Review and Buying Guide of TRENDnet TEG-S5g 5-Port Gigabit Unmanaged Desktop Switch

Little, lean and trustworthy win. It is genuinely little and it fitted in a corner and forgotten about. The switch is quite lean in ability requirements, in actuality it is lean ample that i purchased a seperate usb direct and now power it from a usb port on at the time of the pc’s. So i get superb speeds and use only a small bit of ability all in a tiny trusted package, yep that works for me.

Does the position, no fuss at all. I can not fault this discrete, easy, effortless little network switch. It truly is scaled-down than i expected, but in a well-developed way that would not make it truly feel cheap. Even if the electric power-preserving statements that it tends to make on the box are only fifty percent accurate, it nevertheless is not going to just take long to shell out off the value of the router in reduced energy expenses on your own. The network velocity by demonstrates no discernable slowness at all as opposed to a direct relationship to the router, nevertheless i haven’t been in a position to set that to any advanced pace screening. It really is received a durable develop excellent. It really is obtained a quite stylised eco-friendly-and-black style which does really feel a small bit 1980’s. The lights are vibrant plenty of to be conveniently obvious, but the machine is so little that if the blinking lights bother you, the switch can be tucked powering a personal computer or some other box (or in our circumstance, a flowerpot). I have not noticed any other switch that’s this simple, no-nonsense and nicely priced. It does just what you want it to do.

Was ill of swapping a solitary ethernet cable between my xbox and personal computer into the tv. Took seconds to set up, plug, plug, finished. Have skilled zero issues.

Key specs for TRENDnet TEG-S5g 5-Port Gigabit Unmanaged Desktop Switch:

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  • 5 x 10/100/1000Mbps Auto-Negotiation, Auto-MDIX Gigabit Ethernet Ports
  • Store-and-Forward switching architecture with non-blocking wire-speed performance
  • Integrated address look-up engine with 1K absolute MAC address table and 104KBytes RAM data buffering
  • IEEE 802.3x Flow Control for full-duplex mode
  • Back pressure Flow Control for half-duplex mode

Comments from buyers

“Effective, economical, and fast, A Great little Gigabit Switch. Very pleased, Gigabit speeds, low price, low power consumption – there’s no down side, Surpassingly powerful, lightweight economical little box, Neat little Switch, Cheap, reliable and is well made.”

Does what it says on the tin.

I was using a spare router and as i now required to use it upstairs to improve our wifi community, required an unmanged switch for to lengthen the wired network downstairs. Right after reading evaluations and specialized details on loads of switches went for this 1, and happy i did. Plugged it in and it performs a treat. As well as its tiny so can be tucked absent.

I’m employing this in my do the job business office, replacing a venerable 10/100 3com switch that is 4 situations the measurement and that experienced a psu that normally ran incredibly hot. A switch is not to be puzzled with a router. This is a fairly uncomplicated gadget which makes it possible for you to split an present network link to four additional ports. So that’s just one port in and 4 ports out for a complete of 5 ports. Established-up could not be easier – plug in the ethernet cables and flip it on. Do make positive that your cables are at minimum cat5e if you want to gain from gigabit speeds, and that your network interfaces are in actuality gigabit as nicely – this is much from assured even if your hardware is reasonably latest but was purchased on a spending plan. Discrete with reduced power consumption even when in use, i’m possibly going to get one for residence as very well. Oh, some of the other reviews mention eu plugs.


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  1. Verified Purchase

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    I was using a spare router and as i now needed to use it upstairs to boost our wifi network, required an unmanged switch for to extend the wired network downstairs. After reading reviews and technical info on lots of switches went for this one, and glad i did. Plugged it in and it works a treat. Plus its small so can be tucked away.
    • Verified Purchase
      Great value, compact gigabit switch. I bought this switch to replace an old ‘unbranded’ one that decided to give up the ghost after several years of trusty service. Having already got the slightly more expensive teg-50g switch elsewhere on the network, i hoped this ‘plastic housing’ version would be equally reliable/well made. Whilst it’s only just come out of the box and connected to my network, all seems to be up and running seamlessly. I’m using the switch to connect 4 of my media devices to my home network. Simple as plugging one patch cable into the router, the other end into one of the ports on the switch, and connecting the media devices to the switch too. Some reviews have mentioned it’s not wireless. Nor is it a dhcp server (it doesn’t assign ip addresses – your network router or dedicated dhcp server will do this). This is a straightforward gigabit switch which extends the number of ethernet ports available on your network, for use with cat 5, 5e, 6 etc patch cables.
      • Verified Purchase
        Easy to set up (does it itself) working nicely and looks ok.
  2. Verified Purchase

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    Surpassingly powerful, lightweight economical little box. I bought this product for 2 reasons, it supported gigabit connections and it was cheap, very cheap. I was expecting to see some compromises with this product but so far i have found none, i paid around £9 with free delivery for this powerful little switch. I’ve tested it and it does surprisingly stand up to the rated speeds, all devices that supported gigabit speeds connected at 1gbps first time connecting them. Seems to use an amount of power so small you can completely forget it’s on, sobbing around the area of 3 watts total i believe. Another thing that surprised me about this product is that it is very small, it looks much bigger in the photo and compared to a old sky router, this is absolutely tiny. Overall it’s compact, cheap, power efficient and lives up to the rated standards. I would see no reason to buy a more expensive unmanaged gigabit 5 port switch.
  3. Verified Purchase

