TP-Link TL-SG105 | 5 Port Gigabit Unmanaged Ethernet Network Switch, Ethernet Splitter | Plug & Play | Fanless Metal Design | Shielded Ports | Traffic Optimization | Limited Lifetime Protection

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One Switch Made to Expand Network 5× 10/100/1000Mbps RJ45 Ports supporting Auto Negotiation and Auto MDI/MDIX Gigabit that Saves Energy Latest innovative energy-efficient technology greatly expands your network capacity with much less power consumption and helps save money Reliable and Quiet IEEE 802.3X flow control provides reliable data transfer and Fanless design ensures quiet operation Plug and Play Easy setup with no software installation or configuration needed Advanced Software Features Prioritize your traffic and guarantee high quality of video or voice data transmission with Port-based 802.1p/DSCP QoS and IGMP Snooping Study Metal Case Fanless Quiet Design, Desktop or Wall-mounting Design. Operating Temperature: 0 degree Celsius -40 degree Celsius (32 degree Fahrenheit -104 degree Fahrenheit) Limited Lifetime Protection Industry leading limited lifetime protection and free 24/7 technical support

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Brand ‎TP-Link

Item model number ‎TL-SG105

Item Weight ‎7.7 ounces

Product Dimensions ‎3.9 x 3.9 x 1 inches

Item Dimensions LxWxH ‎3.9 x 3.9 x 1 inches

Color ‎Black

Processor Count ‎1

Computer Memory Type ‎DDR3 SDRAM

Voltage ‎220 Volts

Batteries ‎1 Unknown batteries required.

Manufacturer ‎TP-Link

Language ‎English

ASIN ‎B00A128S24

Country of Origin ‎Vietnam

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer ‎No

Date First Available ‎January 23, 2013

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Brand ‎TP-Link Item model number ‎TL-SG105 Item Weight ‎7.7 ounces Product Dimensions ‎3.9 x 3.9 x 1 inches Item Dimensions LxWxH ‎3.9 x 3.9 x 1 inches Color ‎Black Processor Count ‎1 Computer Memory Type ‎DDR3 SDRAM Voltage ‎220 Volts Batteries ‎1 Unknown batteries required. Manufacturer ‎TP-Link Language ‎English ASIN ‎B00A128S24 Country of Origin ‎Vietnam Is Discontinued By Manufacturer ‎No Date First Available ‎January 23, 2013

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60 reviews for TP-Link TL-SG105 | 5 Port Gigabit Unmanaged Ethernet Network Switch, Ethernet Splitter | Plug & Play | Fanless Metal Design | Shielded Ports | Traffic Optimization | Limited Lifetime Protection

  1. Mellow Customer

    Simple Network Solution

    I am all for Wi-Fi connection just like the next person but the very reason that drove me to purchase an Ethernet Network Switch was remote play. I wanted to be able to play my video game console from another room. The problem was that the video game console was located in an area where the Wi-Fi signal strength was not consistent. I thought about using a network extender to extend the network signal but I then I thought about attaching an ethernet wire cable from that video game console to router because that was the simplest option. The results were stable and reliable connection for that device. Then I thought that since I wanted to connect other nearby devices that is in the same area as the video game console then I thought about purchasing an Ethernet Network Switch.I admit that getting a device with lots of wire hanging out of it can be unseemly but when I notice the TP-link Ethernet Network Switch I thought this could be something that I need. The device was small and you can connect up to 4 devices to it at a time. The device can be placed in a conspicuous place where it can ensure reliable network connection to your devices but will not be noticed. Of course, you know it is there because you know that it provides the network connection to the connected devices when it is needed. I purchased another TP-Link Ethernet Network Switch for other devices that I wanted to provide ethernet connection to as well. Wi-Fi is great but sometimes you want the reliability of Ethernet connection. If you want to find the simplest solution to solve network connection problems, then this is the option you should consider.

    11 people found this helpful

  2. E. Allen

    Traditional Routers Can’t Support A Hardwired Life, but Switches can Help

    The prices for internet service keeps going up, and the quality of service seems to decline. You call tech support and are informed that speeds are only guaranteed for one wired device. In a time where the Internet Of Things seem to demand that all devices be wired it seems a bit archaic that the way forward is through being wired again, but here we are.A few months ago I changed internet service providers. It was less expensive, more reliable, and better connection speeds, and less equipment. Downside? The small router/modem only had four CAT6 plugs and two of those were occupied by necessary equipment. So how was I to get internet to all the other stuff in the house like the network printer, NAS drives, gaming devices and work stations, as all of those had already been rolled over to hardwire?Well, this little device right here. In the easiest terms possible it like a power-strip/extension cord for when you don’t have enough electrical outlets. I plugged one end into an open network port and all of my other loose network connections into it, plugged in the power, and *Boom* everything had internet. I was even able to “daisy chain* this device by plugging it in, running a cord to the other end of the house and plugging another one of these in and wiring all of the game systems into it. No more lagging while playing online or super long download times.I’m sure this device can do more, but it does what it needs to right out of the box. No setup, registration, subscription required.

