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D-Link DGS-1024D Unmanaged Rackmountable Switch 24-Port Green Technology
  • 24 Gigabit ports for blazing fast wired connectivity
  • Integrated QoS Engine for traffic optimization
  • Innovative design runs quiet, cool and clean
  • Easy "Plug & Play" Installation
  • $194.99
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4 out of 5 eggs Indicator lights number vertically - ports numbered horizontally? 02/21/2013

This review is from: D-Link DGS-1024D Unmanaged Rackmountable Switch 24-Port Green Technology

Pros:

Cheap price.
All ports perform at Gbit speed.
Absolutely silent operation.

Cons:

The port indicator lights are in 4 rows of 6 columns. The first column is numbered 1 through 4, the second column 5 through 8, and so on.

But the ports themselves are arranged in 2 rows of 12 columns, numbered 1 through 12 on the top row, and 13 through 24 on the bottom.

I have other 8 and 16 port switches where the indicator lights are above the top row ports, and below the botom row ports, making it far, far easier to tell if the port is dead or the cable is bad (no lights), or if the port is operating at 100Mbps (orange light), or 1Gps (green light).

This stupid arrangement of lights on the left side of the switch, oriented in a different manner than the actual ports drives me crazy. Who designs stuff light this?

Other Thoughts:

Is it just me, or does anyone else wish the lights were on the front panel and the ports were on the back? I have several 8 port Gbit switches from other manufacturers with the lights on the front and the ports on the back (along with the power cable and on/off switch) thus keeping all the cable clutter in the back, out of the way, with easy to read lights on the front panel. But I have so far been unable to find a 16 or 24 port switch with the same configuration. I often wonder if the people who design these switches actually work with them in the field. Sheesh!

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