Summary: I've seen a couple d-link switches fail over the years, but never in a way that couldn't be fixed. One was capacitors which I replaced and still use as a trusty spare, and the other was just an external power supply. If you can catch their stuff on sale I highly recommend it.
Pros: Just posting this to let you all know I've been abusing this switch for several years now and its still going strong. I have an ESXi server plugged into it with a dual port nic passed through to a vm and teamed to 2gbps. I get every last ounce of throuhgput possible out of it and couldn't be happ...
Pros: We always have good luck with D-Link. This box was not excpetion. it works out of the box; is fast and does what it says it will do for a long time. we have switches that have run nearly 10 years without a slight hickup.
Pros: Lots of advanced options with VLANs so you can separate traffic. The ability to setup port mirrors was unexpected.
Cons: I was surprised to find it was missing some very basic smart switch features. The device has no SNMP statistics and you cannot enter a description on a port. I had assumed that these two very basic things would be included on any smart switch. But since I won't be doing any VLANs anytime soon and...
Pros: I got this when it was on sale for under 2 bills, and it was a great buy. I've got a lot of devices, enterprise grade firewall, multiple computers, home server, etc. and the port-based vlan feature works great to clean up some cables and easily put devices outside my firewall just by switching po...
Cons: Haven't found any so far, been up and running for over 30 days with zero stability issues and it's barely warm to the touch.
Summary: Overall, for the price, this is a great switch. Fan-less quiet operation and low power consumption. Most managed switches are considerably more expensive. For a home or small office, this is great. If you need SNMP look elsewhere.
Pros: Great price for such a feature-filled managed switch.
Cons: No snmp, so you can't integrate it with MRTG, or other SNMP gathering tools.
great price and feature-set, braindead user interface
Mike M., Newegg
30 November 2013
Summary: If it's the only switch in your network, you can't beat the price and the warts will be tolerable. It costs the same as a few 5-port dumb switches and is better than that setup in every way.
Pros: Good value for the price. Simple to set up. Runs cool. Front panel is thoughtfully laid out.
Cons: Switch came with newer firmware (1.10.011) than is on D-Link's website (1.10.005). Good for me, tough luck for anyone with an older switch, and when a newer version is released I guess I'll be going without. No jumbo frames. Doesn't seem to matter at gigabit speeds anyway. No console port. If you...
Cons: Switch was set to it's own class-A IP address that could only be changed by connecting a device directly to the switch, like a notebook, that used the same class-A addressing scheme. Most network devices are defaulted to public class-C IP addresses like 192.168.1.1. This is a minor point and only...