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D-Link DGS-2205
7.4 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 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 10
10

Great unit

peds2000, Ebay
3 May 2012
  • Summary: Petty much plug and play. Very easy to install and fast. Excellent unit for the price. Would recommend to anyone.
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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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Overall 10
10

Can't go wrong

dontgetcocky, Ebay
29 January 2012
  • Summary: This switch has worked great. I have used an identical one for about 3 years and it has been very stable.
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