TP-LINK TL-SG1005D, 5-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch Review

Happy weekend everyone. Today we’re going to have a look at the most affordable switch that currently available on the market, TP-LINK TL-SG1005Dv2. This post follows the principle of KISS, “Keep It Short, Simple”.

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Figure 1: The “hero”.

#1 PACKAGING’S

 

The most important way of presenting your product information to the user is very important, especially if you’re providing a service to the user. Hence, the information delivery should follow the Keep It Simple, Smart (KISS) method. Based on the box, the usage of fonts was okay and I feel there is some correction that has to be done.

#2 DESIGN

The design of this switch is simple and attractive with a curvy look on the front of the switch. On the back, the switch comes with 5 LAN Gigabit Ethernet port for your devices that will use a physical connection via cable. LAN 5 Port is reserved for the connection from the router’s LAN Port to the switch LAN 5 port.

Currently, in the market, there are two version, that being sold out. The differences are:

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Another common difference between these two switches are:

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#3 REVIEW

This is an unmanaged switch that only allows Ethernet devices to communicate with one another that uses the mechanism of “plug-and-play”. On the other hand, a managed switch, gives you more control over your LAN traffic and some advance features to control a specific traffic.

I would strongly justify that, this is not a managed switch which offers you, advance performance, it is based on “plug-and-play” switch.

Performance:

Performance wise, it is the same way of using the stock LAN ports on the router itself. More devices connected to the switch, the more bandwidth will be distributed to the connected devices. If you’re using QOS, it won’t affect your device even if you’re using the switch and the same goes to those who uses an automated QOS known as “NAT BOOST”.

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Figure 10: The switch.

Remarks:

The blue cable from my main router while the white cable connects from switch to PC.

Final Verdict:

This switch suitable for small houses that rented by students whose gives priority on physical connection instead of wireless, small business offices, schools (office) and small shops. If you’re living in a bungalow or in a Semi-D houses, then this is not something you should consider as if you having a plan to create your own personal home network, then I would recommend to buy a smart switch (have interface and supports VLANS) or managed switch as to future proof your home network.

Where to buy?

There are few options.

E-Market such as Lazada: You can check in here.

Shops: Lowyat Plaza.


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