Finally A Cheap 8-Port 10Gbase-T Managed PoE Switch the Hasivo S1100WP-8XGT-SE

Hasivo S1100WP 8XGT SE PoE Front
Hasivo S1100WP 8XGT SE PoE Front

When we did The Ultimate Cheap Fanless 2.5GbE Switch Mega Round-Up we heard consistent feedback. People want cheap 10GbE switches. Not just the MikroTik CRS309-1G-8S+IN SFP+ switch, but specifically 10Gbase-T switches. Others ask not just for an unmanaged switch, but a managed one. Others ask for PoE. Today, we have all three in an 8-port 10Gbase-T managed PoE+ switch for a price of just $278. Let us get into the Hasivo S1100WP-8XGT-SE.

Video Version

As a quick note, we are releasing a video with both the PoE and non-PoE versions of this switch.

The non-PoE version is $30-45 less expensive and is largely the same, except for the lack of PoE. Still, the video has more b-roll so you can see more angles and it has the noise of the switches as well. As always, we suggest opening the video in its own window, tab, or app for a better viewing experience.

Hasivo S1100WP-8XGT-SE External Hardware Overview

The Hasivo S100WP-8XGT-SE is much larger than one might expect at the outset. We did not fully appreciate why this 8-port 10Gbase-T switch was so large until we opened it up.

Hasivo S1100WP 8XGT SE PoE Front
Hasivo S1100WP 8XGT SE PoE Front

Still, this follows a standard Hasivo design. The eight ports have a PoE status LED below the ports and a link status above them. We just want to note quickly that we tested the switch at 1GbE, 2.5GbE, 5GbE, and 10GbE speeds on Intel and Marvell Aquantia NICs across various platforms from Threadripper Pro and Xeon W workstations to servers, to mini PCs/ TinyMiniMicro nodes, and even the Apple Mac Studio M1 and Mac Mini M2 Pro. We were slightly concerned that we would not negotiate 2.5GbE speeds correctly as that has been an issue on some low-cost 10Gbase-T switches in the past. That is not the case here.

On the side of the switch we have mounting holes for rackmount ears, but we did not find the ears in the package. We did, however, find the rubber feet for a desktop solution.

Hasivo S1100WP 8XGT SE PoE Side
Hasivo S1100WP 8XGT SE PoE Side

The rear of the unit had the power input, power switch, fans, and label. We could not find the PoE capacity of the switch but the AC110V-240V 3.6A rating is more than enough to power the switch and the PoE+ ports. This label also has the management login IP and the admin/admin credentials.

Hasivo S1100WP 8XGT SE PoE Rear Label
Hasivo S1100WP 8XGT SE PoE Rear Label

What you will not find here are regulatory or safety ratings. That is probably why these are so inexpensive. On the other hand, a huge portion of the market cannot use these because of that. Still, we wanted to see what is possible and since there is nothing close to this switch at even three times the price, we wanted to investigate.

Now the big question: What is inside the system? Let us get inside next.

Hasivo S1100WP-8XGT-SE Internal Hardware Overview

Inside the switch, we find fans and the power input in the rear. The Power supply is to one side. There is also a switching PCB and another board on top for PoE functionality.

Hasivo S1100WP 8XGT SE PoE Internal Overview
Hasivo S1100WP 8XGT SE PoE Internal Overview

Here is a look from the rear of the system to see how this is laid out.

Hasivo S1100WP 8XGT SE PoE Internal Overview 2
Hasivo S1100WP 8XGT SE PoE Internal Overview 2

The PSU we could not find specs on. It is an internal PSU that is not hot-swappable.

Hasivo S1100WP 8XGT SE PoE PSU 2
Hasivo S1100WP 8XGT SE PoE PSU 2

Here is another angle of the power supply.

Hasivo S1100WP 8XGT SE PoE PSU 1
Hasivo S1100WP 8XGT SE PoE PSU 1

The power supply is connected to the rear outlet and power switch as well as to the main switch board by an array of wires.

Hasivo S1100WP 8XGT SE PoE Intenral Wiring
Hasivo S1100WP 8XGT SE PoE Internal Wiring

Sitting above the main switch board is this PoE+ board from Hasivo. Many companies build a base switch platform and then add PoE via an optional feature like this in order to deliver lower-cost PoE and non-PoE variants to the market.

