED the other switches, and PoE, and an expensive network appliance when we plugged it in. TOTAL NIGHTMARE!!!!! RUINED THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF EQUIPMENT!!!!

Other Thoughts: Buyer beware, this thing cause a nightmare for my remote office. Never buying TP-Link EVER AGAIN. just one failure of this magnitude is enough to keep me the hell away.

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5 out of 5 eggsGreat for home surveillance networking!

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-SF1008P 10/100Mbps 8-Port PoE Switch, 4 PoE Ports, Metal case

Pros: Upon receiving this package, the very first thing I noticed was the weight. When it comes to electronic devices, the heavier it is actually relates to a better, more durable product that is built to last.

I was able to setup this unit in my attic above the garage, with 3 PoE cameras connected with about 25 ft of cabling each. I have cameras mounted in the front and rear of the house, 2 are Foscam, 1 is Linksys. All 3 cameras were simple plug and play installation through this switch, and were easily accessible on the network.

2 of the feeds are HD (720p) and one is 640x480, all 3 of which came in without any artifacts or loss of detail, so the 100BaseT is plenty for at least 3 feeds of varying quality/HD. The added benefit of 8 total ports allowed me to also run some network cables through interior walls to add new network drops. With a PC and an Xbox 360 also sharing the switch, it performed very well with only minor signal loss.

Cons: As stated above, after loading several devices (a total of 5 devices) using heavy constant traffic, the device did start to stutter in camera feed. My overall home network is a gigabit network, so I only saw decreased performance on this switch because of the 100Mbps limit. Streaming video to the PC and Xbox while running 3 live feed cameras was just a little to much for it to handle, but my intentions were never to use this switch for actual internet streaming so it is still a valiant performer.

Other Thoughts: For just $40 with 4 POE ports with a total of 150W power, this is quite the bargain and is a very solid product. I've come to notice that TP-Link is an excellent choice for networking products and this device continues that trend.

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5 out of 5 eggsMade to Last

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-SF1008P 10/100Mbps 8-Port PoE Switch, 4 PoE Ports, Metal case

Pros: built like a tank. very heavy and solid. 150w max power draw.
high quality components on the inside. all the capacitors are long life capacitors, Taicon brand, (owned by Nichicon) rated to 105. degrees celsius, compared to the 75c degree parts found in lower quality electronics. this should last a very long time.
I repair electronics, and i can tell that this is well made, even though it was made in china, this one was done right, lead free solder, rounded stainless steel metal edges, high temperature components, use of screws rather than plastic tabs. this device is meant to last.
use of POE ports! POE stands for power over ethernet, many devices such as cameras, telephones and wireless access devices can use power through the ethernet cable and don't have to rely on a separate power adapter. this is really useful in a small business where you may have have offices and cameras. so instead of having a outlet and battery backup device at every single camera or phone, you can have one at the router. so if the router stays powered on during a power failure, your cameras and telephones do too.

Cons: i wouldn't recommend it for home networking because, it's 100Mbit/s. and by todays standards its a slow performer. it's not ideal to be used where you might be copying large files or streaming HD movies.
i don't think this would be practical for a large business because it only has 4 POE ports, i imagine that a large business which required POE ports would need more than 4 of them, and might require more than the maximum 57 watts, i would assume that any businesses which is considered large would require more than 8 ethernet ports to begin with.
most switches and routers have holes on the bottom which allow it to be mounted on the walls with screws or thumb tacks. this one does not. it does include 4 rubber feet that stick on the bottom. but they are not pre installed.

Other Thoughts: the ideal consumer of this product would be a small business owner. the device is well made and easy to use and will last a long time. i could see the perfect application for this switch, the first 4 POE ports could be used for cameras, maybe a camera or two inside the store, and two outside, port 5 could be for a printer, or telephone, port6 could be for a DVR, NAS, or backup drive which records the surveillance cameras. port 7 could be for the internet connection, and port 8 could be for the workstation computer. if you add a UPS box your switch, cameras, telephone, DVR and computer can all stay working even in case of a power failure.
it would be nice if the switch was gigabit, or if all 8 ports were POE. but the features reflect the price, and for the price, its hard to complain.

