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TP-LINK TL-SF1016D 16-Port 10/100Mbps Desktop Switch
Size: 16 PortChange
Price:£16.44+Free shipping with Amazon Prime
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful
on 29 December 2010
Mine came with a UK spec power supply. I had the unit up and running in a matter of seconds and am very happy with its performance. It's connected to a couple of servers and uplinked to a Netgear DG834N. The packet forwarding rate is impressive (TP-Link claim 14880 pps per port) and all ports support MDI/MDIX. Just amazing value for money.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 6 March 2011
You take it out of the box, connect the supply, connect the ethernet cables from your computers and your network is running, no setup or software installation is needed. Small size easily located on your desk. Really nothing could be simpler. Recommended to anybody who needs a 100Mbits network.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on 16 May 2011
I am using this product in my lounge to distribute network signal to my PS3 and internet TV. The product is very simple to setup and does the job very well. Very happy with my purchase expecially for the price. Highly recommended.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on 31 March 2011
I've had one of these switches for a long time now. It just sits there and gets on with its job. Often buried under a pile of papers, it is easy to forget just what is connecting everything together. Good job it runs cool then!. I've had years of unnoticed service from mine, so on that basis I'd have to recommend it.
It is now also a heck of a lot cheaper than when I bought mine. At its current price, it really is a no brainer.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 4 March 2011
Excellent!! Took it out the box, connected the router then a few devices; TV, Xbox etc and worked instantly without a hitch!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 21 November 2012
Does exactly what it says it can do. Extends one port into another 4, don't matter which port you plug the "IN" from as they all come out the same way. Very cheap, clever little box. Highly recommend.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 27 April 2011
So what can one say when you pay so little for something that works so well? It is great. It is very small, does not get hot, and keeps up with high data rates without dropping packets. I am so pleased saw this at the price I did and did not go for some thing like Netgear.

It works, and if you are on the look out for a switch for the home or small office, go for this little gem.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 13 January 2013
This product is ideal if you have a few internet enabled products eg smart tv, sky, dvd player etc and don't want expensive dongles to make wireless or all your router ports taken up.Just run ethernet cable from router into port 1 and plug all your other cables into ports 2-5 and away you go.
Came with 3 pin plug and instructions but you just basically plug and play. Great product.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 30 July 2014
After buying several of these and being pleased with the fact that they worked and were extremely cheap I am now suspicious of how robust and reliable they are. I have a wired network in the house as well as WiFi but rely on the LAN for sharing files and connecting all the desktops in various rooms to the internet.
After a storm last week the LAN went down. Fortunately, the only system affected seemed to be the LAN and although the router seemed okay with the internet service running and devices connecting via WLAN, the LAN ports on my router were not illuminated. Connecting various devices confirmed the ports on the router were dead. I also noticed that the TP-Link SF1005D switch next to the router which distributes the LAN to various parts of the house was showing a light on where a cable was not connected. Okay, I keep a spare so changed router and switch. All working 100% again.
Today, I lose the LAN to one of my desktops and track the problem down to the same model TP Link switch, but one located elsewhere. Again, the switch shows a light where a port is not connected. Changed the switch and all working again.
My conclusion is that these MAY be not as reliable as other models that they make and although they work out of the box, may be more prone to damage from any voltage irregularities in the system.
None of my other equipment on the LAN was damaged in the storm, apart from the router and I have two other switches (different models - One TP Link 8 Port gigabit and one Edimax 8 Port ) which were unaffected.
I think on the face of it they are a good buy but you have to ask yourself are you buying too cheap? Okay it's only £6 but it's the hassle factor and time taken to diagnose the problem which is the true cost.
The problem with a lot of the reviews on here is that they are written soon after purchase and people write them in their warm post-purchase afterglow if it does what it says on the tin or condemn the thing outright should it fail them. There should be a facility to divide reviews into just purchased, after 6 months, 1 year etc to give a true picture of reliability and performance.
I think TP-Link are a good brand and I have other products by then which I have had for several years which have performed well but am hesitant to purchase anymore of this particular model.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 16 February 2012
The price for this item seems to have been increased recently, so not quite the bargain it was. It seemed too good to be true at the original price with free delivery to boot. Against my better judgement I went for it on the strength of previous reviews, choosing the 8 port version as barely more more expensive than the smaller version. It lived up to the promise. It comes in a shrink wrapped box with the contents inside well protected in recycleable trays, looking for all the world like a much more expensive product. You get the switch, a small size plug in power adapter and an instruction leaflet. You have to provide your own cables to connect to a router and other devices. The instructions are not very explicit in terms of blow by blow of what you have to do, but installation is extraordinarily simple. Connect the switch via any port to the router. Connect your other devices to the switch. Switch on the router, plug in the power supply for the switch and it all works. No configuration needed. I had one port on the router and have now connected a TV, an X Box and a home plug house wiring network distributor with no problems. The switch has a plastic case but no big deal. The ports on the switch auto sense the type of connecting cable you are using and the packaging says that the power supplied to each connection is varied automatically according to the length of the cable concerned to reduce energy consumption. Power is reduced also if the switch detects that a device is off. Altogether it's a miracle at the price and features/simplicity. if you really want to find a fault, the power supply goes in the side of the switch rather than in the rear, so sticks out. Highly recommended.
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