D-Link switch DES-1005A features, technical specs and pros & cons

Read about the D-Link DES-1005A switch and know the cool features of this switch. Know the technical specifications and what all specifications it has on offer.

Today I am doing total unboxing or you can say review of Dlink DES-1005A. This device is very good with 5 ports and has been built specifically for fast Ethernet.

Design of Dlink DES-1005A

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Design of Dlink DES-1005A switch is covered by me because aesthetic consideration matters a lot and this is imperative because you should know what the dimensions of your device are. It should be able to fit in to your spaces and do not look odd. Dlink DES-1005A is having dimension of 97 x 79 x 28 mm and is having 5 ports. All the ports reception is displayed with beautiful and clear blinking LED and this makes easy to see whether signal are coming or not.

Technical specifications

In this part you will get to know about the technical aspects of Dlink DES-1005A switch. Followings are the technical specification of this device:
  1. Operated with help of external adaptor of 5 V and 1 Amperes as output. The power adaptor is of level 'V' type.

  2. Power consumption by this device is 2.0 watts in one hour.

  3. This device works well in temperature range of 0 to 40 degree Celsius.

  4. Port packet filtering or you can say that forwarding rate is 14,880 for 10 Mbps connection and 148,800 for 100 Mbps.

  5. The network data transfer rate for Ethernet is 10 Mbps and 20 Mbps with half and full duplex respectively. For fast Ethernet data transfer rate for Ethernet is 100 Mbps and 200 Mbps with half and full duplex respectively.

  6. Support Auto-Negotiation for each port and it has a Switching Capacity of 1Gbps. So in my view this pretty decent and ideal for home usage.

  7. This device is RoHS and EuP complaint, so no problem in portability.

  8. Radiation level for this device is FCC Class B, ICES-003 Class B.

  9. Store-and-Forward switching method is used by this device for fast processing of data.

  10. This device supports 2K MAC addresses and it will prove very useful for MAC users.

So these were the technical specification of Dlink DES-1005A. All the details have been provided in precise and brief manner, so as to make things simple for you. Now I will discuss features of this device which I liked the most.

Features of Dlink DES-1005A switch

Followings are the features of this device which I liked the most:
  1. This device suit best for home and small offices applications and will cater all needs for same.

  2. There are five ports provided in this device and they have transfer rates of 10 to 100 Mbps.

  3. The display uses LED lights and heat dissipation by this device is very less.

  4. It has a plug and play installation.

  5. Dlink DES-1005A has no fan inside, so the operation of this device is noiseless.

Pros and Cons
Let's see about the pros and cons of Dlink DES-1005A because I think at the end of the day these two things matter a lot.

Pros of Dlink DES-1005A
1) Noiseless operation of this device
2) Supports variable levels of speeds like 10 Mbps to 100 Mbps.
3) Addresses supported for MAC users are large.

Also See: Introduction to wireless networks and wireless security threats

Cons of Dlink DES-1005A
1) Costly device for home users.
2) Heat dissipation at peak data transfers is high.
3) Dimension can be made less as compared to present.

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