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TP Link TL-SG1005D review

The TP Link TL-SG1005D is a great Ethernet switch that offers good speeds at a budget price.

TP-Link TL-SG1005D Ethernet Switch
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Our Verdict

It doesn't do anything fancy, but the TP Link TL-SG1005D ticks all the boxes as far as a cheap Ethernet switch goes. It offers good speeds, comes from reliable brand and has an eco-friendly design to keep power usage down.

For

  • Reasonably price
  • 1,000 Mbps speeds
  • Energy efficient

Against

  • Quite basic

The TP Link TL-SG1005D Gigabit Switch is an ideal Ethernet switch, whether you need something for home or the office. It features an eight-port design and can manage connection and transfer speeds of up to 1,000Mbps. If you're looking to expand your network, the TP Link TL-SG1005D will definitely give you the boost in signal quality and capacity that you're looking for.

The TP Link TL-SG1005D was made to ensure smooth and instant transfer of all kinda of files, graphics, CGI and CAD data which makes it ideal for those working in creative environment, such as a graphic design studio.

if you're looking for the best Ethernet switches, but don't want to spend top dollar, the TP Link TL-SG1005D is the one for you.

The TP Link TL Ethernet Switch features five different ports and a non-blocking switching design, created to help improve network response time. The non-blocking switches allow the device to forward and filter data packets faster, even during high-traffic times.

The front of this Ethernet switch features diagnostic LED lights that display link status and activity levels. These lights allow you to see if any problems are forming and easily correct these network problems. This switch features a plug-and-play design, so even if you are a novice user, you can enjoy simple and effective setup. The D-Link DGS-1008G and Buffalo Technology BSGS2008 are other plug-and-play Ethernet switches worth considering.

The TP Link switch can handle speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps, but it was still designed with versatility in mind. This switch is compatible with 10, 100 and 1,000 Mbps Ethernet devices, meaning you can boost existing device speed without having to invest in new, additional hardware. This switch comes with a 16Gbps switching capacity.

TP Link’s gigabit switch features a desktop-friendly, mountable design measuring just 6.5 inches in size. The device’s fan-less design and energy-saving self-cooling feature mean you can enjoy quiet operation with this switch every time it is in use.

This switch is also formulated with IEEE 802.3x Flow Control. This allows the device to determine if the computer is off or if an Ethernet switch is no longer needed, automatically changing specific ports to power-saving mode. This feature, along with the device’s eco-friendly design, allows you to save up to 70% power whenever the device is in use.

If you are concerned about a device’s capacity to handle large data transfers, this switch was made to support 9K jumbo frames to help improve performance.

Overall, the TP Link TL-SG1005D is a  budget-friendly desktop switch that will make a versatile addition to any home, small business or medium-sized office. With all of the basic features needed to improve network performance and a simple user-friendly design, this TP Link switch is worth considering.