Have a Mac with a Gigabit Ethernet interface on it and looking to connect up others at maximum speed? Networking product maker
announced Wednesday the release of its DGS-1005D and DGS-1008D. They’re 5-port and 8-port Gigabit Ethernet switches respectively. D-Link said the new switches have been developed for small offices, home offices and small-to-medium sized businesses looking for inexpensive Gigabit Ethernet connectivity.
The 10/100/100Mbps switches feature non-blocking switching technology — Gigabit packets are filtered at full wire-speed for maximum throughput even if there are 10/100-based devices. The switches run in full duplex mode and integrate a half-duplex backpressure mode that can help reduce traffic congestion. The ports auto-negotiate speed to 10, 100 and 100Mbps devices or networks.
The D-Link GigaExpress DGS-1005D and the DGS-1008D will be available in mid-August. The 5-port model will carry a suggested retail price of US$149.99, while the 8-port model will cost $199.99.