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Unboxing of this long-range PoE switch at 250m

Main features

The new D-Link DSS-100E-18P switch is a device not manageable, this means that we will not have a management web interface where to configure VLANs, Link Aggregation, Spanning-Tree Protocol or other typical L2 functionalities, however, we do have a physical switch that will allow us to configure a total of three very interesting functionalities, which we will explain later.

This unmanageable switch has a total of 16 Fast-Ethernet ports (10 / 100Mbps) with PoE and PoE +, that is, it is compatible with the 802.3af / at standards to provide up to 30W of power per port. Thanks to the fact that it has a 230W Power Budget, we will be able to power a large number of IP cameras through its 16 PoE ports. We also have one dedicated Gigabit Ethernet port to do uplink tasks, and we even have One Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 / SFP Combo port. Thanks to these two Gigabit Ethernet ports, we can connect this switch in a trunk way to the network, and not have a bottleneck.

This model has a 7.2Gbps switching capacity in total, the maximum forwarding speed is 5.36Mpps, uses the store-and-forward method to forward the frames, allows a MAC address capacity up to 4K addressesFurthermore, how could it be otherwise, we have auto negotiation on all ports and auto MDI / MDIX. A very important feature of this model is its physical switch that activates different options: Standard, Isolation, Long Range.

  • Standard: In this configuration mode, ports 1-16 can communicate with each other smoothly, the sync speed is 10 / 100Mbps.
  • Isolate– In this configuration mode, ports 1-16 are isolated from each other, but they can all communicate with ports 17 and 18 (the Gigabit Ethernet ports) which are the trunk ports.
  • Extend: In this configuration mode, ports 1-16 communicate with each other, but ports 8-16 will synchronize at a speed of 10Mbps to reach up to 250 meters away and power different devices.

Regarding the dimensions of this switch, we must bear in mind that it is a professional and rackable equipment. The dimensions are 44cm wide, 18cm deep and 4.4cm high, the weight is 2.1Kg. The consumption of this equipment depends on the number of equipment that we power by PoE, in standby it is 10W, and at maximum performance with all PoE ports working, the consumption is 265W maximum. Finally, it incorporates a fan to evacuate the hot air from the interior, something normal in a switch with so many PoE + ports, however, this fan is heard very little, ideal so that it does not make too much noise.

Although this D-Link DSS-100E-18P switch is capable of reaching a distance of up to 250 meters, if you need to go further, the manufacturer D-Link also has a PoE extender that will allow us to increase this distance to 650 meters maximum. The D-Link PoE extender is called DPE-302GE and it allows us to extend the maximum distance by 100 meters, if you need to reach more than 250 meters plus 100 meters of this extender, you can buy more extenders up to a total of four extenders, following this scheme:

As you can see, we will reach a distance of up to 650 meters maximum to feed IP cameras, logically, the maximum speed will be 10Mbps, enough for the bitrate of the cameras that is usually lower, even if they are Full HD.

Unboxing and first impressions

In RedesZone we already have with us this new non-manageable switch oriented to video surveillance, to power IP cameras at a distance of up to 250 meters at speeds of 10Mbps in its ports. This switch model is ideal for those environments where we have to cover a long distance with the network cabling to be able to power the IP cameras, since, due to the circumstances of the scenario, it is not enough only with 100-meter segments, which is the standard. . In addition, we must bear in mind that we can extend these 250 meters with the “extenders” that we have taught you before. Below, you can see in detail our video with the unboxing and first impressions:

Soon in RedesZone you will be able to see a complete analysis of this unmanageable switch for video surveillance, so you can see the real performance it provides us.

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Low cost switches for home comparison

In this comparison we are going to talk about two switch models, the D-Link DGS-108 and the DGS-108GL, because the “105” versions are exactly the same, but in their version with 5 ports instead of 8 ports, the The rest of the characteristics are exactly the same as the DGS-108 or DGS-108GL versions, the differences will be found in that they are different families.

Common features

Before we start talking about the differences between the two switches, let’s talk about the characteristics that are common to the two. These switches are non-manageable equipment, we do not have any L2 or L2 + management option, they are fully Plug & Play, we will only have to connect the different equipment to the switch via Ethernet network cable, and all the equipment would already be interconnected and connected to the network. local and Internet.

