Moving to Multi-Gig - Multi-Gigabit 2.5G & 10G Unmanaged Switch

Moving to Multi‑Gig ‑ Multi‑Gigabit 2.5G & 10G Unmanaged Switch

Affordable way to upgrade your network for more speed and efficiency

Recently, we have seen a rise in creative/entrepreneurial and even dynamic shuffle from the old norm to the new. In the face of this adversity, many rose to the challenge adapted and overcame – keeping the wheels of commerce turning and maintaining livelihoods, not to speak of the entrepreneurial spirits forging a foothold and business in developing markets. These organisations and professionals are taking a serious view on contributing and building the best platforms to help them move forward and grow.

Technology can be a hindrance but it is meant to help support and automate time consuming necessities of running a business. In this age of tech device connectivity, you have access to the best infrastructure that suits your budget. D-Link’s plug and play solutions help businesses and smart homes run smoothly, securely and efficiently.

More people are considering Multi-Gig Switches for their smart-home networks, as Multi-Gig Switches are not just for enterprise networks. People are enjoying higher bandwidth, faster speeds and greater reliability throughout the home, for remote working or entertainment. Many ISPs now offer 1Gbps speeds (and even 2Gbps speeds like Virgin Media) to handle high density home networks more efficiently. Some new homes come with Ethernet outlets in nearly every room, while owners of older homes can hardwire their homes for more dependable connectivity into rooms with fixed media stations such as a home office or smart TVs and games consoles in bedrooms.

Why a Multi-gig switch?

Do you have many devices on your network competing for bandwidth? Do you want a better way to improve the service speeds, share bandwidth with other network users and devices, but want to ensure you can regulate, throttle or guarantee data bandwidth with quality of service (QoS) controls? If the answer is yes the solution could be the powerful multi-gig network switch solution from D-Link.

For most users, a connection speed of 1Gbps is enough. But in an office or home setting where multiple people have to share a single connection (everyone connecting with their devices and the high content rich data traffic needing to try and flow through and around your network), user experience may suffer - a single gigabit connection may not be sufficient. This is where Multi-Gig connectivity comes in – you need the speed and capacity at your network core!

What is a network switch?

A network switch is a hardware device that connects devices on a computer network, enabling them to transfer data back and forth over network cables. Ethernet connections are still the go-to internet solutions for homes and businesses worldwide. They provide fast connectivity without the usual variables that can affect wireless signals.

Difference between managed and unmanaged switches

Where a managed switch requires set up and management, in exchange for your network working exactly how you want, an unmanaged switch works with no input from you, just simply ‘plug and play’.

Faster than Wi-Fi

Why wouldn’t you just use Wi-fi? On the whole, wired network connections are faster, more reliable and secure than wireless connections. The turbocharged DMS-106XT Multi-Gigabit Unmanaged Switch delivers 2.5-Gigabit and 10-Gigabit speeds to give unrestricted network access to your Wi-Fi 6.

Network traffic is intelligently routed

When you send network data across a wireless network, it typically gets sent to all connected devices, causing traffic congestion. For example, network hubs, an older variant of the switch, have this limitation.

Switches are smarter. They keep a record of the unique addresses of all connected devices, so most network traffic will only be sent to the correct recipient instead of being broadcast to all devices.

Award Winning unmanaged switch from D-Link - designed for advanced home or small office networks

Fast enough to handle your large multimedia file transfers to and from the storage server with the 10-Gigabit port, and versatile enough to keep your Wi-Fi 6 router and AP communications unrestricted with 5 multi-Gigabit (2.5 Gbps) ports. What's more - the sleek aluminum alloy design and multi-colored LED light bar make the DMS-106XT a great addition to any modern home or workplace.

Cost saving

The D-Link DMS-106XT is a new unmanaged switch, it’s not prohibitively expensive, but it’s multi-gig for great transfer speeds, will accelerate network efficiency and delivers uninterrupted online experiences. The device features one 10G Ethernet port and five 2.5G Ethernet ports, wherein users can connect to 2.5G Ethernet notebooks for HD streaming and gaming while the 10G port can connect to a NAS (Network Access Storage) for quick backup or restoring of files or data. The device also features Smart Turbo Mode, delivering Quality of Service (QoS) and port-based priority for uninterrupted online gaming and 4K streaming. It also has an interactive Multi-coloured LED light indicating turbo mode status. Lastly, it is silent in operation as it is designed fanless.

Team it up with the DUB-E250 USB-C to 2.5G Ethernet Adapter for home networks / small business. The DUB-E250 plugs into any available USB Type-C or Thunderbolt 3 port on your computer and enables you to connect to an Ethernet network at speeds up to 2.5Gbps for up to 25 times faster transfer speeds compared to previous 100 Mbps Fast Ethernet standards. High-speed 2.5-Gigabit Ethernet allows you to transfer large files in no time, or make light work of backups to a server or network storage device.

Plug and play connectivity

Simplified plug-and-play technology allows users to easily connect. Ready to perform right out of the box with no configuration required. The pandemic has dramatically changed the way people use networks in home and SMB environments both in the large number of devices on the network and the types of advanced applications that are now used on the network.

Affordable Next Level Performance - Multi-Gigabit Unmanaged Switch features and benefits

D-Link provides high-bandwidth connection to either your core network or network-attached storage (NAS) device (access to large image and content data), maximising throughput for the delivery of uninterrupted online experiences. What’s more, with five built-in 2.5-Gigabit ports, the DMS-106XT is perfect for connecting Wi-Fi 6 access points, such as the Nuclias Connect and Cloud Wi-Fi 6 access points (DAP-X2850 and DBA-X2830P).

  • 10 Gbps Ethernet port for uplink or NAS server connection

  • Turbo mode for ultra low latency

  • QoS – guarantee highest priority to your applications – like streaming or voice or video

  • Multiple multi-gig ports

  • plug and play

  • Silent operation - Fanless design for a noise-free working environment that enhances reliability

  • Award winning design - DMS-106XT Multi Gigabit Unmanaged Switch received the Red Dot Award for Product Design 2021

Gaming at 2.5G

View the D-Link AX5400 Gaming router for high end performance. Any gamer who takes their game play seriously looks for every advantage to win. Your home network shouldn’t be the bottleneck that prevents you from achieving the win, it should provide you with the ability to play at your best, so you can focus on the opponent, not technical limitations.