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Product Review: Tenda TEF1110P-8 Port PoE Switch

If you have more than one device to power, over PoE, it makes sense to consider using PoE switch. Most common application for Power Over Ethernet (PoE) is to connect and power IP devices such as IP cameras, Access point or IP phones over single network cable.

Tenda TEF1110P-8 Port PoE switch, marketed as economical and reliable networking solution, comes with 3 years of warranty.

Tenda TEF1110P-8 port PoE + 2 Uplink switch Features:

Key Feature:

  • Fixed Port: 8* 10/100Base-TX RJ45 Ports(Data/Power)

2*10/100/1000Base-T RJ45 Port (Data) (Gigabit Uplink)

  • Power Budget: 102W
  • PoE supply management: Port 1 to Port 8 support standard IEEE802.3at/af power( maximum power for each port is 30W),PoE power type is end-span(1245+, 3678- line pair) in full configuration<102W

PoE Max Power Supply99W

  • Standard & Protocol: IEEE 802.3、 IEEE 802.3u、IEEE 802.3x、3ab、IEEE 802.3af、IEEE 802.3at.
  • 6KV Lighting Protection
  • Extend Ethernet mode with 250m transmission distance.
  • Virtual LAN (VLAN): Separates port to keeps data traffic safe.

Look and Feel

The metallic body of the Tenda TEF1110P-8 port PoE switch gives it a solid appearance and a re-assuring sense of high quality. Even though you are probably going to hide the switch away in the attic or cupboard, it is good to know that this is a switch that’s made to last.

Installation

Since this is an unmanaged switch, no configuration is required – simply plug in the power adaptor and your devices using Ethernet cables power it on and you are ready to go. It couldn’t get any easier than this. Most system integrators in surveillance industry need a plug and play switch and do not need advanced features or configuration options. This switch truly delivers exceptional simplicity.

Performance

A modern fast Ethernet switch should have no issue with performance and the TEF1110P does not disappoint.

IP Camera Test: The Tenda TEF1110P was tested with couple of IP cameras which are PoE compatible. These cameras are rated at 5W each with a maximum power consumption of 7W with the IR LEDs on. We plugged in both cameras and tested them over 2 weeks of 24/7 operation, and are happy to report that the Tenda TEF1110P switch was more than capable of powering the cameras. Each port is rated up to 30W so this should come as no surprise.

CONCLUSION

Pros Cons
PoE on all 8 ports In this price category expecting for fiber uplink & semi management feature also.
2 Gigabit Uplink
Accurate power management
Maximum PoE power budget of 30W
Easy installation and no software required to manage the device.
Durable metal housing.
Wide variety of basic and advanced features.
Exceptional for PoE security cameras & Access Point. 

The Verdict – Opinion

If you’re in the market for an unmanaged switch, look no further than the Tenda TEF-1110-P. This device has a wide range of features and offers PoE across all eight (8) ports. Also, the installation process is not complicated as this is a plug and play switch so you can easily install this PoE switch to power your devices. Due to its unprecedented capabilities and flawless performance, we found this PoE switch best buy in its category. We at Telecom Today, give 4 ratings out of 5, based upon its design, performance, price and features.

Tenda TEF-1110P 8-Port Gigabit PoE Switch Review

  • Performance: 4.5
  • Features: 4
  • Price: 3.5
  • Design and Built-in Quality: 4

About Rajeev Ranjan

Rajeev has witnessed the growth of technology across all verticals since he started his career in journalism. With a vast experience of almost 11 years in the technology market in India, he has worked closely with the industry leaders and has been part of this revolution in IT & communication market in India. He started his career as an entrepreneur in 2009 in the technology world. Currently, he is Director of News Dot Media Pvt. Ltd., Chief Editor for Digital Terminal (Magazine & Online) & Telecomtoday.in  

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