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D-Link DGS-2205 5-Port 10/100/1000 Desktop Switch

by D-Link

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.3 x 2.4 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Item model number: DGS-2205
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (182 customer reviews)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at May 1, 2006

Product Description

Product Description

Unmanaged Gigabit Switch, 5-Port 10/100/1000Mbps

From the Manufacturer

From the Manufacturer The first Green Ethernet technology on the market the DGS-2205 features innovative technology.
  • Reduces power consumption & creates less heat
  • Extended product life
  • Reduces Operating Costs
Power Savings by Number of Connected Ports and Link Status
Computers do not require Internet access all the time; neither do switches utilize all ports at all times. When a computer or network equipment is shutdown, switches often remain on and continue to consume considerable amount of power. With Green Ethernet technology, D-Link switches can automatically detect link status and reduce power usage of ports that are idle. Computers or any connecting parties set to standby mode (not power off), however, will not provide significant power savings.
Power Savings by Cable Length
The Green Ethernet switches have the ability to analyze the length of any Ethernet cable connected to them for adjustment of power usage accordingly. Shorter lengths require less power.
Overall Power Savings Per Day

For a traditional switch, power consumption remains constant even when the ports are not in use. In a standard workday scenario where PCs are used for 10 hours a day and powered off 14 hours a day, and connected to the switch using 20 meter cables, D-Link's Green Ethernet can save up to 27%* power used for each system.
Note: Switch uses switching power adapter. The cable length which PCs
are connected to switch is 20m cables. The D-Link DGS-2205 is a 5-port 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Switch that delivers power, performance, and reliability in one cost-effective, space-saving design. Increase the speed of your network server and backbone connections, or make Gigabit to the desktop a reality. Power users in the home, office, workgroup, or creative production environment can now move large, bandwidth-intensive files faster. Transfer graphics, CGI, CAD, or multimedia files across the network instantly. Power-Packed
The D-Link DGS-2205 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Switch features a non-blocking switching architecture that filters and forwards packets at full wire-speed for maximum throughput. An 8,000 MAC address table provides scalability for even the largest networks. Address learning and aging, 802.3x Flow Control for full duplex mode, and back pressure flow control for half-duplex mode alleviates traffic congestion and ensures reliable data transmission. Designed using industry standards, it is compatible with virtually all 10, 100, and 1000Mbps Ethernet devices and other vendor equipment. The D-Link DGS-2205 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Switch protects your existing network investments while providing you with a straightforward migration path to faster Gigabit speeds. Easy to use
The auto features of this gigabit switch make installation plug and play and hassle-free. No configuring is required. Auto MDI/MDI-X crossover on all ports eliminate the need for crossover cables or uplink ports. Auto-negotiation on each port senses the link speed of a network device (either 10, 100, or 1000 Mbps) and intelligently adjusts for compatibility and optimal performance. It also features diagnostic LEDs which display status and activity, allowing you to quickly detect and correct problems on the network. * Power savings may vary depending on products used. Maximum power savings when compared to a D-Link conventional switch. Uses up to 44% less energy when connected devices are powered down and up to 27% less energy when connected devices are used 10 hours and powered down 14 hours over a 24-hour period, when connected via 20 meter Ethernet cables. Green Ethernet features available on hardware version B1 or later.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Easy setup, works well and very fast.
K. Fuller
The unit itself is small, quiet, and cool, even stacked on top of my router.
Brandon M. Gray
Had it about 3 months now with zero problems.
D Pravo

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

43 of 46 people found the following review helpful By W. Schappell on February 1, 2008
My model is the DGS-2205 with the 5V power adapter. Like a previous reviewer, I noticed that I wasn't getting anywhere near gigabit speeds to my LaCie Ethernet Raid device. Well, that's because the LaCie Ethernet Raid Device is a slow pig.

After connecting my Mac Book Pro and my Mac Pro to the switch, I started offloading data to the Mac Pro.

Sustained throughput was 320 megabits per second with long bursts up to 720 megabits per second. At this point, the hard drive on the Macbook Pro was the bottleneck. Normally, I don't care for D-link products, but this little switch is quite the gem.

I've also noticed no noise from the unit, even when transferring large amounts of data at near wire speed.
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful By KTam on January 25, 2007
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Works Great, Clear light indicators, good product.

There are 2 versions of this on the market. There is a early version of 7V DC and the new rev 5V DC. I would take the 5V units only.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By CS on May 17, 2009
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A good switch should require no real thought to install. You plug in, connect cat5e cables, and you're done. After that, it should work invisibly, giving you good throughput and no concerns whatsoever.

This one does that. If you need a modest-cost 5-port gigabit switch, I can recommend this one without reservation.

Notes: (1) If you don't need gigabit, you can get 100mb equipment pretty cheap right now. (2) Keep in mind that you use 1 port in a switch for the incoming cable, so a 5-port gives you connection to 4 devices, 8-port allows for 7 devices, etc. (Yeah, I know, it's dumb, but that's the way techies think.) (3) If you think you might need a couple more ports later, then definitely get the 8-port switch, since you don't pay that much more for the extra ports.

If you're concerned about expectations for the brand -- I am generally pretty happy with DLink products. I certainly haven't had any breaking right after 1 year of use, as I have had for some other brands.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Keith Chiem on September 10, 2010
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I purchased this switch 23 months ago. It worked fine until it failed this past week.

I submitted an RMA request online, and got an email in response giving me a case ID and telling me to call their number to talk to a live tech support. After fumbling through their menu, I reached someone who told me I needed to talk to their tech support department--which I thought I chose, but apparently not. She forwarded me to their tech support.

An Indian-accented girl was on the other line, who proceeded to ask me to supply my name, contact info, product model number, serial number, etc., all of which should have been available through the case ID for the RMA request I already opened. Furthermore, she insisted I supply answers to irrelevant questions such as what operating system I was using, how many wired computers were on my network, how many wireless computers were on my network, what ISP I was using, what cable modem I was using, etc--despite my objections several times that these questions were irrelevant.

She then placed me on hold for several minutes. After this, she had me run the diagnostic procedures of unplugging and re-plugging the power to the switch to see if it was still broken--which I had obviously done before. Then she had me try plugging the switch to a different power outlet. When it turned out that the switch still wasn't functioning, she concluded that my switch was defective and apologized that I was unfortunately out of warranty. I had to point out to her that this switch is covered by either a 3 yr warranty or a lifetime warranty, as is ambiguously stated on this product page, but either way I should still be covered.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Brandon M. Gray on May 27, 2010
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This switch is a total gem. I have never used D-Link switches before, but I saw this one on Amazon for a decent price and decided to give it a go. It is truly the easiest thing I've installed into my home network. I originally bought it for my computer room to allow 5 more PC's to connect to my router, but the router's ports ended up frying after a lightning strike. I am now using the switch to connect all of the computers in the house (through one port on the router that goes to the Switch's uplink) and am using a dumb hub in the computer room. I have seen no drop in performance (since everything is gigabit) for daily internet usage or gaming. I have about 9 - 12 devices connected to my network at any given time and I have not encountered any problems. My network consists of PCs (Windows and Linux based), an Xbox 360 (wired) and a Nintendo Wii (wireless), with a few wireless laptops. My router has let me down a bit, but that switch is a breath of fresh air.

The unit itself is small, quiet, and cool, even stacked on top of my router. It has display lights for connected devices, which are color coded depending on if the device is gigabit capable or only 100-Base (amber for 100-base, green for gigabit). The lights blink for activity. If it matters I have the 5V version. There was no need to configure anything when I connected everything up, because it just worked. I definitely recommend this switch to anyone.
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