Summary: Purchased from another vendor, for about $80. Has been that price here (ammy), sometimes. This switch is terrific value, period. Plug it in, it works. I upgraded my home network to GB, and this switch is the way to go. The specs on Amazon fail to say that this unit has "Power Consumption 7.2 Watts (max.)" (from the TrendNet website). Really, that is cool. You may ask, why?
Two defective units - randomly stops forwarding: design/firmware flaw?
Thomas M. Coyle, Amazon
15 February 2014
Summary: In mid-November I ordered one of these for a small-office client to replace a Linksys/Cisco SRW2008 which the office had outgrown. I chose the TEG-S16Dg based on the fact that the office didn't need a managed switch, its excellent price-per-port when compared to other unmanaged switches, and its consistently-positive reviews both here and elsewhere.
Summary: I upgraded from an 8 port Gigabit Trendnet switch to this bad boy with 16 ports. I've got 15/16 used up and it's never let me down. I can easily get transfer speeds between my two gigabit desktops of around 90-110 MB/s (using 7200RPM and SSD Hard Drives#. All I had to do was plug in my ethernet cables, turn the power on and haven't touched it since. Reliable and fast connection for all the devices on my home network.
Summary: It's an un-managed 16 port gig switch that doesn't use very much power for a good cost. No dropouts or anything. I think the switch I got was used though, it had a scratch on it, fingerprints, smudges, and looked like it was maybe covered up. I don't know if I should blame the seller for re-packaging and selling something as new when it isn't, or the manufacturer. But the product still worked good. That is why I gave 4 stars.
Summary: I am very disappointed in this unit and Amazon's return policy! It just quit working and Amazon will take it back. Reconsidering how I purchase electronics. Please do not waste your money and time on this product.
Summary: Yep, I took a chance on this one. Bad decision. I've had it one week and it randomly drops ports. I'm convinced there's a flaw in the power saving system. If you have lots of thru-put, gaming, video streaming, long distance cables on a network, etc...DON'T BUY IT !!
Summary: I unpacked and set up my TRENDNet TEG-S16G Ethernet switch and expected "just works," as you do with all switches these days. It "just worked" for about an hour. Streaming throughput slowly dropped to near zero. The RoKu I had plugged into one port kept losing the LAN connection. When resetting it complained that there was no ethernet connection. Other computers that had to pass through the TEG-S16D to get to the outside world also had dead slow crawling throughput.
Summary: The unit died during the warranty period and it took three phone calls to have them agree to ship a replacement, but only after I spent $12 to ship them the dead unit. No credit for shipping and no replacement unit for over a week. When I plugged in the replacement unit, I found it, too, was dead. Thinking this was a bad joke and that they had simply returned my dead original, I checked the serial number which was different.
Excerpt: I am using this to connect multiple computers and network devices in a business office. It works perfectly, and took only as much time as required to plug it in and plug in the Cat5 cables to get it set up and running. Can't ask for any more than that!