Both switches have 8 Gigabit Ethernet ports for LAN, with support for 10/100 / 100Mbps speed, have auto-negotiation, auto-MDI / MDIX and they also have flow control with 802.3x standard, QoS based on the 802.1p standard, but in this case, as it is an unmanageable switch, we do not have the possibility to configure these priority queues as we want. Other very important characteristics are that we have a metal casing to dissipate the heat generated by the internal components, we do not have a fan for active cooling, therefore, we have a fully passive cooling and without any fan noise. The metal housing together with the fact that we have the 802.3az energy saving standard, make these switches absolutely not hot, ideal for a home environment.

The DGS-108 and DGS-108GL have a MAC address table of up to 4K entries, and support for Jumbo Frames, or also known as jumbo frames, with a length of up to 9216 bytes. Thanks to the Jumbo Frames, we will be able to squeeze the maximum speed of the Gigabit Ethernet ports that these switches have, in this way, we can achieve speeds of up to 118MB / s speed when transferring very large files.

As you can see, the main characteristics of both switches are exactly the same, but we find important differences that we will detail.

Differences between DGS-108 and DGS-108GL

On a physical level the differences are clear, not only do they have a slightly different design, but their size and weight are also different:

  • The DGS-108 measures 162mm x 102mm x 28mm
  • The DGS-108GL measures 140mm x 67mm x 26mm

As you can see, the DGS-108GL is clearly smaller, both in width and depth, making it ideal to place it inside the PAU at the entrance of the house and provide connectivity to all network sockets. Another difference between both switches is the weight, the DGS-108 has a weight of 415 grams, and the DGS-108GL model weighs 240 grams, almost half. It is clear that the DGS-108GL is not only smaller but also less heavy.

The most important difference between both switches is that DGS-108 does support IGMP Snooping, something that the DGS-108GL model does not support it, nor will it ever. IGMP Snooping is a protocol that allows us to efficiently manage multicast traffic throughout the network, preventing the switch from forwarding multicast traffic through all its ports to the different computers, in such a way that only the computer requesting the traffic , is provided to you. If in a network we have IPTV services such as Movistar, which makes use of multicast traffic, if we install a switch without IGMP Snooping the network will collapse and be blocked sooner or later, otherwise, if we have a switch with this IGMP function Snooping, everything will work perfectly without any problems.

Finally, we also have the difference between the two switches in the price, the DGS-108 model is worth about 27 euros approximately, and the DGS-108GL model is somewhat cheaper, about 24 euros approximately. We have a difference of about 3-5 euros depending on whether or not it is on promotion.

Which of the two models should I buy?

The decision to buy the DGS-105/108 or the DGS-105GL / 108GL model is clear, it depends on whether or not you need the IGMP Snooping protocol on your local network.

  • If you have IPTV services like Movistar’s, or are going to have it in the future, then you must buy the DGS-108.
  • If you do not have IPTV services, and do not plan to have it in the future, then you can buy the DGS-108GL, you will save money and also space.

If you do not mind spending 3-5 euros more, our recommendation is that you buy the DGS-105/108, because you will have IGMP Snooping in case in the future you decide to hire IPTV services that make use of multicast traffic, if you are very clear that you are never going to contract these services, then you can buy the DGS-105GL / 108GL model that will provide you with exactly the same performance for less money.

You can buy the DGS-108 from here:

And the DGS-108GL model from here:

As you have seen, both the DGS-105/108 and the DGS-105GL / 108GL family are very similar, but they have important differences that you should know about, because if you buy the DGS-108GL and have IPTV services with multicast traffic you will have problems for not having IGMP Snooping. In RedesZone you can read the analysis of both unmanageable 8-port Gigabit Ethernet switches, the two computers are highly recommended for home environments as they are very cheap, robust and will provide us with excellent performance.

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Unboxing the switch with 8 Gigabit Ethernet ports

Main features

The main characteristics of this switch is that it is not manageable, we will not have any administrative function to configure VLANs, Link Aggregation and other L2 functionalities. This switch being unmanaged, the installation is completely Plug & Play, the only thing we will have to do is feed it through the electrical current, and then connect all the network sockets or network cables to it, making sure that we are not going to connect one port with another port (loop at L2 level). This model is ideal for home environments, where users want to connect a large number of equipment via cable.

