great unmanaged switch for home or small business networking!
19 April 2014
Summary: great product, deffinitely holds up the d-link name well. plug and play setup for basic unmanaged networking and cooperates well with other branded hardware. no conflicts and flawless operation.
Summary: Replacing a 12 year old switch with this. Mounted to my rack perfectly (note rack mounts are provided but not rack mounting screws) Totally plug and play. I literally unplugged patch cords from the old switch and plugged them into the new switch. And what a speed difference from my old 100Mb to new 1000Mb switch that all my computer NICs supported.
Summary: The only reason for 4 stars under quality is that all other D-link products die after 2-3 years. Not sure about this one. Otherwise this seems to be best value for the money, 24 1Gb ports really connect at full speed.
Summary: I now have a pair of these rack mounted in my wiring closet to provide connectivity throughout my house and connected to PCs, NAS boxes, game consoles, etc.
Pros: Best switches ever! Both the original and redesigned versions seem rock solid and zero maintenance. I've routinely copied terabytes of data per month up and down from my PCs without any glitches or issues. Since they are fanless, so far it seems like they will last forever. Get yourself one, you'll always need more ports it seems.
Cons: Would have preferred a more symmetrical layout of the ports and status lights on the front panel with each of the two status LED right next to and above the actual RJ-45 port like some other switches. But since it just works ALL THE TIME, the status readouts are completely gratuitous.
Summary: Good switch with good fans. It's fairly quiet and works great. I'm using it in a warehouse where people smoke around it all the time. It's held up very well considering the smoke and dust. It's been in service for over 1 year. No problems so far.
Summary: Bought this to replace a switch that had a failing fan, with passive cooling it sucks in less dust, no fans to fail, less maintenance, just does the job. No issues so far after a month, using in medium sized office, setup was as simple as plugging it in.