    14 people found this helpful

  3. DAC

    Works perfectly

    Bought this to use in conjunction with a MoCA box for distributing Ethernet via coax to my TV/entertainment center and it works perfectly for this. I planned to have an extra port but forgot that one port needed for inbound signal and would have purchased 8 port version for a few dollars more had I better thought through it.Aesthetically it is a very compact dark gray box. Not ugly but not begging to be seen either if you care about such things. One nice feature is that unlike many devices rather than providing only one or 2 mounting orientations the mounting slots on the back allow for mounting up-down-ether side orientation which helps a lot in keeping cables organized if you tend to mount your electronic boxes as I do.I have a decent mid-range Wi-Fi setup but wanted the reliability/simplicity of wired Ethernet to the TV/XBox etc. My tested throughput with this switch and coax/MoCA boxes is 20-25% higher to the wireless router vs wireless 20ft from router through 1 wall.

  4. Fuller Family

    Great 8 port managed switch for network operations.

    Purchased this for a network install, and it comes ready to manage from web interface which is a plus. Instructions and setup are a breeze and offer multiple options in configuration. The ability to turn off unused ports helps with localized security and the switch is 1000Mbps speed as well. This switch does not have PoE and we knew that before ordering and the location did not require. We received the v6.6 version which still has current firmware being issued for it (as of Oct 2022). I suggest if you order from a supplier and do not atleast get a v6 or 6.6, to return it as other past revisions do not seem as up to date from TP-Link. This switch does not do higher end functions (as the price should reflect), but having a managed switch in between your main router and devices is handy and usually preferred. It performed well and is still working great since install. Not sure why the review asked us to rate wireless as it does not have or come with this capability. Firmware updates and instructions were easy to find via the TP-Link website which has always been a support plus.

    One person found this helpful

  5. Keith D.

    Fast & Easy-To-Use!

    First off I need to mention that Amazon asked me to rate 3 “features”: ‘WiFi signal’, ‘Tech Support’, and the ‘User Interface’. Let me be clear that this device does not use WiFi and it does not have it’s own local IP address to let you log into a “User Interface”. Just wanted to point this out in case you come across other reviews that have these two “features” rated that could be misleading you.I recently built a house and had it wired for Cat 6 Ethernet, with there being 1 wall port in each room. One room in particular I have a desktop PC and an Xbox that I wanted both to have a wired internet connection to which is what required the purchase of this device. It is extremely easy to set up, and with it being “unmanaged”, there was no portal I needed to sign into that would require me to mess with settings. It’s a very simple “plug-and-play” set up, you simply need to connect an incoming ethernet cable from your router/modem (in any port) and then you can now share that internet connection to 4 other wired devices – that’s all there is to it.One important note is this: if you have a modem-only device (these devices usually only have a single ethernet port on the back) then you are probably needing a router – not a switch. A router is capable of assigning your devices their own internal IP addresses via DHCP – which is important if you don’t know how to assign them yourself. It’s also what manages your NAT for situations your devices may need to use the same internet port number. While you don’t necessarily need to know what all of this means, you need to understand that a switch is not a replacement for a router. If you are a consumer (as opposed to a business) then you’re likely considering this switch to extend/add more ports than what your router has (they usually have around 4 or 5). Even the devices that are connected directly to this switch will still be getting their local IP addresses assigned from your router.The benefit of this switch over a “hub” is that it knows how to route your internet traffic to your devices. So even though it’s not responsible for assigning IP addresses to your devices, it knows how to route specific traffic to the devices that require it. It does so lightning-fast – I notice absolutely no additional latency (which is great for gaming) and no compromise in speed either. If you’re on the market for a small unmanaged switch, then this is an affordable and excellent choice.As I’ve said above, this device does not contain WiFi. You cannot connect this wirelessly to any device. You would be able to purchase a separate device that would connect to this to transmit a wifi signal, but this will not do it on its own.

    81 people found this helpful

  6. Ramundo

    Awesome switch with great features

    I looked at a lot of different switches and just needed something with VLAN capabilities to isolate my home and work networks. Lots of great offering out there, but I couldn’t beat the price and reviews. The only regret I have is not buying the 16 port, as I only have two left after finding more reasons to subdivide my network. Will likely get one of the larger ones anyway.I haven’t used the comparably priced Linksys or Netgear, but have used other products by those companies. TP-Link is definitely a class act compared to the other two. Better support and does as designed.

  7. heather

    Web interface doesn’t support IPv6

    I don’t understand how a switch sold in 2023 doesn’t support ipv6 for it’s management interface when my other 8 year old switch does. Also, It doesn’t seem like it actually supports spanning tree. It has a section in the UI for loopback prevention, but when doing a packet capture on one of the ports, I don’t see any BPDUs coming from it. It did prevent a loop directly on the switch from one port to another, but I’m not sure how well it would work with other switches. I tried creating a loop with another switch that did support spanning tree and that switch stopped the loop with spanning tree. Would also be nice to be able to see the mac address table. It was super cheap though and seems to work fine at least as a dumb switch so far.

