Review and Buying Guide of D-Link 8 Port Gigabit Easy Desktop Switch GO-SW-8G/B

Low-priced, easy gigabit switch, awesome and compact, does what it is intended to do and does it very well no perfomance concerns, and it is really been jogging non-cease for many months.

I acquired this and the five port switch. Had it up and managing in less than five minutes, like the five port edition, it is smaller than i expected. I like the point it powers down the ports not in use.

To start with one delivered was defective. Unfortunately the initial d-link go-sw-8g switch delivered was defective, failing to connect to my network with a looping connecting, determining, cable unplugged, connecting, identifying. Following spending a pair of hours fiddling with my networking and router options, seeking distinctive cables and units i gave up and emailed the supplier ur cellular and elevated a fault report with d-link uk. Ur cellular replied to start with thing next early morning but unfortunately do not offer you any guarantee assistance for d-link merchandise and referred me back to d-link. D-link were slower to answer by 50 % a working day, but following offering serial quantity, evidence of invest in and many others, arranged a upcoming day shipping and delivery / collection to exchange the faulty switch. The second switch was installed speedily and very easily and so far seems to be functioning completely soon after a working day of really extreme tests and use. Fingers crossed this is just not a signal of an unreliable productif the initial one was performing i would have provided 5 stars but fifty% failure charge for me is not so great.5 stars for d-link support but i did take note that if i the failure occurred just after 30 days i would have experienced to put up to berlin for rma substitution which may not have been economically worthwhile and would surely have been a 1 star issueur cellular shipped very rapidly (up coming day) and i had chosen the absolutely free 7-10 day shipping and delivery solution and responded to my issue extremely rapidly as well so for this i would rate them five stars and would definitely use them once again.

Comments from buyers

“Good value, good performance 8 Port Gigabit Switch!, Lightweight and no-fuss setup, Great value switch for simple networks, Tiny and useful., Good Quality. Very Good transfer speeds. Reliable and inexpensive. Still going strong a year after purchase., So compact and neatly built”

Great gadget – deal price tag. Does particularly what it claims on the tintiny unit, really easy to disguise. Plug it into the mains and plug the network cables in right here and there are no concerns in anyway. All products linked have solid connection to the principal router with velocity checks displaying no drop in velocity at all. Incredibly delighted with this product. Have been applying it for a several weeks now and nevertheless not experienced one issue.

Does what it says on the box. Low price tag, successful, modest and unobtrusive. This is applied to join various bits of av kit jointly and then to the internet. It sits powering the television out of the way and does what it claims on the box.

Much smaller in genuine everyday living than it looks in the pics. Conveniently tucked away and provides you gigabit speeds amongst cabled personal computers. What additional do you want of a switch?.


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  1. Size: 8 Port Verified Purchase
    It is tiny though but to be honest it made concealing it easy. Does what it says on the tin, it is tiny though but to be honest it made concealing it easygreat little switch, buy with confidence.
    • Size: 5 Port Verified Purchase
      Perfect for those who prefer to hardwire their electronics far from router. Ok so i have now had this for a fair few months now and hasn’t faulted once. I’m running it 10m from the router using a cat 5 lead and works faultlessly. Handy if you want all your consoles and pc hardwired but your router is too far from them. Also handy if you want upstairs hardwired, you can simply route a single cat5 or 6 upstairs and then connect this up and your all set to hardwire your electronics.
  2. Size: 5 Port Verified Purchase

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    Good, size but the power unit hums, not ideal for a very quiet room.
  3. Size: 5 Port Verified Purchase

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    Perfect and small to extend my virgin media router. I needed to extend the ethernet ports on my virgin media router, after a bit of research this one appeared to be highly recommended and it has certainly delivered on that promise. It was easy to setup -simply plug in. And i was pleasantly surprised at how small it washighly recommended.
  4. Size: 5 Port Verified Purchase

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    Works way beyond my expectationsi bought two of them to work as a repeaters for a very long run of cable (150m) across my building site from the public fibre connection to my mobile home here in western ireland so i wanted cheap and cheerful rather than wasting the costs on a fibre link as it is only temporary until my house is built. Before i split the cable to go crimping i just tried them end to end to see how they worked. To my astonishment they worked brilliantly with zero packet loss. I was using similar brand switches (but i won’t mention the manufacturer as i don’t want to defame any other product as the distance to be fair is beyond the max ethernet length) and it had severe packet loss, but now i am able to keep my long cable length without cutting it mid section to install a switch as a repeater and work away without having to fork out hundreds of euro on fibre optic cable that i might only use for a few months more. The device is really nice too and very tiny, has no annoying fan and literally works away without any fuss. The ireland and uk power plug is nice and neat too unlike the horrible brick of thing with the previous product i was using. I’m laying blocks on my house that are smaller than that last power supply plug i was using 🙂 the d-link one is just slightly larger than an apple iphone charger so very handy if you want to install it in an ip66 enclosure for example where space is tight.
    • Size: 5 Port Verified Purchase
      I got these for work, not expecting too much, but i was surprised.
  5. Size: 5 Port Verified Purchase

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    Does what it says on the tin. Great price, lower power unit, does precisely what you’d expect, with great performance.
  6. Size: 5 Port Verified Purchase

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    Works perfectly, had it a few months now and it’s a fit n forget item.

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