This model has a total of 8 Gigabit Ethernet ports, with auto negotiation, speed detection (allows syncing at 10 / 100Mbps speeds too), auto MDI / MDIX to avoid problems with crossed or flat network cables, and that it is the switch that automatically adjusts to the cable. This model has the standard 802.1p for QoS with different priority queues, but it does not allow to configure them as it is not manageable, we also have the standard IEEE 802.3az for Low Power Ethernet, and save energy. Other interesting features are that it includes a 16Gbps switching capacity In total, it uses the save and send transmission method, has a MAC table size of up to 4K entries, and allows a packet forwarding rate of 1,448Kpps for Gigabit Ethernet speeds. This model supports 9K Jumbo Frames to transfer data at the maximum possible speed on the local network, therefore, we recommend activating the Jumbo Frames to squeeze your local network to the maximum.

In terms of size and weight, this non-manageable switch is really small, since it only measures 14cm wide, 6.7cm deep and 2.6cm high, ideal for placing it in the PAU and not having space problems. Regarding the weight, it is only 240 grams, we must bear in mind that the casing is metallic, which gives it maximum robustness, as well as being able to dissipate heat much more efficiently than if it were a plastic casing. The power it needs is 5V and 1A, consuming a maximum of 4.3W at full capacity. Finally, and it is a very important characteristic in this type of device, the cooling is completely passive, we do not have any type of fan to extract the hot air from its interior, this is ideal so that the noise generated is 0dB, and we can put it on the PAU without any fan blowing.

A very important aspect that we must highlight is that This unmanaged switch model does not support IGMP Snooping. The IGMP Snooping functionality allows multicast traffic from IPTV services such as Movistar to reach the decoders correctly, and that the rest of the devices do not receive it, preventing the wired network and the WiFi network from being completely saturated. Switches, when they do not “understand” multicast traffic, automatically forward it on all ports except the one they received it through, broadcasting the network and collapsing it. If you do not have IPTV services using multicast traffic, and you never plan to hire it, then this switch will serve you perfectly and you will not have any problem, if you have IPTV services in your home or you plan to hire it in the future, then our recommendation is the D-Link DGS-108, which is worth about € 4 more and does include IGMP Snooping functionality.

This “low cost” model also has a 5-port unmanageable switch, both the DGS-105GL and DGS-108GL models are not exactly the same, the only difference is the number of Gigabit Ethernet ports, so the size and weight They are also different, but the rest of the technical characteristics are exactly the same.

Unboxing and first impressions

In RedesZone we already have with us this new unmanageable switch with 8 Gigabit Ethernet ports and passive cooling, a really interesting device for its benefits, really small size so as not to have space problems, and also for its price, since we can buy it for a few 23 euros approximately. Below, you can see in detail our video with the unboxing and first impressions:

Soon in RedesZone you will be able to see a complete analysis of this unmanageable switch, so that you can see the real performance that it provides us.

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Unboxing this switch with 16 Gigabit ports

Main features

This new D-Link DGS-1016S switch has a total of 16 Gigabit Ethernet ports for LAN, it is a non-manageable switch, therefore, its installation and start-up is totally plug & play since we will not have the possibility of carrying out any advanced configuration. This team has a 32Gbps switching capacity, the normal thing in this type of switches since we have 16 Full-Duplex ports (1Gbps download and 1Gbps upload per port simultaneously) supports auto negotiation to always sync at the highest possible speed and also supports auto MDI / MDIX to detect flat and crossed network cables.

Other very important features are that it supports Jumbo Frames up to 9216 bytes, therefore, we can make the most of the Gigabit Ethernet interface. This switch has a Store-And-Forward architecture, which is normal for this type of device. It is able to withstand a MAC address table up to 8K entries, and allows a forwarding rate of 1,488,000 pps per port.

Lastly, this model has QoS with the 802.1p standard with up to 8 priority queues in strict mode, we must bear in mind that it is not manageable, therefore, we will not be able to modify the behavior of the QoS. A very important detail is that this D-Link DGS-1016S does not support IGMP Snooping, a very important feature if you have IPTV services from your operator at home, if you have IPTV services then it is better that you buy directly the D-Link DGS-105 with 5 Gigabit ports, or the DGS-108 that has 8 Gigabit ports.

One of the star characteristics of this model is its size, specifically its thickness, since it is really thin by having a single row of Gigabit ports, and not having the typical two rows of RJ-45 ports as occurs in the vast majority of models. from D-Link and other manufacturers. This switch measures 28cm wide, 11cm high and only 2.5cm thick at a weight of 0.77kg. Regarding consumption, we have a standby consumption of only 3.37W, and 8.9W at full capacity.

