Summary: Looks solid, works fine, see no reason to pay up for other brands. Bought this to upgrade from an old 3Com 16-port 100Mbps switch. Installed this TrendNet 1.0G switch in its place and it works exactly as it should. "Installation" was nothing -- just connecting the cables. Only have this for 2 days. Thus far no issues. My old switch worked flawlessly for 10 years. Would like to get the same out of this one, but have no way of knowing.
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?
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: Like many of you, I was impressed with the mostly favorable reviews, the fact that it was GREEN, and that a home-based 16 port Gigabit switch could be had for such little money. Now that I've had it installed for 6 months, I am replacing it with a DGS-1024D. Let me explain why. Basically, my situation was very similar to the Jan 3rd, 2012 review by a Thomas Coyle. The Trendnet switch all of a sudden stopped forwarding between certain ports until it was reset.
also seeing the dropped packets after a few minutes issue
Martin Dunsby, Amazon
15 February 2014
Summary: I've used several other models of Trend switches successfully, including the PoE ones, but this particular model has a serious problem with constant packet flows. After a few minutes it drops the flow, interrupting whatever service was creating the flow. It seems to be primarily a problem with UDP packets, but after isolating this switch as the cause of the drops we stopped troubleshooting and swapped it out for a Dlink. So, back it went.
Summary: I bought this switch to install inside my On-Q closet box. The unit has optional 19" rack mount brackets available, but I simply attached some double-stick 3M pads on the back and stuck it to the inside of my router/switch/modem box. This unit works very well in a house with 3 Xbox units, 2 PS3 units, and 8 computers - many of which are being used at the same time.
Summary: This unit fixed years of unresolved issues that drove me crazy. Best birthday gift I ever bought for my wife to give to me. I have a demanding family home network that involves a combination of wired and wireless networked devices. I am running a Windows Server, a Network Attached Storage (NAS), 3 Multimedia (Movie)Streaming PCs, 3 Desktop PCs, 1 Laptop, 4 Netbooks, 2 DirecTV DVRs, 2 Gaming Consoles, 2 network attached Blu-ray Players, a VOIP (Internet) Telephone System,...
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: 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.