Skip to: | | - A great place to buy computers, computer parts, electronics, software, accessories, and DVDs online. With great prices, fast shipping, and top-rated customer service - once you know, you Newegg.

If you are reading this message, Please click this link to reload this page.(Do not use your browser's "Refresh" button). Please email us if you're running the latest version of your browser and you still see this message. - Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, HDTVs, Digital Cameras and More!

PremierTry Message.
Home > 
Networking > 
Wired Networking > 
Switches > 
D-Link > 
Item#: N82E16833127493

D-Link 5-Port EasySmart Gigabit Ethernet Switch - Lifetime Warranty (DGS-1100-05)

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

ICON Loading...
  • Overview
  • Specifications
  • Warranty & Returns
  • Reviews

Learn more about the D-Link DGS-1100-05

Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information

Customer Reviews of the D-Link DGS-1100-05

Do you own this product? Write a Review

ICON Loading...

Filter Results

  • Anonymous
  • 9/16/2015 5:13:06 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHome network

Pros: This switch worked right out of the box. I honestly didn't even notice that it had its own IP address on its own subnet until I read the short manual. Once I changed my laptop's IP to the same subnet, all was well. It was very easy to login to and change settings. I haven't put this switch through the ringer yet, but I have been streaming FIOS channels through my xbox without any hiccups. I used to use powerline technology to provide internet to my xbox and I would often have dropouts and buffering issues. Now that I was able to wire my house and install this switch, I've had nothing but beautiful, sweet network uptime. I also have a Ubiquiti AP hooked up to this switch and all of my wifi devices are loving it. I haven't been able to fully abuse this switch yet, or use all of its settings. But I'm feeling quite confident that my purchase will make my happy for long time.

Cons: My only con is - really? Why such a crazy IP address? I guess they really wanted to make sure it didn't interfere with anyone's original network setup. Oh well - it was super easy to correct to my liking.

Other Thoughts: So far so good. I will provide more updates if anything goes wrong or goes even better!

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Switch

Pros: Switch features 5 1000 Gigabit ports. Simplistic industrial design, sturdy body made of metal, ability to wall mount it and secure with kensington lock, included power supply.

This is a “smart" switch and it detects link status and length of the ethernet cable and accordingly adjusts power usage. Maximum power consumed by this device is 3.4 Watts, which is less than your standard nightlight. In standby mode power consumption is less than 1 Watt.

Due to use of passive cooling switch is silent in operation and is great if user have a need install in in living room or bedroom. Also in most of electronic devices cooling fans are usually first to malfunction and this fact extends lifespan of this device compared to switches that use fans.

Switch has upgradeable firmware and was shipped to me with latest version available at time of writing this review, 1.10.002.

Comes with lifetime warranty.

Cons: I could not find any significant cons. If I had to choose new switch for my home, my choice would fall on this D-Link witch.

Other Thoughts: This switch was designed from very beginning for small and home office use, featuring only 5 local access network ports. If you need to connect more than 5 devices together, you must upgrade to a different model. D-Link also produces model DGS-1100-24 that have 24 ethernet ports - great choice for internet cafe or medium size office.

Practical performance test: I’ve setup following equipment for testing bandwidth throughput of this switch: MacBook Pro with Samsung solid state drive and Gigabit ethernet port running Tutusoft LAN Speed Test software was connected to Port 1. HP ProBook 4530S was connected to Port 3 and running latest version of Tutusoft LAN Speed Test Server, registered version. During testing MacBook Pro achieved writing speed of 873.6 Mbps and reading speed of 891.9 Mbps.

4 out of 6 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

5 out of 5 eggsFeature PACKED!

Pros: First off, I like the minimal packaging with this switch, there is nothing worse than some fancy box that will just get tossed into the trash can. So Kudos to D-Link for saving the planet a little bit... I wanted to make sure that I logged some days on this switch before making my review... So, even though I have had this product for about two weeks, I feel like the feedback from it and the "up-time" lead me to believe that this switch will work for a while. Right away, the pros for this switch are the following: Made of metal, nice little small foot print (it's only 5 port duh), power brick had the "D-Link" name on it, so it won't get misplaced in a move and it's also a pretty standard low voltage type, so it'll be easy to replace when it dies. I also like the look of it, very clean and neat looking, nothing fancy which is nice I think.

