Sep 02

The DGS-1016D/1024D switches were designed for easy installation and high performance in an environment where traffic on the network and the number of users increase continuously.

D-Link DGS-1016D
• D-Link Green Technology
• Sixteen (DGS-1016D) or twenty-four (DGS-1024D) 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet ports
• Cable Diagnostic function at switch boot up
• Supports Auto-Negotiation for 10/100/1000Mbps and duplex mode
• Supports Auto-MDI/MDI-X for each port
• Supports Full/Half duplex transfer mode for 10 and 100Mbps
• Supports Full-duplex transfer mode for 1000Mbps
• Full wire speed reception and transmission
• Store-and-Forward switching method
• Supports 8K MAC addresses
• Jumbo frame support (9,600 Bytes in Gigabit 1000M only)
• IEEE 802.3x flow control for full duplex
• Back pressure for half duplex
• DGS-1016D Supports 512Kbytes RAM for data buffering
• DGS-1024D Supports 512Kbytes RAM for data buffering
• Easy to read diagnostic LEDs
• IEEE 802.1p QoS support (4 Queues, Strict Mode)

The LED indicators of the switch include Power, 100/1000Mbps, and Link/Act. The following shows the LED indicators for the switch along with an explanation of each indicator.

LED Indicators:

Comprehensive LED indicators display the conditions of the switch and status of the network. A description of these LED indicators follows (see LED Indicators). The LED indicators of the switch include Power, Link/Act, 1000Mbps, and 100Mbps.

Power Indicator

This green indicator illuminates when the switch is receiving power.

Link/Act

This green indicator illuminates steadily when a port is connected to a station successfully and has a good link. The indicator will blink to indicate that a port is transmitting or receiving data on the network.

Speed − 1000Mbps/Green; 100Mbps/Amber; 10Mbps/Off

This indicator is amber-colored when the port is connected to a 100MbpsFast Ethernet station. It is green when the port is connected to a 1000Mbps Ethernet station. It is not illuminated when the port is connected to a 10Mbps Ethernet station.

Auto MDI/MDI-X Ports:

Gigabit Ethernet Auto-Negotiating ports (10/100/1000Mbps) Comprehensive LED indicators display the conditions of the switch and status of the network.

AC Power Jack:

The power cable connection is located on the rear panel of the switch.

Switch power input is provided by and internal universal power supply (100-240VAC : 50-60Hz, 0.4A Max: 12V/3.3A).
The AC power connector is a standard three-pronged connector that supports the power cord. Please see the Power On section below for instructions on how to properly connect the switch to a power source.

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Aug 26

D-Link DSP-W215 Wi-Fi Smart Plug Features

Turn Devices On/Off with the Mobile App

Instantly turn devices on or off from your smartphone
or tablet.

Create On/Off Schedules for Your Devices

Set your devices to work for you whenever you want.

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Help Prevent Your Devices From Overheating

A thermal sensor will automatically turn off overheating appliances.

Monitor Your Energy Use

Keep an eye on your energy usage and save a few bucks.

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D-Link DSP-W215 Wi-Fi Smart Plug Reviews

The Good D-Link’s $50 Wi-Fi Smart Plug offers remote control of your small appliances, including scheduling and energy usage stats — a better value than the $60 Belkin WeMo Insight Switch, which has similar features.

The Bad The Smart Plug isn’t compatible with IFTTT, setup was surprisingly involved, performance was unreliable, and the app design could use some work.

This white, single-outlet plug measures 3.5 inches tall by 2.4 inches wide by 1.4 inches deep. It weighs 4.4 ounces and has a rectangular shape with rounded-off edges. It’s rated for 100 to 125 volts of alternating current (VAC). That means that the outlet should be used to power lamps or other small appliances (large appliances have higher VAC requirements).

The Mydlink Smart Plug app works with Android 4.0 or higher and iOS 6 or higher on tablets and smartphones, and on Wi-Fi and cellular connections. It operates on a 2.4GHz Wi-Fi frequency and you can control up to 10 different Wi-Fi Smart Plugs at the same time using the app.

The $50 D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug fits into any three-prong electrical outlet on a wall or a power strip. Like a standard outlet, D-Link’s plug is more functional than it is aesthetically compelling — it probably won’t be winning design awards anytime soon. It does blend into a two-outlet wall unit fairly seamlessly, and I’m guessing that was the intention.

But just when I was about to blame the blandness of traditional outlets for the blandness of this smart outlet, I started thinking about Dyson’s vacuum cleaners and Nest’s thermostats. Both companies have managed to make household objects into design statements rather than something you try to hide in a dark corner. They weren’t satisfied with the uninspired design that dominates their appliance categories, so why should D-Link’s plug look so plain?

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The Belkin WeMo Insight Switch, the D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug, and the Belkin WeMo Switch.

D-Link isn’t alone, though. Its Wi-Fi Smart Plug is similar in style to the $50 Belkin WeMo Switch, the $60Belkin WeMo Insight Switch, and the $49 SAM plug. Still, Belkin definitely improved on its plug design between the WeMo Switch and its more recently introduced Insight Switch, so I’m not quite ready to let D-Link off the hook.

