Summary: Small, describe, and most importantly requires very low power. So low in fact that it is running off the USB socket on the back of my Sky box. No need for an additional plug in the Tv cabinet! It is happily connected to and supporting four devices simultaneously (router, Sky box, Apple TV 3, Xbox One). Just make sure you have a Micro USB cable if you want to do this as the only one in the box is moulded into the plug.
Summary: Disappointed as now have to buy an English adaptor. Tried to find a way of contacting the seller but no link so now putting this on here. Brought an 8 point one and it is fine (different company). Still cannot see on site about the adaptor. Link box looks fine but not tested for obvious reasons!
Summary: The product shipped is not as shown in photo. Although fully functional and worked 100% OK the product shipped is the previous model to the one shown in the photo. It is a completely different shape and style. Beware if you are purchasing this item to position where it ca be seen.
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...
A very reasonably priced network switch that delivers top data speeds with economical operation
11 January 2012
Excerpt: So, switches and hubs: what's that all about then? Well, quite simply, they both do the same thing: connect together devices on a computer network. So, what's a router then? Well, it connects different networks together, securely. Basically though, they all do more or less the same thing: enable computer data to get from one place to another. In a typical computer network you may have one, some or all of these.