Obviously, this since this is an intelligent device, it has some really nice network abilities like cable diagnostics, port mirroring, snooping, etc. I also like how you can create VLANs for IP based phones and security cameras. I made more available bandwidth to my DVR security server and noticed some better transfers. So, if someone needs to get priority bandwidth to security camera's or phones this switch is really nice! I also dig the limited life time warranty, I hope that D-Link will stand behind it!

Cons: Not really a con, but some people with limited LAN experience might get a little frustrated or overwhelmed with the feature set. Also, in the directions it states how to connect to the switch and then set it up how you need it, but... A LOT of people don't like to read directions, so they might not know to set up the local IP to communicate with the device. Then again, maybe you shouldn't be messing with it... It would be nice if there was a 3ft CAT6 cable with it. They are SO cheap to make and it would have been nice to get one in the box. Not a big deal however. Also, like with some routers, it would be nice to see a sticker on the bottom of the unit that gave basic instructions to connect. This would help a lot of the people that don't like to read through instructions or tossed that minimalistic box and packaging.

Other Thoughts: For the price, you get a LOT of features. I can see this little switch being used in a small business setting where certain computers or users would need "this or that" or if being used in a environment where priority bandwidth is needed, like with surveillance, this switch fits the bill nicely. Also, while using this switch, I saw no major disappointments with file transfer speeds. It seemed on par with all my other gigabit equipment. I cannot stress enough how well this switch worked with my IP based security cams. If anyone out there is going to be using this switch (or their other ones with more ports) they will like how the bandwidth is made a priority to the security cameras or other devices that they deem necessary. Even with me being a EggExpert reviewer, I want people to know what is going to work, how intuitive a product is and that it is a value, because at the end of the day that is all one can ask for! I look forward to continued good service out of this product and feel that it is a great deal!

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

5 out of 5 eggsFully featured compact switch

Pros: -Compact, durable aluminum design.

-Many networking options including:
Port Trunking
IGMP Snooping
Port Mirroring
Loop back detection
Cable diagnostics

-Full Featured VLAN for creating virtual networks for IP based phones, security systems, etc

-In depth Quality of Service options allowing for optimal bandwidth distribution on your network.

-Easily usable web interface that allows for backup of config files and easily updated firmware.

Cons: Hard to find something bad to say about this unit, however it did not come with a 6' Cat 5 cable, cant remember the last time a network peripheral didn't even come with one (thus I have a few extra!)

Other Thoughts: I set this up in my small business consisting of 3 windows PCs, a Unix server, a wired credit card terminal, as well as one wired router and one wireless one for WiFi access.

The setup was painless and simple using the included discovery software, and after setting some simple QOS rules to reduce bandwidth to the WiFi and credit card while providing higher priority to the Unix box and Windows Point of Sale terminals the network no longer bogs down while the web server is under load and someone is trying to run a few sales or stream media through at the same time.

I realize my scenario does not push the switch to its max potential speed wise on the gigabit interface, however I feel that the ease of use and simple configuration along with the limited lifetime warranty make this D-Link switch well worth the asking price.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

5 out of 5 eggsNice low cost managed switch

Pros: My first impression when removing the D-Link Easy Smart Switch Model # DGS-1100-05 from the box is that it was a well-built switch. It is in an all metal housing similar to high end network switches. The box contained the switch, AC adaptor, screws & sheetrock anchors, stick-on rubber feet, and the paper documentation.
This 5 port switch will work right out of the box without needing any special configuration. However, If you need to use this switch to its full capability there are a number of options available once you login to the management interface. Set your local IP to 10.90.90.x and point your browser to to access this interface using “admin” as the password. Once inside there are a number of options available to you. Port Mirroring, Storm Control, IGMP Snooping, Port Trunking, 802.1Q VLAN, and Loopback Detection. You can turn on Layer 2 switch options, VLAN, and Basic QoS settings. You can also change the default management IP to one of your choosing.
As far as speed goes this is a 10/100/1000 switch. I have had no speed or connection issues with this switch when running stress tests and normal operation.

Cons: I would have expected this to come with at least one Ethernet cable I can’t recall the last time I received a switch that didn’t come with one.

Other Thoughts: I didn’t use the included SmartConsole Utility software as the web interface was more than sufficient for making setting changes. There is a manual included on the CD that goes into pretty good detail about the options in the web interface though if you are not familiar with managed switches you may be better off just leaving the settings be and just using this as a native switch.
As of this posting there were no firmware updates for this switch, and I had no hardware issues during my testing. If I experience any issues with this switch I will be sure to write a follow up.

