Even though the EnGenius ECS1008P is pretty compact, it is very feature packed and appears to be a great option for both SMB customers as well as home users looking for multiple PoE ports and a cloud management interface without a required subscription.

Switch Features:

  • Silent operation (fanless)
  • Form Factor: Desktop or Wall Mount
  • Cloud Managed (no subscription required)
  • 8x 10/100/1000 Base-T (copper RJ-45) GbE Ports
  • Layer 2 Switching
  • 802.3af PoE Ready on All Ports with 55W PoE budget
  • 16 Gbps Switching capacity
  • Security
    • Access Control List
    • Port Security
      • 802.1X
      • RADIUS Authentication
  • ARP entries: 192
  • IPv4 routes (static): 63
  • IPv6 routes: 21
  • Multicast groups: 256
  • Priority QoS queues: 8
  • Static ARP entries: 192
  • VLAN IDs Supported: 4094
  • Jumbo Frame Support: 9k
  • 512KB packet buffer

Included with the ECS1008P:

  • ECS1008P switch
  • Power adapter and cable
  • Two wall mounting screws with rubber covers
  • 4 rubber feet for desk use
  • Quick installation guide

External:

Coming in at 9.44 in x 4.13 in x 1.06in. LxWxH makes this managed layer 2 switch pretty compact. The switch has two screw holes that allow for wall mounting with included mounting hardware as well as can be easily placed on a desk while using the 4 included rubber feet. And with the switch being fanless you don’t have to worry about it interrupting anyone trying to work as well.

The front of the case features the following LEDs:

  • Power
  • Fault
  • PoE Max Limit
  • LAN Mode
  • PoE Mode

The front of the case also has a LED mode button and a reset button. The back of the case you will find a power switch and ground connector.

Internals:

Official tear down coming soon!
SDRAM: 256 megabyte
Flash: 32 megabyte

Performance:

Throughput:

Switching capacity: 16 Gbps
Additional Testing coming Soon!

PoE:

The EnGenius ECS1008P has a 55 watt power budget that can be used across the 8 ports. The switch supports 802.3af which supports up to 15.4w per port (up to maximum power budget of 55w). If using all of the ports for PoE each port could support up to 6.875w per port equally or some combination that equals up to 55w.

Management:

Local Management:

You are able to access and configure the ECS1008P locally without needing to go through the EnGenius cloud. This is great for easy first time setup and companies who do not like cloud connectivity due to security considerations.

Cloud Management:

You are able to access and configure the ECS1008P through the EnGenius cloud, including for initial setup. There is both a phone app as well as a browser based portal that can be accessed.

Disclaimer: Engenius sent me this switch to check out. With that said, they only provided the switch and nothing else and all content in this review is my own opinion without outside influence.

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