  8. Adrian

    Good product when it works, but good service as well.

    I’ve had my device for about 8 months and it was working fine. A couple weeks ago my home network was acting weird so I was plugging and unplugging everything to diagnose. When I plugged this back in, it didn’t turn on. The power LED is dark. I tried multiple known-good outlets and nothing works. I wish I had a compatible power supply to try but I don’t. I worked with a rep named Xandrex todat with the tp-link live chat and I’m expecting an email with instructions to get a replacement. I’m giving it 5 stars for now because they’re going to replace it, I’ll update if anything changes.

  9. Jack

    Great for Google WiFi mesh network

    Only way I can have Wi-Fi in this bunker of a house is with a wired mesh network. But if you have Google Wi-Fi, they only have one output. So I was using all of my outputs just to make a wired mesh. But if you’re like me there are things you just need hard wired. This little box gets the job done, no fuss no muss. I bought two plug them in and haven’t had to think about him since. They just do their job. Thank you

  10. Tom O.

    Got the job done

    I had to move some network equipment around my house and decideded to hard wire a bunch of stuff. I didn’t need anything fancy and could have saved a few bucks with the non-managed version of this unit, but I went with the “E” version because the lights on the unit are able to distinguish 100 vs 1000 speeds on a glance. That alone made it worth the few extra dollars for me. I never used or really plan on using the management features, so I can’t comment there, but as a dumb switch, it gets the job done. I plugged it in, hooked up my gear, and it just works. The reason I ended up returning it is because I quickly decided I needed more ports, so I upgraded to the 8-port version. Otherwise, this was exactly what I needed. It’s frequently on sale, so it makes a good deal even better if you wait for one. It’s a solid, well built piece of equipment, at least for general home use.

    2 people found this helpful

  11. Amazon Customer

    Great Ethernet hub for connecting more electronic

    Product works exactly as it is suppose to. No issues, easy setup, and decent price.

  12. Brandon

    Plug and Play easy to use. Glad I purchased.

    I had a 5 port network switch that was small and I dont think it was giving me the same speed as my internet is if i was hard wired to the modem. but when I got this port everything seems to be faster than it was and I actually have the speed of internet I pay for now using this port network. I am happy with this product and I highly recommend.

  13. Amanda

    Does exactly what it should

    Five stars, plug and play, does exactly what I bought it for.

  14. Nikki

    Did what it needed to

    We had some trial and error to get it up and running – but it otherwise does what it needs to for a good price.

  15. DMG

    Perfect Gaming Switch: TP-Link TL-GS108E Easy Smart 8 Port Switch

    This smart TP-Link Smart switch [Model# TL-SG108E] is so easy to set up and has additional software in caseyou want to play administrator with your home/office network. (This is not a review of a highly technical natureso if you are a Tech Admin look elsewhere. Thank you.)First some information that should be included right off the bat.:: Steel Housing; 6-1/4”W x 4”D x 1-1/4”H (w/ 4 rubber feet):: Unlimited Tech Support 24/7 by phone. (I have not used it):: 5 year Warranty– System Requirements (Listed on the box) –:: RJ45 Ethernet Cables:: Computer with Windows 8/7/Vista/XP, Mac OS or Linux operating system (No issues using Windows 10 Pro):: Network Adapter (I used my internet router with multiple Ethernet ports)– Package Contents –:: The 8-Port Smart Switch (Yellow and Green LEDs for connected speed indication):: Power Adapter:: Installation Guide (2-pages):: Resource CD (3-inch mini-size)I purchased this switch because my son has friends over to the house and they bring their laptops to play gameson-line. They had been using the Wi-Fi but it is slow and unreliable, in our household, and bandwidth was at apremium. I decided to buy a switch so all the friends could tap into the TP-Link switch and use the fiber opticsinternet access.I only had to furnish six Ethernet cables and off they went. They are able to play on line games using the switchand I have heard of no problems so far. Well, except for a tangle of Ethernet cables. Watch your step in the livingroom while the gamers camp and play.This switch was made for the home office, or small business, but I decided to use it for a home network becauseit appeared durable in its steel box, has 8 ports up to 1000Mbps each and the price was so right after a $15.00rebate. This switch is more than is needed at this time, but for the price point after the rebate, I have no regrets.I would list all the features and benefits of this switch but most of them mean little to nothing to me. A networkadmin would understand what this switch is capable of doing for a network.The switch is a simple dark metal steel box, with LEDs that show your System Power, Link, with Speed (Greenor Yellow) and activity indicators for each port. The box sits just under the edge of my TV set for easy access. Itfeels cool to the touch even after operating for hours. Nice.When you set up the switch box you use one of the 8 ports to take the Ethernet cable from the router and usethe other 7 ports as outputs. Each of the 8 Ethernet ports are Auto-negotiating. That means you do nothing butplug in the cable. So this leaves you with 7 ports to use as outputs for any Ethernet-ready electronic device. Thiscan include gaming consoles, TVs, media boxes like Amazon Fire TV, Roku etc. as well as a laptops.I was able to run an Ethernet cable from one room, from the cable router, and set the switch box under my TVin the next room. (The entire length from the router to the switch should be less than 328 feet). That’s one portused so far. I also needed to run my Amazon Fire TV box out of the next Ethernet port to the television. That left6 Ethernet ports for the gamers.I looked at the Configuration Utility software, after installation, to see what information would be available. This isnot a web-based graphical interface (GUI) but a software interface on this particular model (TL-SG108E). TheUtility CD is a 3 inch mini-disk. If your player cannot play a mini-disk you will need to download the ConfigurationUtility software from TP-Link.The software, after installation, provides you with the ‘Discovered Switches’ interface with the headings: Product,Device Description, MAC Address, IP Address, Located on IP Network, IP Setting, and Login. I do know that theMAC Address of any device can be used to help secure the network. I use them with all the devices using thecable router, whether it be iPod, laptop, desktop computer, Amazon Fire TV box, etc.To be clear I did nothing with the provided software to be able to hook up the box and use it. I did need to openmy cable router’s Admin software and entered the TP-Link switch’s MAC Address so my router would securelyrecognize it, but other than that, nada. Ez Pz.5 Stars for TP-Link Easy Smart switch’s plug and play set-up, ease of use by its intended user-gamers, sturdysteel construction, and a wonderful after-rebate price point. There have been no issues since it was installedOctober 2015. If you can find an ‘Unmanaged’ switch for this price, size and durability go for it.NOTE: Besides the included Installation Guide, a 2-sided paper guide with instructions and images, you shouldalso download from Customer Service the PDF files that will provide more specifications and detailed informationabout the switch and its software.

