TRENDnet 16-Port Unmanaged Gigabit GREENnet Desktop Metal Switch Review

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This is our detailed product review for the TRENDnet 16-Port Unmanaged Gigabit GREENnet Desktop Metal Switch.

Let’s see if it lives up to the hype.

Our rating: 9 / 10

Cost: $

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  • Powerful big switch
  • Adjustable speed is helpful
  • Strong transmission power
  • 2 USB ports for connecting printers, external storage devices


  • Printer sharing is not good
  • Many PCs sharing more than 1 printer

The TRENDnet 16-Port Unmanaged Gigabit Desktop Metal Ethernet Switch TEG-S16DG is devoted to providing you with fast Ethernet networking speeds, especially when dealing with multiple laptops or desktop PCs.

If you have a small to medium sized office, you are most likely going to need a switch to help you get around. The switch ships with a power supply, so you will need to find an AC outlet to plug the switch into.

So far the TRENDnet has been very impressed. It has the exact number as ports for its price, so if you need more than four Ethernet ports, TRENDnet is definitely one to choose over other brands.

As this is a metal switch, it is going to be a bit bulkier than those plastic options on the market, but this may be a plus to some. The small to medium sized office is perfect for the TRENDnet switch because it is fairly big. We also really like the fact that the switch has the ability to power up computers with 5V, which is perfect for use with some power bars.

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