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1210 Series Smart Managed 48-Port 10/100 Switch with 2 Combo SFP Ports and 2 Gigabit Ports



The D-Link® DES-1210 Series is the latest generation of Smart Managed Switches. Equipped with 24 or 48 10/100Mbps ports, two 10/100/1000BASE-T ports, and two combo 10/100/1000BASE-T/SFP ports, the series integrates advanced management and security functions to provide performance and scalability. The DES-1210-28P is built with 10/100 Mbps ports that are PoE-enabled, offering ease-of-use and green features like Time-based PoE and Smart Fan. Time-based PoE can shut off PoE power at a predetermined time, and the Smart Fan feature allows the built-in fans to automatically turn on at a certain temperature, providing continuous, reliable, and eco-friendly operation of the switch.  Compliant with 802.3af and 802.3at, the DES-1210-28P is capable of feeding power of up to 30 watts to devices. While easy to use, the DES-1210 Series provides a complete and affordable solution for small and medium businesses. Management options for the switches include SNMP, Web Management, SmartConsole Utility, and compact Command Lines. The series also supports ACL filtering and the D-Link Safeguard Engine™. Furthermore, the DES-1210 Series uses Auto Voice VLAN, ensuring higher priority for voice traffic. Both models come with an innovative fanless design in 19” metal cases.

Seamless Integration
The Smart Managed Switches are designed to provide SMB users complete control over the network. With Ethernet and Gigabit copper ports capable of connecting to existing Cat.5 twisted-pair cables, these switches eliminate the need for a complex reconfiguration process. The DES-1210 Series allows for a flexible connection to a backbone or servers. Additionally, all ports support auto-negotiation of MDI/MDI-X crossover, or configurable auto MDI, and therefore do away with crossover cables or uplink ports. This brings inexpensive and easy connectivity to your desktop.

Extensive Layer 2 Features
Equipped with a complete lineup of L2 features, these switches include IGMP Snooping, Port Mirroring, Spanning Tree and Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP). The IEEE 802.3x Flow Control function allows servers to directly connect to the switch for fast, reliable data transfer. At 2000Mbps Full Duplex, the Gigabit ports provide high-speed data pipes to servers with minimum data transfer loss. Network maintenance features include Loopback Detection and Cable Diagnostics.  Loopback Detection is used to detect loops created by a specific port and automatically shut down the affected port. Cable Diagnostics are designed for network administrators to quickly examine the quality of the copper cables and determine the type of cable error.

Auto Surveillance VLAN and Bandwidth Control
The DES-1210 Series supports Auto Surveillance VLAN (ASV), and Auto Voice VLAN which are best suited for VoIP and video surveillance deployments.  Auto Surveillance VLAN is a new, industry-leading technology that the D-Link Smart Managed Switch series provides. This technology consolidates data and surveillance video transmission through a single Switch, thus sparing businesses the expense of dedicated hardware and facilities. ASV also ensures the quality of real-time video for monitoring and control without compromising the transmission of conventional network data. The Auto Voice VLAN technology enhances the VoIP service by automatically placing voice traffic from an IP phone to an assigned VLAN. With higher priority and individual VLAN, these features guarantee the quality and security of VoIP traffic. Furthermore, the DSCP markings on Ethernet packets enable different levels of service to be assigned to network traffic. As a result, these voice and video packets take precedence over other packets. In addition, with Bandwidth Control, network administrators can reserve bandwidth for important functions that require a larger bandwidth or might have higher priority.

Secure Your Network
D-Link’s innovative Safeguard Engine protects against traffic flooding caused by virus attacks.  These switches also support 802.1X port-based authentication, allowing the network to be authenticated through external RADIUS servers.  In addition, the Access Control List (ACL) feature enhances network security and protects the internal IT network. The DES-1210 Series supports ARP Spoofing Prevention, which prevents the network from being cut off or eavesdropped by hackers using faked ARPs. For added security, DHCP Server Screening screens rogue DHCP server packets from user ports to prevent unauthorized IP assignment.

