DGS-1500 Series
SmartPro Switch
Green Technology

ƒIEEE 802.3az EEE

ƒPower saving via LED and Port shutoff

ƒPower saving via Port Standby

ƒPower saving via System Hibernation

ƒPower saving via Cable Length detection

ƒPower saving via Link Status detection

ƒTime-based PoE (DGS-1500-28P only)
Security Features

ƒAccess Control List secures network

ƒD-Link Safeguard Engine protects CPU
from Broadcast/Multicast/Unicast
D-Link’s DGS-1500 Series SmartPro switches are saving by link status, which drastically reduces
designed for SMBs which need functions such power consumption by automatically toggling ports

ƒPort Security supports 64 MACs per port
as Static Routing and Single IP Management without a link to sleep mode. The DGS-1500-28P and

ƒARP Spoofing Prevention
(Virtual Stacking). This series integrates advanced DGS-1500-52 both feature built-in smart fans that

management and security functions that are similar contribute to continuous, reliable, and eco-friendly
to those of a managed switch, but less complex. The operation of the switch. Using a thermal sensor that
Intuitive Management
switches feature D-Link Green™ 3.0 technology which can detect temperature change, the fans can react

ƒSmartConsole utility or Web-based GUI
enable significant power savings.
accordingly by utilizing different fan speeds for

ƒSingle IP Management (Virtual Stacking)
different temperatures.

ƒBuilt-in SNMP MIB for remote NMS
Additionally, the DGS-1500-28P’s 10/100/1000 Mbps
(D-View 6.0)
ports are PoE-enabled, offering ease-of-use and Advanced Features
green features like Time-based PoE, which enables The DGS-1500 Series features advanced features
VoIP Deployment
the power to the port to be shut off at a predetermined such as Virtual Stacking and Static Routing. Virtual

ƒAuto Voice VLAN
time. Compliant with 802.3af and 802.3at, the DGS-
Stacking reduces the number of IP addresses
1500-28P is capable of providing power to PoE needed on a network by configuring up to 32 devices
devices of up to 30 Watts on all ports with an inserted to appear as a single unit with one IP address. This

ƒSupports IEEE 802.1p QoS, up to four
RPS-700. The RPS-700 enables the DGS-1500-28P simplifies network management for small workgroups
to have 1+1 power redundancy and provide PoE and allows for switches to be added without special
Priority Queues per port
power up to 740 W. By itself, the DGS-1500-28P has cabling. In static routing, IP routes are manually

ƒBandwidth Control
a PoE power capability of 370 W, so it can provide up entered into a routing table. The DGS-1500 Series

to 15.4 W to all ports simultaneously.
switches support static routing, which allows for
communication between different user groups in
Advanced Features
Management options include SNMP, Web different VLAN segments in a network. The switches

ƒStatic Routing
Management, SmartConsole Utility, and Compact can fully handle the inter-VLAN routing making the

ƒIPv6 support1
CLI. The series also supports ACL filtering and network run faster and more efficiently. Because the

ƒAuto Surveillance VLAN
D-Link’s Safeguard Engine. The DGS-1500-20 and switches can manage internal routing, the network

ƒPort or VLAN-based Loopback detection
DGS-1500-28 both feature a fanless design. The router can be assigned to handle external traffic
fanless design allows them to emit less noise than a routing only.

ƒCable Diagnostics
standard switch, increasing the products’ lifetimes Extensive Layer 2 Features

ƒConfigurable MDI/MDIX
and making them suitable for office environments.
These switches are equipped with a complete lineup

D-Link Green
of Layer 2 features including IGMP Snooping, Port
™ V3.0 Technology
D-Link is striving to take the lead in developing Mirroring, Spanning Tree, and Link Layer Discovery
Trap & Logs
innovative and power-saving technology that Protocol (LLDP). The IEEE 802.3x Flow Control function

ƒSNMP Trap
does not sacrifice operational performance or allows servers to directly connect to the switch for

ƒTrap for SmartConsole Utility
functionality.The DGS-1500 Series implements D-Link fast, reliable data transfer. At 2000 Mbps Full Duplex,

ƒSystem Log
the Gigabit ports provide high-speed data pipes to
™ 3.0 Technology, which includes a power
saving mode, smart fan, reduced heat dissipation, servers with minimum data transfer loss. Network
Online Help
and cable length detection. The power-saving maintenance features include Loopback Detection

