Reddit Reddit reviews TRENDnet 5-Port Unmanaged Gigabit GREENnet Desktop Metal Switch, TEG-S50g, Ethernet Splitter, Ethernet/Network Switch, 5 x Gigabit Ports, Fanless, 10 Gbps Switching Fabric, Lifetime Protection,Black

We found 24 Reddit comments about TRENDnet 5-Port Unmanaged Gigabit GREENnet Desktop Metal Switch, TEG-S50g, Ethernet Splitter, Ethernet/Network Switch, 5 x Gigabit Ports, Fanless, 10 Gbps Switching Fabric, Lifetime Protection,Black. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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TRENDnet 5-Port Unmanaged Gigabit GREENnet Desktop Metal Switch, TEG-S50g,  Ethernet Splitter, Ethernet/Network Switch, 5 x Gigabit Ports, Fanless, 10 Gbps Switching Fabric, Lifetime Protection,Black
Ethernet port configuration 5 Gigabit RJ-45 ports provide high-speed network connections to devices and a 10Gbps switching capacity allows data traffic to flow smoothly reducing traffic bottlenecksDesktop design with a compact and lightweight metal housing design this Ethernet Switch is well-suited for desktop installations Its fanless design is perfect for quiet environments that require silent operationEnergy savings The 5-Port Gigabit GREENnet switch model TEG-S50G Provides high bandwidth performance ease of use and reliability All while reducing power consumption by up to 70% GREENnet technology automatically adjusts power consumption as needed resulting in substantial energy savings Embedded GREENnet technology works right out of the box with no management requirementMounting options wall mountablePlug-and-play easy setup simply power up the switch and plug in connected devicesLow-noise operation fanless design lowers energy consumption and eliminates operating noiseTRENDnet Lifetime protection All metal TRENDnet switches are backed by our lifetime TRENDnet Manufacturer
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24 Reddit comments about TRENDnet 5-Port Unmanaged Gigabit GREENnet Desktop Metal Switch, TEG-S50g, Ethernet Splitter, Ethernet/Network Switch, 5 x Gigabit Ports, Fanless, 10 Gbps Switching Fabric, Lifetime Protection,Black:

u/DaNPrS · 10 pointsr/HomeNetworking

Return those shitty routers and get some proper networking equipment. There are no Apple switches if that's what you want. Any switch works just like any proper router works. It'd be a sad day if Apple made yet another Apple only protocol.

Switch, and WAP.


You can use what you have if you really want to. Just consider the fact that no professionals do.

u/ICThat · 9 pointsr/HomeNetworking

You want an unmanaged switch.

Personally I use and like this one.

u/Lickingmonitors · 6 pointsr/HomeNetworking

Sorry for the stupid question. Whats the difference between the Edgerouter and a typical switch?

u/damacu · 3 pointsr/googlefiber

There's a lot to unravel here. I'm on mobile at the moment so I'll edit this later and give you a proper response. In brief, however, a wired connection is preferable to WiFi.

*edit: The 100mbit connection is likely in regards to passing the network signal over coax. As in, Ethernet From the Network Box (gigabit) to the Storage Box. Then the Storage Box outputs a LAN (multicast) signal over the coaxial connection and into the existing coax "network" in you home. Your various TV boxes pick up this signal and pull an IP. This leave the ethernet port on the back of the TV Box free to use as a switched bridge.

The 100mbps limitation is due to the the coaxial signal being relatively weak. The engineers behind this design probably know what they're doing when tuning the coax signal in such a way to guarantee a 100mbps handshake.

If for instance you had an ethernet (Cat5e or Cat6) cable running from the Network Box to the TV Box, you'd be delivering 1000mbps (1gbps) to the TV Box, which is really a waste. 100mbps is more than sufficient for live video transmission. The problem here is that it would tie up the ethernet on that TV Box and you wouldn't be able to connect to it. This model is also not as common, because fewer people have a fully networked home.

