Easy Smart Gigabit switch 16 Doors TP-Link TL-SG1016DE

The Easy Smart Gigabit switch 16 Doors TP-Link TL-SG1016DE has 16 RJ45 Ethernet ports 10, 100 and 1000 Mbps. Offers network monitoring, traffic prioritization, VLANs, and other features that are usually only available in expensive manageable switches. Mine was purchased to connect my TV room equipment and in this article I'll talk about it.

Why is the TP-Link TL-SG1016DE?

On my home network, the Router ASUS RT-AC68U stay in the Office, next to the ADSL modem and fiber optic transceiver for my two providers. It leaves an Ethernet cable that goes to the living room, and initially entered a Switch 8 Portas Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000Mbps CORSN CS-1008G.

In this CORSN CS-1008G, the other 7 doors were occupied by:

  1. Ethernet cable that goes to the shed of my house, where there is a second router (a Netgear WNDR3700, running OpenWrt and configured as a switch and access point) supplementing the WiFi coverage home.
  2. Mini PC Zotac ZBOX ID83 Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz Intel HM76 DDR3 Wi-Fi A&V Gigabit Ethernet Mini PC Barebone System (ZBOX-ID83-U)
  3. Playstation 3
  4. Smart TV
  5. WDTV Live
  6. Blu-Ray player

There was a single free port, but in January 2014 She came to be occupied by Playstation 4. In June of the same year reached the Receiver Yamaha RX-V675, and that lacked doors at the CORSN CS-1008G.

To solve the problem, I used Switch Ethernet ASUS GX1008X 8 Portas 10/100Mbps, I had bought in 2012, and that in 2014 was idle. So I called the ASUS GX1008X in one of the doors of the CORSN CS-1008G, sharing equipment between them, leaving the equipment with Gigabit Ethernet switch Gigabit Ethernet and Fast Ethernet equipment in Fast Ethernet switch.

This Setup worked fine for two years, But recently I thought it was about time to upgrade to make the network more organised.

The motivation was also some flaws in some Gigabit connections fall 100 Mbps, diagnosed by the LEDs CORSN CS-1008G and confirmed in speed tests. Suspected CORSN CS-1008G, but then I ended up discovering that the problem was in some cables. Redid the crimping replacing the old RJ45 plugs, Some have oxidized and other badly crimped, for new Furukawa, for best quality. So the problem is solved.

The main requirement for the switch was to have at least 16 doors, so that I can use a single switch in the room, occupying 10 doors and leaving 6 free for future equipment. As 10 doors are used by:

  1. Router ASUS RT-AC68U in the Office (uplink)
  2. Netgear WNDR3700 Router, in the Shed, running OpenWrt and configured as a switch and access point.
  3. Mini PC Zotac ZBOX ID83 Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz Intel HM76 DDR3 Wi-Fi A&V Gigabit Ethernet Mini PC Barebone System (ZBOX-ID83-U)
  4. Playstation 4
  5. Playstation 3
  6. Sony Smart TV
  7. WDTV Live
  8. Sony Blu-Ray player
  9. Sky HDTV Decoder Plus SHR23
  10. Receiver Yamaha RX-A830

Of these 10 equipment, the 5 first are Gigabit Ethernet (1000 Mbps), and others are just Fast Ethernet (100 Mbps).

Initially searched HP switches (you purchased 3Com), but they are rather expensive. I decided to then take a look at the models of the TP-Link, It's not a top brand, but it makes cost-effective equipment.

I've had two other brand equipment, both stopped currently. One of them is a ADSL modem with router TP-Link TD-8816 ADSL2/2, that was set aside in favor of the Datacom DM2270, The Alive provided and you can get an ADSL signal with best SNR.

The other is a TP-Link TL-R470T+ Load Balance Broadband Router, that gave me some headache due to bugs in the firmware, and lack of some features. But the first problem was resolved and the second I finished solving when Dual WAN features ASUS RT-AC68U were usable through new firmware. And so the TL-R470T + also just leaning.

Decided by the TP-Link, I contemplated first model TL-SG1016D, that is not manageable. But then I noticed that the model TL-SG1016DE cost not much more expensive, but it had some features “Smart”.

The TL-SG1016DE It's not a manageable model full of features and you need an expert to configure. But it has some features of managed switches that are interesting, as the definition of priorities, monitoring, VLANs, cable test, etc. And is plug-n-play, So who doesn't want to know anything that can simply plug it in and use it as if it were a non-managed switch.