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

4 out of 5 eggsHmm. ..

Pros: I see a lot of very detailed reviews. They are all great and this switch is nice. As I write this it is 62 usd.

Packaged planely tells me that D- Link is more concerned with function > hype. I like this, a lot. Basic manual, switch, a/c adapter, screws, and feet.

Using this switch I saved, and reset my router to out of box settings and plugged a cable into this unit. Then attached xbox, ps3, blu ray, a/v reciver, pc. Four ports, seems like a waste of time to build this, as I could easily think and have at least three more devices to connect.

Plug and play, worked like it should. I plugged, than I played. Xbox on, ps3 on, pc, on, home theatre on. All connected to internet, no problems.

Smart Utility, was interesting, would love to play with multiple switches at once. Didn't see a need for it unless you were running a business or a avid gamer who likes to make tweaks or monitors your network. Or if you were a poor soul who couldn't plug and play right away.

Nice solid construction, decent look. I read qualms of ports in front and not in back. This isn't your sit on the counter style, or near your entertainment center switch. This meant for a server room/rack. Its easy to find a switch with that but you might not find one like this.

Decent venting without a fan. Both sides have ventilation.

Cons: Could be a pain, if you can't plug and play. Saw reviews with freezing, usually you would want to check for firmware updates, just a tip though.

Other Thoughts: If you have some sense with networking and routing you will do fine with this and might like its functions a lot. If not grab that cute thing that will match your decor.

0 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

2 out of 5 eggsSubpar switch

Pros: The features that this switch promises are quite impressive in paper but my experience with it was not so good.

It is one of the cheaper managed/smart switches on the market. There are quite a few options to tweak around using the supplied smart console software or the browser interface. I personally liked the browser based management. To utilize the controls I had to change the IP address of one of my computers to 10.90.90.x and login to the default IP, use the default password 'admin', change the switche's ip to DHCP and revert the computer to DHCP as well.

The construction of the switch is all metal. They provide screws to mount it to a wall as well as rubber feet if selected as table top use.

The limited lifetime warranty is good.

Cons: The unit worked fine while conducting daily mundane tasks like internet, gaming, simple file transfers etc but as soon as I tried to do some heavy file transfers it really slowed down. I was trying to move 64 GB worth of data and it completely stopped working, I had to hard reset it to get it back to work. I have other cheaper 8 port switches which perform way better under even higher volumes of file transfers.

Other Thoughts: Very rich in features but poor performance, I don't know if I received a faulty unit or the problem is generic. With my experience I would not recommend this for any heavy serious usage, for light usage there are other far better and way cheaper options.

0 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

4 out of 5 eggsNot for the newbie

Pros: The unit comes in a plain brown box with black printing. Inside, nestled in recycled cardboard is the switch & power brick, (4) small rubber feet, (2) screws, a CD with the manual, getting started guide and the SmartConsole Utility. There is also a Getting Started Guide in 10 languages and a warranty card. If you were expecting or needed an Ethernet cable you are out of luck.
The unit itself is small. It is made of metal and has a quality weight to it. The chassis is a flat textured black that will not pick up fingerprints unless you happen to be eating fried chicken when you pick it up. It classy and understated. Never in all my testing did the unit get hot. It never even got warm. Now I may not be taxing it but it seems to handle the thermals very well.
This thing has options and more options. To be honest, most of them are not needed by me particularly. But the QoS settings and the VLAN options are what makes this switch cost effective. I try and go through the various options below.
The bottom line is that this is a very well made device that does just what it promises. For certain users it will be well received and considered a blessing. It’s not for the novice user or even the basic user that doesn’t need the extensive network customizing options. I’m one of the people that will never delve into the myriad options offered. But that doesn’t change the fact that this is a good product if you need it. And it does have the added bonus of a lifetime warranty.