Finally, this model has completely passive cooling, it does not have a fan, thanks to the metal casing it will be able to dissipate heat easily and quickly, therefore, the noise generated by this equipment is 0dB.

Unboxing and first impressions

In RedesZone we already have with us this new unmanageable switch with 16 Gigabit Ethernet ports and passive cooling, a really interesting device for its performance, slim size and also for its price, since we can buy it for approximately 70 euros. Below, you can see in detail our video with the unboxing and first impressions:

Soon in RedesZone you will be able to see a complete analysis of this unmanageable switch, so that you can see the real performance that it provides us.

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All display and configuration options

The D-Link DCS-6100LH camera is a model that is specifically aimed at an audience that does not want to spend too much money in one camera, without sacrificing image quality and camera versatility. For only 30 euros, you can have a camera with Full HD 1080p resolution at 30 FPS and with a really small size, although it is not as small as the D-Link DCS-8000LHv2 that we have previously analyzed in RedesZone.

The D-Link DCS-6100LH has all the features we need in an entry-level home IP Cloud camera today, and it’s not missing any important features.

  • Full HD 1080p resolution at 30 FPS.
  • Infrared-based night vision up to 5 meters away.
  • Microphone to listen to everything that happens on the other side, but does not have a speaker to have two-way audio.
  • Video storage: free Cloud recording on a limited basis, also supports RTP / RTSP / SRTP protocols for viewing and recording from NVR or NAS server.
  • WiFi N connectivity in the 2.4GHz band, compatibility with WPA3-Personal for maximum security and privacy.

Regarding the characteristics of the software, we have all the always-on display and configuration optionsAlthough this model is a true low-cost, we will have at our disposal all the options of the highest-end IP cameras. We will have the possibility to activate the privacy mode, activate or not the microphone, configure the motion and / or sound detection to notify us via Push and record everything in the cloud automatically and much more. We must remember that free cloud recording is limited to a maximum of 3 cameras, a day of recording and up to 50 video clips, but if we need to add more cameras or recording time, the annual premium subscription is worth only € 50 for a total of 5 cameras, a price really competitive.

This Cloud Camera is installed, viewed and configured with the mydlink app For smartphones with Android and iOS, you can download this application completely free of charge in the official Android and Apple stores:

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If you are interested in sending voice commands to cameras, this model also supports Amazon Alexa and the Google assistant thanks to mydlink cloud support.

In RedesZone we have recorded a very complete video, where we show you how to install this D-Link DCS-6100LH IP camera from scratch, connecting to the camera via WiFi to later connect it to the WiFi network of our home. Unlike other models of cameras, this one does not have Bluetooth to perform the configuration, but a WiFi AP is configured to connect us via WiFi to it and perform the configuration until it is linked with the main WiFi router at home.

Once the camera is installed, we will teach you how to activate the recording in the cloud totally free, and we will also show you all the camera’s display and management options through the mydlink app for smartphones.

As you have seen, this D-Link DCS-6100LH IP Cloud Camera is installed very easily and quickly, although it could be somewhat more complicated if the steps are not followed correctly or we skip any of them. Of course, we will have many display options and also administration through mydlink, to get the most out of this IP camera.

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Unboxing of this Full HD 1080p Cloud IP Camera

Main features

This new D-Link DCS-6100LH camera is aimed at a domestic audience who wants a very cheap IP Cloud camera with a really compact design. The D-Link DCS-6100LH is a camera with Full HD 1080p resolution, ideal to be able to zoom and that the image is not too pixelated, in addition, it can record in the whole room thanks to its 110 degree angle of view that incorporates lens. The night vision of this camera is based on infrared, it is capable of reaching a distance of up to 5 meters, so we can record and see everything that is happening even in total darkness.

This new model incorporates a microphone on the front to listen to everything that is happening around the camera, in addition, through mydlink we can configure push notifications through movement and also sound, ideal to start recording when both are detected actions or just one of them. This model also has completely free recording in the Cloud with a limit of 24 hours of recording history, but with the same mydlink account we can register up to 3 cameras. If we want more recording time or more cameras, we must buy the monthly or annual mydlink subscription.

