TP-Link 8 Port SG108E Gigabit Easy Smart Switch

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About this product


  • 8port 10/100/1000Mbps RJ45 ports
  • Provides network monitoring, traffic prioritization and VLAN features
  • Innovative energy-efficient technology reduces power output by up to 80%

Product overview

• 8port 10/100/1000Mbps RJ45 ports
• Provides network monitoring, traffic prioritization and VLAN features
• Innovative energy-efficient technology reduces power output by up to 80%
• Simple network set-up on top of plug-and-play connectivity
• Centrally manage all Easy Smart Switches with Easy Smart Configuration Utility
• Manufacturer part number: TL-SG108E

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.

Is this item V1, V2, or V3 ? ... V2 and later allow configuration by an embedded web interface rather than by means of a Windows utility, which is important for Linux users.

Asked by: Nick
The answer that states that the switch is not designed for web-based configuration by users of Linux systems is absurd - ethernet is host operating-system agnostic. Furthermore, v2 of the switch clearly *is* designed for such use - the feature is clearly described by TP-Link as an additional feature in v2. It was a simple question, and the simple answer is that I have just visited a Maplin store and performed the very difficult procedure of looking at the label on the underside of the box, which states that the item is v2, which means it incorporates the web management interface and is therefore Linux-compatible. So I bought one. Hope that helps.
Answered by: Nick
Date published: 2017-07-30

How is this item powered?

Asked by: Robx
This unit is powered by an external power adapter (Output: 9VDC/0.6A)
Answered by: James
Date published: 2016-11-21

Is this item PoE (Power over Ethernet), it says about reducing power dependent on length, or is that just signal strenth?

Asked by: Russell
No this item is not POE.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-11-28
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