TP-LINK TL-SH1832 Review Cheapest Switch with 24X 2.5GBE and 8X 10GBE Catch


In this review, we are going to look at the TP-Link TL-SH1832. Here’s another fun one from a reader tip. This switch has the lowest per-port 2.5GbE price we could find, especially in a high-port count configuration like this. However, there are some major catches that will deter others from getting one or even considering it.

TP-Link TL-SH1832 External Overview
The switch is also a 1U rackmount switch. We took pictures without rock ears, but this switch has rock ears, which you can see in the video. It can also be used as a desktop unit with rubber feet. On the left side of the switch, we find the status LEDs for port 32.

The 24 ports are all 2.5GbE and 1GbE ports. We tested at that speed, but they work at 10m/100m speed as well. We tested eight SFP+ cages at 10GbE speeds, but there are status LEDs for 2.5GbE and 1GbE speeds, but not 5GbE.

On the side of the case we get a hole and a rock ear mounting. There is a rock ear mounting option only on the port side of the switch.

The switch does not have the FCC, UL, or many other markings that we commonly see on switches sold and applied in the US. There is a big buyer beware element in this type of tool, which we will address more in the lesson learned section.

Source : Servethehome