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TRENDNet TEG-S762 Review (vs Zyxel MG-108): A Solid Multi-Gig Contender

The TRENDnet TEG-S762 is an excellent alternative to the Zyxel MG-108. It’s a bit more expensive but more compact and comes with two 10Gbps ports instead of just 2.5Gbps. And in my book of Multi-Gig, 10Gbps is the way to go.

Most importantly, at the current cost of slightly more than $200, like the Zyxel, the TRENDnet is within the budget of many home users. Sure, it could have more ports, but six is suitable for most homes.

If you’re looking to break into the realm of faster-than-Gigabit, the TRENDnet TEG-S762 6-Port 10Gbps Unmanaged switch is an excellent option right now. Get one!

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TrendNet TEG-S762 Port Multi Gig Switch
The TRENDnet TEG-S762 is a compact Mult-Gig switch

TRENDnet TEG-S762: A compact Multi-Gig switch

The TRENDnet TEG-S762 looks like a typical Gigabit switch with all the ports — six BASE-T RJ45 and the power port — on the front. On the underside, you’ll find its mounting holes. And that’s it.

The compact switch is slightly larger than an adult’s palm and has no internal fan. Instead, its chassis has tiny holes on the side for ventilation. No fan means it will run quietly, and there’s one fewer thing to break.

TRENDnet TEG-S762 6-Port Multi-Gig switch
The switch is hollow, with holes on its chassis for ventilation.

Compared to the Zyxel MG-108, the TRENDnet TEG-S762 has two fewer ports. However, it comes with two 10Gbps ports, which are nice. The rest of its ports are 2.5Gbps, like the case of its rival.

TRENDnet TEG-S762 vs Zyxel MG-108: Hardware specifications

Both of these are unmanaged switches. They will work right away as you plug them into an existing network. As a matter of fact, they work together, too.

Full NameTRENDnet TEG-S762
6-Port 10Gbps
Unmanaged Switch
Zyxel MG-108
8-Port 2.5GbE
Unmanaged Switch
ModelTEG-S762 MG-108
Dimensions
(W x D x H)
7 x 5.7 x 1.3 in
(180 x 145 x 33mm)
9.45 x 4.13 x 1.02 in
(240 x 106 x 26 mm)
Weight5.12 lbs (2.33 kg)1.41 lbs  (640 g)
Gigabit-only PortsNoneNone
Multi-Gig Ports2x 10Gbps, 4x 2.5Gbps 8x 2.5Gbps
Switching Capacity60Gbps40Gbps
Jumbo Frame SupportYes
(Up to 9KB)
Yes
(Up to 12KB)
Packet Buffer2MB12Mb
FeaturesFanless and quiet
Desktop and Wall mount
Fanless and quiet
Desktop and Wall mount
Auto-MDI/MDIX in all ports
Supported StandardsIEEE 802.3u
IEEE 802.3ab
IEEE 802.3an
IEEE 802.3az
IEEE 802.3bz
IEEE 802.3u
IEEE802.3ab
IEEE 802.3bz
IEEE 802.3x
IEEE 802.1p QoS
IEEE 802.3 Nway auto-negotiation
Operating EnvironmentTemperature: 0Β° – 40Β° C (32Β° – 104Β° F)
Humidity: up to 95% (non-condensing)
Temperature: 0Β°C to 40Β°C (32Β°F to 104Β°F)
Humidity: 10% to 90% (non-condensing)
Power SupplyInput: 100 – 240V AC, 50/60 Hz
Output: 12V, 1A
Input: 100 – 240V AC, 50/60 Hz
Output: 12V DC/1.5A
CertificationCE, FCC, ICCE, EAC, FCC, BSMI Class B
Power Consumption11.9W max12.24W max
LED IndicatorGreen (port 1-2): 10Gbps,
Amber (port 1-2): 2.5Gbps or slower.
Green (port 3-6): 2.5Gbps,
Amber (port 3-6): 1Gbps or slower.
Green: 2.5 Gbps, Amber: 100/1000 Mbps, )
WarrantyLIfetime5-Year
U.S Cost (at review)$210$170
Hardware specifications: TRENDnet TEG-S762 vs Zyxel MG-108

TRENDnet TEG-S762: Detail photos

TRENDnet TEG-S762 6-Port Multi-Gig switch
The TRENDnet TEG-S762 ‘s retail box

TRENDnet TEG-S762 6-Port Multi-Gig switch
The switch comes with a standard 110 – 240v power adapter and mounting accessories out of the box.

TRENDnet TEG-S762 6-Port Multi-Gig switch
All of the TRENDnet TEG-S762’s ports are on its front.

TRENDnet TEG-S762 6-Port Multi-Gig switch
The top of the TRENDnet TEG-S762 6-Port Multi-Gig switch

TRENDnet TEG-S762 6-Port Multi-Gig switch
There’s nothing on the back of the TRENDnet TEG-S762.

TRENDnet TEG-S762 6-Port Multi-Gig switch
On the side, the TRENDnet TEG-S762 comes with tiny holes for ventilation.

TRENDnet TEG-S762 6-Port Multi-Gig switch
The TRENDnet TEG-S762 looks almost like a square box.

TRENDnet TEG-S762 6-Port Multi-Gig switch
The underside of the TRENDnet TEG-S762

TRENDnet TEG-S762 6-Port Multi-Gig switch
The TRENDnet TEG-S762’s power adapter

Plug and play

Like the case of all unmanaged switches, the TRENDnet TEG-S762 is totally plug-n-play. Connect it to an existing switch or router via a network cable, and you’re all set.

As for what port to use as the uplink, that depends. If your existing network is a Gigabit, it doesn’t matter, but if you have a Multi-Gig network, use the port that best matches the speed grade of the existing switch or router.

And that’s it. The TRENDnet TEG-S762 has no app or web interface. Again, all you have to do is plug it in. Now you can add up to five additional Multi-Gig wired devices to your network.

TRENDnet TEG-S762: Excellent overall performance

I tried the TRENDnet TEG-S762 for almost a week, and it worked without any issues at all.

Despite having no fan, the switch remained relatively cool even during heavy tasks. It got just slightly warmer than room temperature. One thing is for sure the switch was completely silent.

TRENDnet TEG-S762 Switch Performance

In terms of performance, it wasn’t the fastest compared to other 10Gbps ports I’ve tested, but its 2.5Gbps were speedier than those of the Zyxel MG-108 by small margins.

In all, I was happy with its performance, considering the cost.

TRENDnet TEG-S762's Rating

8 out of 10
TRENDnet TEG-S762 6-Port Multi-Gig switch
Design
8.5/10
Performance
8/10
Features
7/10
Value
8.5/10

Pros

Two 10Gbps and four 2.5Gbps Multi-Gig ports

Compact, fanless, sturdy design

Helpful port indicator, plug-n-play

Wall-mount-ready

Cons

No SFP+ port

10Gbps performance could be a tad better

Conclusion

The TRENDnet TEG-S762 is a simple unmanaged switch that gives you the two 2.5Gbps and 10Gbps flavors of Multi-Gig. It doesn’t have anything to wow anyone, but it has enough to justify its relatively friendly cost.

If you have wired your home and you’re looking into upgrading it to faster-than-Gigabit today, this switch is a safe investment. However, there’s no rush, either. My take is that Multi-Gig switches will become more common starting this year, with pricing gradually lowered over time.

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