    2 people found this helpful

  16. SurfCaster

    So far so good, it does what its supposed to

    I’m not a big tech guy so I can’t speak to the technical pros and cons but it was delivered quickly and was ready and running within a couple seconds after opening the box. My last switch was a different brand and lasted 4 or 5 years, hoping to get at least that long out of this one

  17. Vladimir Vojvodic

    If you need a small switch, this is the one

    Wanted to hardwire few things around home theatre, and this switch was perfect for that job

  18. G’s

    Why 5V >> 12V

    Especially in tight and tough spots. Can recycle my iPhone USB charger. Not possible with Netgear’s 12v. Suggest waiting to buy at less than $25, or get the unmanaged version.

  19. Alan

    Straightforward Switch

    The switch is plug and play. It’s easy to set up and seems to be working as expected. I loved that Amazon delivered this same day.

    One person found this helpful

  20. RJ Roderick


    nice product and pricing

  21. AC

    Great for small home network/NAS

    I set this up to link some of my devices with my homemade NAS and it works great! I’m getting max speed on all devices when transferring files. Great piece of equipment for the price, and cheaper than adding an NIC card to the file server. Highly recommend.

  22. T. Bramwell

    Plug and play unmanaged switch

    Worked exactly as expected from the time it was first plugged in. Zero drama. Gigabit speed. Fits nicely in my cabinet and gave me the (extra) capacity I needed to connect all the ports in my home.

  23. Jacob

    My go-to switch

    I own 4 of these and they all work flawlessly and require no setup beyond plugging them in.

  24. Luis A. Badillo Torres


    Muy buen producto, no se calienta y lo mejor es que no tienes que estar quitando cable

  25. Nathan

    Works as intended. Perfect splitter.

    It works as intended. A perfect splitter from my modem for various ethernet outlets.

  26. Curt_32

    Great buy great splitter

    I originally bought a splitter on eBay for the same price. Big mistake. Locks out at 300mb. When I need one for GB fiber speeds.A friend of mine who works as a call tech for a ISP told me about these. He said these are the exact ones he orders for ISP jobs. And they work great.Full 1GB speeds. Just buy this one. Trust me. It works and is the best price you’re ganna find.

  27. Marlon W. Miller

    Exactly as expected.

    Exactly what I ordered and expected in use. Just a small switch for home.

