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TP-link TL-SG1008
9.6 out of 10

TP-link TL-SG1008

The TL-SG1008 is a high performance Smart Gigabit switch that pr Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Four Stars

Useless Derivative, Amazon
4 December 2014
  • Summary: Works reliably. Had exactly the number of ports that I needed. Rackmountable. I couldn't ask for anything more.
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Overall 8
8.0

Awesome

Robert W., Newegg
7 April 2013
  • Summary: I bought this strictly because of the past reviews. TP-Link was not on my list of companies noted for network equipment. I've been a Cisco dork since they bought 3Com. I am pleasantly surprised.
  • Pros: Works like a charm. I needed to add some connectivity in my wiring closet and this fit the bill. It's built like a tank but it stays cool. Works great.
  • Cons: Wish it was managed, but for this price I don't actually care! Now I wish I had bought more than one at that great price....
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Overall 8
8.0

A bit large, but works fine

Nic W., Newegg
27 March 2013
  • Pros: Completely fanless and quiet. No separate wall-wart (AC adapter) to worry about. Comes with rubber feet for the desk and rack ears for a rack. Setup is simple. Just plug it in.
  • Cons: It is a bit large to put on your desk. It is the same size as their 48-port switch, and a standard size for a rack-mount switch, so keep that in mind. Minor quibble: the LEDs aren't directly above the ports.
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Overall 8
8.0

A Very Nice Small Office Switch

James F., Newegg
18 October 2012
  • Summary: I was pleasantly surprised with the power supply being internal (wall warts generally do not have a place with professional grade equipment) and its overall sturdiness of construction and heft is good as you do not want your equipment pulled down through casual wire movement.
  • Pros: This is a very large switch that is not quite approaching rack mount dimensions (almost a foot wide), but is still large and might be slightly overkill for your average home user unless you have a dedicated equipment area. Most importantly I had this hooked up to my home network and its existence...
  • Cons: Not really anything other than its size and weight, but depending on the environment, that can be a positive.
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid switch

Richard B., Newegg
26 September 2012
  • Summary: The first thing I noticed when this was delivered is its weight. It is solidly built in a metal case. It uses very little power. The label says .3 Amps but my “Kill A Watt” meter indicates only 10 mA (1.2W) when operating so it won’t run up the electric bill.
  • Pros: Solid metal case. Powered with standard computer cord, no external transformer. Designed for shelf or rack mount with included brackets. Rear ground lug. Automatically connects to devices when they are plugged in, no programming or configuration necessary. Fast, trouble free operation.
  • Cons: Not designed for wall mount (see other thoughts). Indicator lights could be bigger to make them easier to see when not looking directly at the unit face. Not really suitable to set on the desktop since the cables come out the front.
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Overall 8
8.0

Affordable SOHO Gigabit

Varian S., Newegg
18 September 2012
  • Summary: NETWORK SETUP - Network setup/topology used during testing consisted of the following: (NOTE: All connected devices were capable of gigabit communication, except for the LCD TV; all cabling used was Category 5e; the switch has remained connected to a 550VA UPS since it was initially installed; all...
  • Pros: + Extremely affordable rackmount gigabit solution for SOHO applications. Competitor models that are capable of being rack-mounted are typically more than 50% more pricey than what Newegg offers at the time of this review. + Unmanaged switching means simple plug-and-play operation, so literally an...
  • Cons: - No jumbo frame support. Most people do not need this feature, though, so it is rather a moot point for most networks. - LED indicators could be easier to read. Ports are in a single row, but there are two rows of indicator lights. The top row indicates 10/100 connectivity, while the bottom row ...
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Overall 8
8.0

An adequate full sized switch

Patrick H., Newegg
10 September 2012
  • Summary: Writing a review about a switch is difficult because it isn’t pretty or glamorous or exciting. You pretty much hook it up and if it works you forget about it while it gets dusty. Oh I know there are all sorts of esoteric features hinted at in the manual but mostly they go unnoticed.
  • Pros: This is a full sized switch that doesn’t use a wall wart. It has brackets for rack mount use but nobody I ever knew would put an 8 way switch in a rack. I’ve been running it for about 2 weeks and it’s never even gotten remotely warm. Mostly it just works like it’s supposed to. I’ve done some pure...
  • Cons: Strangely and perhaps ominously the TP-LINK switch gave me network address conflicts several times, something I haven’t experienced with my Trendnet switch. I’m not a network guru so I don’t know why this happened but it’s enough to lose 1 star. Since this meant to be chassis mounted the ports ar...
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Overall 8
8.0

It works

Longfellow, Amazon
20 August 2013
  • Summary: Well it works perfectly. The only downside is that the mains input and ethernet outputs are on opposite sides. So there is no way of neatly hiding all the cables. N.
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Overall 8
8.0

Works as it should

V Thornley, Amazon
3 February 2013
  • Summary: Works as expected. I have a limited depth in my cabinet and would have appreciated a mains lead with right angle IEC connector.
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Overall 8
8.0

Does what is says on the tin

Mr. Robert Langley "Rob Langley", Amazon
7 October 2012
  • Summary: Bought this to replace an ageing 100Mbs hub. This product is well made and I'm glad I went for the metal case version, setup was simple just plug n play.
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