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D-Link DGS-2205
6.6 out of 10

D-Link DGS-2205

The D-Link 5-port 10/100/1000 Desktop Switch (DGS-2205) provides Read more

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Overall 2
2.0

Fixing a died DGS-2205

Michael L., Newegg
26 October 2015
  • Summary: These types of failures are classic D-Link cost reduction measures. Either the wall-wart dies, (happened 3x for me), or the internal regulator dissipates too much heat (happens on 2 different devices), or some electrolytic cap fails in the power supply.
  • Pros: Connectors on back and LED on the front. I also bought two DGS-2208 and none of them wasn't DOA, However I found a way to fix mine. Twice I had to fix it. The symptom was green power LED was on but none of the port were active. There is a power up routine where each port LED would flash. This was...
  • Cons: I have two Gigabyte Core Duo mo/bo with Marvell Yukon Gigabit and these network switches are finicky with cable length. Too short <10ft of a cable causes connection issues.
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Overall 10
10

6.5 years and still going strong

David A., Newegg
6 August 2015
  • Summary: My experience with DLink has been positive, with routers, cable modems, and now, switches. Dependable and generally well priced products. Never had a problem.This little switch is no exception and has been going near non-stop for 6.5 years without a glitch.
  • Pros: Used to be inexpensive, fast, no problems, set it and forget it.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 8
8.0

lasted 5 years

Carla B., Newegg
1 October 2014
  • Pros: Lasted 5 years. Did its job until it didn't. Allowed me very high transfer rates between the two main computers on my home network.
  • Cons: Earlier this year I began to notice erratic behavior. I'd start having network issues that I tracked down to the router itself. Rebooting the router usually fixed it. Then it would work fine for hours, days, weeks, then start acting up again. Five years is long enough I suppose but something this...
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Overall 10
10

Good Basic Switch

Colton F., Newegg
8 November 2013
  • Summary: I use this as a node switch in the home office, with one port going back to the backbone managed switch. It's just a switch. What else is there to say?
  • Pros: Relatively inexpensive, good brand (I've always had good luck with D-Link switches), low power usage, jumbo packets and gigabit speeds. It does its job and it does it well.
  • Cons: It doesn't cook for me.
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Overall 2
2.0

Unreliable

John P., Newegg
19 December 2012
  • Summary: I've had units like this last 5 to 8 years and higher quality last 10 to 15 yrs. This thing is not worth the time it takes to plug it in because you'll be doing that again in 12 months. Buy another brand.
  • Pros: None of significance
  • Cons: 3x Just stops working. No known trigger. each of 3 of theses I've had died between 12 and 15 months.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent for the money

Branden S., Newegg
21 November 2012
  • Pros: I loved this switch, it ran very cool.
  • Cons: It finally died after 3 1/2 years.
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Overall 10
10

Works well

Fabian H., Newegg
17 October 2012
  • Summary: Someone here claimed that it does not pass Magic Pakets for WOL . This is not correct. I have woken my machines many times remotely. No problem.
  • Pros: Three years later still trucking on. $25 well invested.
  • Cons: None.
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Overall 4
4.0

lifespan ~2.7yrs

Anonymous, Newegg
30 June 2012
  • Summary: item discontinued; going back to Netgear
  • Pros: no problems while it worked, fast transfers
  • Cons: same as other complaints, power light on but ports suddenly stopped working. connections are fine, tested with a working Netgear switch
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Overall 2
2.0

It is d-Link - dead as expected

Sergei B., Newegg
15 April 2012
  • Summary: In part, it is my mistake, I knew well that D-Link will not work. It is in a deserved place now - landfill.
  • Pros: Worked for a few months
  • Cons: I was out of home for less than two days, and upon return has found that my living room switch (connected to a media PC, blue ray player, Dishnetwork) is not connecting anymore. I was disappointing. When I disconnected it to replace with a spare (a have three more "green" gigabit switches active ...
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Overall 2
2.0

Got two and both died within 3 years

Anonymous, Newegg
21 March 2012
  • Pros: Cheap
  • Cons: I bought two. One died in under two years. The other died in another 8 months. Spend a little extra money and get a better one.
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