good switch if you can overlook the power socket on the side
Corey W., Newegg
2 weeks ago
Summary: - lights on front, ports on back i include the light & port layout as "other" because for some people it's personal preference and sometimes it just depends on the use-case (on a desk vs in a rack). i didn't realize how compact the switch was until i unboxed it.
Pros: - inexpensive - metal case - different led colors to show link speed - compact (only as wide as 8 ethernet ports) - right-angle power plug to reduce inconvenience of power socket location
Cons: - power socket on side of case is unconventional and marginally increases footprint - light weight causes the switch to slide around the compact size makes the switch light-weight (though somewhat offset by the metal case). this combined with the pull of the ethernet cables in the back ports caus...
Cons: Failed just short of 2 years. No matter where I plug into my system... at end of line, in between even straight into the cable router... my entire network can not connect to internet. Unfortunately past warranty
Summary: Please everybody stop complaining about the power connection being on the side. Look at the provided pics. It is not hidden. That's what they made cable ties for. If it bothers you that much, tie the power cable to the network cable closest to it and it will tuck away nicely.
Pros: It's an unmanaged switch...It works...Properly detects speeds...Metal construction...Great price.
Summary: Very small, convenient to use, and can be concealed easily in corners since the size is not bulky at all! It gets the job done, although ofcourse this will depend on how fast your connection is. Transferring datas through this has no hassles at all in my experience.
Summary: Very easy to install, just plug it in and it'll have the program ready. No discs needed, though you will need your own cables. I use various things like my Blu ray, computer, ps3 and an Xbox, yes I have quite a few things. Connected just fine, no lags.
Summary: Sorry D-Link you are a Joke! Warning to anyone buying D-Link products make sure to keep everything mounting brackets, screws, manuals, CDs. KEEP EVERYTHING!
Pros: Solid metal seemed sturdy while it lasted.
Cons: Warranty replacement is a joke they want you to send in everything that came with it including the quick install guide which they charge you $5 for if you don't send it back. Who keeps instructions for a dumb switch... Plug it in and done? LAST D-LINK product I will ever purchase between shipping...
Summary: This device is great. Basically you plug it in and it works! Make sure you use gigabit ethernet cables and a gigabit router so that your connection speed doesn't suffer. As long as you don't need more than four extra plugs in the area you are adding this to, this switch is perfect!
Summary: I have had good luck with D-Link in the past, so I anticipate that I will have better luck with a replacement. I have started the RMA process, and will update this review if the new one behaves better.
Pros: Small, sturdy feeling metal case.
Cons: Power port on the SIDE of all things... Mine simply did not work; the lights come on in the normal way, but none of the connected devices (printers, computers) could see each other on the network.