The best solution is to have an ethernet cable run from you Network Box to your TV Box. Then you put in your own small gigabit switch and run network cables into your TV Box and then into your gaming console.

u/heisenbergerwcheese · 3 pointsr/HomeNetworking

here a $15 5-port gig switch...i have around a dozen of these running strong for 8+ years...plug the current cable into this, and run 2 new ones to your PC & PS4

u/Mk19mod3 · 2 pointsr/techsupport

You may need a small switch if you don’t have any free ports or don’t have easy access to your wireless router.

If you are going to use RDP you can just leave the ‘B’ machine in another room.


Under $20 switch - TRENDnet 5-Port Unmanaged Gigabit GREENnet Desktop Metal Housing Switch, 10 Gbps Switching Fabric, Lifetime Protection, TEG-S50g https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001QUA6R0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_fLCyCbC5VGY05

u/tatiwtr · 2 pointsr/SBU

If you already have one, great, otherwise I would recommend a 1gbps switch for extended usefulness.

u/tehFeetus · 1 pointr/Twitch

Yeah, I've had a number of routers that have bad or failing ports and eventually die. It's just one of those things with cheap, consumer grade routers.

What I'm doing at the moment with my computers and stuff is just using a switch between them and the router. This little TRENDnet switch was $20US on Amazon and allows me to hook up several devices to the router that came with my ISP. You might be able to do the same thing if you're needing more connections but don't really need the router's capabilities (most people don't need additional routers beyond what they get from their ISP).

There aren't any ports to be opened because nothing is connecting in to you. You're connecting out to the Twitch ingest servers.

Just make sure that in OBS you're not putting your "Max bitrate" too high. Most people will recommend 2000kbps (2mbps) or lower for unpartnered streamers so that more people are able to view your stream (you won't have transcoding to give them high/medium/low/mobile options). You can do up to 4mbps per twitch's rules, but there is that trade off in accessibility to your stream as you push that bitrate higher.

u/birdmanbs · 1 pointr/wireless

Perfect. Many variables that I didn't know of!

By the way, I was checking NETGEAR GS105 reviews on Amazon. It seems that some people have issues with them:

> Netgear is supposed to have a 5 year warranty (2 on the power supply). I had one of these for about 18 months. Over the last months it's been increasingly flaky, every week or two it just hangs and needs to be unplugged and started again. It doesn't matter how much it's in use (it's done it when we've been on vacation with minimal network traffic).

>I called Netgear to get it replaced, but they told me that it's not meant to be plugged in all day, so they won't fix it. Unless you actually unplug all your network equipement when you are not actively using it (I didn't think so), then I highly recommend avoiding Netgear products.

I looked up for replacements: this TRENDnet TEG-S50g - although cheaper - has a better review history. Any thoughts about it?

I was wondering if a WiFi router working as an AP for AP 2 wouldn't be a better option. It would work as a switch (giving me ability to plug 2 computers), and provide WiFi. Do you know any 10/100/1000 router to suits my needs?

If not, I'll try switch + UniFi AP. :)

u/Gawd129 · 1 pointr/HomeNetworking

> GS108

Hmmm. Are Switches known for being particularly unreliable? The ones you suggested are significantly more expensive than the ones I had been looking at. What accounts for the price difference?

I was looking at this
and this.

With both having over 2,000 reviews and 4.5 stars it seems pretty safe, but I wouldn't be surprised if you had a compelling reason to avoid them.

u/popepeterjames · 1 pointr/techsupport

TRENDnet GREENnet switches also have lifetime warranties. But I've yet to have any of the ones I've used go bad, so I can't comment on how well they handle warranty returns.

u/PythonTech · 1 pointr/computertechs

You still charge labor on top of the 30%. Make enough in your labor and $3 won't matter. Plus your clients will never question you on pricing and try to haggle since things "look so cheap". If you spend 5 minutes trying to justify why you charged $25 for a 10/100 switch when they could of went to amazon and got a 5 Port Gigabit switch for $16.99 with Free 2 day shipping then you are wasting time and money.