  28. Kaycie Bauer

    Perfect for resolving slow internet issues

    TLDR: If you have issues with Zoom, streaming services, or just overall spotty internet connection with your WiFi, you may want to consider getting the 5 port switch (not PoE! Save yourself some money) along with some CAT 6 cables (for gigabit internet). Unmanaged works fine for just ‘plug and play’. It’s insane how much it helps! You shouldn’t have to do much besides plugging in everything and selecting the ‘Ethernet’ option on the device if it doesn’t so automatically. They’re reliable and easy to setup and use.The long story:I had purchased the PoE one at first to allow it to later be utilized for a security station if need be (or if I had something fun to play with), but I also got the unmanaged 5 port (without PoE) on accident. The one WITHOUT PoE is much smaller (3/4 the size it feels like). I would recommend the 5 or 8 port if you just have a few things you wish to plug in to it. PoE is not something you should worry about unless you know your devices require it. My household has issues with WiFi, so many devices can’t connect well enough to have an enjoyable experience. WiFi extenders, a new router, etc, did not work for us in the past (and ended up causing many issues), so we resulted to using Ethernet for our most used devices. Our internet plan is top tier for our area, so we expected better connections. Turns out we just do a whole lot of internet stuff to bog down the main router and our bandwidth!The household setup:One switch (PoE 5 port, unmanaged) is at the router since the router only offers 2 Ethernet ports. This switch services a smart TV, computer, and free cable for whatever device we decide to plug in (be a laptop or game console). It also services another switch (5 port, unmanaged) across the house. That way we only have one Ethernet cable running across the house until we can put it under the house.The second switch services a WiFi station, computer, game console, and smart TV. The computer is on 24/7 and the TV is on a majority of the day and night streaming HD movies and shows from multiple services. All of these are fairly ‘heavy’ devices on this switch, as in they are constantly downloading or uploading content all waking hours of the day.All devices are connected with CAT 7 Ethernet cables, but CAT 6 work just fine. (I would recommend CAT 6 or CAT6a since it is certified to run gigabit. CAT 7 is overkill and I do not recommend it because of price and it’s not standardized as much as the others).Results:So far everyone in the household has noticed an improvement not only with the devices plugged into the switches, but also the overall WiFi quality. Smart phones are no longer ‘dropped’, the printer remains connected, and even most laptops are seeing better speeds and responsiveness on the WiFi. My household is especially polluted with plug and play devices (such as Amazon Echos, Ring Cameras, wireless smart plugs, etc), and all of these seem more responsive now that we have gotten the ‘heavy’ loads off of the WiFi.The second switch that is piggybacking off of the first switch has no issues, and all devices are able to preform to their peak. Even though not all of them are gigabit, they seem to greatly benefit from being on Ethernet. Zoom calls are much better too. Before we could only have 1 person on zoom but now everyone can get on so long as only one person is on WiFi.The switches do not heat too much and are easily concealable, but require power. I do not recommend stuffing them into a blanket closet or among pillows though, even though it’s tempting to hide their flashing lights.Overall they have exceeded my expectations. This review will be updated in the future if any issues arise.

    5 people found this helpful

  29. King Dre

    Simple and Reliable

    I set this up in a home office during Covid-19 quarantine, and it is still running strong. No ports have stopped working, and it’s been about 2 years now that it’s been on, and I’ve only unplugged it once to move it.

  30. Norman A.

    Great choice.

    Quality product, price was very nice! Compares more than favorably withNetgear, DLink.

  31. Picocosm

    I quite like it

    I quite like this little switch! I’ve been happily using a TP-Link Wi-Fi router for over five years now, so I thought I’d stick with them when I decided to run some Ethernet cable in the house. It’s true that modern Wi-Fi is pretty great, but for situations in which an Ethernet cable is an option it’s always going to be a faster and more reliable option. So I like to run Ethernet to our 4K TVs, home server, and work computers—things that don’t move around much. I would say the biggest advantage of a wired connection is not the higher data rate (although that’s nice too if you’ve got an application that can take advantage of it) but the lower and steadier latency. If your Wi-Fi already supports a faster data rate than the internet service from your ISP, then going wired won’t help you download files any faster. But for things that are sensitive to timing (like video conferencing and gaming), latency can play a big role. And many of us are doing a lot more video conferencing in recent years. Also, having fewer devices on Wi-Fi helps keep the airwaves less cluttered for those devices that do need it. The 2.4 GHz band tends to be quite crowded these days even for single family homes spaced a hundred feet apart. (The 5 GHz band is doing a lot better, but many devices still don’t support it.)There’s nothing particularly sophisticated about this unmanaged switch, but it inspires a lot of confidence and I’m getting write speeds of about 850 Mbps to the file storage on my home server. Pretty sure the hard drive is the bottleneck there and not any of the network equipment.Please understand that this is a switch and not a router. You can’t plug a standard modem into this product to share it to multiple devices. Sharing an internet connection is the function of a router (and routers often have a typically-4-port switch built in). Adding to the confusion, some modems have a router built in. You may have also heard the mostly-obsolete term “hub”—a switch is the newer, modern version of that that uses the available data rates more efficiently.This is a gigabit (10/100/1000) switch, which as of this writing is the usual standard for home networking. Faster “multi-gig” systems are pretty expensive, and you have to be doing some pretty intensive stuff to be able to justify the need for it. On the flip side, stay away from so-called “fast Ethernet” (10/100). That’s old school hardware. If you already have it, fine, but don’t waste money purchasing such obsolete equipment today. Gigabit barely adds any cost these days and, in my opinion, it’s well worth that small margin for future-proofing even if 100 Mbps is adequate for your current application.I got the five-port version. I thought eight ports might be overkill, but it could’ve been nice to have the additional capacity for future expansion—although it might consume a little more electrical power. Of course, the day will come that faster hardware becomes the standard, so one also doesn’t want to buy a big system only to end up replacing it before you ever need the additional capacity. Hardware supporting 2.5 to 10 Gbps is available, but it’s pretty pricey. It wasn’t all that incredibly long ago, though, that that was the case for 1 Gbps hardware and now it’s cheap and plentiful. Everything needs to be replaced eventually. So I don’t know. Only time will tell if I should’ve gotten more ports.

