Summary: I have had a D LInk 5 port swicth in service since the begining of time never had any issues with it looking foward to the same service from the newer 8 port . Just pluged it in powerd it up and walked away . All is good !
Summary: I have had this switch for about a month when I started losing connection with various devices and systems. I have found moving the cable from one port to another immediately starts the communication between systems but now I find the frequency of doing this has me disappointed in this switch. Was not having this problem with my Netgear 8 port gb switch.
Summary: I'll start by saying that I got this with a very simple thing in mind: sharing peripherals without a security risk. We already have many of the computers and peripherals in our house set up on a wireless network via a modem and hub. I often need to print documents securely (e.g. patient records) and do not want any risk attendant with sending confidential information over a wireless network.
Summary: Yes, it's plastic and the design matches with D-Link's router. If the back of your router is already full and you need to hook up 8 more devices such as a network printer, games, computers, via ethernet, then this is what you need. It's just plug it in and you're done. Fiddling with network settings and such can be intimidating or confusing, but if you know how to plug a cable in, then that's it.
Great switch, even better Customer Service from Amazon.
25 January 2014
Summary: I bought this for my Father for the holidays. Due to a mix up with the USPS, it wasn't delivered on time (no fault of Amazon). Amazon, being the incredible customer service they always are, immediately sent out another - free of charge, no questions asked! So my dad got his a few days later, and setup his home network/security system on it, and it has been working flawlessly for a month! On top of that, due to USPS routing, I received the original switch in the mail.
This is the only 24-Port switch in the world with lights in the front and jacks in the rear . . .
Donald B. Bell, Amazon
20 January 2014
Summary: This is the only 24-Port switch in the world with lights in the front and jacks in the rear. I bought it for that reason alone, but it is a good router altogether. It is reliable and fast. It is not programmable, but I don't need it to be and this works for me. I needed it to have jacks in the rear because that is the way that my wiring is set up. It is also good looking, affordable and seems to be very reliable. I highly recommend it!
Summary: I bought 3 of these. I wired the entire house with Cat6 home run to the basement where I located one of the DSG-1008G's. I have a cable modem connected to a 4 port gigabit router/firewall/wifi in a closet on the first floor with one of the DSG-1008G's connecting all the A/V equipment. From the closet I also connected the router to the main DSG-1008G in the basement (Cat6 wire about 50'). First disappointment, the DSG switch only connects at 100 Mbps, not 1 Gbps.