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D-Link 8-Port EasySmart Gigabit Ethernet Switch - Lifetime Warranty (DGS-1100-08)

  • 8 x Gigabit Ports
  • Supports 802.1Q VLAN, Auto Voice VLAN and Auto Surveillance VLAN
  • QoS, Bandwidth Limiting, Link Aggregation and IGMP Snooping
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  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

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  • Michael C.
  • 8/12/2015 3:05:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsfactory resets on its own frequently

Pros: Speed. I like how the UI terminology matches the other D-Link smart switch I have, so no need to re-learn their implementation of VLANs. Seems like Cisco calls it something different. I think DLinks is easier to understand (24 port edition of this same thing). D-Link's business tech support is pretty good also.

Cons: I bought one of these 3 months ago and one last week. I work from home run different VLANs to segregate work traffic from my home traffic. It was headaches for a long time until I finally pinpointed this as the source of my problem. Basically, it completely forgets the configuration and does a factory reset on its own at least every day. I've recreated the problem at least 7 times in the last week. I ordered a second unit to replace the first while I waited for D-link to RMA my current unit. Have been running the new unit for 24 hours and what do you know - dropped all programming again and went to factory default. For the record, all I changed was 1-set static IP. 2-set admin password. 3-Created 4 vlans. And yes, I did click the save and commit it to NV_RAM per the GUI. Still having the problem.

Other Thoughts: I really want this to work. this switch has a good price point and good feature set. I generally prefer D-Link over others because of price and quality. However two different units both with the exact same problem. I don't like having to pay for shipping and get an RMA for the same thing. Would've been better off spending double and getting a higher end unit. And yes, I did upgrade the firmware. Running 1.10.033. I would return it but I already sent of for the mail-in-rebate, so I guess i'm stuck with it. Got a Cisco on the way now to replace this unit with. Lots of expense, frustration, and headache just to get my network running with VLANs...

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  • Rod P.
  • 6/19/2015 9:06:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Switch for Gigabit

Pros: great switch to upgrade the home network - I just plugged it in and we now have Gigabit throughout our home.

Cons: none

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  • David I.
  • 1/14/2015 6:23:03 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat for Small Offices

Pros: Easy to install, great speed, great to manage and maintain

Cons: None

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  • Jay R.
  • 2/25/2014 10:43:56 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsD-Link 8-Port Managed Switch

Pros: Small, cheap, fast, quiet (no fan)

Cons: It would always be nice to have other features like a telnet interface or SNMP but at this price point, that is probably unrealistic. It works as advertised and does it well.

Other Thoughts: I had a horrible time trying to configure it until I switched from Chrome to Firefox and then suddenly everything worked as it was supposed to. I know this is a problem for all manufacturers because the browsers change often but I wish there had been a note in the docs to avoid Chrome with this unit. It is entirely possible that Chrome worked at one time.

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5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Can handle high throughput data, even when all 8 ports are in use

Cons: Doesnt make toast

Other Thoughts: I have had this switch for a few months now and it has been solid. I have used it to network 8 computers together to perform quantum calculations and the performance is onpar with most 8 port switches. I have no need for the extra features offered by this switch but I have found it reliable and relatively cost effective.

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  • Samuel K.
  • 10/18/2013 1:01:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks great, setup requires Windows

Pros: Very affordable

Cons: The setup software requires a Windows machine as it uses the Adobe AIR runtime.

Other Thoughts: No complaints, but I have a fairly simple home setup with a single vlan. The switch lives behind a PIX firewall and feeds a few unmanaged gigabit switches and powerline devices. Altogether I have 12 virtual machines, and 4 workstations using it without even coming close to saturation. Don't forget to enable jumbo frames if your devices support it!

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5 out of 5 eggsWorks very well

Pros: The D-Link DGS-1100-08 is a 8 port managed or unmanaged switch. The fit and finish looks nice, solid metal but fairly lightweight and it is cool to the touch.
The ports are on the front with the power plug in the back which has a right angle. It's designed for a rack but can be put on a desk just as well thanks to some stick on rubber pads.
Speeds are just as good if not better then the TP-link switch that I have as well.
Since I already use my wireless router for DCHP the management software is fairly useless for me but I did install their console which allows you some management even if somewhat limited.
This switch can be upgraded with firmware, as of now since it's fairly new it has the default firmware, the only one available.
D-Link is a known company for network equipment which helps when it comes to firmware or downloads being available.
It is IEEE 802.3az compliant and the ports not in use are turned off saving power so it's considered green.
Another nice enterprise feature is loopback detection and cable diagnostics.

Cons: None, the price for a managed 8 port switch it is reasonable.

