The 48-port Gigabit Switch TL-SG1048 is designed to meet the requirements of most workgroups and departmental connectivity. The TL-SG1048 is a reliable, easy-to-use switch with no management complexity, offering 48 10/100 / 1000Mbps ports and combining ease of use with unparalleled performance, resulting in exceptional value for any cost-conscious network administrator looking for the best solution for the best possible price. The article is also rack-mountable (rack mounts are included), so ideal if you have all your network applications in a server or wall cabinet.
Convenience to use
The features of this gigabit switch make installation plug-and-play and hassle-free. No configuration is required. The Auto MDI / MDI-X crossover on all ports eliminates the need for intersecting cables or uplink ports. Auto-negotiation on each port detects the link speed of a network device (10, 100 or 1000 Mbps) and intelligently sets compatibility and optimal performance. Dynamic LED lights provide real-time working status display and basic fault diagnosis.
The TL-SG1048 has non-blocking wire-speed architecture with 96Gbps switching capacity for maximum data throughput. An 8K MAC address table offers expandability for even the largest networks. It also supports 802.3x Flow Control for full-duplex mode, and back pressure flow control for half-duplex mode eases delays and provides reliable data transfer.
What is a network switch?
A switch is a handy device for making multiple connections from one wired network connection. Ideal right? This all happens without data loss. A switch can be compared to a power strip, the principle is the same. With a network switch, one port is used to access the internet. The remaining ports are then provided with internet. If you buy a 16 port switch, you create 15 extra internet outputs.
Which switch do I need?
If you want to buy a switch, first check how many devices you will connect to the switch. Keep in mind that 1 port on the switch will be lost to the internet. If you want to connect 5 devices to a switch, you need at least an 8-port switch. It is also useful to know what internet speed you have at home. If you have a network between 0 - 100 Mbps, an Ethernet switch is sufficient. Everything above that requires a Gigabit switch. Do you want to be well prepared for the future? Then we always recommend a Gigabit switch.