About a year or ago I purchased a D-Link DGS-1024D 24-Port Gigabit Switch to replace a malfunctioning Netgear 16 port gigabit switch. I really did not intend to purchase a 24 port switch as it is probably overkill for a home network. However, almost all my ports are connected to something. Nowadays, it is not just desktop computers needing a connection. It is everything from TV’s, wireless bridges, home stereo, set top boxes, and dvd players to gaming devices. I had not used D-Link products lately due to some less than desirable results from some of their products in the past but was surprised at the quality of this switch. It runs cool and powers down ports which do not have an active link. Best of all it has the ability to diagnose a faulty ethernet cable and let you know through the LED lights. This fast and responsive switch has made a hugh difference in the reliability of my network and clarity of my VoIP connection. This is probably one of the best switches I have owned.