    52 people found this helpful

  32. P. Raphaelson

    Works perfectly to make router fully compatible with FiOs ONT

    I bought this for an off-label purpose: to fix an incompatibility between the Asus XT8 mesh router and Verizon’s FiOs.The problem—which shows up in online rants, but doesn’t seem to be acknowledged by either Verizon or Asus—is that the Asus router gets really slow upload speeds when used with FiOs.One workaround is to use Verizon’s router, and to use the Asus mesh nodes in bridge mode—just to deliver wifi. People who didn’t have their Verizon router anymore found that a cheap router from Amazon often worked just as well.Then some clever person discovered the problem was a missing feature in the Asus router: a protocol called “flow control,” which seems to work as a kind of data traffic cop. Perhaps this is included in most cable modems, but not the Verizon ONT. So to work well with FiOs, a router needs this protocol built in.I then discovered that network switches (like this one) include an implementation of flow control. So I decided to try sticking it between the ONT and my router. This is not where a network switch is supposed to go, so I had low expectations. But for $17, why not try?Well, it worked. Download speeds are as fast as ever (about 3% faster than promised) and now upload speeds are equally fast. At least with a wired connection. Without the switch installed, they maxed out at about 1/3 this speed.By the way, I got the cheap version of this—5 ports and no configuration options. Just plug it in and let it do its thing.I don’t believe there’s any way to make use of the 3 remaining ports. If you were able to, they wouldn’t be behind your router/firewall, so beware.

    15 people found this helpful

  33. fresnel

    Now I can watch Amazon Prime Video via my Apple TV!

    Previous switch was 10/100 (don’t judge). No small amount of digging was required to learn that this was the bottleneck preventing streaming “Yellowstone” via my Apple TV. Now, all is good in the world!

  34. Ernesto Sabogal Gomez

    Just works, no need to program anything

    Just as a switch must work; plug in cables and you are done.If you just need a switch with no data or traffic management, this one is perfect.

  35. Rory V

    The best!

    I researched this in September 2022. It was reviewed and rated as the best in its class. I was using an older 8-port TP-Link switch and never, ever had a problem in the five years I used it. How could it got wrong. It’s function is simple. The only think I have to say is that I feel I paid top dollar even when this thing was on sale. I think I paid like $35 CAD to have my old 8-port delivered to me and I think after taxes I paid around $150 CAD for this 24-port. It had near a dozen more ports than what I need at them time but who knows what the future holds. I don’t expect any problems and I feel confident that it will last me for my remaining years since I don’t expect a need to have anything faster, however, faster would be nice. Until computer’s come standard with 10Gbps network cards I don’t expect a need for another, ever. I am happy with my purchase and now that I have found its place in my home office I don’t expect ever to touch it other than to dust it occasionally.

    3 people found this helpful

  36. elgranrafo

    A good, budget friendly solution

    I got this to connect my tv and my Xbox using a hardwire connection since the device from my ISP only had one ethernet port. There is no set up to do, just plug and play; connect an ethernet cable from the router into the switch and then connect up to four devices to the switch; that’s it. If you are looking to save money this is a good option. I gave it four stars because this device requires to be connected to power via a power cable (it is included so do not worry). For some reason, the pictures do not show that. I believe that the perfect version of this is the “PoE” version that gets its power from the ethernet cable so there is nothing extra to connect into an outlet. It costs a bit more, but it is so worth it and soon I will be upgrading to that model very soon.

    4 people found this helpful

  37. Paxter

    It works

    Needed to split an ethernet cable without having to sacrifice the use of one over the other. This splitter did it, can use both simultaneously.

  38. Saeed

    Great product

    This is a great hub , it provides the same speed in all ports and it won’t be impacted if used simultaneously

  39. Alyssa Sabol

    Be sure you hook TP-Link Switch to Router and not directly to Modem.

    Read carefully. If using Spectrum Internet, Spectrum provides modem not modem/router. Be sure configuration is Spectrum modem > Google (or other router) Wifi > TP-Link Switch > Computer. It won’t work otherwise. Tech support person XANDREX was extremely helpful.

    One person found this helpful

  40. Eric

    Must have for small lan setups

    Very small, with great speed. Have 3 gamers in a room and this gets us all great and reliable internet.

  41. kevin kedro

    Apartment Duelers Slution

    Only get a single Fiber Jack in an apartment. Not a very technical user, just needed something to turn one jack into multiple and this does the job without sacrificing any speed. Instructions weren’t very clear, however, it really does seem to be plug and play. If all you need is what I needed, to get internet to multiple lines, then just plug the “in” cord to whichever port and you are good to go.