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    Small, lean and reliable win. It is really small and it fitted in a corner and forgotten about. The switch is very lean in power requirements, in fact it is lean enough that i bought a seperate usb lead and now power it from a usb port on once of the pc’s. So i get excellent speeds and use only a tiny bit of power all in a small reliable package, yep that works for me.
  4. Verified Purchase

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    Solid performance, compact, stylish, and gigabit link indication leds. Compact, stylish, and performs well. One feature i was particularly looking for is the lights to indicate which ports negotiated at gigabit link speeds – it’s nice to see at a glance if the link is actually operating at full speed or not. It now lives on the unit in the lounge divvying up an incoming gigabit link between my amazon fire box, sony “smart” bluray player with network streaming features, and virgin tivo box. None of those actually have gigabit ethernet support, but the fact the switch does gives me the confidence that each device could make full use of its 100mbps port and the switch will still have plenty of capacity left over.
  5. Verified Purchase

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    Simple to use compact switch. I have not checked the speeds but they are not critical to me. I have not had any disconnects or faults and it assigns ip without a problem.
  6. Verified Purchase

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    Worked straight out of the box and arrived within the time scales.
  7. Verified Purchase

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    A great little gigabit switch. My little gigabit switch arrived promptly next day thanks to prime. I plugged it in and away it went. I did some throughput tests and can find no apparent issues. So, thus far, a great little device. This amazon entry is a little naughty – this switch on comes in 4 revisions. The current is v3, the others v1, v2. They can be distinguished by having the front led’s offset to the right and come in an orange/black box. The v3 has the led’s more central and comes in a blue/black box. The photos of this device in this amazon entry are of one of the older models, while the picture of the box shows the v3.
  8. Verified Purchase

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    This trendnet teg-s5g 5-port gigabit unmanaged desktop switch works a treat. Just plug it in and put your ethernet cables in the back.
    • Verified Purchase
      Was recommended that i keep them actively switch connected to the. I was having problems with on-demand services on my sony/humax/solwise setup. The problem is that these devices are too clever. Was recommended that i keep them actively switch connected to the network. The trendnet switch does this. Simple connexion between devices, connect to the network and power upjob done, wife happy.
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    Was sick of swapping a single ethernet cable between my xbox and pc into the television. Took seconds to set up, plug, plug, done. Have experienced zero problems.
    • What's this?
      Does what it says on the tin. Plug it in to the electricty, plug in the modem, plug in your cables and away you go. There is very little to review about this as i plugged it in and it as worked no problem ever since. Useful as it means i now have enough sockets in the study to have a cable for main desktop and qnap, which is very convenient. No problems with speed, stays nice and cool.
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    Simple to get up (just plug in your ethernet cable and then plug in the other ethernet cables to the switch). No complex configurations needed, it really is just plug and go. It claims to have a lower power consumption than other switches too (which is great as mine is constantly left turned on), and it is silent (i have sometimes had these buzzing noises come out of some switches). It is also gigabit, which means it can share connections and information very quickly. I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a quick to set up, fast, economical switch.
  11. What's this?

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    This is just a switch, not a combination of an adsl router and switch, so must hang off another device to get an internet connection. I need it because my router hasn’t got enough ethernet connections for all my devices. I’ve replaced a netgear 8-port switch with this one, 5 being enough for me in addition to the 4 on my router. I can’t see a difference in performance or throughput, other things in my system being the bottleneck, not the switch. The claimed electricity savings are beyond me to actually verify, but it does seem to run cooler than my my netgear switch so i’ll take it on trust. It’s so cheap that it should pay for itself within a reasonable time frame.
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    Trendnet are certainly becoming a force to be reckoned with in network arena and have already produced some top notch equipment at a really good price, unfortunately this item is not one of their better products. Whilst only having four network slots no wireless is available. Another big claim is energy efficiency, which is appears to be excellent. However this is a very difficult thing to prove and i suppose we would have to take their word for it. For basic wired networks then this would be a useful cheap alternative, but for the more advanced users this isn’t the tool for the job.
    • What's this?
      A compact winner from trrendnet. . Gigabit switch that save on electric consumption, this works as advertised with minimal fuss. Connect your ethernet cables into here (cat5e/6) and presto gigabit ports. With nas devices coming to the fore, i think that everybody will need one of these before long especially as more of these storage solutions support gigabit. (most present day computers already do). Plug your gigabit wired network in here and then to your modem router and the network will run non internet traffic through this. Its small and compact with the indicator lights providing reassuring acknowledgement of speed and function of various connections. Its size makes it harder to connect and disconnect the cables but that shouldn’t be a problem for many.
  13. What's this?

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    Does the job, no fuss at all. I can’t fault this discrete, simple, effortless little network switch. It’s smaller than i expected, but in a well-designed way that doesn’t make it feel cheap. Even if the power-saving claims that it makes on the box are only half true, it still won’t take long to pay off the cost of the router in reduced electricity bills alone. The network speed through shows no discernable slowness at all compared to a direct connection to the router, though i haven’t been able to put that to any advanced speed testing. It’s got a sturdy build quality. It’s got a fairly stylised green-and-black design which does feel a tiny bit 1980’s. The lights are bright enough to be easily visible, but the device is so small that if the blinking lights bother you, the switch can be tucked behind a pc or some other box (or in our case, a flowerpot). I’ve not seen any other switch that’s this straightforward, no-nonsense and well priced. It does exactly what you want it to do.

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