The D-Link DCS-6100LH has WiFi 4 in the 2.4GHz band, this means that it can be connected directly to the WiFi router or WiFi access point of our house, and access it from anywhere thanks to the manufacturer’s Cloud support . This new model has the latest WPA3-Personal security protocol, therefore, we will have the best security and privacy if we activate it in our router, since the communication will be encrypted.

We can install, manage, administer and view this new IP Cloud camera through the new mydlink app that incorporates new very interesting options, in addition, it also works with Google Assistant and Alexa to send voice commands. Some additional protocols that this model supports, is RTSP to have an NVR in the local network and record in real time everything that happens in the camera, without waiting for movement or sound to be detected, it will record everything.

Finally, another very interesting feature of this new D-Link DCS-6100LH, is its very small size, and it is that it has a really small size to place it anywhere, the power is made through micro USB with 5V and 1A, so we could even power it with an external battery (Powerbank).

Unboxing and first impressions

In RedesZone we already have with us this new IP Cloud D-Link DCS-6100LH camera, a model for all audiences since we can buy it for about € 30, a really competitive price if we take into account its technical specifications and that we have recording in the cloud totally free. Below, you can see in detail our video with the unboxing and first impressions:

Soon in RedesZone you will be able to see a complete analysis of this IP Cloud camera, so that you can see the quality of photography, image and all the configuration options that we have available.

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All display and configuration options

The D-Link DCS-8302LH IP Cloud Camera is a model that integrates perfectly into the mydlink cloud, from where we can view, administer and manage it remotely, without the need to perform any configuration on the home WiFi router, only We must connect it to the router via WiFi or cable, and have an Internet connection. Thanks to the Cloud service, we will not have to activate UPnP or open ports to the camera, it is not necessary. Today in RedesZone we are going to show you a complete installation and start-up video, we will also show you all the display and administration options of this new outdoor IP camera.

The D-Link DCS-8302LH camera is a model that is specifically focused on covered outdoor environments (Outdoor), this means that we do not have IP certification against water and dust, however, it can withstand the inclement weather without any problem. at temperature. However, although we do not have IP certification, it is true that this model is completely watertight, as is the case with the rest of the outdoor models of the manufacturer D-Link.

The D-Link DCS-8302LH has all the features that we need today in a home Cloud IP camera, and it is not missing any features:

  • Full HD 1080p resolution at 30 FPS
  • Two-way audio, it has a microphone and a speaker, in addition, it has a siren with 95dB of power.
  • Video storage: free cloud recording, micro SD card slot recording up to 256GB, and NVR / NAS recording via ONVIF protocol.
  • WiFi N connectivity in the 2.4GHz band, compatibility with WPA3-Personal.
  • Wired connectivity, has a Fast-Ethernet port to connect via cable to the router

Regarding the characteristics of the software, we have the possibility to activate the privacy mode, activate or not the microphone, configure motion and / or sound detection, it has an artificial intelligence to recognize the movement of people and avoid false positives due to movement. As if this were not enough, thanks to mydlink we will have recording in the cloud completely free, we can add up to 3 different IP cameras in the same account, with 1 day of recording and up to 50 stored video clips. Of course, we will always have push notifications at our disposal to know at all times what is happening.

This Cloud Camera integrates seamlessly with the mydlink app For smartphones with Android and iOS, you can download this application completely free of charge in the official stores:

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mydlink also includes integration with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant to send you voice commands and much more thanks to D-Link’s cloud management.

In RedesZone we have recorded a complete video where we show you how to install this IP Cloud camera from scratch, connecting to the camera via Bluetooth to pass all the configured information to it, and we have made the configuration by connecting the camera via WiFi to the wireless router, but we must remember that We can also configure this camera via cable without any problem, since we have a Fast-Ethernet port at our disposal. Once the camera is installed, we will teach you how to activate the recording in the cloud completely free, and we will also show you all the viewing and management options of the camera through the mydlink app for smartphones.

As you have seen, this D-Link DCS-8302LH IP Cloud Camera is installed very easily and quickly, in addition, we will have a large number of visualization and administration options through the mydlink app, ideal to get the most out of it. match to this IP camera.

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Unboxing of this Full HD 1080p Cloud IP Camera

Main features

This new D-Link DCS-8302LH camera is aimed at a home audience who wants a Cloud IP camera for covered outdoor environments, as it is prepared for inclement weather regarding temperature, but does not withstand water or extreme humidity (maximum 90% non-condensing)therefore, it is ready for covered outdoor environments. This model supports temperatures from -20ºC to 45ºC, but it does not have IP certification against water and dust, so we must take it into account.

