TP-Link is renowned for providing network solutions that are cost-effective while also easily scalable, accessible, manageable, and securable.
Features of Different Models of TP-Link Switches
Every model fulfills different network needs. Thus, each model has features specific to its functions. Here are some of the defining features of TP-Link switches:
PoE and Non-PoE
Power-Over-Internet (PoE) switches transmit power over the same cable that also transmits data. Non-PoE switches only transmit data and need a different cable for power.
Thus, if you're using low-power devices which support the PoE standard, a PoE switch will ease the work of connecting the devices to the network.
Data Transfer Rates
If you want to connect devices to a home network, enough for a few computers, Netflix on a Smart TV, and a few mobile devices, then a fast ethernet switch of 10/100 Mbps should be sufficient.
For large file transfers enough for a small office, a TP-Link Gigabit Ethernet switch of 10/100/1000 Mbps may be more appropriate. These provide higher speeds and more robust bandwidth management. Additionally, they are more energy-efficient compared to 10/100 Mbps switches.
Number of Ports
TP-Link switches are designed to connect multiple devices to a broadband network. Thus, a typical switch will have at least 5 ethernet ports. Available port numbers are:
TP-Link network switches come in 3 main form factors, depending on where they should be mounted. These are:
Some models are designed for more than one type of mounting. For example, the TP-LINK TL-SF1024M is ideal for both wall mounting and desktop placement.