Decent vlan enabled switch for the price. I have ...
Simon J Newton, Amazon
3 November 2014
Summary: Decent vlan enabled switch for the price. I have two of them and they both work well. The 'save configuration' button is a little tricky to find, so if you're not careful the switch will 'reset' if you power cycle it. Just be sure to click save and test it before installing !
Summary: D-Link is my go to switch for the money, and for function. I have had other it people come to my customers sites, and say that the functions far exceed that of other brands they work with. They are also reliable.
Summary: Things I like: * The UI is easy to use. * The switch is well-built and quiet. * Feature set is pretty complete, including VLANs and port mirroring. Things I don't like: * The IGMP Snoop capability doesn't work with Apple's Bonjour service. I'd like to turn this on to avoid multicast traffic on my WLAN, but then Apple devices on the WLAN can't print. I reported this to D-Link customer service, but received no response.
Summary: This is the backbone of my home network. I have this switch in my structured wiring cabinet, and it seems to never fail. I don't use the managed features to much, and I wish it had a way to label the ports in software (maybe there is - but I just didn't find it). Other than that, it does the job, doesn't run hot, and is reliable.
Summary: I thought I checked this out however after a little configuration time I realized you have to bond a pair of ports to create a trunk. Unfortunately I only have one wire going to the building it was intended for. A bonded pair would make a good trunk but until I run another cable no vlans. Other than that looks like a good switch.
Excerpt: I got this switch to replace my 8 port Netgear and I am glad I did. The Netgear was fine, but I needed more ports and it ran a little hot for my taste. This gives me all the functionality I need and had with the previous switch, so I am please with the unit (Vlans was a must have). Wish Dlink also provided the documentation on their site.