Continuing our series on 2.5GbE switches, we have the TRENDnet TEG-S762. This is an unmanaged switch that offers 4x 2.5GbE ports but also two 10Gbase-T ports. For many, this is all that will be needed in a home or office.
Ultimate Fanless 2.5GbE Switch Roundup
You may have seen that we published the Ultimate Cheap Fanless 2.5GbE Switch Mega Round-Up. Here is the video for that one where this switch appeared.
We decided to do the round-up first and will be filling in with reviews that we had not published at that point, including this one.
Just to note, we have 6 more switches in the lab for testing already, and another 8 on the list of to-do that are not in the switch round-up we published. We are going to add them to the round-up page as we review them.
TRENDnet TEG-S762 Review 2x 10Gbase-T and 4x 2.5GbE Unmanaged Switch
The switch itself is desktop mounting only. There are two 10Gbase-T ports (1-2) and four 2.5GbE ports (3-6). Something that we should note is that the 10Gbase-T ports would run at 2.5GbE and 1GbE speeds as well, but when we tried them at 5GbE speeds, they did not link. That seems consistent with the label.
The top says “TRENDnet” and the side simply has a vent.
The other side also only has a vent.
The bottom has spots for rubber feet and spots to mount on a rail or on screws.
Inside the switch, we have a large black heatsink covering the switch chip(s).
While it may look like a huge heatsink, it is not very tall. The fins also do not align with the vent airflow direction.
We did not see the unit crash, and this is a very low-power design. Still, we thought that was a strange design choice.
Next, let us get to the management, performance, power consumption, and our final thoughts.