ƒLink to local support website
features include being able to schedule when to and Cable Diagnostics. Loopback Detection is used to

ƒOnline User Guide
turn off LEDs and ports when not in use, and when detect loops created by a specific port or VLAN and
to make the switch enter hibernation mode. The automatically shut down the affected port or VLAN.
switches can also detect the length of connected The Cable Diagnostics feature, designed primarily for
The DGS-1500 Switch Series will support IPv6 in 2012.
cables to automatically adjust power usage by saving adminstrators and customer service representatives,
energy on shorter cable connections of less than can quickly discover the type of error on cables and
20 meters. The switches can also support power-
determine the cable quality.

DGS-1500 Series
SmartPro Switch
VLAN and Bandwidth Control
Versatile Management
The DGS-1500 Series supports Auto Surveillance The DGS-1500 series provides a SmartConsole utility
VLAN (ASV) and Auto Voice VLAN, which are best and a web-based management interface that enables
suited for VoIP and video surveillance deployments. administrators to remotely control their network
Auto Surveillance VLAN is a new, industry-leading down to the port level. The SmartConsole easily
technology built into D-Link Smart Switches. This allows customers to discover multiple D-Link Web
technology consolidates data and surveillance video Smart Switches within the same L2 network segment.
transmission through a single SmartPro switch, With this utility, users do not need to change the IP
thus sparing businesses the expense of maintaining address of their PC. It also simplifies the initial setup
dedicated hardware and facilities. ASV also ensures of the Smart Switches. Switches within the same L2
the quality of real-time video for monitoring and network segment that are connected to the user’s
control without compromising the transmission of PC are displayed on screen for instant access. This
conventional network data. The Auto Voice VLAN allows extensive switch configuration and basic
technology enhances VoIP service by automatically setup of discovered devices including password
placing voice traffic from an IP phone to an assigned changes and firmware upgrades. The DGS-1500
VLAN. With higher priority and an individual VLAN, Series also supports D-View 6.0 and Compact
these features guarantee the quality and security Command Line Interface (CLI) through Telnet. D-View
of VoIP traffic. Furthermore, the DSCP markings on 6.0 is a Network Management System that allows
Ethernet packets enable different levels of service for the central management of critical network
to be assigned to network traffic. As a result, these characteristics such as availability, reliability,
voice and video packets take precedence over other resilience, and security. CLI management of the
packets. In addition, with Bandwidth Control, network switches is possible via Telnet. This makes it possible
administrators can reserve bandwidth for important to adjust basic settings, passwords, configuration
functions that require more bandwidth or might files, and firmware with ease.
require high priority.
Secure your Network
D-Link’s innovative Safeguard Engine protects the
switches against traffic flooding caused by virus
attacks. The switches also support 802.1X port-
based authentication, allowing the network client to
be authenticated through external RADIUS servers.
In addition, the Access Control List (ACL) feature
enhances network security and helps to protect the
network by screening traffic from illegal MAC or
IP addresses. The DGS-1500 Series includes ARP
Spoofing Prevention, which protects from attacks
on the Ethernet network that may allow an intruder
to sniff data frames, modify traffic, or bring traffic to
a halt altogether by sending fake ARP messages to
the network. For added security, the DHCP Server
Screening feature screens rogue DHCP server
packets from user ports to prevent unauthorized IP

DGS-1500 Series
Deploying the DGS-1500 Series in an Office Environment
Deploying the DGS-1500 Series in an Auto Surveillance VLAN

