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D-Link DGS-2208
7.2 out of 10

D-Link DGS-2208

The D-Link 8-port 10/100/1000 Desktop Switch (DGS-2208) provides Read more

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Overall 6
6.0

reliable without jumbo frames

Michael W., Newegg
29 December 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Wonderful switch for small home network

D. Stoddard, Amazon
31 January 2011
  • 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...
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Overall 6
6.0

wd tv live

george b., Newegg
28 November 2010
  • 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...
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Overall 6
6.0

okay for a while

Kathleen W., Newegg
22 November 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Died after 2.5 years

Linda C., Newegg
29 September 2010
  • Pros: Easy to setup, worked well while it lasted.
  • Cons: It died after 2.5 years of use. For $54 it's hard to complain too much but my various LinkSys routers are much older and show no signs of problems.
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Overall 6
6.0

A little frustrating

Anonymous, Newegg
3 August 2010
  • Pros: - Fairly compact design - Power efficient
  • Cons: - I need to reset this switch at least every week to keep it functioning properly.
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Overall 6
6.0

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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Killed my net connection speeds

Sean McLeary, Amazon
26 September 2008
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

To help clear things up...

Paul Barnaby, Amazon
4 October 2007
  • 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.
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