u/ArthropodOfDoom · 1 pointr/udub

/u/SoonAfterThen's recommendation is good, but I've started using TRENDnet stuff (see this one) and I've had zero problems. Not that Netgear's bad, necessarily, but it is cheaper and just as good. They'reTRENDnet is a more enterprise-focused company, so their small cheap stuff is a little more no-frills.

u/1new_username · 1 pointr/techsupport

Sorry this got really long. I thought I would try to be as detailed as possible in case you wanted to go this route. Also, I assumed cost wasn't an issue, so I went with the best (within reason) options. If the cost it too high, you could change the access points, not get the extra HP switch linked at the bottom or do a few other things to save money. If you have more questions, post back and I'll help if I can.





I have done a bunch of wireless networks and I found it to be the easiest setup for getting multiple access points to all work together on one network.

If you have ever configured the wireless settings on a router before, you should be fine. If not, it still won't be too hard.

A few things to know about wireless you might not:

  • A SSID is the same as a wireless network name
  • WPA2 encryption is generally the way to go for most people
  • In the US, although there are 11 wireless channels, only 3 don't overlap/interfere with each other: 1, 6, 11
  • If you setup multiple access points, you want them to have different channels, but the same SSID, password, and encryption type. This should allow most devices to switch automatically to the nearest access point without the user having to do anything.

    Depending on the construction and size of the house, you likely can get away with just 1 AP per floor. If you need to add more later, you always can. Each AP should be able to handle about 30-40 devices well, more if it has too. I would set it up like this:

    Buy 1 of these switches:

    http://smile.amazon.com/TRENDnet-8-Port-Gigabit-GREENnet-TPE-TG44g/dp/B008VK2XXS/

    and 3 Ubquiti Pros (there are 3 in this one box, so you would need 1 of the link here):

    http://smile.amazon.com/Ubiquiti-Networks-Enterprise-System-UAP-PRO-3/dp/B00DJERLFG/

    On the switch above, there are 8 ports, 4 have a thing called PoE, 4 are "regular" (ports 1-4 are PoE, 5-8 are not). Run 1 network cable from one of the 4 yellow network ports on your N900 router to one of the non-PoE ports on the TRENDNet switch (say port 8). Then using the patch panel and cables already run in the house, run a network cable from ports 1,2, and 3 in the TRENDNet switch, to the ports on the patch panel that go to the wall ports nearest where you want the access points to go (shoot for the middle of each floor for best coverage).

    If the patch panel isn't labeled, or you don't know what goes where, you will have to test them out. You can do this with trial and error, or buy a cable tester like this:

    http://smile.amazon.com/Generic-TET-028-2MX-p-Network-Cable-Tester/dp/B00118038Y/

    With that cable tester, you take one side and run a cable from one half f the tester to the wall port you want to use for the access point, then plug the other side in the patch panel, trying different locations until it lights up. When it does, you know you have the right one.

    Ok, so now you have the N900 connected by 1 cable to the TRENDnet switch, then PoE ports 1,2, and 3 hooked to patch panel in the places that go to the wall jacks where you want your access points. Now you will take another network cable and run it from that wall jack into the "main" network port on the access point. That TRENDnet will supply the power, so you don't have to plug it in to a wall outlet for power (that is what PoE is, Power over Ethernet).

    Give the access point a bit (maybe a minute or two at the most) and it should start blinking/glowing blue. The access points are made to be mounted to a wall or ceiling, which will get you the best coverage, but if you can't put holes in the wall or don't feel comfortable doing it, you could even just set them on a tall book case or something (that will reduce your range though).

    Now, go here: http://www.ubnt.com/download/?group=unifi-ap and download the UniFi Controller software for PC or Mac (whichever you have). Run it and install it.

