Summary: Plug it in and It works... GREAT PRODUCT a++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Excerpt: After testing a few switches of my own (some were not working as well as others), I settled on this Dlink DGS-2208 gigabit switch. This features a full 8 port, an upgrade from my previous 5 port switch. So far, there are no problems with it. It uses the same type of chasis that most of Dlink products have, and all the 8 ports are in the back. In the front, it has lights that tell which port is connected, and which port is sending out data.
Summary: D-Link makes a Excellent 8-port Gigabit Switch for home use ,light industrial ,or small office. The switch has excellent throughput and work's very well to run 10 / 100 /1000 (gigabit) device's networked together and used after your router,(or connected to your router for device expansion). You can have more than one speed active, (example one device at 100mps and another at 1000mbs,both at the same time with no problems.
Summary: This is the third 2208 in my network. They are great little inexpensive gigabit switches that have helped make my home network hum along nicely. While I wish these were manageable, I would have to spend at least triple the money to get features I would rarely use. You don't need expensive Cat6 cabling to get the advantage of gigabit speeds, either.
Summary: It doesnt get much easier than this. I plugged in the ethernet cables and powered it on. Works great. I have the 5-port version of this switch that Ive been using for awhile, but needed a few more ports. That 5-port device never gave me any problems and Ill be using it to expand my network on the other side of my house. Id buy either again.