• Third generation design, with improved management and security
• Fanless design ideal for use in open offices
• Power-saving D-Link Green technology now in its 2nd generation
• Solid security with 802.1X authentication and IP/MAC based Access
Control Lists (ACL)
• Malicious traffic and performance degradation prevention with
D-Link Safeguard Engine™
• Auto Voice VLAN for the automatic prioritisation of digital voice
• Quality of service (QoS) and bandwidth control (down to 64 kbps)
• High Reliability with Loopback Detection (LBD) and cable
• Simple Web based management
• SmartConsole utility for the joint management of several switches
The DGS-1210-16 is part of D-Link’s 3rd generation of Web Smart
Switches that integrates advanced management and security functions for
performance and scalability.
Featuring an innovative fanless design that ensures quiet operation and
a longer life span, the DGS-1210-16 provides a complete and affordable
solution for small and medium businesses (SMB).
The DGS-1210-16 includes 16 10/100/1000 Mbps ports capable of connecting
to existing Cat.5 twisted-pair cables.
Additionally, the last four ports of the DGS-1210 Series combine SFP and
copper connectivity into one port and therefore provide a flexible
solution for server connections via fiber interface. Using the default
presets, the administrator can quickly set up the switch without
worrying about reconfiguring any settings and providing easy access for
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 2000 Mbps 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 is
designed for network administrators to quickly examine the quality of
the copper cables and also determine the type of cable error.
QoS & bandwidth control
The switch is perfect for deployment in a VoIP environment, as it
supports Auto Voice VLAN and Differentiated Services Code Point (DSCP)
QoS for VoIP application. Auto Voice VLAN will automatically place voice
traffic from an IP phone to an assigned VLAN and by doing so enhance the
VoIP service. With a higher priority and individual VLAN, this feature
guarantees the quality and security of VoIP traffic. DSCP marks parts of
an IP packet, enabling different levels of service to be assigned for
With Bandwidth Control, the network administrator can reserve bandwidth
for important functions that require a larger bandwidth or might have
Secure your Network
D-Link’s unique Safeguard Engine function protects the switch against
traffic flooding caused by virus attacks. The switch also supports
802.1X port-based authentication, allowing the network to be
authenticated through an external RADIUS server.
In addition, the Access Control List (ACL) feature enhances network
security and helps to protect the internal IT network. The DGS-1210-16
includes ARP Spoofing Prevention, which protects from attacks on the
Ethernet network that may allow an intruder to sniff data frames on a
LAN, modify traffic,
or bring traffic to a halt altogether by sending fake ARP messages to
the network. To prevent ARP Spoofing attacks, the switch uses Packet
Control ACLs to block invalid packets that contain fake ARP messages.
For added security, the DHCP Server Screening feature screens rogue DHCP
server packets from user ports to prevent unauthorised IP assignment.
The DGS-1210-16 provides a SmartConsole utility and a web-based
management interface that enables administrators to remotely control
their network down to the port level. The SmartConsole easily allows
customers to discover multiple D-Link Web Smart Switches within the same
L2 network segment.
With this utility, users do not need to change the IP address of their
PC and it also provides an easy initial setting of the Smart Switches.
Switches within the same L2 network segment that are connected to the
user’s 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
The DGS-1210 Series also supports D-View 6.0, D-Link’s own Network
Management System, and Compact Command Line Interface (CLI) through
CLI management of the switches is possible via Telnet. This makes the
adjustment of basic settings like password changes or firmware and
configuration file uploads possible.
The DGS-1210-16 implements D-Link Green, an innovative concept that
provides energy savings whitout sacrificing operational performance or
The switch reacts when devices attached to it are turned off, by placing
the corresponding port in a standby mode that requires less power. It
also automatically detects the length of connected cables, which allows
it to cut power usage on shorter cable connections up to 20 m.
D-Link Green certification ensures that the switch complies with the
RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) and WEEE (Waste Electrical
and Electronic Equipment) directives. RoHS restrict the use of specific
hazardous materials during the manufacture of electrical and electronic
goods, while WEEE applies standards for proper disposal and recyclable
packaging to help reduce wastage.
• 12 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet ports
• 4 Combo 10/100/1000Base-T/SFP Gigabit Uplinks
• Switch fabric: 32 Gbps
• ACL based on MAC address, IP address (ICMP/IGMP/TCP/UDP), VLAN ID,
802.1p priority or DSCP
• 802.1X RADIUS authentication support
• DHCP Server Screening1
• ARP Spoofing Prevention1
• D-Link Safeguard Engine™
• 802.1Q VLAN Tagging
• Max. 256 static VLAN groups
• Max. 4094 VIDs
• Management VLAN
• Asymmetric VLAN
• Auto Voice VLAN
Quality of Service (QoS)
• 802.1p Priority Queues, 4 queues per port
• Port based bandwidth control (granularity down to 64 kbps)
• 802.3x Flow Control
• Port mirroring
• Broadcast/Multicast/Unicast Storm Control
• 802.3ad Link Aggregation (up to 8 groups, 8 ports per group)
• IGMP Snooping (v1/v2)
• Web-based GUI
• SmartConsole utility
• Command Line Interface (CLI) through Telnet
• Supports D-View SNMP network management
• Power down mode for ports that have no link
• Cable length detection.