Summary: So this switch is a great little unmanaged switch. However it is being advertised and grouped with other managed switches. Yet the product tags correctly identify it as an unmanaged switch. Very confusing.
Pros: Have been running 3 of these in one of our offices for almost a year now and none of them have gone down or reset to factory (unlike old linksys ones).
Cons: Had an issue with Atheros AR9285 not getting traffic when switching to WPA2-AES (known issue with 9285 and lots of APs) and had tried switching to 1.25 Firmware to fix. All 3 I upgraded the firmware on constantly reset on PoE, fine when powered. Switching back to 1.20 firmware resolved PoE issues.
Summary: I've installed eight of these over the last two years and they stand out to me because of their build quality and their incredible range. Also, they are one of the few APs at this price point that can do WDS+AP in a chain.
Pros: easy setup lots of options good event logging very versatile feels very well-built 3Xantennas incredible signal strength works great as a wireless bridge (wireless network adapter connected to a system using generic network connection by ethernet cable instead of PCI or USB)
Cons: awkward GUI beware using this in WDS mode with WDS capable APs/routers of other brands
Still great value despite the bad form factor revision...
12 July 2011
Summary: Great option if you can score one or two with FS or possibly a coupon.
Pros: With a lifetime warranty as well as being the only low-end or dumb switch that supports 802.1p QoS, the same way that all newer low-end gigabit D-Link switches do, there is undeniable value here for uses that include the same QoS technology over other similar options. Also, this newest revision p...
Cons: Why D-Link refuses to make their low-end switches with the standard metal-box form factor is beyond me, but theyve taken yet another step backwards with this strange new desktop design. Maybe its meant to discourage users from stacking units, and maybe theyre keeping the plastic in hopes that mor...
Summary: Let me start by saying this is another quality product from D-Link. I mounted it to the wall behind my wife's desk so her laptop and network printer can both share the network instead of the laptop having to go over wireless when it's docked.