Hasivo S1100WP 8XGT SE PoE Board Side
Hasivo S1100WP 8XGT SE PoE Board Side

Here is the side-by-side with this and the non-PoE version.

Hasivo S1100WP 8XGT SE PoE And Hasivo S1100W 8XGT SE Internal Overview
Hasivo S1100WP 8XGT SE PoE And Hasivo S1100W 8XGT SE Internal Overview

The main switch chip is the Realtek RTL9303 and 8-port 10GbE part.

Hasivo S1100W 8XGT SE RTL9303
Hasivo S1100W 8XGT SE RTL9303

It looks like that chip is connected to two other chips acting as PHYs. We could not find much information on these, but they are Realtek RTL8264 chips.

Hasivo S1100W 8XGT SE RTL8264
Hasivo S1100W 8XGT SE RTL8264

Next, let us take a look at PoE capabilities since that is not what we expected. We will also look at the management and performance.


  1. Without a reputable name brand to assure the inevitable security-related firmware updates, a managed switch in my opinion is less attractive than an unmanaged one.

    A default password of admin is also not reassuring.

  2. Are you able to do the throughput tests at various packet sizes? It’d be interesting to see the curve of total throughput by packet size for these switches. I suspect that some of the cheaper switches are going to fall off at small to medium packets

  3. I understand that a lot of people want 2.5GbE capability, but when looking at 10GbE it seems to me that SFP+ is still a much better deal for the homelab than 10Gbase-T.

    For less than this, you can get a 8 port SFP+ 10Gb switch from Mikrotik or Ubiquiti with full support — or Hasivo appears to have managed 8- and 12-port managed SFP+ 10Gb switches for $225 and $256 shipped, respectively.

    Add in much more affordable secondhand SFP+ 10GbE adapters, and the total price ends up being a lot more attractive. (That seems likely to continue, as SFP+ is still strongly preferred in the enterprise environments I come across.) Something like the Horaco 2.5Gb switch reviewed recently could easily be used to add a few 2.5GbE ports for things that need them.

  4. Don’t discount TP Link when it comes to SFP+ switches, their SX3008F is fully managed with a full Cisco-like CLI and a webGUI that has all features exposed (a rarity in my opinion), while costing similar to the Mikrotik offerings. The thing I like the most about the SX3008F though is the webGUI also has manual documentation on every page in the form of a ? button, that shows the relevant excerpt from the manual for the page you’re on.

  5. I have the 5×2.5Gbpe + 2xSFP 10Gbe managed switch.
    I think the confusion from “saving” settings is that it is required first to apply the new settings and then save configuration to “startup” config.
    At least for me it took a bit to figure out.
    While a bit strange, it is actually a good thing. This way it is possible to play with configuration and in case something goes terribly wrong, all that is required is to reboot the unit without need to reset it. Once desired config is working as intended, just save it to “startup” and/or “default”.
    As a side note, it seems that PoE conclusions are a bit wrong. The first port is the most powerful (BT) and the rest are a bit more modest (AT) ports.

  6. Eric Olson
    This switch sits behind the router, so no real security issue.
    The default password is the first thing to change.

    What you mean by cheap?
    I’m not sure they have just 2.5 manged switch, but 5×2.5 + 2SFP managed PoE cost me 160$. Wich is kinda reasonable.

    Dan T
    The thing is that rj45 ports can offer PoE. They also use mostly existing cabling. Not to mention that most devices (and computers) do not have SFP ports. To ad 5gose, cost money.
    Not to mention that non optical SFP modules with 1.2, 2.5, 5 and 10 Gbe speeds starting at around 50$ each.
    So for the price of 3-4 modules, there are 5-8 ports switches.

    So in my opinion for a non specific usecase, a “hybrid” switch with few of each type, is a more practical solution.

  7. I don’t know. That Fluke can handle PoE++ so if it’s not picking it up it’s not standards compliant. Even if it works, if real test gear doesn’t recognize then I’d assume it’s not working

  8. Finally a decent budget 10G switch! Did you test whether the PoE was isolated? If it isn’t, and you use it to power a mini PC, as soon as you plug in a monitor it will short out the switch’s power supply (if everything is earthed properly) and likely shut down the switch until the network cable (or monitor cable) is unplugged to remove the short. This limits the usefulness of PoE to only devices that don’t connect to any peripherals, like IP cameras.