The D-Link DCS-8302LH is a camera with Full HD 1080p resolution, ideal to be able to zoom and that the image is not too pixelated, it has night vision up to 5 meters thanks to the infrared that we have on the front, in this way, we can record and see everything that happens in absolute darkness. The angle of view of this camera is 135º, ideal for not missing anything.

This new model incorporates two-way audio, we have available both a microphone on the front to listen to everything that happens, as well as a speaker to interact ourselves through the mydlink app. Another important feature is that we can configure push notifications if it detects people, since it includes an AI capable of detecting humans and avoiding false positives. Its also very interesting 95dB siren, and we are going to be able to configure this siren to keep intruders away from our home, and also, it will warn us when a detection of people occurs, and we even have a slot for micro SD cards of up to 256GB capacity.

This new camera has WiFi 4 on the 2.4GHz bandThis means that it can be connected directly to the WiFi router or WiFi access point of our house, and access it from anywhere thanks to the manufacturer’s Cloud support. Of course, it also includes support for the latest security protocol WPA3-PersonalTherefore, we will have the best security and privacy. We also have the possibility of connect this camera via cable, by having a Fast-Ethernet port. It also includes Bluetooth BLE 4.0 that will allow us to configure the camera easily and quickly with our smartphone.

As with all cameras from the manufacturer D-Link, with this new model we will be able to use mydlink to install, manage, administer and view it easily, in addition, it also integrates perfectly with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant. As if this were not enough, it also has the ONVIF protocol with RSTP that will allow us to centralize the visualization and recording in an NVR. Of course, this model also has free cloud recording, with a limit of recording history, but with the same mydlink account we can register up to 3 cameras, if you need more recording time or more cameras under the same account, you will need to purchase a monthly or yearly subscription to mydlink.

Finally, another very interesting feature of this new D-Link DCS-8302LH, is its small size, and is that it has a really small size to place it anywhere in outdoor environments, the power is made through a current transformer 12V and 1A, and is able to withstand outdoor temperatures

Unboxing and first impressions

In RedesZone we already have with us this new D-Link DCS-8302LH Cloud IP camera, a model for all audiences who need an outdoor IP camera, but covered, where rainwater does not fall directly. We can buy this model for about € 120, a really competitive price if we take into account its technical specifications and that we have recording in the cloud totally free. Below, you can see in detail our video with the unboxing and first impressions:

Soon in RedesZone you will be able to see a complete analysis of this IP Cloud camera for exteriors, so that you can see the quality of photography, image and all the configuration options that we have available.

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Unboxing of this complete USB Type-C hub

Main features

This new D-Link DUB-M810 is an 8-in-1 hub really complete, on the one hand, it connects to a computer or macOS through a USB type C or Thunderbolt 3 port, therefore, it is compatible today with the vast majority of laptops and ultrabooks since they all incorporate this connection. On the other hand, we have a great and varied connectivity in this hub that is really versatile, the built-in connectivity is as follows.

Gigabit Ethernet network port

We have a Gigabit Ethernet port, we can transfer data at 1Gbps Full-Duplex, it has automatic speed detection to synchronize at 1000/100 / 10Mbps speeds, it also incorporates auto-negotiation to always use the highest speed available, and it even has auto MDI / MDIX to detect crossover network cables. This device also supports Jumbo Frames at 9K to get the most out of the wired interface. Of course, we have a connection status LED that will indicate the network synchronization speed.

USB 3.0 ports

This hub incorporates two USB 3.0 ports at 5Gbps speed, but, in addition, it also incorporates an additional USB 3.0 port at 5Gbps that supports fast charging with the BC 1.2 standard, therefore, we can power a mobile device and charge it somewhat faster than the typical USB 3.0 port. Thanks to these three USB 3.0 ports, we can connect a large number of devices such as an external hard drive, our smartphone or tablet, or any other computer with a USB 3.0 type A port.

Card reader

This hub incorporates an SD and micro SD card reader. Normally, the vast majority of photo and video cameras have SD cards, although there are other video cameras that incorporate micro SD cards, and even most smartphones allow the installation of micro SD cards. Thanks to this card reader, we can connect them to our computer and manage all the content easily, and above all, very quickly. This card reader supports SD, SDHC and also SDXS (UHS-I mode).

