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TRENDnet TL2-G244 24-Port Gigabit Layer 2 Switch Review

By: Tyler Bernath | Network Switches in IT/Datacenter | Posted: Oct 28, 2013 1:01 pm
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: TRENDnet

TRENDnet TL2-G244 Switch




Above, we have the box art with a wide angle shot of the switch. Below there are several key features listed such as the units 48Gbps switch fabric and support for SNMP, RSTP and MSTP.




Unboxing the switch, we found it secured in foam at both ends. The remaining cables wrapped in plastic.




The scope of delivery included the RS-232 cable for connecting to the management port, power cable and reading materials. Another thing of note here the TL2-G244 is rack-mountable and such has ears for doing so. Additionally, if you choose to set this on your desktop or table, it has rubber feet that can be attached.




The front of the TL2-G244 houses all 28 ports. The last four Gbit ports share bandwidth with the GBICs to the far right.




The back of the switch houses the AC input for the internal power supply and power switch.




Internally, the G244 is laid out quite well. To the top left we have the power supply, and to the left the mainboard and accompanying daughter boards for the switch.




Removing all of the heat sinks, we can get a good look at what we have. To the top right we have a Marvell 98DX Packet Processor, moving down slightly we have an entire row of six Marvell Alaska 88E1340 Quad Port Transceivers.

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