    Also in your power measurements it would be nice to use something like the HOPI that Big Clive (YouTube) uses as it will display things like power factor that give you a better indication of the quality of the power supply (lazy designs will have a PF closer to zero, while well designed supplies will have a PF closer to 1). In many countries businesses pay more for electricity if they run a lot of devices with poor power factor, and if a device with a poor power factor is run off a UPS, it will waste more energy as heat inside the UPS reducing battery run time, so it’s useful to know the PF for a number of reasons.

  9. This seems like a great product to use when distributing networking to wifi 7 aps, you want more than 2.5g uplink and poe, but it is 1/4 the cost of alternate 10g poe solutions.

  10. This review brings up too many red flags for me to even consider this product in a passing thought.

  11. Glad to see 10GBASE-T, unlike some commentors below who think SFP is better, I strongly disagree for a home 10gig network. You cannot wire your walls with DACs, Cat6a is light-years easier than fiber to install, and with 10GBASE-T you don’t have to waste money on transceivers…and that whole “sfp NICs are cheaper” isn’t true anymore….you can go on ebay right now and buy an Intel X550-T2 for $40, so unless you only need to hook up one computer that’s 3 feet from your switch, I don’t understand why anybody would prefer SFP for a home network.

  12. @Chris L.
    I’ve got fibre running across my house (next to CAT6). In euroland we have standard sized wallplates with modules 50mmx25mm that can hold audio plugs, speaker terminals, RJ45 ports, HDMI, and … OM4 sockets. Off the shelf cables just plug in the rear for the link and in the front to your device, so no termination required, the back to back connector is in the wallplate.

    I went with fibre for 10G a few years back as the power consumption was hugely less (and toys like the Mikrotik CRS305 etc were *cheap*).

    CAT6 is easier, but there’s still other considerations esp in europe where some countries have experienced domestic power costs of $1.50/kwh in the past year.

  13. Following my comment above, can’t help feeling my ideal version of this would be 4x 10gbase-T, 4x SFP+ to allow a transition to 10gbaseT as multigig becomes more standard in prosumer environments. Top of the rack and replace once a winner has shown itself.

    Security concerns? Maybe, but i’d never put anything not big-brand anywhere near my employers network (including Ubiquiti that I use at home).

  14. I am not sure what audience is more pleased with this plunge into the depths of the 3rd tier network switch markets. You are pleased to find cheap switch bandwidth, home labbers are pleased to read that cheap switch bandwidth is available or you are trying to shame 2nd tier switch providers to respond with compliant gear at the same price.

  15. Good to see copper 10000BT, the previous 10GB have been SFP+ and if you don’t have any recent experience of this area it is quite complicated, searching for it doesn’t really help. There’s also the issue of interoperability, termination of fibre etc. I’m not a network noob either, I’ve worked on 10B2, econet, RS232, RS453, token ring, Cisco cat switches in the 2000s. The SFP scene is confusing.
    Why security concerns? You’re going to have it behind your firewall and I’d be locking down what can speak to the outside world etc.

  16. Well. Thank the gods for competition from the Chinese! American vendors have been sucking the 10GBe teat for a long long long time.

    2.5 GBe FFS. They’d try to offer 2.75, then 3, then 3.125, the ripoff would never end.

    You shouldn’t be upset, Rohit. You should be grateful.

  17. Hello,

    I purchased S1100WP-8GT-SE however the IP does not persist on restarting switch, making the switch completely useless, as it defaults to static IP of, has this issue been resolved in this S1100WP-8XGT-SE model?

  18. To save the config on the S600WP, you have to specifically copy the running-config to the startup-config. I’d imagine this is the same. But until I tried the latest firmware, the S600WP wouldn’t even let me set it to dhcp, I had to telnet in to configure it.

  19. I have this same switch here and PoE works fine on all 8 ports. I suspect yours has a fault if it wasn’t working on the first port.

    I too found a lot of bugs in the firmware, including security vulnerabilities and completely nonfunctional IPv6 support. I also wasn’t able to find an updated firmware anywhere or contact hasivo via their wechat, has anyone had luck getting hold of anyone?


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