How cheap is too cheap? D-Link has found the sweet spot between low-priced, but low-quality smart home systems (from the likes of Archos) and pricey security systems. It’s now planning on opening up its system to many more accessories, judging by the D-Link DCH-G020 connected home hub that just passed through the FCC. The system will likely bow next month at CES 2015, but the US wireless regulator has revealed quite a bit, including manuals and photos. The hub will control Z-Wave (low-power RF) as well as WiFi devices, meaning it’ll work with third-party alarms, detectors and cameras on top of existing D-Link WiFi cameras and accessories.
For the first time, D-Link is also set to release new Z-Wave sensors, several of which are shown in the diagram above. The hub will work with WiFi and Z-Wave devices at the same time and connect with a WiFi router. The whole thing is controlled by a smartphone, which you can use to add devices either manually or by scanning their QR codes. From there, you’ll get the usual scheduling and notification options. There’s no word on pricing or availability yet, of course, but it looks like an interesting option for folks torn between cheaper WiFi and mainstream Z-Wave systems. Either way, expect a parade of similar devices to appear in less than two weeks at Las Vegas.
Tags: DCH-G020, Hub, Z-Wave
This part will clarify methods to connect Ethernet equipment for the brand new D-Link DES-1105 5-Port 10/100 Desktop Switch change and methods to mount the switch.
1.PC to DES-1105
A computer can be connected to the DES-1105 via a two-pair Category 3, 4, 5 UTP/STP Straight-Through or Crossover cable. A computer equipped with a RJ-45 10/100Mbps port can be connected to any of the five DES-1105 ports.
The LED indicators for the PC connection depend on the capability of the computer’s Ethernet card. If the LED indicators are not lit after making a proper connection, check the computer’s Ethernet card, the cable, and the DES-1105’s conditions and connections.
2.Hub/Switch to DES-1105
A hub (10 or 100BASE-TX) can be connected to the DES-1105 via a two-pair Category 3, 4, or 5 UTP/STP Straight-Through or Crossover cable. For 100Mbps operation a Category 5 cable must be used. The connection is accomplished from any port of the hub to any port of the D-Link DES-1105.
3.DES-1105 to Other Devices
The D-Link DES-1105 can be connected to another switch or other devices (routers, bridges, etc.) via a two-pair Category 3, 4, 5 UTP/STP Straight-Through or Crossover cable. A Category 5 (or higher) cable must be used for 100Mbps operation. The connection can be accomplished from any (MDI-X) port on the DES-1105 to any of the 10Mbps or 100Mbps (MDI-X) ports on another switch or other devices.
Tags: DES-1105, Desktop Switch, Hub
Some people ask me how to find the D-Link switch serial number, is actually very simple.
On the bottom of each D-Link Switch/Hub, a sticker has been placed which contains the serial number information for that product.
An example of the sticker is shown below:
The circled series of numbers is the Serial number.
Tags: Hub, serial number, switch