DWS-3000 Series
L2+ Unified Wired/Wireless Gigabit Switches
Scalable Unified Wired /
Wireless Network Architecture
+ 24 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ports
+ Up to 48 Wireless AP Direct/Indirect
+ Mixed Wired/Wireless Connection
From Any Port
+ 4 Combo SFP for Flexible Fiber
+ 2 Open Slots for Optional 10-Gigabit
Attachment to Fiber Backbone 1
D-Link’s DWS-3024/3024L/3026 L2+ Unified Wired/
24 Gigabit Ports, No Restriction on Port Usage
Wireless Gigabit Switches are optimized for wireless Each switch provides 24 10/100/1000BASE-T
+ Expandable to 4 Peer Switches
network deployment in business environments. Gigabit ports and 4 combo SFP slots. Each of
With these devices, business can install high-
the 10/100/1000BASE-T ports can connect to a
Simplified & Resilient Network
performance, secure, manageable and scalable wireless access point, or to a wired LAN device,
unified wired/wireless LAN switching. Equipped such as a server, a network storage device, or
with combo SFP, open slots for optional 10-Gigabit simply another LAN switch. The combo SFP
+ 802.3af Power Over Ethernet Simplifies
connection1, Power over Ethernet and redundant allows for flexible fiber connection, while optional
AP Installation
power supply (RPS) support, these switches provide 10-Gigabit modules1 enable bottleneck-free switch-
+ Gigabit Connection Ready for Future
enterprises with easy upgrade to next-generation to-switch cascading or attachment to a high-speed
Wireless Speed Upgrade
802.11n wireless LAN, simple deployment of fiber backbone.
+ Redundant Power Supply Support
wireless devices regardless of physical locations,
Maximizes Network Uptime
and centralized management/policy enforcement of Scalable Expansion & Unified Wired/Wireless
wireless mobility.
Security Management
Smal to Medium Enterprises (SMB) may begin
+ 64/128/152-Bit WEP Data Encryption
Core Units Controlling Entire Wireless Network
with only one switch to manage their AP or to use
The DWS-3024/3024L/3026 switches are the core for mixed wired/wireless LAN purposes. When the
+ WPA/WPA2 Personal
units that consolidate the security, manage the number of AP is augmented, up to 4 switches can
+ WPA/WPA2 Enterprise
bandwidth and maintain the intel igence of an entire be added to form a large mobility domain. With easy
+ MAC Authentication
wireless network. In addition to monitoring users’ expansion, Gigabit speed to support next-generation
identities and maintaining their authentication as high-speed AP, and packet routing to support
+ Rogue AP Classification & Detection
they roam, these switches can configure and control enterprise-wide inter-subnet roaming, the switch
+ Captive Portal Authentication
al aspects of the wireless access points, including provides an architecture that unifies and simplifies
their RF channel/power management, wireless an otherwise complex WLAN environment, readily
Centralized Management of
traffic segmentation, AP roaming/AP load balancing, prepares an existing network for future technology
rouge AP detection, and AP access security.
Wireless Network
+ Tracks & Maintains User
Designed for Easy Deployment of High-Performance RF & Power Management
Authentication As Users Roam
Wireless LAN
To minimize network IT personnel’s intervention, the
Throughout the Network
Designed for distributed deployments in the wiring switch provides automatic selection of unoccupied
+ Intelligently Designates Users to
closet, each switch can support up to 24 or 48 or least-used Radio Frequency (RF) channels for
Virtual Groups Based on User’s
wireless access points. AP connection can be each wireless access point to avoid interference
Authenticated Identity
directly to the wireless APs switch ports, or indirectly with other AP and RF devices. For each AP, it also
through any LAN switch. With 802.3af PoE integrated sets a transmitter output power strong enough for RF
+ Provides Scaled, Resilient, Integrated
into every port, the switch allows connected APs signals to reach wireless clients yet weak enough to
Management Infrastructure
to be located at places difficult to access from AC minimize interference with other wireless devices’
+ Centrally Manages User
power sources. Gigabit transmission future-proof RF signals. The switch auto-adjusts the RF channels
Authentication/Security Policies
hardware protects investments when the network is and transmitter output power of all wireless access
+ Provides Key Management for Each
instal ed with next-generation higher-speed 802.11n points every time when an AP is added to or removed
Security Protocol
wireless standard devices.
from the network. This automatic adjustment can
be programmed to take effect at a certain time or
+ Configures and Controls All Connected
time intervals, minimizing the need for network
Access Points
administrators to manually intervene.
