Summary: So I had finally upgraded my Windows XP desktop and my Linux file server so that they both had gigabit network interfaces, but everything was still plugged into a Linksys EZXS88W EtherFast 10/100 8-Port Workgroup Switch , so I wasn't getting any benefit from the faster NICs. I sometimes move rather large files around my home network, so it was time to upgrade. After reading the reviews I decided to try this D-Link DGS-2208 gigabit switch as a replacement.
Summary: The only bad thing about this is the power adaptor that doesn't allow for anything else than 110V. Living in Norway I have to convert the voltage myself at an added cost. Almost all appliances bought today have adaptors covering the wide range of 100-240V. Apart from that it does the job as it should.
Summary: I purchased this switch to replace a Netgear GS608NA Giga Switch 8Port which fried about two weeks out of warranty (the switch died such that the power light would come on but it would no longer recognize ports or pass traffic.) So far this unit seems a bit faster than the Netgear and always gets link speeds right - the Netgear had a glitch where it would sometimes mis-detect gigabit links as 100 Mbps links and you would need to power cycle the switch to get it to...
Summary: Have been using this for the past week with 10/100 NICS. (No 1000 NICS around.) For the price, I can't complain and they provide wall mounting instructions/screws. Since it's plastic, it's really light. I notice no heat at all and it's been on 24/7 for a week now. No where near the amount of heat my Netgear 10/100 switch -- bought approx in the year 2000 dissipated. I only have a 10/100 net, so no gigabit speed rates yet.
Summary: The product works fine with my printers (100Mb) and PCs (Gigabit) without the speed dropping to the lowest connection's on all ports. D-link first rejected the rebate request saying the purchase was made outside the offer period (took almost six weeks get this reply). I had to call them and ask them to review the rebate form which clearly showed that the period allowed was later than what they claimed.
Summary: This switch does exactly what's it'd designed to do. And does it very well. One of the features is power management - automatically shuts down inactive ports to reduce energy consumption. This is supposed to be a good feature but when combined with the same feature on other devices, it becomes bad.
Summary: Pros - low power as advertised - measured the power consumption using kill-a-watt with 2 NAS connected to the switch. The reading was 2 Watt. Swapped the switch to Netgear GS605 (5-port gigabit switch), the reading was 5 Watt. D-link also really does power saving, I disconnect one NAS from the switch, power drops to 1 Watt, and I disconnect the last NAS, power reading drops to 0 Watt.
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19 December 2007
Summary: This is the best unmanaged switch I've been able to find. Unmanaged means that the unit does not have an ethernet interface that can be used to prioritize traffic flow. Unmanaged switches are by far the most common type, and for most residential applications will do the job for significantly less money. The switch operates at full speed, and I haven't had any signs of 100 Mbp/s devices causing it to slow down other devices.