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tbonfig : 4/20/2017 10:23 am
I have a Trendnet 24 port switch used for keeping my house up and running. I bought it originally in 2015 and have since gone through 3 since then (getting replacements from the Company).

Same thing seems to happen each time, overnight the switch just stops working. My modem and router are fine, and the switch has the lights on (green/orange) seemingly indicating that it is working, but there is no connection to any of my ports.

Just curious if anyone has any suggestions on what could be going on here. I believe it is connected to a surge protector, and to my knowledge there were no power surges last night.

Is this a Trendnet issue, as in, I should buy another switch from another manufacturer?

Thanks friends
maybe the outlet is bad?  
NoPeanutz : 4/20/2017 10:28 am : link
You can test it with a multimeter. Check youtube if you're not familiar.
Is the switch on a surge  
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protector?
also check the reviews on Amazon  
I Love Clams Casino : 4/20/2017 10:36 am : link
and sort by the lowest - You will see that many, many people have experienced the same issue. The 5 star ratings are at 79%, but I'd bet that's from the people who plugged it in, got it going and then reviewed it before it died...



RE: also check the reviews on Amazon  
tbonfig : 4/20/2017 10:51 am : link
In comment 13435264 I Love Clams Casino said:
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and sort by the lowest - You will see that many, many people have experienced the same issue. The 5 star ratings are at 79%, but I'd bet that's from the people who plugged it in, got it going and then reviewed it before it died...




Damn it, good find.

With that being said, does anyone have a recommendation for a non-failing switch?
RE: Is the switch on a surge  
tbonfig : 4/20/2017 10:52 am : link
In comment 13435256 I Love Clams Casino said:
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protector?


Yes
RE: RE: also check the reviews on Amazon  
Jim in Fairfax : 4/20/2017 12:11 pm : link
In comment 13435293 tbonfig said:
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Damn it, good find.

With that being said, does anyone have a recommendation for a non-failing switch?


I'd say Netgear or TP-Link.

Though I have to wonder why you need 24 wired ports for your house. Do you have a family of 20, all with desktop PCs?
RE: RE: RE: also check the reviews on Amazon  
tbonfig : 4/20/2017 12:39 pm : link
In comment 13435513 Jim in Fairfax said:
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In comment 13435293 tbonfig said:


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Damn it, good find.

With that being said, does anyone have a recommendation for a non-failing switch?



I'd say Netgear or TP-Link.

Though I have to wonder why you need 24 wired ports for your house. Do you have a family of 20, all with desktop PCs?


If you really must know, we have a family of 50
RE: RE: RE: also check the reviews on Amazon  
Bockman : 4/20/2017 12:45 pm : link
In comment 13435513 Jim in Fairfax said:
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In comment 13435293 tbonfig said:


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Damn it, good find.

With that being said, does anyone have a recommendation for a non-failing switch?



I'd say Netgear or TP-Link.

Though I have to wonder why you need 24 wired ports for your house. Do you have a family of 20, all with desktop PCs?


If you want to run ethernet in the house, 24 is essentially minimum these days. Figure 3-5 rooms with Smart TVs, a couple computers and some wireless access points.

Or look at it another way. Cat6 is cheap, and its just as much work to run 4 lines as it is to run 1 line to a specific location. Living room, rec room/finished basement, 4 bedrooms and/or offices times 4 runs a piece, you're easily in 24 port territory.
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