    Great product, Great customer service!!!

    I got this product in the middle of the Pandemic in 2021. It recently went bad and TP-Link was strong to their word with limited lifetime warranty. Called them last week and they they took care of me right away. Sent a new one and there customer service representative Ronald was patient and helped me get it up and running. Thanks Ronald for all your assistance. Great product, great support.

  43. Anserk

    Understand what you are getting

    This review is for TL-SG108E v6. It’s a good switch for the best price out there. VLANs work fine, however, there are several limitations:No HTTPS or SSH access, only HTTP.Cannot specify VLAN for DHCP client, whichever server replies first is what it gets. Use static IP instead for switch management.Despite what many reviews say, VLAN1 CAN be removed in the newest version. To remove ports from VLAN1, enter VLAN ID 1, then select “not member” for your ports. But first need to place the ports into other VLANs using the same steps.For trunks you still must provide a PVID, which is 1 by default. Ideally, there should be a way to drop non-tagged packets from trunk, but there isn’t. One workaround is to create a dummy VLAN that doesn’t route anywhere and use that VLAN as PVID on trunks. However, you can’t simply create a VLAN without any ports, so you would have to sacrifice one port for this and leave it unused.I personally don’t use VLAN1 on my network and configured my router to drop untagged frames from the trunk ports. Problem solved.All the above is not a big deal for most cases, or there are workarounds.The worst limitation is that management interface is accessible from any VLAN. There is no way to restrict it. There is no management VLAN. This limitation is not obvious at first.If a port is in a different VLAN from the management IP, there is no access – as it’s in a different subnet – as long as your router is blocking inter-VLAN communication. But all you need is to put a static IP on the computer to be in the same subnet as the management IP. Then you can access it from any physical port, no matter what VLAN it is, as long as you know the password.However, for home use it’s fine, it’s a controlled physical environment. It would require an active attacker within your network to discover the switch management IP, then change IP on the compromised device, then guess the switch WebUI password, then move its port into a different VLAN – in order to break out of its assigned VLAN. If this sounds like your use case, then this switch is not for you.I understand this is an inexpensive product, but I wish they at least allowed to restrict management down to a single physical port.

    47 people found this helpful

  44. Bushwacker

    Superb performance & build quality, nightmare to mount on walls

    Its a switch! Does what it needs to do.Pros:* Runs cold to the touch even when under decent load with multiple devices so its probably very energy efficient.* Seems to be very high performance! No latency or bandwidth changes vs direct CAT6a connection on gigabit ethernet. Tested with up to 3 devices under load. Latency was statistically unchanged and bandwidth/QoS was what you’d expect on paper so overhead is super low and on board protocols are implemented extremely well! Grain of salt though… I haven’t formally benchmarked or even really used SOHO switches since the 10/100 days. Maybe all makes/models are similar nowadays, but 20 years ago using switches was only a tad better than a hub in terms collision prevention and simple QoS.* Physical build quality is top notch, with one caveat (see Cons)Cons:* Design of metal casing is probably perfect for mounting on the side of standard 1U or 2U racks, warehouse racks, or anything else with standardized screw hole placement and (ideally) the ability to come in from behind or at least see what you’re doing. I needed to mount this to a wall in my home office where I couldn’t just screw into a rack with standard mounts and slide the switch in place 5 seconds later.There may be a much better way, but the only solution I could come up with (in order to use the rubber feet as standoffs to allow airflow) was to take the housing apart and unscrew/remove the PCB to see what the correct distance between screws needed to be. In theory this would be the last step but unfortunately problem #2 (really the only roadblock in retrospect) was that when wall mounting, the shape of the mounting cutouts are such that you (or at least me?)don’t give you enough “turning radius” to get the switch mounted without the offset from the screw head and the wall surface being stupidly long.The only solution where the standoff distance was both far enough to get the screw heads in there while ALSO getting it to mount securely without flapping around loose was to clip the opening a bit with sheet metal snips. This was a tad challenging but doable, mostly because of the cramped areas for maneuver.My recommended wall mount steps (unless someone has a better way) are:1. Insert the screws in the mounting holes, and position in the narrower “top” area where they loosely stay in place when held in by hand. This will be the distance when mounted. 2. Gently press the switch and screws into the wall just enough to create 2 small dents so you know where to drill.3. Drill. I didn’t need a drywall screw due to wood paneling, but use drywall screws if bare drywall. If you think you don’t need to just do it anyway. Its cheap, easy, and a good best practice to prevent yanks from plugged in devices, etc.4. Screw the screws in 95% of the way. You may be able to just mount the switch ok. If not, you may need to do step 5…5. (Optional). If necessary AND you know what you’re doing, AND you don’t care about warranties, open up the mounting cavity with metal snips, but only after you have unscrewed the device housing and have carefully removed all the (guts). Put them aside in an anti static bag to keep them safe.Start by clipping tiny slivers from the two mounting cavities on the bottom device housing piece. Adjust the screw depth until you can easily mount the housing without it feeling loose. You may need to test/adjust a few times, since the screw head will be blocked by sheet metal. This is the core design flaw, otherwise you could just (at worst) unscrew the top housing cover, remove the “guts”, and just screw it in by hand, with the final step being to put everything back together (annoying but simple if you own magnetic screwdrivers).Again, only do this if no viable alternatives exist for you, as I’m sure it voids the warranty.Conclusion? Buy this excellent product, just be prepared for a “project” if this is going on a wall in a SOHO setting.