Cons: This is not novice friendly. It isn’t Plug and Play. You hook it up and it just sits there mocking you, forcing you to reach for the Quick Install Manual and then… Well, the best thing to be said for the Quick Install manual is that it’s… quirky. It says to configure the switch to hook it up over an Ethernet cable to your computer to log in but says only computers where the IP range matches the switch will work. Huh? I’m supposed to change my IP address just to log in to their switch? I did try and apparently this is true since I couldn’t connect. So I put the CD in to install the Smart Connect utility. The Quick Install guide says this only works with Windows 2000, XP and Vista but then the only 2 browsers it mentions are Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer. I’m not sure but somebody needs to check over this guide. If I was a newbie I’d have given up by now. I mean… Netscape Navigator?
The D-Link Smart Console Utility on the CD did install on my Windows 7 X64 system without too much problem although it insisted on installing Adobe Air. I stay away from Adobe if at all possible but this is a requirement to install the D-Link utility. The utility found the switch in good order and I was able to change the DNCP setting to ‘enabled’ which meant I didn’t have to change the IP address. After that, for all intents and purposes the switch acted just like any ordinary dumb switch but it also meant I was finally able to connect to the switch by means of the Web and unlock all the advanced features.
I spent over a week on the Internet learning what the various functions do and I’m still not sure I understand them all. Look, you go in and enable DHCP and the switch will work perfectly but then why pay the premium for a smart switch. Any dumb switch will do exactly the same thing. It’s only when you dig deep into the options that the additional cost becomes. The video and voice VLAN options are what makes this switch cost effective. If you don’t need the extensive options offered then you’re better off with a regular dumb switch.

Other Thoughts: There are quite a few settings on the web browser. Port Settings give you information on what is connected to what port and the speed and allows you to set the Flow Control to alleviate congestion. Trap Settings allow you to monitor various conditions on the systems hooked up to the switch and be alerted on a particular system. This includes one of the systems booting up or a link being up or down or an illegal login. This might be useful for a larger switch but on the 5 port switch it really has little use.
I enabled Port Trunking, which supposedly bonds two ports together to increase the bandwidth. I even installed an Intel Gigabyte adaptor in my primary system to test this. Supposedly it was working but I saw no increase in speed copying files over the network.
IGMP Snooping and Port Mirroring did nothing I could discern although I enabled them. I’m not a Network Guru so I may have been doing something wrong. They are there however and probably are important to an IT Professional with a larger network.
The switch has a loopback function but I don’t have the plug needed so all I could do was check to see that the function was able to be implemented on one or any combination of the ports on the switch. There is a Statistics field which shows all the packets sent and received by each port and any errors. This would be useful if you were having network problems.
Cable diagnostics are just that and show if a port is connected and if the computer it’s connected to is turned on. This worked perfectly, showing me that Port 5, which I use for my Patriot BoxOffice box was open since I do not currently have the unit connected to the wall.
The VLAN option is important to users that have webcams or surveillance cams hooked up to a switch. I’m not going to go into the reasons for this but dumb switches apparently don’t work well in this capacity. If you need this then the D-Link smart switch will be a blessing. Just be aware that apparently only D-Link cameras work with this switch at least according to the manual. I don’t have any webcams so I can’t test this capability. The VLAN section of the switch utility is lengthy and complex so if you are interested in this I suggest you download a PDF copy of the manual from the D-Link website to check out all the options.
I did test the Quality of Service settings. My main system is on Port 1 and I set that to the ‘highest’ setting and my Bittorrent speeds did show a small improvement. Setting the control to ‘Low’ cut the speed way down. I don’t do on line gaming so I couldn’t test this but the 4 settings for speed were fairly granular and allowed for fine control from port to port. To be honest on my network this really isn’t a priority since I use only one system for downloading or video streaming but the QoS settings might be important to a user that had multiple systems on the network, all doing something intensive at the same time.

2 out of 5 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

5 out of 5 eggsGood plug-n-play switch with managed features!

Pros: First impressions (before powering up and setting up):
The switch seems to built like most other 5-port gigabit desktop switches... all metal case. Since it’s a managed switch... it has a reset button on the front. Ethernet ports in the front, power adapter plugs into the back.

Powering up and setting up:
It can be as completely plug-n-play as you want it to be... without any configuration, it functions as any other regular gigabit switch.

The SmartConsole Utility is easy enough to install. For configuration, you either have to change your computers IP address to the same range as the switch ( by default) or install the SmartConsole. I chose the later... just out of pure laziness. Once installed, open the SmartConsole... and click on the “Discover” button. In a few seconds, the switch was discovered and now we can configure (very limited settings) it. I changed it to DHCP... not a huge deal.

The web interface is definitely the way to go... that’s where you can access ALL of the settings.

- Port Mirroring, Storm Control, IGMP Snooping, Port Trunking, 802.1Q VLAN, and Loopback Detection to name a few. QOS and bandwidth control are a cool couple functions to have at the port level.