D-Link’s Wi-Fi Smart Plug has a power on/off button with LED indicator underneath that lights up green when your connected appliance is on. There’s also a status LED that will glow red when it’s powering on, trying to reset, or broken. It will blink orange during its initial setup or if it isn’t correctly connected to the Wi-Fi network. It will blink green when the Wi-Fi is connecting and it will display solid green when it’s successfully connected.

You can press the power button manually on the switch if you want to power your connected device directly. There’s also a Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) button. Pressing it and the WPS button on your router, if your router has one, will initiate a connection between the plug and the router. If your router doesn’t have a WPS button, there’s another set of steps you can follow during setup, but you might end up using the Smart Plug’s WPS button anyway; pressing and holding the WPS button until the LED status light turns red will reset your plug to factory settings.

Early setup is about as simple as possible. Find a three-prong outlet that’s in a convenient spot for the gadget you want to operate and plug in the Smart Plug. Then, download the app and follow the steps — this is where things got more complicated.

I had a really hard time actually finding the Mydlink Smart Plug app in both the iOS and Android app stores. In the Google Play store it’s called Mydlink WiFi Smart Plug and in iTunes it’s called Smart Plug.

Once I found and downloaded both apps, setup got easier, but there were still a couple of confusing parts. For example, the setup menu gives you the option of a WPS setup or a manual setup. If you have a router with WPS, then this is fairly straightforward. If you don’t, you have to go the manual setup route. That’s the option I chose and you have to use a six-digit pin code located on a small card that’s included in the box (it’s also on the back of your plug, but that’s plugged in at this point, so that’s no help). After I entered the code, I selected the office Wi-Fi network and it connected.

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Don’t throw away the card with your six-digit code if you’re following the manual installation.

After setup, I plugged a nearby lamp into the Wi-Fi Smart Plug and was able to control it via the app. I created schedules, checked the lamp’s wattage, and monitored its temperature readings from both Wi-Fi and cellular connections on my iPhone 5 and a Motorola Droid Maxx.

Things were going well, but then I ran into a curious problem while using the iOS app. You’re supposed to be able to receive reminders based on the schedules you set. However, the enable button for this function was grayed out and I couldn’t slide it over to “on.” I didn’t have the same problem in the Android app.

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I couldn’t enable the schedule notifications in iOS.

The biggest issue I encountered, though, happened when I unplugged the Smart Plug. Even if it had only been disconnected for a few minutes, it didn’t always remember the product I had just successfully set up. This happened often enough that I kept the small card with my six-digit code handy, knowing that I would have to start the setup process all over again.

Now, a lot of you will probably pick the product you want to control and leave it plugged in. Just be aware that if you did decide to remove it temporarily (no matter how briefly), the app might not reflect all those steps you completed earlier. I have three different Belkin WeMo products set up in my WeMo app and at various times certain ones are plugged in and connected and others aren’t. Still, every time I reconnect them, they always dutifully reappear in the list of products as if they had been there all along.

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D-Link’s app wasn’t as easy to navigate as Belkin’s WeMo app and I wish it estimated the cost of running your connected gadget.

While I was initially intrigued by a device that costs the same as Belkin’s standard WeMo Switch, but offers energy usage information similar to Belkin’s more expensive $60 WeMo Insight Switch, D-Link’s Wi-Fi Smart Plug disappointed at almost every turn. Simply put, it has too many inconsistencies to recommend. Consider one of the Belkin smart switches if you want something that actually remembers the products you set up and has the added bonus of IFTTT compatibility

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Aug 10

Add more computers, gaming systems and cameras to your network without slowing down your connection with the D-Link DES-1105 5-port Unmanaged Desktop Switch.

D-Link DES-1105 Desktop Switch Features

● Add More Devices and Computers to the Network
● No Software or Configuration Required
● Delivers up to 200Mbps Throughput per Port in Full-Duplex Mode

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GREAT PERFORMANCE AND VALUE

Expand your wired home network with the D-Link 5-Port 10/100Mbps Desktop Switch (DES-1105). This Desktop Switch fits virtually anywhere because of its compact size. Its power connector and ports are conveniently located in the rear to avoid messy cables on the desk. This Desktop Switch can also be mounted on a wall or underneath a desk with the included wall mounting kit.

SMOOTH TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT

The Desktop Switch receives and forwards traffic seamlessly with its non-blocking wire-speed architecture. Every port simultaneously supports up to 200Mbps of bandwidth, totaling 1Gbps of switching capacity. It minimizes bottlenecks, allowing your network to run smoothly even during the heaviest volume of traffic.

EASY TO INSTALL AND USE

This Desktop Switch requires no configuration and installation is simple. Whether you are connecting the Desktop Switch to another switch or a computer, there is never a need for crossover cables with Auto-MDI/MDI-X support. Additionally, the Desktop Switch auto-senses if the network device it is connected to is running at 10Mbps or 100Mbps and adjusts accordingly. Equipped with a comprehensive LED display, you can monitor the status and activity of every port at a glance.

With outstanding performance, quality, and features packed in a compact sized device, the D-Link 5-Port 10/100Mbps Desktop Switch (DES-1105) is a great selection for expanding your home network.

Works with

Xtreme N Gigabit Router(D-Link DIR-655)

Connect any USB device AND give 4 of your favorite devices their own Gigabit Ethernet port – get comprehensive, high-performance wireless coverage to any device, anywhere in your home.

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