Summary: This switch works well. The POE ports were sufficient to power more than one camera. It is reliable and powerful enough for my needs. Perhaps the only problem with it is the lack of an internal buffer. This is critical in the case of IP cameras in some applications. I ended up buying another 8-port POE product also from TrendNET which did the job wonderfully but is order-of-magnitude more expensive.
Summary: Specs say 30 watts of PoE power, but that's not accurate from my experience. I tried using one to power two Aruba IAP-135 access points and it tripped the "Max PoE" warning and although both APs appeared to power up only one would boot successfully. When I plugged either of them in by themselves they worked fine. Replaced it with a different model switch and everything works fine.
Summary: We purchase the Trendnet switch as we needed a switch that had POE capabilities for a security camera system setup that is using a combination of wired and wireless connections. Our setup consists of 4 Samsung SNO-6084RN outdoor networked security cameras (3 bullet, 1 dome) in multiple building locations connected through the POE ports. We later added a Samsung zoom as well as part of the setup.
Summary: These are probably the best switch with PoE for your buck. I haven't had one fail yet, though you cannot power more than two or three [smaller draw] PoE devices off of them, I generally only have one unit that needs it in the switch, that makes these idea compared to Cisco or Netgear's.
Good overall switch but limited PoE power for multiple cameras
Mike B., Amazon
27 February 2014
Summary: After researching many different PoE switches to power a group of Foscam cameras and other PoE devices on our home network, I finally went with the TRENDnet TPE-S44. I bought two of the switches, one for the home office area and one for the wiring closet where we have the panel feeding to the exterior cameras. At the camera end, I purchased LevelOne POS-1002 PoE Splitters to split the data and power signals to feed the cameras.
Summary: We've installed over 100 of these units and all have worked flawlessly. With that said we have had issues with users plugging in the wrong power adapter. When a 12 volt adapter from another device is inadvertently used the switch acts like a non-PoE switch. This is obviously not a problem with the switch, but can cause confusion when troubleshooting. If you come across one of these switches not supplying power to a PoE device the first thing to check is the power supply.
Summary: Aside from a quality issue on one (that still works fine just the LEDs on the POE side are a bit flakey) all 3 of these switches have performed flawlessly. I am very happy with these buggers and recommend them.