At the time I didn't even need any advanced functionality, but just the fact of having an IP address switch and monitoring options already helps in the diagnosis of possible problems. Then decide close to him.

It is important to note that there are two hardware versions: V1 and V2. The difference is that the first version has QoS options by setting priority per port or per tag, through the IEEE 802.1 p Protocol. This tag is in the header of the Ethernet frame (link layer). The second version also has these two options and adds a third: Using QoS DSCP code, you are in a field in the header of the IP datagram (network layer).

Choice, of course I would choose the version 2, but I couldn't find it. The vast majority of stores does not inform which version is selling. Bloody mania of TP-Link to change the hardware without changing the model number of the equipment.

Some famous auction site sellers are so picks that simply erase questions about which version of the hardware. They would rather lose the sale the risk that their customers read the previous questions and can figure out that there's a newer version and it's not that they are selling.

I've ruled out all sellers picks and I went to buy only when I found a seller who was honest enough to answer that was selling the version 1. Closed with him, even though a little more expensive than the picks.

Specifications

These are some features of Tp-Link TL-SG1016DE, as extracted from the website of TP-Link:

  • 16 ports of 10/100/1000Mbps play transfers of large files
  • The innovative energy-efficient technology saves up 40% the electricity consumption
  • IEEE 802.3 x flow control provides reliable data transfer
  • 10 k Jumbo frame improves the performance of large data transfers
  • Efficient network monitoring through port mirroring, Loop prevention and Cable Diagnostics
  • QoS and port tag allow traffic sensitive to latencies and fluent.
  • The comprehensive features of VLAN enhances network security by segmenting traffic
  • GMP Snooping function optimizes multicast applications
  • Centrally manages all smarts switches with Easy Smart configuration utility.

And the following tables bring the full specifications:

HARDWARE FEATURES
Standards and protocols IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3 ab, IEEE 802.3 x, IEEE 802.1 q, IEEE 802.1 p
Interface 16 10/100/1000Mbps ports RJ45
(Autonegotiation/Auto MDI/MDIX)
Network media 10Base-T: UTP cable category 3, 4, 5 (maximum of 100 m) EIA/TIA-568 100 Ω STP (maximum of 100 m) UTP cable category 5, 5and (maximum of 100 m) EIA/TIA-568 100 Ω STP (maximum of 100 m) UTP cable category 5, 5and, 6 or above (maximum of 100 m)
EIA/TIA-568 100 Ω STP (maximum of 100 m)
Number of Fans Fanless
Power supply 100~ 240VAC, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption Maximum: 12.55In (220V/50 Hz)
Dimensions (L X C X) 11.6*7.1*1.7 Pol. (294*180*44 mm)
PERFORMANCE
Switching capacity 32Gbps
Packet forwarding rate 23.8MPPs
MAC address table 8K
Packet Buffer memory 512KB
Jumbo Frame 10240Bytes
SOFTWARE FEATURES
QoS Supports 802.1 p priority-based port
Supports 4 priority queues
Rate limit
Storm Control
L2 Features Igmp Snooping
Link Aggregation
Port mirroring
Cable Diagnostics
Loop prevention
VLAN Supports up to 32 VLANs simultaneously (4K VLAN IDs)
MTU/Port/VLAN Tag
Transmission method Store-and-Forward
OTHER
Certification EC, FCC, RoHS
Package contents TL-SG1016DE
Power cord
Installation Guide
Installation CD
Rack-Mount Kit
Rubber feet
System requirements Microsoft ® Windows ® 98SE, NT, 2000, XP, Vista ™, or Windows 7, MAC ®, NetWare ®, UNIX ® or Linux.
Environment Operating Temperature: 0℃ ~ 40 ℃ (32℉ ~ 104 ℉);
Storage Temperature: -40℃ ~ 70 ℃ (-40℉ ~ 158 ℉)
Operating Humidity: 10%~ 90% non-condensing
Storage humidity: 5% ~ 90% non-condensing

Unboxing

With the Easy Smart Gigabit switch 16 Doors TP-Link TL-SG1016DE in hands, I ran to the unboxing. Check out the video below:

Note that the box of the Tp-Link TL-SG1016DE not come sealed, and so the switch as the accessories all came packed in bubble wrap, without the cardboard egg box type that is common in TP-Link products. But the product serial number match the packing.

Interestingly the TP-Link TL-R470T+ Load Balance Broadband Router also came packaged this way, even though it was purchased with another seller.

Another curiosity is that the cable came in the Brazilian standard, something unlikely for a product that most likely was imported.

