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TP-Link : SG108e 8-Port Gigabit Switch

By Andy

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Our Product Rating:

Performance Rating
Looks rating of 5 stars

Value Rating
Looks rating of 4 stars

Build Quality Rating
Looks rating of 5 stars

Overall Rating:
This product has a Gold Rating at Nismotech with an overall rating of 93%

Description

What This Product Does
The TL-SG108E 8-Port Gigabit Easy Smart switch is an ideal upgrade from an unmanaged switch, designed for Small and Medium Business networks that require simple network management. Network administrators can effectively monitor traffic via Port Mirroring, Loop Prevention and Cable Diagnostics features. To optimize traffic on your business network, TL-SG108E offers both port and tag based QoS to keep latency-sensitive traffic moving smoothly and jitter-free. Additionally, port-based, tag-based and MTU VLAN can improve security and meet more network segmentation requirements. Moreover, with its innovative energy-efficient technology, the TL-SG108E can save up to 80% of power consumption, making it an eco-friendly solution for your business network.

Simple & Effective Management
TP-LINK’s Gigabit Easy Smart switch, TL-SG108E offers network monitoring for users to observe traffic behavior. With Port Mirroring, Loop Prevention and Cable Diagnostics features, TL-SG108E can identify and even locate connection problems on your business network. Moreover, administrators can designate the priority of the traffic based on Port Priority and 802.1P Priority, to ensure that voice and video are always clear, smooth and lag-free. Additionally, to improve security and network performance, TL-SG108E supports MTU VLAN, port-based VLAN and 802.1Q-based VLAN functions. TL-SG108E is an upgrade from the plug-and-play Unmanaged Switch, delivering great value while empowering your network and similarly delivering great value to the end user.

Go Green with Your Ethernet
You now have the choice to go green when upgrading to a gigabit network! This new generation of TL-SG108E 8-Port Gigabit Easy Smart Switch features the latest energy-efficient technologies that can greatly expand your network’s capacity with much less power. It automatically adjusts power consumption according to the link status and cable length to limit the carbon footprint of your network.

Power down Idle Ports
When a computer or network equipment is off, the corresponding port of a traditional switch will continue to consume considerable amounts of power. The TL-SG108E can automatically detect the link status of each port and reduce the power consumption of ports that are idle.

Power Budget According to Cable Length
Ideally, shorter cables would use less power with less power degradation over their length; this is not the case with most devices as they will use the same amount of power across the cable regardless of whether it is 10 or 50 meters in length. The TL-SG108E analyzes the length of the Ethernet cable connected and adjusts the power usage accordingly, rather than keeping the power consumption in a conventional solution.

Ease of Use
TL-SG108E is easy to use and manage. Auto MDI/MDI-X crossover on all ports eliminate the need for crossover cables or uplink ports. Auto-negotiation on each port senses the link speed of a network device (either 10, 100, or 1000 Mbps) and intelligently adjusts for compatibility and optimal performance. Its compact size makes it ideal for desktops with limited space while also being Rack-mountable, convenient and safe. Dynamic LED lights provide real-time work status display and basic fault diagnosis.
 

RRP

£25.99 - at the time of review on Sunday 18th May 2014
Does not include P&P

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Pros...

Great simple product, built well to do the job

Cons...

None

Tech Specs

Standards and Protocols - IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3x, IEEE 802.1q, IEEE 802.1p
Interface - 8 10/100/1000Mbps RJ45 Ports
AUTO Negotiation/AUTO MDI/MDIX
Network Media 10BASE-T: UTP category 3, 4, 5 cable (maximum 100m)
EIA/TIA-568 100? STP (maximum 100m)
100BASE-TX: UTP category 5, 5e cable (maximum 100m)
EIA/TIA-568 100? STP (maximum 100m)
1000BASE-T: UTP category 5, 5e, 6 or above cable (maximum 100m)
EIA/TIA-568 100? STP (maximum 100m)
Dimensions (W X D X H) - 6.2*4.0*1.0 in. (158*101*25 mm)
Fan Quantity - Fanless
Power Supply - 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz

PERFORMANCE
MAC Address Table - 8K
Packet Buffer Memory - 2Mb
Packet Forwarding Rate - 11.9Mpps
Jumbo Frame - 16KB

SOFTWARE FEATURES
Quality of Service - Support Port Based/802.1p Based priority
Support 4 priority queues
Rate Limit
Storm Control
L2 Features - IGMP Snooping
Link Aggregation
Port Mirroring
Cable Diagnostics
Loop Prevention
VLAN - Supports up to 32 VLANs simultaneously (out of 4K VLAN IDs)
MTU/Port/Tag VLAN
Transmission Method - Store-And-Forward
OTHERS
Certification - FCC, CE, RoHS

Package Contents - TL-SG108E
Power Cord
Installation Guide
Resource CD
Rubber Feet
System Requirements - Microsoft® Windows® XP, Vista™ Windows 7 or Windows 8, MAC® OS, NetWare®, UNIX® or Linux.
Environmen - Operating Temperature: 0?~40? (32?~104?)
Storage Temperature - -40?~70? (-40?~158?)
Operating Humidity - 10%~90% non-condensing
Storage Humidity - 5%~90% non-condensing

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