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D-Link GO-SW-8G Unmanaged Unmanaged Gigabit Desktop Switch

  • 8 Gigabit ports for blazing fast wired connectivity
  • Easy "Plug & Play" Installation
  • Eco-friendly with innovative power-saving design
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
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Model

Brand
D-Link
Model
GO-SW-8G

Spec

Format
External
Standards
IEEE802.3, IEEE802.3u, IEEE802.3ab, IEEE802.3x, IEEE802.3az
Network Management Type
Unmanaged
Jumbo Frames
9,216 Bytes
Primary Ports
8 x RJ45
Primary Port Speed
10/100/1000Mbps

Details

Uplink Ports
None

Spec

MAC Address Table
8K
Switching Method
Store and Forward
Protocols
CSMA/CD
PoE
No
Layer
Layer 2 Only
Topology
Star
LEDs
Per port: Link/Activity/Speed
Per device: Power
Power
External 5 V/1 A Level "V" Power Adapter
Dimensions
5.0" x 2.7" x 1.0"
Temperature
0ºC to 40ºC (32ºF to 104ºF)
Humidity
10% - 90%, Non-condensing

Features

Features
Built-in D-Link Green Technology
Inexpensive Gigabit solution for Home/SOHO
16 Gbps switching fabric
Auto MDI/MDIX crossover for all ports
Secure store-and-forward switching scheme
RoHS compliant
Plug-and-play installation

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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5 out of 5 eggsNice Compact Switch.

Pros: I really like this tiny switched. Tested it in my home entertainment center and am currently routing my PS3, PS4, Steam Machine, and Wii-U wired through it. After using it for almost a month, I have to say the little guy didn't miss a beat. My network connection to PSN, Steam and Nintendo runs great and in-home streaming on Steam and PS4 don't miss a beat. After recording video on my Steam Machine(media PC) transferring the video over my network to my home server (you must also have a Gigabit router for best throughput) was lightening fast.

Packaging was very nice and clean, an almost but not quite premium feel to the box.

Set up was easy, I just swapped switches and it is working very well.

The switch itself is very very small and compact. Nothing unneeded tacked on. It's amazing to have 8-ports on something so small, but it works like a charm.

Price is very fair for this switch.

Cons: A little too small for some I imagine. While I ended up tossing it behind my entertainment center, I originally placed it on the TV stand, but it kept falling off due to how light it is. I found a good spot for it near my Powerstrip and it's been working well.

Other Thoughts: It's a great switch and works very well for my purposes. Makes it real easy to have my entertainment center fully wired as opposed to Wireless which can be wonky(especially with the PS3/PS4 using the 2.4Ghz band which is iffy in my home).

I just ran one long ethernet from my primary router to this switch and used shorter cables to go from this switch to my PS4, PS3, Steam Machine and Wii-U. It's a really nice clean and reliable set up I recommend to anyone.

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5 out of 5 eggsNice little switch

Pros: Small, packs a lot of functionality in a very small box. Clean lines with clear indicator LEDs.

Cons: Plastic case held together by the awful clips. Side mounted power socket. No bracket which with 8 network cables attached means this thing is not going to stay put. I put some velcro dots on the bottom to secure it. Wall wart is too big and makes managing multiple devices on a trailing power block tricky.

Other Thoughts: As far as performance is concerned no problems. Switched another dlink 8 port gigabit switch out and put this little box in and never saw any change in performance. File transfers between PCs were pretty much limited by the speed of the disks and their SATA interfaces rather than the network, maxing out at 120 MB/s. Hooked up 8 different items, 4 PCs couple of printers a secondary wireless router and an AIOS was able to transfer at the previously experienced speeds between all the appropriate devices. For a small office or home setup this is an ideal and cheap switching solution, only drawbacks are a function of its compactness, you have to weigh these up when you think about purchasing such items on the whole the Pros for this box far outweigh the Cons.

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  • Ricky F.
  • 4/14/2014 11:28:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsDon't overlook this beauty!

Pros: - Small size
- Very nice design
- No overhead
- Reliable
- Easy setup/install
- Budget friendly price
- 3 year warranty
- Lights on the front, Ethernet ports on the rear

Cons: - Odd location of power plug, should be on the back
- Too light, cables can pull it off desk
- Not wall mountable

Other Thoughts: With so many devices that make use of a network connection in the average household these days, it is inevitable that the paltry 4 ports offered by most routers will come up short your needs. That is where switches like these REALLY come in handy. Simply connect an ethernet cable between one of your router's LAN ports, and a port on this switch, and you've successfully added additional ports to your router. It's really that simple.