1 Available on DWS-3026 only.

DWS-3000 Series
L2+ Unified Wired/Wireless Gigabit Switches
Self-Healing and Load Balancing
Depending on the wireless application, wireless
The switch provides two features designed to traffic can either be tunneled back to the switch
increase the resiliency of a wireless network - for better security control, or local y forwarded
Bandwidth & Power Manage-
namely a so-cal ed “self-healing” process, and at the access point for optimal performance. This
an AP load balancing function. To make up for a device offers administrators maximized flexibility
sudden RF signal vacuum created by any “dead” with options to tunnel guest traffic to the switch
+ Auto-Adjusts RF Channels for AP
AP (AP with DC power failure, for example), the for centralized security control, and forward VoIP
+ Provides Fast Intra-Switch Roaming
switch automatically increases the transmitter traffic directly from the access point for optimal
output power of al neighboring APs to expand performance.
+ Advanced Inter-Subnet Roaming
their RF coverage, thereby “healing” the network
+ Auto-Adjusts Transmit Output Power
“wound.” To ensure continuous connection for Maximized Network Security
for AP
current clients, the switch performs load balancing Each client connecting to the wireless network
across access points when network traffic reaches goes through a strict authentication process to
LAN Management
a certain threshold, while rejecting new client-to-AP ensure maximum security. Whether the client is an
+ L2+ Features: Spanning Tree, 802.3ad
associations to avoid bandwidth overcrowding.
assigned user, a visiting guest, or a client with only
Link Aggregation, Port Mirroring,
department access, the switch protects the entire
Jumbo Frames
Simplified Configuration & Deployment
network infrastructure with numerous security
Through a centralized management platform, mechanisms, including: WEP data encryption,
+ IPv4 Packet Routing
network maintenance and configuration become 802.1X user authentication, and 802.11i standard
+ QoS With 802.1p Priority Queues,
a more efficient process. By running an Internet WPA/WPA2 security, Captive Portal and MAC
Granular Bandwidth Control
browser on any PC connected to the network and Authentication.
+ LAN Security With ACL, RADIUS,
typing in an IP address of a managing switch,
TACACS+ Authentication, DoS
administrators can view the topology map and The switch provides a means to define and detect
Prevention, Broadcast Storm Control
pinpoint the locations of the AP and the switch itself. rouge APs, to preventing il egal intrusion into the
The map uses AP icons on which administrators internal network. It provides user-based services
Secure & Versatile Management
can click to select, and shows colors to differentiate such as virtual private group (SSID) membership,
+ Web Access Using HTTP
the different RF channels used by the AP. For quick encryption type, authentication, location tracking
replacement of a failed AP, administrators can easily and associated network statistics. Authorizations
+ Telnet Server/Client
locate the AP on the map, swap it with a new one, stay with users wherever they roam because all
+ SSH v2, SSL v3
and apply the same configuration profile to the new deployed DWS-3024/3024L/3026 switches share
+ SNMP v1, v2c, v3, RMON
stored information, ensuring secure access and
connectivity to the right services. In addition to
+ SYSLOG, Dual Image
Maximized Wireless Connection
checking the identity of a connecting user from
Through centralized RF policies, auto-selection of the switch’s local database, user authentication
the least utilized channels and AP load balancing, policies can be sent to an external RADIUS server
the DWS-3024/3024L/3026 can effectively manage for complete verification. This offloading capability
the wireless bandwidth to optimize WLAN traffic. ensures that the switch wil not be overloaded when
The switch maintains a centralized database of numerous clients simultaneously connect to the
wireless user’s access information such as their network.
