Pros: Bought 3 of these, 3 years ago, and both have been in constant use (all 8 ports) on high-traffic networks since then. 100% reliable except one attempt to enable jumbo frames. Flat/stackable, reasonably sturdy, wall-mountable.
Cons: Jumbo frame support is broken, or at least is not compatible with the 4K and 9K frame sizes used by Intel and Realtek network cards/chipsets.
Summary: This switch is, simply put, great. It took longer to unwrap, open, and get the parts out the box than it did to get all my network cables plugged in and movies streaming. I have 5 rooms with ports, so this 8-port switch is just enough to have 5 rooms/wireless router/media center/1 left to spare for...
Pros: works fine for everything but my wd tv live box. gigabit speeds i get sustained 60-80 mB/s throughput copying large multigig files from whs to w7 and reverse.
Cons: this took me 3 months to figure out, but it doesn't work with my wd tv live box any longer for 1080p movies. they stutter after a few minutes. what's weird is it worked for the first 6 months fine. i replaced EVERYTHING, the wd live box, ran new cat5e wire, tried different servers. it doesn't mak...
Summary: The fix is to replace the plug in 7.5v supply. I replaced the supply with an old unregulated 7.5v supply and was instantly up and running. The switch is well made with high quality capacitors. I opened the plug in supply and it has low quality capacitors.
Pros: Just plugged it in when it first arrived and it worked at 1 gig even on just 4 pair wire for short runs.
Cons: After a while it became slow and intermittent.
earlier hardware version A2, good switch, but warmish, and no vertical stand
Brian H, Amazon
3 July 2009
Summary: My switch is an earlier hardware revision, A2. I see no problems with speed. I expect that some of the features of the later (C1) green designation, is already present in my version. It appears to switch off those ports which are not presently in use.
Summary: I bought and installed this switch when the previous 5-port D-Link gigabit switch I had in place died. (I also kind of needed the extra ports anyway so the death was a little fortuitous.) As soon as I plugged it in, I saw a dramatic reduction in speeds to the Internet.
Summary: Hi guys/girls, I noticed that the first review for this item quoted what I had written in a review on Newegg so I thought I'd clear up some discrepancies between what users have been writing in recent reviews compared to earlier ones.