Other Thoughts: If not using the DGS-1100-08 as a managed switch with DCHP you cannot access the switch with
If you have a table full of computers and only one inline RJ45 this switch would be ideal but for only one or two computers complete overkill.
Extra ports can be handy if one was to burn out but from what I read in general the entire unit will fail not just one specific port.
Pure plug and plug, works as it should so no complaints.

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5 out of 5 eggsSuprisingly Spry Switch

Pros: Upon opeining the box, I was treated to a nice high quality piece of equipment. Just setting it up impressed me. From the bright indicator lights, tough metal shell and surprisingly sticky feet it's a quality feeling product through and through.

If you intend to use this as a normal switch, you absolutely can, but you'll be doing yourself and it a great disservice. The management software is simple and easy to use. I love being able to use this as a managed switch.

Being a Gigabit Switch, this worked wonderfully in my environment. From Streaming HD videos from media server, to transferring said videos across my network this worked fantastically.

Cons: While I love this switch, I did find the power adapter to be a tad short. I wish it were longer, but this doesn't knock it enough to loose an egg.

Other Thoughts: I replaced an old 10/100 switch that I had form my PS3, Media PC, and Xbox 360 and it performed spectacularly. While I didn't see a big difference when gaming on my consoles, when LAN gaming with other PC's on my network I could actually perceive a bit of a difference on that machine. With them all on a Gigabit connections (my router is also Gigabit capable), at least I have peace of mind of a more fair environment when LAN gaming.

This really is a great switch if you, like me, prefer a wired connection for your devices. While I get wireless fine in my living room running a cable from my router to this switch alleviates any issue with wireless congestion in an area. I absolutely recommend this switch.

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5 out of 5 eggsSmall but powerful.

Pros: Nice management software which is very straightforward to use. The switch can be operated as a managed switch or just simply as a dumb switch. The amount of power delivered to a port is determine by usage and length of cable attached to that port, very neat. Wall mount simple and functional. The provided wall wart is small and occupies a single outlet on my power strip, i.e. it doesn't obstruct adjacent ones. Build quality is high, and the unit appears to be very sturdy. I can look across my office and see quite easily what’s going on with the 8 ports as the indicators are bright and very visible. Cool runnings of both the switch and the wall wart!

Cons: None so far, tried hard but it pretty much does what it says.

Other Thoughts: I used this dlink switch as a replacement for a TP-Link 8 port switch, the difference between the two is the TP-Link is huge, about 10 times the size, and it is not smart, dumber than a pounded thumb as they say in these parts. The dlink switch is connected to my wireless router which is in turn connected to my cable modem. The router is a dual band Edimax and it only has the switch hardwired on the downside. Hardwired to the switch are 5 PCs, one networked printer and a networked media device. Only 2 of the PCs get heavy use, one being a 24/7 HTPC and the other a file server and video editing machine. The TP-Link served me well and I’ll keep it stashed should I need it again, but the dlink gives so many more options, not all of which I will be taking advantage of.

The throughput on the internal network is not noticeably different from the TP-Link but this switch is noticeably cooler and a quick check with a Kill A Watt device told me that it consumes less power than the TP-Link, although to be honest it was pretty minimal as the TP-Link also has "green features".

For those of you looking for the simple life then connecting all the cables and switching on will work, but then perhaps you should be looking at a simpler switch. If you want to get the full benefits of the switch and you have a variety of network devices with a variety of bandwidth requirements then you will have to delve into the management software. Pretty much I’ve allocated bandwidth and priorities to my different devices and static addresses (max of 32) and that’s as far as I have taken this switch. While usually not an issue on small networks this switch has loopback detection and this could be of benefit in situations where you have complex or hidden cabling. If you’re into trunking, or VLANs then this switch will aim to please.

For ease of setup, the sturdy and cool (temperaturewise) design, feature set and the fact it just works 5 eggs!

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5 out of 5 eggsVery Good Thing

Pros: This switch has all of the features you would expect from a full rack switch. It has great QoS support, with options allowing you to fine tune way more than you ever should need to on an 8 port switch. The switch runs incredibly cool, serving up high performance reliably. It even has holes for rack fans. There are features to keep things running smoothly in the event of user error (loopback detection, etc), malicious users (DOS/flood protection, etc), and other infrastructure failure (storm protection, etc).

The web management interface is very nice and full featured.

The unit is very well built. One of the better small switch builds out there.

Bottom line is that it is very hard to make this switch not work.

Cons: The software that comes on the CD is not very helpful or well written (it's an adobe air app from what looks like 2007). You can use it to switch the devices into the same subnet as your PC and turn on DHCP client to make it easier to get to the awesome web client, so it does serve an important purpose.

Other Thoughts: There's a ground clip to hook to your rack or panel.

You can log in to these switches with telnet to automate setup from scripts. It's not Cisco compatible as far as I can tell.

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