Actual performance of the D-Link GO-SW-8G was very impressive, with little or no overhead. Adding an extra device between my PC and the internet had NO effect on speed, or bandwidth. Reliability has been outstanding, with not so much as a hiccups during file backups over the network that took several hours to complete.

Despite a plastic case, the unit feels very durable, however, it is so lightweight that the weight of ethernet cables CAN pull it off your desk. It is also not wall mountable. I solved both issues by applying self-adhesive velcro to the bottom of the unit, and my desk. It is now firmly held exactly where I want it. The only other "issue" I have is with the odd placing of the power recepticle (on the side of the unit, rather than the back), but that isn't a huge issue. All things considered, this is the best basic switch I've seen thus far.

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  • Ryan H.
  • 2/11/2014 2:31:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great Very Fast

Pros: This has been an awesome addition to my home network. I was using 3 WiFi routers cascaded but just wasn't getting the network speed I wanted. I wasn't expecting to notice my internet speed increase but it did.
Over all I love this little switch and would recommend this for any home network.

Cons: Nothing I can find.

Other Thoughts: Get one NOW you won't regret it.

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  • Timothy S.
  • 1/25/2014 7:51:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsArrived with loose parts inside and sounded like a baby rattle

Pros: None, never worked properly because it kept dropping connection

Cons: Can't comment other than it can't keep a connection without dropping

Other Thoughts: I ordered this just before I was leaving the country for several months. I arrived in a very large box within a few days and was well protected with bubble wrap. The D-Link box was sealed everything looked good -- other than when I moved the box (before opening) I could hear something rattling inside. I was optimistically hoping it was simply a loose piece of plastic and I didn't have time to test. When I returned home I plugged in and learned it couldn't hold a connection. While I know from experience how good Newegg is at standing behind their products I figured this was a D-Link problem so tried to call Customer Support by was always put on hold and would hang up in disgust at 30 minutes (many, many times). So I D-Link a very succinct email that completely explained the problem. I received a return email with no solution other than to call the enclosed number. I'd already tried this and tried 3 more times with the same result.

This is the last D-Link product I'll ever purchase, not because of their products, but because the Support is non-existent.

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4 out of 5 eggsBasic yet funcational

Pros: Small, inconspicuous and attractive design. I've been using it for nearly 2 months now and I've yet to see it trip up on anything intensive or long periods of low activity. I wish I could point out one thing after another of highlights, but devices like this simply don't get much simpler. Plug it in and it works. But what's important is that it works as expected, and to that end, I'd say it fits the bill. I can't say I have a myriad of switch experiences to compare it against, but the few switches I have had, this one works just as well.

Cons: The physical attributes are the strangest things about the device. The power connector comes in from the side. The device weighs very little. There's no way to wall mount it. Nothing a real deal breaker here, but it's all pretty much par for the course for standard features found on a switch like this. Also, despite being attractive looking, I'd still rather not have a white colored network device.

Other Thoughts: The switch I currently use is a DLink 8 port consumer switch. However, it has all the connections on one side of the device and I can mount it on the wall, which is how I have it.

So when I got this unit, I disconnected my current switch and replaced it with this review model. The first issue was that it couldn't go where my old one was because there was no way to mount it.

So I place it on my desk. But the device is so light that the Ethernet cables simply pulled it off my desk.

In the end it simply hung from the 6 cables connected to it on my wall. It looked pretty amateur.

So keep that in mind. But beyond that, it worked just fine the entire time I used it. It was reliable through the whole testing period.

That being said, so was my previous, and that one I can mount securely. So I went back to my old switch. If I can find some specific use where this switch makes sense, I'll employ it then. But for now it's going to just sit around doing nothing.

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4 out of 5 eggsGreat for the price point, with minor drawbacks

Pros: I've been using this little 8 port GB switch for a week or two now and i have to honestly admit that for the price point, its a decent deal.
Currently i have it setup between my ISP modem and 2 Xbox 360s, 2 laptops, a desktop, 2 wireless APs, and a few other mobile devices (an Iphone 3g, Samsung Galaxy s2, etc). So far i have not experienced any overheating, latency, bandwidth, or packet collision issues, even while simultaneously on Xbox live with both Xbox 360s and streaming Netflix on a laptop.

Occasionally i go to LAN games and its small lightweight form factor makes it easy to stuff into my bag.

Cons: My biggest issues with it actually have to do entirely with its physical properties.
This device could of have definitely benefited from some added weight, Wall-mounting holes, rubber feet, and relocating its awkwardly placed power jack location to the rear.

