Summary: Simple and straightforward setup. Seems to work perfectly. It is very lightweight--cord tensions tip it to an angle. I decided to mount the unit on a wall. I deducted one star for mounting difficulty: The screw holes require almost-impossible precision, perhaps to within 1/64-in. (0.2 mm). Despite extreme care, I was unable to get the screws spaced to the needed precision and didn't want to make new holes with repeated attempts.
Summary: I bought one of those years ago to upgrade from a 10/100 switch I had this one worked fine while under little load, however once i started mounting hard drives between computers, i started seeing low speeds, ping on lan, with only this switch in between were around 400ms, Ended up downgrading to an old metal 10/100 switch i bought in 1999, because while this one offers higher speeds while it's not under heavy load, the much older switch i had before does not crap out...
Summary: Super basic and works fantastic. Its a very basic SWITCH, not a router. It does not assign DNS so do not expect it to do that. If you are setting up a network you will need a router somewhere on the network to assign DNS to each computer. This box has not failed me yet and I have had 24x7 uptime with it.
Summary: Works perfectly. Only negative is that the power cord comes off the side rather than the back with everything else. Would have been better for cord management if everything entered/left device from same place.
Item has changed, no pictures as of 1/13/14 show new size and plug configuration
Melvin Fields "Reviews you can trust!", Amazon
13 January 2014
Summary: Just received a batch of both the 5-port and 8-port D-Link Gigabit switches from this page, the new version of these switches keeps the same shape, but each is a bit smaller and the biggest difference is the type and placement of the power connector. The previous versions of these switches had a barrel type power connector on the back, right next to the network ports, this way if you place it on a shelf or on the edge of a desk, all the cables go out the back of the unit...