Best Tplink VLAN switch for Pfsense.



  • I want to buy VLAN switch for increasing wan ports of pf-sense for load balancing purpose.
    My friend say me to buy netgare VLAN switch but in my country Netgare switch is not available. In my country  all type of product of tplink are available and tplink is also cheap. My question to you is:
    Which model of tplink has capabliliy of VLAN?
    what is your view about tplink performance in VLAN?actually I also need best performance.
    Thanks your for your time.



  • You're expecting people here to go reading the TP-LINK site when you can do that yourself? At the very least you need to do that research yourself and identify the models that fit your price range. Then it's not entirely unreasonable (after searching the forum and using your choice of search engine) to ask what people's experiences and recommendations are - stating what your actual needs are.

    Otherwise, I'd recommend the TL-SG5428 - it can push 56 Gb/s, costs about $400 and has 24 ports… I'm sure that's exactly what you were after ;)



  • First of all i want to clear my self that i am not a fake member. I only want to get idea. TL-SG5428 is v costly. Can i use TL-SG3210????
    I just need your help for right choice.
    Thank you very much



  • Not personally familiar with TP-LINK equipment but see no reason why the TL-SG3210 wouldn't work.



  • Don't know if you have Cisco products available to you but I have one of these in office and like it very well.  And the Newegg price is much less than the TL-SG3210.

    Cisco Small Business 200 Series SLM2008T-NA Smart 10/100/1000Mbps SG200-08 Gigabit Ethernet Switch
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833120655



  • Well, here's the product page on the TP-Link site. If you take the time to read it you'll see it supports VLANs.

    If you take the time to tell us what your budget is and what your bandwidth requirements are then we can provide you with useful answers. If you simply want to know if product X supports VLANs then go do your own reading…



  • Perhaps you can elaborate on the meaning of "best performance"? An you are mentioning a laptop in your other post, I suspect that it's somewhere below 10GbE…right? What exactly?



  • Would like to make a plea for everyone to just chill out a little.

    Please note the newbie designation.  Teaching is better done by helping than by talking trash and ridiculing.



  • Cheap: It would be hard to beat the TH-1008V 8 * 10/100 ports, VLAN capable switch at under US$25 including shipping (see http://www.everbuying.com/product275960.html )

    If you need Gigabit ports (maybe unlikely for WAN ports) the cheapest option I know of is the Mikrotik RB250GS (5 Gigabit ports).

    The next cheapest VLAN capable switch I know of is the TP-Link TL-SL2210WEB (8-Port 10/100Mbps + 2-Port Gigabit Web Smart Switch)

    I don't have experience with any of these devices.



  • As mentioned in your oterh thread, you could consider new hardware as ab alternative. Depending on your performace requirements, some cheap PC hardware might do the job. PCI 2.x supplies, AFAIR, a bandbidth of >2Gb/s, and PCI NICs are quite cheap by now. Especially if 100M is enough for you - a used 4 port Sun PCI64 100MBit NIC should cost like $10, including shipping (a PCI64 card will happily work in a standard PCI32 slot - but it's of course huge).



  • Teaching is the best way :P



  • @star_tiger5, basically every TP-Link switch that is not unmanaged supports vlans. (web smart, managed, jet-stream)
    Switching speeds and total capacity differs per product iteration.
    So, if you are looking for the best performance, get the switch with the highest switching capacity for the number of ports you need.

    tl;dr, get any tp-link switch in the jet-stream or web smart product lines.


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