I contacted the seller to find out the reason of packaging be so and the explanation that he gave is that receives a lot of these packaged products together and with the box removed to save on freight. I didn't ask the cable, but probably it is also more advantageous import without the cable, saving weight and volume, and after adding a cable made in Brazil.

The TP-Link TL-R470T+ Load Balance Broadband Router comes with instruction manual, Installation CD, bracket and screws for rack mounting, and adhesive feet for mounting on the table.

Check out the photos:

Easy Smart Gigabit switch 16 Doors TP-Link TL-SG1016DE, on its packaging

Easy Smart Gigabit switch 16 Doors TP-Link TL-SG1016DE, on its packaging

Easy Smart Gigabit switch 16 Doors TP-Link TL-SG1016DE, on its packaging

Easy Smart Gigabit switch 16 Doors TP-Link TL-SG1016DE, on its packaging

Easy Smart Gigabit switch 16 Doors TP-Link TL-SG1016DE, on its packaging

Easy Smart Gigabit switch 16 Doors TP-Link TL-SG1016DE, on its packaging

Easy Smart Gigabit switch 16 Doors TP-Link TL-SG1016DE, and accessories

Easy Smart Gigabit switch 16 Doors TP-Link TL-SG1016DE, and accessories

Cable and Switch manuals Easy Smart Gigabit 16 Doors TP-Link TL-SG1016DE

Cable and Switch manuals Easy Smart Gigabit 16 Doors TP-Link TL-SG1016DE

Rack mounting bracket, screws and feet Easy Smart Gigabit Switch 16 Doors TP-Link TL-SG1016DE

Rack mounting bracket, screws and feet Easy Smart Gigabit Switch 16 Doors TP-Link TL-SG1016DE

Manuals and CD Easy Smart Gigabit Switch 16 Doors TP-Link TL-SG1016DE

Manuals and CD Easy Smart Gigabit Switch 16 Doors TP-Link TL-SG1016DE

Easy Smart Gigabit Switch manuals of 16 Doors TP-Link TL-SG1016DE

Easy Smart Gigabit Switch manuals of 16 Doors TP-Link TL-SG1016DE

Easy Smart Gigabit switch 16 Doors TP-Link TL-SG1016DE

Easy Smart Gigabit switch 16 Doors TP-Link TL-SG1016DE

Easy Smart Gigabit switch 16 Doors TP-Link TL-SG1016DE

Easy Smart Gigabit switch 16 Doors TP-Link TL-SG1016DE

Easy Smart Gigabit switch 16 Doors TP-Link TL-SG1016DE

Easy Smart Gigabit switch 16 Doors TP-Link TL-SG1016DE

Easy Smart Gigabit switch 16 Doors TP-Link TL-SG1016DE

Easy Smart Gigabit switch 16 Doors TP-Link TL-SG1016DE

The back of the Switch Easy Smart Gigabit 16 Doors TP-Link TL-SG1016DE

The back of the Switch Easy Smart Gigabit 16 Doors TP-Link TL-SG1016DE

Easy Smart Gigabit Switch label of 16 Doors TP-Link TL-SG1016DE

Easy Smart Gigabit Switch label of 16 Doors TP-Link TL-SG1016DE

Easy Smart Gigabit switch 16 Doors TP-Link TL-SG1016DE

Easy Smart Gigabit switch 16 Doors TP-Link TL-SG1016DE

Easy Smart Gigabit switch 16 Doors TP-Link TL-SG1016DE

Easy Smart Gigabit switch 16 Doors TP-Link TL-SG1016DE

Easy Smart Gigabit switch 16 Doors TP-Link TL-SG1016DE

Easy Smart Gigabit switch 16 Doors TP-Link TL-SG1016DE

Installation and testing

The installation was very quiet. Placed the Tp-Link TL-SG1016DE standing, the back of the TV, so that it is discreet and neither appears, but at the same time is easy to get a peek behind the TV and view the LEDs to diagnose a problem.

Not found in the manual any indication that it can be used in foot, but as the power supply was on top and hot air rises, I believe there are no problems.

Easy Smart Gigabit switch 16 Doors TP-Link TL-SG1016DE, installed

Easy Smart Gigabit switch 16 Doors TP-Link TL-SG1016DE, installed

Easy Smart Gigabit switch 16 Doors TP-Link TL-SG1016DE, installed

Easy Smart Gigabit switch 16 Doors TP-Link TL-SG1016DE, installed

Easy Smart Gigabit switch 16 Doors TP-Link TL-SG1016DE, installed

Easy Smart Gigabit switch 16 Doors TP-Link TL-SG1016DE, installed

Configured the Tp-Link TL-SG1016DE to get IP from my router via DHCP, that makes it easy to access your interface and monitor it. I did the firmware update to the latest version.