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5 out of 5 eggsgood basic switch

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-SF1008P 10/100Mbps 8-Port PoE Switch, 4 PoE Ports, Metal case

Pros: One of the things I like about this unit is that the power cord to power adapter uses a standard computer power cable so it is easy to replace if your dog chews it up. Comes well packaged and with basic documentation but it really doesn’t need any since it is a simple straight forward plug and go unit, no software needed to control it. It is a simple basic switch on 4 ports and a PoE for 4 ports. If using this for connection to internet then you have to use one of the ports for going to the router so only would have 7 useable ports for devices, if using it for an intranet and just want to connect units in house then can use all 8 ports. It comes with basic rubber pads for placement on bottom of unit to prevent scratching of surfaces. It is a small unit that is just barely big enough to house all the components unlike some units that are too big for what they are. Provides power for a basic access point that requires power over Ethernet to a sufficient power to run just about anything on the market up to 4 access points or other items can be powered this way. Right now I have it connected to Router/Modem and then to my primary computer testing internet speeds I get the same speed results with the unit installed as I do without it, but now I can connect 6 more units than before without any difficulties.

Cons: does not come with an Ethernet cable to connect to router or other sources

Other Thoughts: after about 2 hours of operation did not notice any unusual temperature form either the switch or the power adapter

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5 out of 5 eggsWell-built, capable 8-port Power over Ethernet switch

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-SF1008P 10/100Mbps 8-Port PoE Switch, 4 PoE Ports, Metal case

Pros: The TP-LINK TL-SF1008P is a solid, well-built 8-port Ethernet switch to expand your network, with the added capability of using 4 of the ports to power network devices via Power over Ethernet (PoE). While all 8 ports are used in the switch, specific ports 1-4 have PoE capability with the ability to provide a total 57 watts of power spread amongst the 4 PoE-capable ports. Moreover, the TL-SF1008P is smart enough to shut off the power to port number 4 is the aggregate power of the other PoE devices draws more than 57 watts of power (this is a great safety feature).

The PoE standard supported with the TL-SF1008P is 802.3af to maintain compatibility with the myriad of PoE capable devices in the marketplace. Personally, I used this switch to extend my home network and provide data and power to two PoE-capable IP cameras and one PoE-capable WiFi router. The sheer simplicity of using one cable (Cat5e cables in my case) to both network and power these devices is very convenient; especially to my two IP cameras because I placed them in areas where traditional AC power outlets were nowhere nearby.

Cosmetically the TL-SF1008P is well-built in a dark gray metal chassis with all Ethernet ports located on the rear of the switch, along with the power port. The PoE capable ports (ports 1-4) are labeled as such. The front of the TL-SF1008P has the TP-LINK logo as well as LEDs for each port to indicate power, link activity for each port, and PoE activity for the 4 PoE ports. The LEDs are not overly bright to the point of annoyance in a dark room, yet still bright enough to easily discern status by a quick glance.

All 8 ports on the TL-SF1008P are auto-negotiating and auto-MDIX capable to eliminate the need to worry about connecting traditional Ethernet and/or crossover cables correctly - this being a normal feature on modern wired networking equipment.

Speeds in my testing conformed to fast Ethernet speeds with a mix of testing on devices and transferring various data averaging 92.4 Mbit/s; the fastest roundtrip of 98.1 Mbit/s and slowest roundtrip of 84.5 Mbit/s. These speeds look good and are exactly what's expected with a 100BASE-TX switch.

Cons: The TL-SF1008P features fast Ethernet (100BASE-TX) ports; this limits an individual ports nominal speed to 100Mbit/s. While this is plenty of bandwidth for networking other computers, devices, using PoE devices, and even streaming HD content around a network, 100BASE-TX speeds are quite slow in moving multiple gigabytes or more of data around a network simultaneously. If this is not an issue for your own use then this really is not a con against the TL-SF1008P. The use of 100BASE-TX with this switch does not warrant the loss of an egg in my opinion being that the TL-SF1008P is well-built and offers a lot of functionality and features based on its price point.

Other Thoughts: If you need to expand a network to enable some PoE devices, or just to extend your network of traditional networked devices, the TL-SF1008P is an excellent 8-port solution. While the 100BASE-TX ports are not enough to handle massive data transfers across this switch, the speeds are perfectly sufficient to stream HD content, game, web surfing, and use PoE devices. If you have a need for 1000BASE-T speeds for moving lots of data around the network then spend the extra cash to get a gigabit Ethernet capable switch; otherwise, the TL-SF1008P is a great option to consider.

While the 802.3af PoE standard will allow some low powered devices to work with Cat3 cabling, it's recommended to use at least Cat5 cable for PoE devices.

Box contents include the switch, user guide, and power adapter – and I actually find it strange that TP-LINK did not include at least one Ethernet cable. I have used many recent iterations of TP-LINK products and they have all included one or more Ethernet cables in the box. This is not a negative being that one can purchase cables for very little cost, just a strange departure (in my opinion) from what I’ve traditionally seen TP-LINK do.

You would be hard pressed to find an 8-port PoE capable switch on the market for such a great price. TP-LINK has done a fantastic job with the TL-SF1008P and I personally look forward to getting several years of PoE device happiness within my home network.

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