    9 people found this helpful

  45. Deano

    Easy to set up and it works!

    I suspect a lot of people are in my situation. They upgraded their internet service, but found their new modem didn’t have enough ports for their equipment. After purchasing the wrong item, I bought this TP-Link switcher/splitter. It’s incredibly easy to use. It took less than 5 minutes to set up and I now have all my electronic devices connected and working, without any noticeable drop in speed. Btw, if you don’t have an extra LAN cable (going from gateway/modem to switcher), be sure to purchase one with this switcher/splitter.

  46. Sam

    Mostly Great!

    I purchased this device a few months ago when my demand for hardlines increased. In general, this has been a painless upgrade to the local network. It’s plug and play, which means even the least tech-savvy folk should be able to have it up and running swiftly.I did run into an issue where my ethernet connections would randomly drop, sometimes upwards of 15 minutes. “Ethernet does not have valip ip configuration.” When I reached out to TP-Link customer support for assistance, I was helped by Xandrex. The support was thorough and ultimately decided the device was faulty, and helped set up a replacement.All in all, give it a go for sure!

  47. Brian Sherwood

    Perfect for multiple devices

    I have 2 desktops and 2 game consoles in one spot. This switch allows me to have them all use one Ethernet cable and it works perfectly. I used to use a router which was too much hassle. This is the perfect item if you have the same scenario.

  48. Amazon Customer

    Multi pass

    Do you have multiple gadgets & gizmos that can do WiFi or be wired? We all know that direct wire connections are faster and better than wireless so why not get one of these bad boys and start streaming without putting in a password for yet a new device.

  49. Aaliyah Wolf

    Does the job, and does it well

    If your needing to hunk dunk your junk punk then Jack in this hunk of funk from ur mouse motor to this alien junk then it’s a just uh catty from there to sticking it into your hunk trunk of junk for all your hunk dunking dump trucking you good looking punk.(Translation: it’s good.)

  50. KC

    Works Well

    Great Ethernet hub. Plug and play that is all there is to it. For those wondering, you connect your main router ethernet out to port #5 then you have remaining 4 ports to use for computers, etc. So actually this is really a 4 port hub.

  51. Goldberg H.

    No hardware included

    There’s no adhesive tape to mount it or or any mounting screws. It’s just a plain box. It works fine there’s no directions I would think that there’s some money in directions in mounting adhesive or screws in the template.

  52. zeesstof

    Plug it in and off you go!

    Plugged in my devices, connected the power and it works just as it should.The switch allows me to connect my smart TV, connected BluRay player and minicomputer, all at the maximum connectivity speed each device is capable of supporting. I also tried connecting my laptop (a new HP running Win 11) and it also recorded the maximum speed it can support.The unit is small and easy to tuck away. Its well constructed and very simple to install. I can’t think of any criticism at all.

    2 people found this helpful

  53. SW

    Good inexpensive product.

    I purchased this for work. It connects easily and requires no software or programming. This is needed for anywhere you need additional hard wired products and the WIFI strength is nonexistent or is not strong enough.

  54. Fidel Cruz

    Great operability

    Works well within household allowing for multiple connecting to be able to set up around the house cables. Transfers speed well, and allows for network switch for multiple items and a large server is not required.

  55. WLgef

    Second unit I’ve purchased

    This is the second one I’ve purchased for our beach house – so I guess you can say I’m a satisfied repeat customer. First one is still going strong, never had any problems with it and it’s super easy to set up. Just plug your Ethernet cables into it and let it do it’s thing. With smart devices, the need for more Ethernet ports has once again become an issue even with everything working off Wi-Fi. This little device solves the problem by giving you more ports to plug devices into. I also use TP-Link for my mesh Wi-Fi router and also most of my smart devices (Kasa), so I’m very comfortable with their quality and reliability. Highly recommend this if you need more ports.

    4 people found this helpful

  56. DSh

    Good Gigabit switch for a home LAN

    Pretty useful, simple installation, connect and forget, good addition for a home gigabit LAN.

  57. William Draper

    Works perfectly for my needs.

    Good price point for number of ports.

  58. AndrewC

    Own Several

    Tplink stands behind their products with great customer service. I bought 10 of these so far and never had an issue. My internet speed has increased with these. I would highly recommend them.

    One person found this helpful

  59. Clark Wilson

    Simple plug and play – invisible to the network. Great. Decent price.

    Recommended for simple, limited port expansion.

  60. RoguEStatuSxABN

    Works flawlessly

    Plug and play, no issues.

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