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TP-LINK TL-SG105 Unmanaged 5-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch, Metal Case, Power-Saving

  • Metal Case, desktop/wall-mounting design
  • Saves the Power up to 65%
  • Supports QoS (IEEE 802.1p) function
  • 9K Jumbo frame
  • IEEE 802.3x Flow Control
  • Quiet with Fanless Design
  • Plug and Play
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years


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  • elisabeth m.
  • 1/17/2015 10:36:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPlugged in and worked

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-SG105 Unmanaged 5-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch, Metal Case, Power-Saving

Pros: Plugged it in and it worked. Extended the range to my sons room and gave him enough connections for his PS4, laptop (plug), and PC.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Works as advertised

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  • Akram A.
  • 12/30/2014 5:55:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-SG105 Unmanaged 5-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch, Metal Case, Power-Saving

Pros: Small and fast

Cons: Unmanaged switch

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  • Rouslan D.
  • 11/10/2014 11:42:43 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMet my expectations

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-SG105 Unmanaged 5-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch, Metal Case, Power-Saving

Pros: - Can sustain 1 Gb/s transfers between 2 ports (haven't tried testing between multiple ports).
- Standard adapter plug.
- Solid construction.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I use it with friends on weekend LAN parties. The sturdy construction and standard plug (in case I forget the adapter) come in handy.

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  • Matt B.
  • 10/26/2014 4:06:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworks

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-SG105 Unmanaged 5-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch, Metal Case, Power-Saving

Pros: i like that if one of my pcs is asleep, the switchport led goes orange. when the pc wakes, green gigabit led activates. feels solid, no complaints.

Cons: none yet (as long as it lasts 5 years)

Other Thoughts: probably going to try some more tp-link items now.

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  • Anthony S.
  • 10/24/2014 10:51:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsthe metal lives on

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-SG105 Unmanaged 5-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch, Metal Case, Power-Saving

Pros: It's a switch in a metal case that goes fast and has lots of little blinking LEDs. It's faster than the clunker it replaced.

Power supply was smaller than expected, and fits a power strip sideways nicely.

Already had a router by same company and have had no issues. Here's to their switch being as good!

Cons: I can't think of any cons, other than missing out on a small discount that didn't seem to last for long.

Other Thoughts: I don't need more than 5 ports where this device is going. Would buy another. Might buy another eventually, for another area, and wouldn't hesitate to order them for random other uses. Sometimes, you just need a small, dependable little switch in places, and this little unit seems like it'd do the job it's designed to do.

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  • James D.
  • 9/17/2014 5:25:40 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGot a bad one

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-SG105 Unmanaged 5-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch, Metal Case, Power-Saving

Pros: Nice solid design. Metal housing and metal rj45 sockets. Gigabit. Small footprint. Price is fair

Cons: See Other Thoughts

Other Thoughts: Purchased this to replace a $10 D-Link 10/100 switch that died after 5 good years. Installed this guy and it worked like a charm until it started needing to be power cycled about once a week. Probably a decent switch, I just received a dud.

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  • Nicholas A.
  • 6/12/2014 2:52:55 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid Little Gigabit Buddy

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-SG105 Unmanaged 5-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch, Metal Case, Power-Saving

Pros: Solid little buddy. The metal feels nice, I'm glad I chose this over the plastic one. It does the job, supports Gigabit Ethernet, Jumbo Frame, and the power adaptor stays nice and cool. Really, you can't ask for much more in a switch.

It also has holes for wall mounting on the bottom.

Cons: I feel bad for Netgear, because at TP-LINK's prices, they really can't compete.

Also, the power adaptor end that plugs into the switch sticks straight out, instead of at an angle (L-shaped), which might cause space problems.

Other Thoughts: At first I assumed it was simply a Netgear close, but closer inspection suggests the similarities end with the looks. Though, I haven't taken the top off, so who knows what the guts look like.

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  • Brett H.
  • 5/30/2014 8:39:55 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsTPlink

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-SG105 Unmanaged 5-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch, Metal Case, Power-Saving

Pros: I own the 5 port and 8 port version of this switch and they work great, very easy to set up

Cons: n/a

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  • Bobby P.
  • 5/13/2014 10:56:17 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgood little switch

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-SG105 Unmanaged 5-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch, Metal Case, Power-Saving

Pros: it switches and fast! Cheap, solid.

Cons: none

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5 out of 5 eggsGood Quality Switch

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-SG105 Unmanaged 5-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch, Metal Case, Power-Saving

Pros: A Gigabit switch in a metal case. The unit appears to be high quality and solidly constructed. I’ve had it at a critical junction within my gigabit network, and it’s been 100% stable over the last 3 weeks, producing very good throughput.

Cons: In my experience, 5 ports are just too few for almost any real world situation. This isn’t a knock on the quality of this switch of course, but I just find that I almost always end up removing the 4 port switch and putting in an 8 port switch in the long run. If you are totally sure that 5 ports are enough for all potential future needs, then you’re good. Otherwise go for a bigger switch which costs only a little more.

Other Thoughts: I have a very demanding network in my home. It carries all kinds of video streams: Netflix, Hulu, Prime, and also carries uncompressed video from an HDHomeRun Prime. Any weak link in my network will become obvious in short order. This humble 5 port switch has taken up the challenge with no problems.
As for benchmarking, I could not set up an ideal scenario for testing, but easily got 400 Mbps under less than ideal conditions. Without the performance bottlenecks I couldn’t avoid, I’m sure this switch could go much faster.
Let’s face it. The amount of data flying around on networks, both wide area and local, is ever increasing. It’s great that gigabit networking devices are coming down in price. From my perspective, fast Ethernet (100 Mbps) is pretty well obsolete. If you need a 4 port switch for your network, there is no reason not to buy this one.
And one more thing, make sure your network cables are all cat 5e or better. Using cat 5 cables will limit your speeds.

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