- 8 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
- $34.99 –
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Amazing switch 07/17/2013
This review is from: D-Link 8-Port EasySmart Gigabit Ethernet Switch - Lifetime Warranty (DGS-1100-08)
Managed switch, every imaginable configuration setting is available for the user. For example you can limit the throughput of each port. You can also limit the bandwidth used by broadcast and multicast stations to prevent them from slowing the rest of the network.
Switch works when plugged in without any setup necessary. You don't have to manage it.
Supports jumbo frames up to 9216 bytes if enabled.
Strong solid metal case.
Comes with a utility on a disk that will find the switch on your network and allow you to access it or set the IP address in range of your network so you can access it through a browser. (Works with the Opera browser too)
Indicator lights and connectors are on the same side of the switch. This might limit the places where it can be used for example you don't want wires coming out on top of your desk.
The default IP address is way out there requiring the installation of their utility on your computer to access the switch for management.
Wall mounting method is difficult.
This is really an amazing switch in that the user can configure it to function to an exact set of parameters. If I were looking for another switch I would get another since the price is in line with other switches that don't have the functionality of this managed switch. Even if I don't need to manage it now, the need might present itself in the future. More options is always good.
To test it I replaced another switch in my security system with this one and it now has six IP cameras attached running 24/7 sending data to my server and it hasn't skipped a beat. It connected seamlessly when I plugged everything in.
I have indicated the cons above but there is more I can say about the mounting. This switch, like many others like this, has two cross slots on the back so to mount it you have to drive screws in EXACTLY the right spots to mount it solidly. Since wall mounting is the best option, in my opinion, I would like to see a better mounting system. How about two mounting holes through the unit? It won't expose the switch to any more dust contamination than the slots on the back. The mounting screws that come with the switch are very weak and the slots strip out. Be sure to drill a pilot hole if you mount it onto a wood surface or the screw may strip out before it goes far enough in to hold the switch solidly.
This switch is the best I have used and I have several in my network. It works perfectly and has a lifetime warranty.
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