Decent product, absolutely terrible customer service
13 June 2014
Summary: I purchased about 50 of these devices and for the most part they work great and I love the product. My poor review is mainly about their customer support. I had 1 out of the 50 devices completely die within a few weeks of purchase - meaning it would no longer power on. I tried the power cord in an identical switch and it worked fine, so I was able to quickly determine that the switch was bad.
Last TRENDnet product I will buy, and need an Amazon replacement for hardware.
S. McClenning, Amazon
29 May 2014
Summary: I had purchased one TRENDnet TEG-S80g switch a while back and the switch did its job. Then I had a different switch start to fail and I decided to replace that switch and a third switch with TEG-S80g switches. By then I saw the TEG-S82g was out. From the pictures and reviews I saw there was no link speed indicator and the RJ-45 connectors appeared to be plastic. I saw the S82g had a larger buffer, but I liked the indicators and connectors being metal.
Summary: Was great while it worked. Within the first year of ownership it started broadcasting gibberish and would bring the network down. While connected to the network nothing could communicate and while offline, everything was fine. That was 3 years ago and I decided to take the time to replace it before its 5 year warranty expired. To my surprise, its warranty has been reduced to 3 years since then so now I'm too late and left feeling like I had something taken away from me.
Summary: I bought this unit because I needed an 8-port switch and I liked the idea that it had a metal enclosure. It feels well built, but will randomly "forget" about ports that are connected. At various times all of a sudden one of my connected devices will no longer be able to connect to the other devices. Sometimes the switch will show that nothing is connect to that port even when there is and other times the switch will show connected but just will not pass traffic.
Excerpt: This switch was very easy to set up. Just plug everything up and it begins to work. I have been using this now for about two months and I have not had any problems out of it. I would highly recommend this to anyone.
Summary: This switch is solid. In 3 months, I've had no problems with this Trendnet switch. Compare to my netgear crashes, gets into reboot loops, etc even after power brick and switch replacement. The Trendnet switch runs cooler than the netgear counterpart. The Trendnet, like the NetGear, has a metal case for better EMI control. The netgear case is just slightly thicker, which should provide better in-case ventilation.
Summary: This switch is well built with a metal case, performs well, and is economical. I did lots of benchmarks and found that I got maximum speeds while doing multiple concurrent large inter-computer file transfers. I repeated some of the tests while bypassing the switch to see if there was a change in speed and there was none, so this switch kept up with whatever I could throw at it. If you want more speed, chances are you will gain more with better cables/plugs/jacks/etc.
Exactly the switch I was looking for and let me tell you why!
Benjamin Chu "milkmandan", Amazon
15 February 2014
Summary: I've been looking for a quality 8-port Unmanaged Gigabit switch for a while now. I was debating between this one (TRENDnet TEG-S80G), the D-Link DGS-1008G, the NETGEAR GS108NA, and the Linksys SE2008. I needed something reliable, had the features I wanted, and was fast. This TRENDnet satisfied all my criteria and for a cheap ~$25 bucks, I was willing to give it a shot. 1.
Summary: Recently we have installed network storage devices, and started to run backups and multi-media services on our home LAN (local area network). As a result the load on our network increased substantially. We decided to upgrade from fast ethernet to gigabit. Due to the arrangement of devices, we have several 8 port switches connected to a larger 24 bit switch which I guess is the backbone of our LAN.