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Affordable PoE Switch, Not a Rocket
on September 29, 2013
This switch has nice desktop form factor with a metal case and the usual TP Link eccentricities. Not sure why they insist on a separate sometimes difficult to read display of port status, but they do.
Affordable *but limited* power over ethernet (only 4 ports, ~50 watts total), should do well to power most PoE devices attached except maybe a collection of overweight VoIP business desk sets or moving cameras.
Lights up gigabit ethernet on each port, but the backplane speeds are mediocre. Will do fine for most consumer applications, probably fine for a temporary extension of a local network for a new workstation or two. But things probably won't be so dandy if you're planning on attaching a desktop PC through the VoIP handset connected to this thing 4x over.
Can recommend for consumer or SoHo applications, limited use in a large business environment.