Can we disable Auto MDI/MDI-x? If so, how to do it in a DLink DES-1024D unmanaged switch? Are there any advantages in disabling Auto MDI/MDI-x?
WHY?! Auto MDI/MDI-x is one of the best features of switches IMO.
Also, if your switch is unmanaged (ie, no web, telnet, SNMP interfaces) then no, you can't change the firmware of the switch [which is effectively what you'd need to do]