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 that with using 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 device that links additional devices to a network using network cables. After one of the RJ-45 ports are used to connect to the network (i.e. the router), there are 7 slots available to connect more devices. Devices such as laptops and desktops, game consoles, Network-Attached storage (NAS) devices and 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.


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

The TP-Link 8-port desktop switch is small and quiet. With its fan less design and measuring in at a mere 134.5 x 79 x 22.5mm, it is perfect to use on a desk, mounted on the side, or hidden away.

Another nice feature is its low power consumption. Boasting with “Green technology” it requires 5V and 600mA to operate.

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