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Rated 5 out of 5 by widenerc Compact, Fast, Efficient
Submitted as part of a free sample program The TL-SG105E is incredibly compact. It'll fit in the palm of your hands and offer 5 gigabit ports to expand your network. I ended up using mine in conjunction with a powerline adapter. I plugged the ethernet from the powerline adapter into the switch and used it to wire multiple devices in my room. It could also be used directly with the router or even from a laptop using internet connection sharing. Plenty of ways to put this switch to good use.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tech On Deck Works Great!
The 5-port Gigabit Easy Smart Switch by TP-LINK is the perfect choice if you only have a few devices that require a hard-wired connection. As of now, I only have a printer and a NAS device connected to it, and all are working flawlessly. All I had to do was connect them to the switch and I was up and running in no time at all. Plug-and-play is a beautiful thing. I have never used a switch before, so there is a lot I will have to learn to take full advantage of all the features it has to offer. Something that I am looking forward to digging deeper into in the near future. This is a very feature-rich Gigabit switch. As for build quality, this switch doesn't feel cheap at all. No plastic housing here. It has an all-metal housing and build quality is fantastic. The device itself is pretty small and will not take up much space. There are even mounting holes on the bottom which will allow you to mount it to something. The power adapter is also small and takes up little space when plugged into an outlet. It's about the same size as a phone charger. Whether used in a home or business environment, this is an awesome little device for your network. Once you purchase a switch (any switch), do be sure to upgrade to the latest firmware, which is available on the support page of the product. Happy New Year! Happy networking!