Summary: this little switch is real value for money. I used it to connect blue ray player and tv to my home network. Does the same job that more expensive switches do. Very pleased with the item, delivery and packaging. Will use this seller again.
Summary: D-Link DGS-1005D 5 Port 10/100/1000Mb Gigabit Switch The whole device is very compact. The top is slightly curved from side to side and contains the LEDs that indicate the status of each port. The rear of the device has the 5 Ethernet ports and also the socket for the supplied power plug. Installing could not be easier: plug in the power lead; plug in the Ethernet network cables; you're done. As expected, it worked first time.
Summary: Having just installed this device, I've been testing my network performance with the iperf tool. The results might be useful for anyone considering which networking strategy would work best in their home: - DGS-1005D (this device): 930-950Mb/s unidirectional, combined 1.3Gb/s bidirectional - BT Homehub 10/100 router: 94Mb/s unidirectional, combined 172Mb/s bidirectional - Devolo Powerline 200: 50-80Mb/s (varies by location) total available bandwidth for all devices - BT...
Summary: A product like this doesn't need to be sexy, it just needs to work. And the DGS-1005D just works. I have two of these and one 8-port cousin of the same family, and I love them all. The money I save on electricity is a very nice bonus!
Summary: Excellent product works out of the box with no setup required. I bought this device to extend my Belkin PlayMax gigabit router ethernet ports to allow me to hardwire my lan (old house thick walls poor wireless). The D-Link DGS is simply plug and go the gigabit and uplink are all automatic and seamless. The small format of the box is ideal for desktop use and very unobtrusive. Build quality is fine. Very fast delivery via Amazon / Kikatec excellent service.