    Here is a guide that likely explains better than I could (with pictures) the next steps from there (start at page 3):

    http://dl.ubnt.com/guides/UniFi/UniFi_Controller_UG.pdf

    Honestly, the initial setup should be enough, more likely than not. If you or someone has an android phone, install Wifi Analyzer:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.farproc.wifi.analyzer

    and walk around the house looking at signal strength after the install is done. If you have I'd say -75dbi or lower (lower numbers mean stronger signal) everywhere you go, then you are done. If somewhere the signal is a lot weaker than that (or doesn't show up), you can just buy another access point, use port 4 on your TRENDNet, hook it up in the weak spot, go into the UniFi software and add it into your network.

    That should pretty much be it. There are a lot of really advanced settings you can mess with in the UniFi software, but for a home-type setting, you probably won't need it.

    As one other suggestion, consider replacing your current switch with something like this (this is a 24 port, don't know how many ports you need):

    http://smile.amazon.com/HP-1810-24G-Gigabit-Rack-Mountable-J9803A/dp/B009HQAMBA/

    You would then run 1 cable from your N900 to that switch, and then plug the rest of your non-access point ports in your patch panel into it. Encourage anyone that has a wired connection in their room/desk and that has a desktop or even a laptop to plug into the wired when at all possible. If needs be, even split out 1 cable run to their rooms using a switch like this:

    http://smile.amazon.com/TRENDnet-Unmanaged-Gigabit-GREENnet-TEG-S50g/dp/B001QUA6R0/

    to get as many people off of wireless as possible. The reason being, think of it like this:

    Each access point has 1 Gigabit connection (1000 Mpbs speed for simplicity). That 1000 speed connection is being shared by as many as 30-40 devices (maybe more), so each device gets at best 1000/40 = 25 Mbps.

    When someone uses their own cable run and doesn't use the wireless, they get their own 1000 Mbps connection, instead of having to share one with a bunch of other people.


u/GaryJS3 · 1 pointr/nvidiashieldtv

What do you mean by "splitter". The only way to split ethernet is with a Network switch like this one:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001QUA6R0

u/afyaff · 1 pointr/homelab

https://www.amazon.com/TRENDnet-Unmanaged-Gigabit-GREENnet-TEG-S50g/dp/B001QUA6R0/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1474396188&sr=8-6&keywords=5+port+switch+gigabit

https://www.amazon.com/TRENDnet-Unmanaged-Gigabit-GREENnet-TEG-S5g/dp/B002HH0W5W/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1474396188&sr=8-7&keywords=5+port+switch+gigabit

These two drop below $10 every month or so. Keep an eye on them if you need a cheap small switch. Yes they are 500% of the cost but worth every penny.

I also bought a 5 port smart switch for $14 earlier this month. Have to mail in rebate but then that's how you save money.

u/chineseman26 · 1 pointr/HomeNetworking

This switch is just as good if not better and cheaper.

u/brianf408 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I've had great luck with TRENDnet switches. Something like this ought to do the job for you.

u/laird_dave · 1 pointr/HomeNetworking

If you have the opportunity to go wired, use it. WiFi extenders usually decrease performance for everybody because air is a shared medium.

Imagine a guy screaming in your direction. If you shut up and listen, you can repeat what he said in the direction of another guy. The other guy will have to wait for you to stop yelling, then answer, you'll have to wait and yell at the first guy.

Sounds pretty inefficient? That's a WiFi extender for you.

Use MoCa to get signal to your bedroom. Put a switch there if you want to use more than one device. Put an AP there if you want wireless.

MoCa adapter $169.00

Dumb switch $15.99

Access point $75.88

So, you'll have to shell out $260.87 for a setup that'll be orders of magnitude better than your WiFi extender stuff.

u/sglville · 0 pointsr/techsupport

Wireless printers are likely part of the problem. There are probably just more people/devices on the network in the dorm than the library. If you have an ethernet port in your room and the network allows unmanaged switches get a small gigabit switch like this one and wire everything up https://www.amazon.com/TRENDnet-Unmanaged-Gigabit-GREENnet-TEG-S80g/dp/B001QUA6R0?th=1