DGS-1500 Series
SmartPro Switch
Technical Specifications
Port Standard & Functions
IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T Ethernet
(twisted-pair copper)
IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T Ethernet
IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T Ethernet
IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-TX Fast
IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T Ethernet
(twisted-pair copper)
(twisted-pair copper)
Ethernet (twisted-pair copper)
(twisted-pair copper)
IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-TX Fast
IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-TX Fast
IEEE 802.3ab 1000BASE-T Gigabit
IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-TX Fast
Ethernet (twisted-pair copper)
Ethernet (twisted-pair copper)
Ethernet (twisted- pair copper)
Ethernet (twisted-pair copper)
IEEE 802.3ab 1000BASE-T Gigabit
IEEE 802.3ab 1000BASE-T Gigabit
IEEE 802.3af compliance
IEEE 802.3ab 1000BASE-T Gigabit
Ethernet (twisted- pair copper)
Ethernet (twisted- pair copper)
Ethernet (twisted- pair copper)
IEEE 802.3at compliance
IEEE 802.3x Flow Control support
IEEE 802.3x Flow Control support
IEEE 802.3x Flow Control support
for Full-Duplex Mode
for Full-Duplex Mode
IEEE 802.3x Flow Control support
for Full-Duplex Mode
for Full-Duplex Mode
Legacy Mode support
Number of Ports
16 10/100/1000 Mbps,
24 10/100/1000 Mbps,
24 10/100/1000 Mbps,
48 10/100/1000 Mbps,
PoE capable, 4 SFP
4 dual-speed SFP
Network Cables
UTP Cat. 5, Cat. 5e (100 m max.)
EIA/TIA-568 100-ohm STP (100 m max.)
Full/Half Duplex
Full/half duplex for 10/100 Mbps speeds
Full duplex for Gigabit speed
Media Interface Exchange
Auto MDI/MDIX adjustment
Switching Capacity
40 Gbps
56 Gbps
56 Gbps
104 Gbps
Transmission Method
MAC Address Table
16K entries per device
MAC Address Update
Up to 256 static MAC entries
Enable/disable auto-learning of MAC addresses
Maximum 64 bytes packet
29.8 Mpps
41.7 Mpps
41.7 Mpps
77.4 Mpps
forwarding rate
Packet Buffer Memory
1 MB per device
PoE Standard

802.3af & 802.3at

PoE Capable Ports

15.4 W or 30 W on ports 1 to 24

PoE Power Budget

Max.: 370 W,
740 W with external RPS-700

Physical &
AC Input
100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz internal universal power supply
Maximum Power
447 W (PoE on)
14.06 W
16.81 W
43.5 W
30.1 W (PoE off)
Standby Power
6.7 W/100 V,
5.9 W/100 V,
19.7 W/100 V,
20.68 W/100 V,
7.2 W/240 V
6.42 W/240 V
19.8 W/240 V
22.05 W/240 V
Fan Quantity

2 smart fans
2 smart fans
High speed: 55.3 dBA
0 dBA
0 dBA
47.1 dBA (Max.)
Low speed: 49.5 dBA
2 PoE features available on DGS-1500-28P only

DGS-1500 Series
Technical Specifications
Physical &
Heat Dissipation
47.97 BTU/hr
57.36 BTU/hr
1525.16 BTU/hr
148.42 BTU/hr
Operating Temperature
-5 to 50 ˚C (41 to 122 ˚F)
Storage Temperature
-20 to 70 ˚C (-4 to 158 ˚F)
Operating Humidity
0% to 95% non-condensing
Storage Humidity
0% to 95% non-condensing
Dimensions (L x W x H)
440 x 140 x 44 mm
440 x 210 x 44 mm
440 x 310 x 44 mm
DGS-1500-52: 440 x 250 x 44 mm
(17.32 x 5.51 x 1.73 inches)
(17.32 x 8.27 x 1.73 inches)
(17.32 x 12.20 x 1.73 inches)
(17.32 x 9.84 x 1.73 inches)
(19” standard rack mounting
(19” standard rack mounting
(19” standard rack mounting
(19” standard rack mounting
width, 1U height)
width, 1U height)
width, 1U height)
width, 1U height)
2.2 kg (4.85 lbs)
2.9 kg (6.39 lbs)
5.062 kg (11.16 lbs)
4.1 kg (9.04 lbs)
Diagnostic LEDs
Power (Per device)
Link/Activity/Speed (Per
Power (Per device)
Power (Per device)
Power (Per device)
10/100/1000 Mbps port)
Fan (Per device)
Link/Activity/Speed (Per
Link/Activity/Speed (Per
Link/Activity/Speed (Per SFP
10/100/1000 Mbps port)
10/100/1000 Mbps port)
Link/Activity/Speed (Per
10/100/1000 Mbps port)
Link/Activity/Speed (Per SFP
Link/Activity/Speed (Per SFP
PoE (Per 10/100/1000 Mbps port)
PoE Max
Link/Activity/Speed (Per SFP
LED Select Indicator button
FCC Class A
CE Class A
VCCI Class A
253,460 hours
236,739 hours
206,075 hours
201,517 hours

