In this article, talk about the acquisition of the second Easy Smart Gigabit switch 16 Doors TP-Link TL-SG1016DE, to be used in my Office. It provides network monitoring, traffic prioritization, VLANs, and other features that are usually only available in expensive manageable switches.
Shortly thereafter, one of my Switch 8 Portas Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000Mbps CORSN CS-1008G, I was in my Office, died. Dismantled-the, but I couldn't find anything wrong with him.
So I decided to purchase a second Easy Smart Gigabit switch 16 Doors TP-Link TL-SG1016DE, elimindo the need to have two switches to 8 doors in the same place and leaving the more elegant and efficient network.
Thus, the other Switch 8 Portas Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000Mbps CORSN CS-1008G, fully functional yet, It was released to go to my room, substituting Switch Ethernet ASUS GX1008X 8 Portas 10/100Mbps It was there.
The Smart TV and WD TV Live that are in the room have Ethernet ports only 100 Mbps, so it wasn't necessary to put a gigabit switch there now, but as the CORSN CS-1008G was free… Anyway, technically there is still the advantage that now both devices can use fully their 100 Mbps at the same time, What was not possible with the switch of 100 Mbps, where the uplink would be the bottleneck.
For this new acquisition, as well as the again, My preference was for the version 2 of the hardware, It has an additional feature that is the ability to use DSCP code, you are in a field in the header of the IP datagram (network layer), to perform QoS.
Some sellers who omitiam hardware version information and put questions regarding, as the WORLDVENDASML and the SEUPRESENTE now claim to have the version 2, but I refuse to buy with us like that. I found a third salesman, M.A. IMPORTS. MGA, and I asked what was the version that he was selling. Answered V2, closed with him.
When the product arrived, open and then came the disappointment: the seller lied. I got the version 1 from the Tp-Link TL-SG1016DE. I've ruled out the possibility of returning the product because I wanted to avoid further disorders. Only qualified negatively the seller and include in my blacklist.
At least this time the Tp-Link TL-SG1016DE came packaged as factory, Although without any seal, as can be seen in the pictures below.
Also check out this video of unboxing and operation of the Tp-Link TL-SG1016DE:
The Tp-Link TL-SG1016DE came with a prehistoric firmware installed, as first. Then did the update to the latest version so that it would work with the software Easy Smart Configuration Utility, the TP-Link, It is more convenient to use to make the web version settings.
The software also has the advantage of finding the switch and allow your configuration even if he and the computer being used have IPs in different subnets.
Since the settings were correct, It's time to populate the gates of Tp-Link TL-SG1016DE. Currently they are busy so:
- Peplink-Balance One 600Mbps Dual-WAN Router with Dual-Band Wi-Fi 11ac (BPL-ONE) (uplink)
- Desktop Pc (1)
- Desktop Pc (2)
- Smart TV Panasonic Viera TC-40 "-40DS600B
- Multifuncional HP Officejet Pro 8600 Plus
- Synology America DiskStation 2-Bay Diskless Network Attached Storage (DS214play)
- The Iomega Home Media (1)
- The Iomega Home Media (2)
Check out the pictures from the initial installation:
As the scenario has been re-arranged since the first photos were taken, show you how is the scenery today, After the arrival of the Peplink-Balance One.
On article about the first Easy Smart Gigabit Switch 16 Doors TP-Link TL-SG1016DE I've talked a lot about the product, showed specifications, configuration screens, etc. so it seems to me unnecessary repeat everything again.
The 2nd Easy Smart Gigabit switch 16 Doors TP-Link TL-SG1016DE It's already two months fulfilling your role well. Basically installed and I forgot. I was curious now to know how were the statistics package and went to check. Look:
Ultimately, TP-Link is far from being a brand that I consider really good. But for household and small office she might be of good size (in switches, routers do not!). The features of this version Smart are an additional interesting by little price difference between this model and the fully manageable. And whereas I have used for several years the switches CORSN, unknown brand like a site has, It's a nice upgrade.