The 5-Port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Switch provides non-blocking, wire speed switching for your 10, 100, and 1000 megabit network clients. Drop this switch in place of your current workgroup hub or switch, and you can upgrade your high-requirement workstations to full Gigabit speeds as necessary, while continuing to service other clients at their current speeds. Or build your network from the ground up, with appropriate link speeds for each user's requirements. Either way, it's perfect for graphics, multimedia, and other applications that have to move large files across the network quickly. With the 5-Port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Switch, you can connect your existing 10/100 Ethernet network to a Gigabit server backbone without any additional equipment. All ports have automatic MDI/MDI-X crossover detection, so you don't have to worry about the cable type. Each port independently and automatically negotiates for best speed and whether to run in half- or full-duplex mode. Address learning and aging is supported, as well as 802.3x flow control with head-of-line blocking prevention to keep your high-speed clients from bogging down in lower-speed traffic. Fast store-and-forward switching prevents damaged packets from being passed on into the network. World famous Linksys reliability and the limited lifetime warranty give you peace of mind and the new ultra-compact case design is sure to fit into your workgroup environment. Let the Linksys 5-Port 10/100/1000 Gigabit Switch kick your network into high gear.
Number of Ports: 5
Network Support: 5 x RJ-45 10/100/1000Base-T LAN
Product Title: Linksys SD2005 Ethernet Switch
Power Score: 2.0 | 1 Review
Class: Network Hardware
Number of Network Ports: 5
Type of Switch: Ethernet Switch
Standards: IEEE 802.3-LAN, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3U-LAN
Interfaces: 5 x RJ-45 10/100/1000Base-T LAN
Weight: 15 oz
Dimensions: 1.18" Height x 5.12" Width x 5" Depth
Warranty Information: Lifetime Limited Warranty
URL: Manufacturer Link
Product Reviews (1)
Strengths: When it works, it's an adequate gigabit dumb switch.
Weakness: These have a horrific record of field failures, most likely approaching 100% due to poor component quality in a critical capacitor. Personally, I've had 4 out of 4 fail. Google for details.
Cisco/Linksys has withdrawn the SD2005 illustrated here in the steel case and replaced it with a new (physically larger) version. Unfortunately, the new version is still called an SD2005. (You can see what the new one looks like on Cisco's site.) The jury is still out on this new one, but one might assume that Cisco has learned a lesson from the enormous warranty costs on the older (up to and...
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Cisco/Linksys has withdrawn the SD2005 illustrated here in the steel case and replaced it with a new (physically larger) version. Unfortunately, the new version is still called an SD2005. (You can see what the new one looks like on Cisco's site.) The jury is still out on this new one, but one might assume that Cisco has learned a lesson from the enormous warranty costs on the older (up to and including Version 3.1) version of this product. If you want to buy one, you MUST verify that it's the new, larger, plastic-cased version, otherwise you too will have the pleasure of dealing with this switch failing about every 9 to 12 months.
By tonybaritone - Jan 10, 2010