Excerpt: Looking to upgrade our old switch as it was not performing well enough to keep all Internet sessions active at the same time. Old switch was also D-Link but it was OLD and we definitely got our monies worth with it. We decided to stay with the same brand due to the performance of the OLD one. New one is faster and reliable!! All sessions are active and we even have room for expansion if we ever need it.
Summary: This is an incredibly solid and well performing switch. I have two of these in the house and in nearly a year I have never had a single issue. Plug it in and forget about it. This is exactly what I was looking for in an unmanaged switch. I have one installed in a makeshift networking cabinet in the garage and another in my entertainment center. Both places can get pretty dusty--especially the garage, but is has not been an issue.
This product met all my expectations and was a great value for money
Thomas G Cooper, Amazon
1 August 2014
Summary: Switch arrived in a very timely manner. Upon inspection, the unit was well manufactured, metal based, not some cheap plastic enclosure. The design layout of the switch ports is convenient and gives you room to switch cables in an out. It worked right out of the box with no issues, and continues to perform very well. This product met all my expectations and was a great value for money.
Summary: Having recently been of the opinion that most ethernet Switches just 'work', I recently got burnt on a 'cheaper' switch that 'sort of failed' and caused major headaches for a day. Certainly more hassle than the extra 15 to 20 bucks this work horse cost. Perhaps the cheaper switches are okay if they're light duty, but for our small office with heavy network traffic, the cheap ones just failed over time.
Summary: Looks good, works good, keeps a low temp. Pretty bright for a dumb switch too--the auto sensing from 100BT to 1000 is smooth. Interestingly it can change between the two for the same machine. When my machine is asleep it will be at 100BT for Wake on LAN (I think that's why anyway) and then kicks to 1000 when the computer wakes up.
Excerpt: It's an unmanaged switch so it's just about like buying a cable.... it either works or it doesn't. Well, this one does. I like the light layout on the ports: Orange= Tbase100 Green= Gigabit The ports are on the same side as the cables which makes troubleshooting easy. The metal case is excellent, rugged and I just like it a lot more than the cheap feeling plastic cases that cover most non-enterprise networking devices.
Summary: My last purchase of one of these switches arrived 39 days ago. I installed it, populating 5 of the 8 port in my wife's office. I was debugging a connection problem with her laptop connected on port #3. Win7 said "No Ethernet cable connected", while the switch showed me a flickering green(GigE) light on the port. The cable was properly inserted at both ends. When I removed the cable from the computer, the switch port light remained on. Odd...
Summary: Recently been constructing my own office. Added this based on the reviews that I read. Have yet to fully use it, as I just installed it yesterday. However, only cliche I have found so far was when I was wall mounting it. For some reason the adhesive backing in the screw holes came off. So now the screws have exposure to the main components. Hopefully this won't cause any issues with the switch, and I hope its not a sign of bad assembly.