Performs as well as any other gigabit switch on the market... albeit slightly more expensive than the rest of the field, but it’s nice to know that you can go from “mild” plug-n-play to a “wild”-ly configurable gigabit switch all in one device. Get this one and be done with it.

The lifetime warranty is an attractive bonus... if anything happens (within certain limits), you’re covered!

Cons: One note on the switch I received: it has a small scratch on the front under ports “3” and “4” then continues to the bottom of the switch... possibly handling in manufacturing / packaging? Not a huge deal... hopefully it won’t affect it’s performance.

Other Thoughts: Packaging and Un-boxing:
Included in the packaging are the following:

1 - D-Link DGS-1100-05 5-port gigabit ethernet switch
1 - setup CD-rom
1 - power adapter
mounting hardware
rubber adhesive feet
manuals / warranty info

Powering up and setting up:
I tried to then configure the rest of the settings from the web interface:

Chrome: No.
Firefox: Nope.
Internet Explorer: Yes.

0 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

5 out of 5 eggsVery Nice Managed Switch

Pros: The device came nicely packaged. Inside you’ll find a software CD, power adapter, set of screws and self- adhesive rubber “feet”. There is also a Limited Lifetime Warranty card. This is a fan-less, very well constructed managed switch. The metal box even has a screw that could be used to electrically ground the device.
Once you power up the switch, the DHCP is disabled by default. This helps the device to act like a simple switch, right of the box, if you choose to use it that way.
There are plenty of nice advanced features in this switch like ability to set up Port Mirroring, Loopback Detection, Traps or even Storm Control in.
Cable diagnostics works well. I was actually looking for a product that would reliably test some of networks cables I have laying around.
DGS-1100-05 is capable of autosensing and reporting each individual port speeds. You also have an option to manually limit individual port’s speed from between 10M and 1000M or leave them at auto-negotiated speeds. You can even disable individual’s ports. Bandwidth limits can be set between 8 kbps and 512Mbps
This unit has D-Link’s Auto Surveillance VLAN technology embedded. This tech allows to easily add a reliable IP surveillance VLAN to an existing data network. In essence, a hybrid network is created that is capable of handling both data and surveillance traffic. All surveillance data is automatically routed through automatically created VLAN. This allows to save cost of buying and maintaining separate hardware for data and surveillance. Since surveillance data travels on separate VLAN, it’s easy to prioritize and control data and video traffic. This particular switch allows for up to two D-Link IP-surveillance devices to be attached.

Cons: This switch has some report capabilities. Web interface provides individual port’s Rx/Tx data amounts. To capture additional information, you need to install D-link “SmartConsole Utility”. You have to have SmartConsole Utility running and enabled to capture information in “utility log” or in Trap log.
This is only a 4-port device. I currently have 12 devices that require wired Ethernet. Even a casual home user is likely to need more than 4 ports.
Web interface times out after 5 minutes of activity. This could be annoying if you are attempting to perform troubleshooting of your network.

Other Thoughts: I have this switch attached to a router which provides DHCP. I installed D-link software off CD and changed device’s IP address to fall within my routers DHCP range. At that time I was able to login to the device using a web interface.
For someone needing a simple switch, this device will work right out of the box, just “plug-and-play” it. No software install or any management changes are required. If you wish, in essence you can treat this switch as an “unmanaged” switch. Those wishing to use some or all of the advanced functions offered by this device will not be disappointed. This unit offers plenty of granular controls that are only available at higher priced switches. In any case the performance of this switch is solid.
This is a review unit, but for my own personal use, I would definitely upgrade to at least 16 port unit. I would then turn off DHCP on my FIOS modem and use this managed switch to provide DHCP service to all my network devices. I turned in one of my N Routers into an AP since the FIOS modem is only capable of G speeds.

0 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

Compare Offers from All Sellers newegg

Seller Name & Rating Offer Details  
ICON Loading...

Send It As A Gift!

gift services details
Selected Items

Best Service Sellers

Are you an E-Blast Insider? Subscribe Newegg e-Blast
Shop without retyping payment details. Secure shopping made faster.
Check out with PayPal.
Home > 
Networking > 
Wired Networking > 
Switches > 
D-Link > 
Item#: N82E16833127493
If the Adobe Reader does not appear when you click on a link for a PDF file, you can download Adobe Reader from the Adobe web site.