Versatile Management
The new generation of Smart Managed Switches provides growing businesses simple and easy management of their network using an intuitive SmartConsole Utility or web-based management interface that enables administrators to remotely control their network down to the port level. The SmartConsole Utility easily allows customers to discover multiple D-Link Smart Managed Switches within the same L2 network segment. With this utility, users do not need to change the IP address of their PC and it provides an easy initial setting of the Smart Switches.  Switches with the same L2 network segment that are connected to the user’s local PC are displayed on screen for instant access. This allows extensive switch configuration settings and basic configuration of discovered devices such as password changes and firmware upgrades.

The DES-1210 Series also supports D-View 6.0 and Command Line Interface (CLI) through Telnet. D-View 6.0 is a Network Management System that allows for the central management of critical network characteristics such as availability, reliability, resilience, and security in a consistent way. D-View 6.0 provides a useful set of tools for network administrators who want to effectively manage device configurations, fault tolerance, performance, and security. CLI management through Telnet makes the adjustment of basic settings such as password changes or firmware and configuration file uploads possible.

Lifetime Warranty
D-Link offers a Lifetime Warranty on the DES-1210 Series Smart Managed switches to further its commitment to product quality and long-term customer confidence. 

*Lifetime Warranty available for units purchased after September 1 2017.

Number of Ports
• 48 10/100Base-TX Ethernet ports
• 2 10/100/1000BASE-T
• 2 Combo 10/100/1000BASE-T/SFP

Port Standards & Functions
• IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T Ethernet (twisted-pair copper)
• IEEE 802.3ab 1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (twisted-pair copper)
• IEEE 802.3x Flow Control
• IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet (twisted-pair copper)
• IEEE 802.3z Gigabit Ethernet (fiber) ANSI/IEEE 802.3
• IEEE 802.3z Gigabit Ethernet (fiber) ANSI/IEEE 802.3

Network Cables
• UTP Cat.5, Cat.5e (100m max)
• EIA/TIA-568 100-ohm STP (100m max)

Full/Half Duplex
• Full/half duplex for 10/100Mbps speeds

Media Interface Exchange
• Auto MDI/MDI-X adjustment for all twisted pair ports

Switching Capacity
• 17.6 Gbps

Transmission Method
• Store-and-forward

MAC Address Table
• 8K entries per device

MAC Address Update
• Up to 256 static MAC entries
• Enable/disable auto-learning of MAC addressed

Maximum 64 bytes packet forwarding rate
• 13.1Mpps

RAM Buffer
• 1MB per device

AC Input
• 100 to 240 VAC 50/60 internal universal power supply

Maximum Power Consumption
• 28.9W

Fan Quantity
• 0

• 0 dB

Heat Dissipation
• 98.61 BTU/hr

Operating Temperature
• 32 to 104F (0 to 40C)

Storage Temperature
• 14 to 158F (-10 to 70C)

Operating Humidity
• 10% to 95% non-condensing

Storage Humidity
• 5% to 95% non-condensing

• 17.3in x 9.8in x 1.7in (440mm x 250mm x 44mm)
• 19-inch standard rack mounting width, 1U height

• 7.27 lbs (3.3kg)

• 289,012 hours

Diagnostic LEDs
• Power (per device)
• Link/Activity/Speed (per 10/100/1000Mbps port, per 10/100Mbps port, per SFP port)

Emission (EMI)
• FCC Class A, CE Class A, VCCI Class A, C-Tick

• cUL, LVD

PoE (DES-1210-28P only)

PoE Standard
• 802.3af
• 802.3at

PoE Capable Ports
• Port 1 to 4: 15.4w or 30w per port
• Port 5 to 24:  15.4w per port

Software Features

L2 Features

MAC Address Table
• 8K

Flow Control
• 802.3x Flow Control
• HOL Blocking Prevention

Spanning Tree Protocol
• 802.1D STP
• 802.1w RSTP

IGMP Snooping
• IGMP v1/v2 Snooping
• Supports at least 64 static multicast addresses
• Supports IGMP Snooping Querier
• Supports 256 IGMP groups

Loopback Detection
• Yes

802.3ad Link Aggregation
• 8 groups per device/8 ports per group

Port Mirroring
• One-to-One, Many-to-One, Supports Mirroring for Tx/Rx/Both

Cable Diagnostics
• Yes

Configurable Auto MDI/MDI-X
• Yes


• 2003 Edition

VLAN Group
• Max 256 static VLAN groups, max 4094 VID

Management VLAN
• Supports 1 Management VLAN

Asymmetric VLAN
• Yes

Auto Voice VLAN
• Max. 10 user defined OUI, Max. 8 default OUI

Auto Surveillance VLAN
• Yes

QoS (Quality of Service)

