I think Chris swore off D-Link equipment at that point.
Nine and a half years ago, the same D-Link problem affected my father's business. They couldn't understand why some computers were only visible to certain computers on the network. I went to investigate and found a D-Link hub in service. Basing my decision on the experience Chris had, I decided we should hit the nearest electronics store and get another hub that wasn't from D-Link. Guess what? That solved the problem. Never buy D-Link again, I told myself.
At the end of last year I was stocking my two development systems before shipping them to Hawai'i. I wanted to add at least another NIC to each system (I prefer two NICs in each system because I do network development). Searching online, I decided to order parts and ended up with D-Link gigabit PCI Express or PCI whatever adapters. Sure, fine, drop them in the system and go.
I recently upgraded the processors in the development boxes and also upgraded the BIOS. After the upgrade, the BIOS would not respond to the Del key to let me in to the setup program. What? Very frustrating.
Last night it dawned on me that it might be conflicting hardware, so I started removing things. When I removed the D-Link card, everything started working. WTF?
So yeah, bitten by D-Link again. How are these people in business? Why does their hardware suck so much?