The main screen of the Web Interface

The main screen of the Web Interface

IP configuration in the Web Interface

IP configuration in the Web Interface

I kept most of the settings in the default. One of the few options we found better enable was flow control on all ports.

Web Interface port configuration

Web Interface port configuration

The statistics screen is particularly interesting, in it we can see the status of each port and the amount of traffic on each port packages since the switch was initiated.

Some equipment turn off the Ethernet port on stand by, other remains connected normally. Others keep connected but reduce to speed 1000 Mbps for 100 Mbps or even 10 Mbps, as in the case of Playstation 4 and the Zotac ZBOX, respectively.

Web Interface Ports statistics

Web Interface Ports statistics

Another cool feature is the cable test, that can show if a cable is in good condition or defective. When the cable is in good condition it shows the length of the same. When is faulty attempts to show how far the defect.

Note that the equipment off the Cape appears as “Open”, What is normal. The measures of distances for cables in operation looks good need, with only 1 a 3 meters in the equipment in the room, and 20 and 50 meters to routers in other rooms.

Cable test in Web Interface

Cable test in Web Interface

An exception is the WDTV Live, that when you're turned on indicates the correct size, but off indicates 151 meters. What occurs, probably, and than the cable is plugged in it is somewhat out of default.

About QoS, could have done the configuration for doors and prioritized traffic of video games, for example, to have the lowest latency possible in games. But not for a while I felt the need to do it, because the latency on the LAN is less than 1ms. In practice, the router QoS (ASUS RT-AC68U) is much more relevant and it does analysis and packet prioritizes traffic by classes.

So I changed the configuration so that the priorities follow the IEEE 802.1 P tags. In fact I don't even know if the equipment set the IEEE 802.1 P tags in practice. Need to do some tests mirroring doors and using Wireshark to monitor, but I haven't had the patience to do this.

Configured for QoS 802.1 P mode

Configured for QoS 802.1 P mode

It is also possible to make individual bandwidth control for each port, but this is another option that I haven't had a need to use so far.

Control settings for bandwidth in the Web Interface

Control settings for bandwidth in the Web Interface

In addition to the web interface, You can also configure the Tp-Link TL-SG1016DE with an application for Windows, called TP-Link Easy Smart Configuration Utility.

I ended up installing it just after you already had everything set up. But it seems to me that he has a good advantage is to allow the same setup with the switch being off-subnet IP of the PC, facilitating the initial configuration it is necessary to put the PC on the same subnet as the switch's default.

Initial screen of TP-Link Easy Smart Configuration Utility

Initial screen of TP-Link Easy Smart Configuration Utility

In the application you can make all settings, just like in web interface.

System information screen on the TP-Link Easy Smart Configuration Utility

System information screen on the TP-Link Easy Smart Configuration Utility

Port Configuration screen in TP-Link Easy Smart Configuration Utility

Port Configuration screen in TP-Link Easy Smart Configuration Utility

Monitoring screen Doors in TP-Link Easy Smart Configuration Utility

Monitoring screen Doors in TP-Link Easy Smart Configuration Utility

QoS Configuration screen in TP-Link Easy Smart Configuration Utility

QoS Configuration screen in TP-Link Easy Smart Configuration Utility

Final Considerations

The Easy Smart Gigabit switch 16 Doors TP-Link TL-SG1016DE is in use for about a month and a half and so far had no problems with it.

The CORSN CS-1008G come join for your brother. The ASUS RT-AC68U only has 4 LAN ports, and one of them is still playing the role of WAN 2. So I ended up putting the two CORSN CS-1008G nas duas portas LAN que restavam para que eles distribuam a LAN para os equipamentos do escritório. Eles também estão cumprindo bem seu papel.

CORSN CS-1008G encontra seu irmão e assume nova função :)

CORSN CS-1008G encontra seu irmão e assume nova função 🙂

The ASUS GX1008X também não ficou parado. Instalei-o junto a TV do quarto, que antes era ligada diretamente ao CORSN CS-1008G do escritório, por ser o único equipamento que usa rede no quarto. Mas futuramente pretendo colocar o WDTV Live lá, e então o switch será necessário para distribuir a rede.

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Update (30/01/2017): Os seguintes vendedores do Mercado Livre omitem a informação da versão do hardware no anúncio, erase questions question this information and are, therefore, Not recommended by Skooter Blog:

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