TP-Link TL-SF1005D: Basic Network Expansion

The TP-Link TL-SF1005D is a compact 5-port Fast Ethernet switch designed for simple network expansion in home and small office environments. This unmanaged switch offers reliable connectivity for basic networking needs.

Key Features:

  • 5 10/100Mbps RJ45 ports
  • Plug-and-play setup
  • Green technology for power savings
  • Compact desktop design
  • Fanless for quiet operation
  • Auto-MDI/MDIX on all ports
  • 802.3x flow control

Ideal Users:

Home Network Beginners

  • Connect multiple devices to a home router
  • Expand wired connections for basic internet use
  • Create a small home office network

Small Businesses

  • Provide network access for a few workstations
  • Connect printers and other office equipment
  • Establish a basic LAN for file sharing


  • Set up a study group network
  • Connect gaming consoles and computers
  • Share internet access in a dorm or apartment

The TL-SF1005D’s plug-and-play design requires no configuration, making it accessible for users of all technical levels. Its green technology helps reduce power consumption, with a maximum power consumption of only 1.23W.

For those needing higher speeds or building a larger network infrastructure, consider exploring networking solutions with Gigabit speeds or managed switches for enhanced control and features.

TP-Link TL-SF1005D: Technical Specifications

  • Standards: IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3x
  • Switching capacity: 1 Gbps
  • Transmission method: Store and forward
  • Power consumption: Max 1.23W
  • Power supply: 5 VDC / 0.6 A external adapter
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 4.1 × 2.8 × 0.9 in. (103.5 × 70 × 22 mm)
  • Operating temperature: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
  • Operating humidity: 10% to 90% RH, non-condensing

The TL-SF1005D is an entry-level switch ideal for basic network expansion needs. Its compact size and fanless design make it suitable for placement in various environments without adding noise. While it lacks the speed of Gigabit switches, it provides reliable Fast Ethernet connectivity for small-scale networks and basic internet use.


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