USB Type-C port

In order not to lose any USB type C port when connecting the hub, the hub itself also has a USB 3.0 type C port for data, but it will also allow us to supply power at a power of up to 100W (20V and 5A) to the laptop, for Therefore, if we are going to charge a laptop through this connection, we can do it without problems because it supports this type of fast charging for laptops through the USB type C port.

HDMI

The D-Link DUB-M810 also incorporates a HDMI 1.4 port that allows us a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels or 4096 x 2160 pixels at 30Hz, thanks to this HDMI port, we can extend the screen of our computer to an external monitor, a TV or a projector. By allowing resolution up to 4K, if our team has a monitor with this resolution, we will not lose resolution. An important detail is that the USB type C port available on the computer must have DisplayPort alternate mode support. It also supports HDCP 2.2.

Regarding compatibility with operating systems, it is compatible with both Windows, macOS and also Chrome OS, in addition, we will not need to install any type of driver manually, the operating system itself will automatically recognize the hub to start working. The length of the hub cable is 15cm, and the consumption is about 80mA with 5V of current through the USB type C or Thunderbolt 3 port.

Unboxing and first impressions

In RedesZone we already have with us this 8-in-1 hub with USB type C or Thunderbolt 3 port, a really interesting device for its versatility, size and also for its price, since we can buy it for about 70 euros. Below, you can see in detail our video with the unboxing and first impressions:

Soon in RedesZone you can see a complete analysis of this 8 in 1 D-Link DUB-M810 hub, so you can see the real performance it provides us.

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Unboxing of this 2.5GbE to USB Type-C adapter

Main features

The main feature of this Ethernet adapter is its 2.5G connectivity, thanks to the new NBASE-T standard, we can enjoy ultra-fast speeds of up to 2.5Gbps in the local network, both in download and upload. This is more than twice the speed of the typical Gigabit Ethernet port that we usually use in computers.

The connector that goes to the computer is USB type C, although it is also compatible with the popular Thunderbolt 3, therefore, if your computer has one of these two connections, you can use this adapter that incorporates a Realtek chipset. As is usual in all adapters and network cards, we have 2 LED indicators that will indicate the status of the connection, if we synchronize at a speed of 2.5G then it will light up in green, if it synchronizes at a lower speed the color it will be orange.

This device also allows it to be used in Gigabit Ethernet and Fast-Ethernet networks without any problem, in addition, it incorporates a dynamic power management that will allow us to save battery in laptops and ultrabooks, something that is very important today. However, this adapter can also be installed in a desktop computer that has an available USB Type-C port or Thunderbolt 3, in this way, we will have a faster network easily and without having to buy a network card via PCIe in our team.

Other important characteristics of this device is that it does not require external power, it automatically detects the speed, it allows MDI / MDIX to detect flat or crossed network cables, and although it needs the installation of drivers, internally it has a flash memory to install them automatically and that its implementation is really easy. It also allows compatibility with VLANs and has the 802.1p standard for QoS and 802.3x for flow control as usual.

What uses can I give this adapter?

If you have a NAS server in your home with Multigigabit ports, and a Multigigabit switch, you can transfer data at a speed of approximately 240MB / s, both in download and upload. We must remember that the Gigabit Ethernet standard allows us a real speed around 115MB / s approximately, therefore, we can transfer data at more than twice the speed.

This adapter is ideal for video editors and graphic designers who have to transfer a large number of files and large size, it will also allow us to backup copies to a NAS server much faster, because the data transfer is really fast . Of course, if we intensively use the local network with 4K streaming while downloading content from the NAS server, this will allow us not to worry about possible bottlenecks.

If you have a new laptop or ultrabook with USB Type C ports, this adapter is the ideal complement, because you never know when you will need a wired network, in addition, thanks to the 2.5G port you will be able to make the most of the local home or professional network where get connected, as the future is at 2.5G and 5G Multigigabit speeds.

Unboxing and first impressions

In RedesZone we already have with us this USB Type C or Thunderbolt 3 adapter to 2.5G Multigigabit network port, a really interesting device for its features, size and also for its price, since we can buy it for about 60 euros. Below, you can see in detail our video with the unboxing and first impressions:

Soon in RedesZone you can see a complete analysis of this USB-C adapter to 2.5G Multigigabit port, so you can see the real performance it provides us.