DGS-1500 Series
SmartPro Switch
Software Features
D-Link Single IP Management
QoS (Quality of Service)

ƒ DHCP Server Screening

ƒ RFC 2616 FCS

ƒ Virtual Stacking/Clustering of up to 32

ƒ 802.1p Quality of Service

ƒ IP-MAC-Port Binding3

ƒ RFC 2618 RADIUS Authentication

ƒ 4 queues per port
-Supports 512 address binding entries

ƒ RFC 2819 RMON v1
-ARP mode
L2 Features

ƒ Queue Handling

ƒ RFC 2865 RADIUS Authentication
-ACL mode

ƒ MAC Address Table

ƒ RFC 3164 System Log
-Weighted Round Robin (WRR)
-Supports DHCP Snooping
- 16K entries

ƒ RFC 3195 System Log

ƒ CoS based on

ƒ ARP Spoofing Prevention

ƒ Flow Control

ƒ RFC 3411-17 SNMP
-802.1p Priority Queues
-Max. 64 entries
- 802.3x Flow Control


ƒ Traffic Segmentation
ƒ RFC 3621 Power Ethernet MIB
- HOL Blocking Prevention


ƒ IGMP Snooping
-IPv6 Traffic Class3
-Supports v1/v2/v3
-IGMP v1/v2 Snooping

ƒ Cable Diagnostics
-IPv6 flow label3
-Supports IPv63
-Supports 256 IGMP groups
-TCP/UDP port

ƒ Factory Reset
-Supports at least 64 static multicast

ƒ Bandwidth Control
-Port-based (Ingress/Egress, min.

ƒ 802.1X Authentication

ƒ Web-based GUI
granularity 10/100/1000 is 64 Kb/s)
-Supports local/RADIUS database
-Supports IGMP Snooping Querier
-Supports Port-based access control

ƒ Single IP Management

ƒ Spanning Tree Protocol
L3 Features

ƒ Compact CLI
- 802.1D STP


ƒ IPv6 RADIUS Server3

ƒ Telnet Server
- 802.1w RSTP
-64 Static ARP

ƒ TFTP Client
- 802.1s MSTP3
-Supports Gratuitous ARP

ƒ Configurable MDI/MDIX

ƒ Loopback Detection

ƒ IPv6 Neighbor Discovery (ND)3

ƒ 1213 MIB II


ƒ 802.3ad Link Aggregation

ƒ IP Interface

ƒ 1493 Bridge MIB
- Supports v1/v2/v3
- DGS-1500-20: Max. 10 groups per
-Supports 4 interfaces

ƒ 1907 SNMP v2 MIB

ƒ SNMP Trap
device, 8 ports per group

ƒ 1215 Trap Convention MIB

ƒ Trap for SmartConsole Utility
- DGS-1500-28/DGS-1500-28P: Max. 14
L3 Routing
ƒ 2233 Interface Group MIB
groups per device, 8 ports per group

ƒ Default Routing

ƒ System Log
- DGS-1500-52: Max. 26 groups per

ƒ D-Link Private MIB
-Max. 500 log entries

ƒ Static Routing
device, 8 ports per group
- Max. 32 IPv4 Static Route entries

ƒ BootP/DHCP Client

ƒ Port Mirroring
- Max. 128 IPv4 Host Routes

ƒ Power-Ethernet MIB4

- Max. 16 IPv6 Static Route entries3
RFC Standard Compliance
ƒ ICMP v63
-Max. 64 IPv6 Host Routes3

ƒ IPv4/v6 Dual Stack3
-Supports Mirroring for Tx/Rx/Both

ƒ RFC 783 TFTP

ƒ DHCP Auto Configuration

ƒ Cable Diagnostics
Access Control List (ACL)
ƒ RFC 854 Telnet Server

ƒ Debug Command
ƒ Configurable MDI/MDIX

ƒ DGS-1500-20/28/28P:
ƒ RFC 951 BootP/DHCP Client
-Max. 50 profiles

ƒ Time Setting

ƒ Multicast Filtering
ƒ RFC 1157 SNMP v1, v2, v3
-Max. 200 rules shared by profiles
-Forwards all unregistered groups
ƒ RFC 1213 MIB II
-Each rule can be associated with a

