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.
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.
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...
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.
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 ...