Short introduction to the TP-Link 8-port 10/100Mbps desktop switch

Short introduction to the TP-Link 8-port 10/100Mbps desktop switch
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Adding more devices to a wired network has never been easier than with the TP-Link 8-port 10/100Mbps desktop switch. With its 8 ports, up to 7 additional devices can be linked.

The TP-Link 8-port 10/100Mbps desktop switch (model TL-SF1008D) is a plug-and-play device that links additional devices to a network using network cables. It is easy to set up with no configuration or software needed.

After one of the RJ-45 ports are used to connect to the network (router), there are 7 slots available to connect additional devices. Devices such as printers, laptops, other desktops, game consoles, Network-Attached Storage (NAS) devices and smart TVs can easily be added with its plug and play configuration. It features half and full-duplex, MAC address learning and up to 1.6Gbps switching capacity (200Mbps per port).


This desktop switch supports IEEE 802.3i, 802.3u and 802.3x protocols. The 8 ports are able to negotiate automatically and have auto MDI/MDIX. IEEE 802.3x flow control provides reliable data transfer and auto MDI/MDIX eliminates the need for a crossover cable.

The TP-Link 8-port desktop switch is small and quiet. With its sleek,  fanless design and measurements of 134.5 x 79 x 22.5mm, it is perfect to use on a desk, mounted on vertically, or hidden away. It, unfortunately, lacks any form of mounting options.

Another nice feature about the TP-Link 8-port desktop switch is its low power consumption. Boasting with “Green technology” it requires 5V and 600mA to operate. In addition to this, the switch will automatically adjust its power consumption according to the link status and cable length — giving you up to a 60% reduction in power use.

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