Summary: This is a great switch I've had mine for over a year the things I like about the switch is that it's fast, runs cool, comes in a metal case, and has a built in power supply. The built in power supply alone should prompt you to buy this switch if you are interested in reducing cable clutter to this day I can't figure out why soho gear comes with power bricks.
Summary: This is a plug-and-play item. I have ethernet cable wall outlet and connet directly to my iMac but wanted wifi for my iPad and my Galaxy cell phone. With this switch I can still have internet to my computer hardwired and wifi for my gadgets. I used a TP-LINK for my wifi. Not the strongest but serve my purpose and the price was certainly good TP-LINK TL-WR702N Wireless N150 Travel Router,Nano Size ,Router/AP/Client/Bridge/Repeater Modes ,150Mpbs, USB Powered. Love it.
Summary: let me know a cat5e cable i was using was NOT pushing gigabit as advertise. very compact design, tiny on off switch on back. ive always like trendnet products and this one is no different. its hooked up as my main switch off my router, and hooked into a cisco 3560 i have to play with. it has rubber feet or you can mount it on a board like most people will do in the basement.
Summary: This is about an cheap as a Gigabit Ethernet switch gets, but is a great performer as well! No problems even with devices that are particular about switch ports. There are two versions of this switch- either with a wall-wart power supply, or with an internal power supply. They both work- pick the one that works better for you (the AC version also has a power switch, the other one doesn't).
Summary: This is a sturdy little thing, with the metal housing. No external bulky electrical plug - - just a regular plug. Very easy to figure out the setup - - just plug in your ethernet feed from your modem to any of the ports anywhere on the back of this thing. Then plug in whatever other devices you want to, in the remaining jacks. The handy indicator lights at the front, tell you what's being used and what isn't.
Summary: Not much you can say for an unmanaged gigabit switch like this, as long as it works. I mean, it either works or it's DOA. I'm happy with it and certainly enough for my small home network. Price factored primarily in my rating.
Better Value And Excellent Features Compared To Other Switches
L. Dyer, Amazon
13 July 2013
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. The metal casing is sturdier than a plastic housing and helps with passive cooling. The internal power supply eliminates one less bulky wall wart from the limited electrical outlets on a UPS battery backup.
Summary: This is a really nice little gig switch. It's performed perfectly so far, though I'm not sure if its "green" technology really saves any power. I love the metal case and the fact that it has an internal transformer (i.e. no wall wart power supply). Would definitely buy again at the right price.