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New switch – D-Link DGS-1100-16

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

In order to improve my home network by increasing transfer speeds and adding new features I recently started to compare a bunch of small managed gigabit switches. My main criteria were that the device should have at least 10 ports, fanless operation, small device size, good feature-set, low power usage, long warranty and all that for a competitive price.

I quickly came across the D-Link DGS-1100-16, a 16 port switch that matched my expectations as mentioned above, and sells for about 120€ around here. Other vendors in this segment seem to prefer to sell huge 19″ devices even though the extra space within the device isn’t needed at all (Hello TP-Link?) or try to sell “managed” switches that are only “manageable” using some special Windows GUI software (Yes, NetGear, I’m looking at you).

See below for a short review of the D-Link DGS-1100-16 “16-Port Layer2 EasySmart Gigabit Switch”. (more…)