These switches either work or they don’t and this one works. TPLink, in my experience, delivers some of the best value for the money and this unit is almost an “extreme” example. The quality of construction is unusually high with an attractive, heavy metal case rather than plastic.
This is just a “simple” switch, no adjustments or adjudication, all ports treated the same, which is just fine. Just plug and go and forget it. Each port has two lights, one says whether the port is running at 1G and the other light whether it’s running at 10/100. (If no lights, then nothing is running!) I link this approach rather than lights on the front (although both would be nice) based on many switches that I have.
I’m very pleased. I’ve been juggling cords around on an 8 port for too long. Upgraded to this and I’m super happy. Internal network transfers are quick and everything was plug and play.
Smaller than I expected. I use POE switches for work and I’m used to a rack size device. This was really slim and lightweight.
Huge improvement over Powerline Adapters
I was already in the attic running CAT5E cable for some POE cameras and had a lot of CAT5E left over so I decided to run ethernet ports to every room. I’m using a Netgear router (non-mesh) to cover around 2200 sq. ft. and it just doesn’t reach the back office very well and my Plex server in the living room doesn’t like Wifi either.
About 2 years ago I got some TP-Link Powerline Adapters and they’ve been serving me pretty well. The first speed test after getting the office wired up has been quite encouraging. 234% speed improvement. Not shabby. The switch is mounted in the garage attic, trying to limit the length of my runs a bit. So far, very happy.