802.1p Quality of Service
• 4 Queues per port

Queue Handling
• Strict, Weighted Round Robin (WRR)

CoS based on
• 802.1p Priority Queues, DSCP

Bandwidth Control
• Port-based (Ingress/Egress, min. granularity 64 Kb/s)

Access Control List

Maximum profiles
• 50

Maximum rules shared by profiles
• 240

ACL based on
• MAC Address, IPv4 Address (ICMP/IGMP/TCP/UDP), VLAN ID, 802.1p Priority, DSCP

ACL Actions
• Permit, Deny


802.1X Port-based Access Control
• Default 802.1X forwarding

Port Security
• Supports up to 64 MAC addresses per port

Traffic Control
• Broadcast/Multicast/Unicast Storm Control

Static MAC
• Supports 256 Static MAC entries

D-Link Safeguard Engine
• Yes

DHCP Server Screening
• Yes

ARP Spoofing Prevention
• Max 64 entires

• Supports v1/v2/v3


• 1213 MIB II, 1493 Bridge MIB, 1907 SNMP v2 MIB, 1215 Trap Convention MIB, 2233 Interface Group MIB, D-Link Private MIB, Power Ethernet MIB (DES-1210-28P only), LLDP-MIB (DES-1210-28P only)


• RFC 768 UDP, RFC 791 IP, RFC 792 ICMP, RFC 793 TCP, RFC 826 ARP, RFC 854 Telnet Server, RFC 855 Telnet Server, RFC 856 Telnet Binary Transmission, RFC 858 Telnet Server, RFC 896 Congestion Control in TCP/IP Network, RFC 903 Reverse Address Resolution Protocol, RFC 951 BootP Client, RFC 1155 MIB, RFC 1157 SNMP v1, RFC 1191 Path MTU Discovery, RFC 1212 Concise MIB Definition, RFC 1213 MIB II, IF MIB, RFC 1215 Traps for use with the SNMP, RFC 1239 Standard MIB, RFC 1350 TFTP, RFC 1493 Bridge MIB, RFC 1519 CIDR, RFC 1945 HTTP/1.0, RFC 2131 DHCP, RFC 2132 DHCP Options and BOOTP Vendor Extensions, RFC 2138 Radius Authentication, RFC 2233 Interface MIB, RFC 2578 Structure of Management Information Version 2 (SMIv2), RFC 2647 802.1p, RFC 3416 SNMP, RFC 3417 SNMP, RFC 3621 Power Ethernet (DES-1210-28P only)


Web-based GUI
• Supports IPv4

Compact CLI through Telnet
• Yes

Telnet Server
• Maximum connection is 4, Supports IPv4

TFTP Client
• Supports IPv4

• v1/v2c/v3

• Yes

Trap for SmartConsole Utility
• Yes

System Log
• Max. 500 log entries, supports IPv4 log server

BootP/DHCP Client
• Yes

Time Setting

• DES-1210-28P only

• DES-1210-28P only

Time-based PoE
• DES-1210-28P only

Warranty Information


*Lifetime Warranty available for units purchased after September 1 2017.

Ordering Information
• DES-1210-28 Web Smart 24-Port 10/100 Switch, 4GbE, 2 Combo SFP Slots
• DES-1210-28P  Web Smart 24-Port 10/100 Switch, 4GbE, 2 Combo SFP Slots
• DES-1210-52  Web Smart 48-Port PoE 10/100 Switch, 4GbE, 2 Combo SFP Slots

• DEM-211  100BASE-FX Multimode LC Transceiver, up to 2Km
• DEM-310GT  1000BASE-LX SFP Module, Up to 10Km
• DEM-311GT  1000BASE-SX SFP Module, Up to 550m

All references to speed are for comparison purposes only. Product specifications, size and shape are subject to change without notice, and actual product appearance may differ from that depicted herein.

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Business Benefits

"We’re on the air and on the Internet because of D-Link switches. We’re very comfortable with the hardware, it’s been flawless."
Steven Bothwick
Director of Information Management Systems New Hampshire Public Radio

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