ƒ RMONv1
-Filters all unregistered groups

ƒ RFC 1215 MIB Traps Convention
single port or multiple ports

ƒ Trusted Host
ƒ Jumbo Frame
ƒ RFC 1350 TFTP

ƒ DGS-1500-52:

ƒ Time-based PoE4
-Up to 10,000 bytes
- Max. 50 profiles

ƒ RFC 1493 Bridge MIB

ƒ User Account

- Max. 450 rules shared by profiles

ƒ RFC 1769 SNTP

ƒ Upload/Download Configuration file
- Each rule can only be associated

ƒ RFC 1542 BootP/DHCP Client

ƒ Backup/Upgrade firmware
with a single port

ƒ RFC 1901 SNMP v1, v2, v3

ƒ Smart Wizard

ƒ ACL based on

ƒ RFC 1907 SNMP v2 MIB

ƒ 802.1Q
-MAC Address
ƒ RFC 1908 SNMP v1, v2, v3

Green™ V3.0 Technology
ƒ VLAN Group
- Max. 4K static VLAN groups

ƒ RFC 2068 FCS

ƒ Power Saving by:
- Max. 4094 VIDs
-Link Status
-DSCP Ethernet type
ƒ RFC 2131 BootP/DHCP Client

-Cable Length

ƒ RFC 2138 RADIUS Authentication
-Up to 256 dynamic VLANs

ƒ RFC 2139 RADIUS Authentication
-LED Shutoff
-Port Standby

ƒ Asymmetric VLAN

ƒ 802.1X Port-based Access Control

ƒ RFC 2233 Interface Group MIB
-System Hibernation
ƒ Auto Voice VLAN

ƒ Port Security

ƒ RFC-2246 SSL
-Max. 10 user defined OUI
- Supports up to 64 MAC addresses

ƒ RFC 2475
-Max. 8 default OUI
per port
ƒ RFC 2570 SNMP v1, v2, v3

ƒ Auto Surveillance VLAN

ƒ Broadcast/Multicast/Unicast Storm

ƒ RFC 2575 SNMP v1, v2, v3

ƒ RFC 2598 CoS

ƒ D-Link Safeguard Engine
3 Available for the next firmware release in 2012.
4 Available on DGS-1500-28P only.

DGS-1500 Series
Optional Products
Optional SFP Transceivers
Optional WDM SFP Transceivers
Optional Management Software
Supported by DGS-1500-20/28/28P
Supported by DGS-1500-20/28/28P
Supported by DGS-1500-20/28/28P/52
1000BASE-T Copper
D-View 6.0 Network Management
1000BASE-LX, Single-mode, 10 km
Wavelength Tx:1550 nm, Rx:1310 nm,
System (Standard Edition)
1000BASE-SX, Multi-mode, 550 m
Single-mode, 10 km
D-View 6.0 Network Management
1000BASE-SX, Multi-mode, 2 km
System (Professional Edition)
1000BASE-LHX, Single-mode, 50 km
Wavelength Tx:1550 nm, Rx:1310 nm,
Optional Redundant Power Supply
1000BASE-ZX, Single-mode, 80 km
Single-mode, 40 km
Supported by DGS-1500-28P
Supported by DGS-1500-52
Supported by DGS-1500-52
589 Watts Redundant Power Supply
1000BASE-T Copper
370 Watts PoE Power Budget
1000BASE-LX, Single-mode, 10 km
Wavelength Tx:1550 nm, Rx:1310 nm,
1000BASE-SX, Multi-mode, 550 m
Single-mode, 20 km
1000BASE-SX, Multi-mode, 2 km
1000BASE-LHX, Single-mode, 50 km
Wavelength Tx:1550 nm, Rx:1310 nm,
1000BASE-ZX, Single-mode, 80 km
Single-mode, 20 km
100BASE-BX, Single-mode, 15 km
100BASE-BX, Multi-mode, 2 km
Wavelength Tx:1550 nm, Rx:1310 nm,
Single-mode, 10 km
Wavelength Tx:1550 nm, Rx:1310 nm,
Single-mode, 40 km
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Release 02 (January 2012)