Other Thoughts: Its standard 3-year warranty is a nice addition in case i should run into any issues in the future.

Over all, i definitely recommend this switch for the casual or SOHO user on a tight budget.

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4 out of 5 eggsCould be a great switch but has drawbacks

Pros: Compact unit
The unit being Green “Eco-friendly” really does save on power based on tests
Idles at only 0.8Watts!
8 port Gigabit

Cons: The units power cord placement is poor
lack of feet and or wall mounts is a problem
Lack of weight plus the lack of the above mentioned makes this unit move around a lot
Did not test performance but I would guess for average user this unit being Green will perform lower or if not up to regular switches.

Other Thoughts: The D-Link Go-SW-8G at a glance looks really nice and slick in design. But after testing and plugging in few cables, along with the power cable, it is obvious that there are areas that were skipped. First I will agree with everyone else, I have never seen a power connector stick out on the side like that, I do not understand why another ½ to 1 an inch was such an issue to widen the unit to make room for the power connector. 2nd major gripe is the lack of weight, and the lack of any rubber feet or wall mount, if the unit at least had area for wall mount then it could be possible to have it be secure despite its light weight. I believe this unit is manageable with 4 Ethernet cables plugged in, anything more and it will be difficult to keep the unit flat and in position.

Now for some positives, yes the unit does manage to fit 8 ports, that is nice but I doubt that it would work well without away to fix its position. One of the major features of this unit is its claim for power savings “Eco-friendly” For this I wanted to know for myself. I took an older Gigabit switch to compare along with a watt meter. I am comparing this to older but faithful unit Netgear GS605 v2 Gigabit 5 port switch. It is a bit larger and heavier then the D-Link and its only an odd ball 5 port switch vs D-link being 8 port.

Test results, netgear power adapter is rated at 12v and 1A, boot up and max watt draw is 3.8W and it idles with no cables plugged at 3.3W. Now the D-Link unit power adapter rated at 5v and 1A (less then half of netgear!) bootup and max draw of only 2.8W! and it idles with no cables plugged in at an astonishing 0.8Watts! There you have it, it really can save on power vs older switches, and that means less heat, even without test I can noticed the Netgear gets warm while idle and the D-Link does not. Most of my connections are still at 100 and only one or two computers are at 1Gbit connection, so I could not really do a performance test, and I would guess its lower due to it being green if not same performance as standard switch/router. If this unit had not had the negatives on it I would give it 5/5 but I will give it only 4/5.

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  • Thomas B.
  • 12/31/2013 2:41:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsUnmanaged Switch

Pros: This D-Link Switch performs as expected. No auto-negotiating issues, latency problems, or throttle downs due to too much traffic. Able to simultaneously push large files (24Gb+) between four different PCs with data transmission rates remaining around 800Mbps.

Cons: The power input is located on the side of the device instead of on the back with the LAN ports. This causes the device to not fit quite as well in tight locations compared to other 8 port, consumer grade switches.

Other Thoughts: While testing this device, everything just worked as it should being an unmanaged switch. Bar the strange location of the power input, this D-Link Gigabit switch would be perfect for expanding upon a standard router.

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3 out of 5 eggsGood little switch

Pros: Compact design with minimal power consumption. Performs better than expected given price and size. For anyone that needs a simple gigabit switch that is "plug and go" - this is superb.

Cons: Unit (severely) lacks weight. While lightweight is often considered a positive - this unit is so light, that you cannot plug many cables in - before it wants to tip and move.

D-Link has an excellent item with this unit, however.. Due to the following two items, two (2) eggs are being removed. If one (or both) are resolved - I would rate this five (5) eggs.

1 or 2 modifications would make it complete:

1) provide a means to "mount" the unit vertically or horizontally using screws. This would make it possible to mount to the back side of a desk or on the wall. This would also provide *strain relief* for cable connectors. If D-Link goes this route, would recommend 4 screw points (in an "X" pattern with the holes - at the corners).

2) For those who do not want to use screws, either provide a "snapon" base or simply create a unit with a much heavier base. This would ensure that the unit sits FLAT on a surface. In order to get the unit "flat" on a surface with 8 cables - had to place weight on top of the unit. Unfortunately, not many items are small enough to "stack" on top and still enable one to see the status lights.

Other Thoughts: Despite the logistics issue of trying to use 8 cables and the unit's lack of weight/mounting options - this is an excellent little switch. If D-Link resolves the issue(s) - would strongly recommend this switch.

One other point - the power supply's cord should be a bit longer, especially if mounting the unit in a more "discreet" location. Avoids the potential need for an extension cord.

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