Summary: We have two of these running without problem for a couple years now. More expensive than the other version with AC adapter (TEG-S80G). But for office work I would always pay the extra for the quality. Also this is the only 8-port switch with built-in power supply that I am aware of.
Pros: Built-in power supply with cloverleaf power cable and power switch on the back, so no cluttering and no fumbling over cables accidentally disconnecting the power. Sturdy metal housing. Sturdy metal housing.
Cons: Trendnet should continue to design small desktop switch with built-in power supply. All their newer models appear to use external AC adapters.
Summary: This, to me at least, is the perfect desktop switch. Well built and heavy enough to stay in place. On-board power supply so there are no boxes to deal with under your desk. Size, while not tiny, isn't going to take up your entire desk.
Pros: - Very well built, feels nice and solid. The weight helps the switch stay in place. - No AC adapter! This is such an awesome feature. - Even with the internal power supply, the switch is only about half an inch wider than an average 8-port desktop switch. - The version I received has a power swit...
Cons: - Indicator lights are hard to read unless looking straight at them. The light from the bottom LED bleeds into the top. - The low power "green" switches like this one sometimes have link problems with certain (usually older) devices, but this is pretty uncommon.
Summary: This is a good little switch. Fast and reliable. I have used this switch both at home and in several client offices. I've had no issues with these switches. I will continue to purchase and use them.
Summary: Solid construction. I like that it doesn't have a power brick. The activity lights are nearly impossible to use; the blinking is nearly imperceptible. But they are useful for determining link speed.
Summary: I like this 8 port switch. I bought it based on several other reviews that I read. I have a magic jack and pluged it into a netgear 8 port switch and then into the TRENDnet switch. There was a tiny bit of static with the netgear switch and none with the trendnet 8 port switch.
Better Value And Excellent Features Compared To Other Switches
L. Dyer, Amazon
29 July 2012
Summary: The TRENDnet TEG-S80DG 8-port Gigabit switch was a much better value than the 5-port D-Link Gigabit switch it replaced. Very satisfied with the performance and design features of this Gigabit switch, which comparable switches at the same price point lack.