MAC addresses and authentication keys. On a
network site deployed with multiple peer switches, Maximized Flexibility
this information is also swapped among the switches In addition to acting as the controller unit in a wireless
themselves. As wireless users roam around the office switching system, the DWS-3024/3024L/3026 can
using wireless equipment, they may change their also function as an advanced L2+ wired switch,
connection from AP to AP. By constantly monitoring complete with packet routing, ACL security features,
the APs status, the switch can establish an AP-
multi-layer QoS, 802.1q VLAN traffic segmentation,
to-AP roaming for these users without requiring IGMP snooping for IP multicast streams, 802.3ad
them to re-establishing authentication keys. This redundant load-sharing Gigabit links, and 10-
fast roaming process results with disruption-free, Gigabit fiber support1, allowing businesses to totally
reliable wireless connectivity crucial for mobile integrate their enterprise wireless networks with
applications such as Wi-Fi IP phone and wireless their wired network infrastructure. Businesses
PDA connection.
contemplating upgrading their current 10/100Mbps
desktop connections to Gigabit capability can
Adaptable Wireless
deploy the DWS-3024/3024L/3026 to take advantage
Most of the current wireless LAN control ers’ of their ability to flexibly act as a wireless controller
architecture requires wireless traffic to return to or a dedicated, ful -featured multi-layer LAN switch,
the control er for centralized processing, causing or as a dual-role device.
unnecessary traffic delay. The DWS-3024/3024L/3026
switches offer administrators additional options. 1 10-Gigabit support available on DWS-3026 only.

DWS-3000 Series
L2+ Unified Wired/Wireless Gigabit Switches
Technical Specifications
Device Interfaces
+ 24 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ports With Integrated 802.3af PoE
+ 4 Combo SFP Slots
+ RS-232 Console Port
+ 2 Open Slots for Optional 10-Gigabit Module1
Redundant Power Supply
+ Connector for Optional External DPS-600 RPS
Power over Ethernet
+ Standard: 802.3af
+ Per Port Voltage Output: 15.4 W
+ Total Voltage Output: 370 W
+ Auto Disable If Port Current Over 350mA
+ Switch Capacity:
DWS-3024/DWS-3024L: 48Gbps
DWS-3026: 88Gbps
+ Maximum Forwarding Rate:
DWS-3024/DWS-3024L: 35.71Mpps
DWS-3026: 65.47Mpps
+ Switching Method: Store and Forward
+ Packet Buffer Memory Size: 750KBytes
Flow Control
+ 802.3x Standard in Full Duplex Mode
+ Back Pressure in Half Duplex Mode
Optional 10-Gigabit Uplink Modules 1
+ DEM-410X 1-Slot 10-Gigabit XFP Module
(For Fiber Backbone Attachment)
+ DEM-410CX 1-Port 10-Gigabit CX4 Module
(For Switch Cascading)
Optional 10-Gigabit XFP Transceivers 1
+ DEM-421XT XFP Transceiver
(10GBASE-SR Standard, Up to 300 m Multi-Mode Fiber Distance, 3.3/5V Operating Voltage)
+ DEM-422XT XFP Transceiver
(10GBASE-LR Standard, Up to 10 km Single-Mode Fiber Distance, 3.3/5V Operating Voltage)
+ DEM-423XT XFP Transceiver
(10GBASE-ER Standard, Up to 40 km Single-Mode Fiber. Distance, 3.3/5V Operating Voltage)
WLAN Management Capability
+ DWS-3024L: Up to 24 AP (Directly connected or indirectly connected through LAN switch)
+ DWS-3024/DWS-3026: Up to 48 AP (Directly connected or indirectly connected through LAN switch)
+ Up to 2,048 Wireless Users (1,024 Tunneled Users, 2,048 Non-Tunneled Users)
+ Fast Roaming2
+ Intra-Switch/Inter-Switch Roaming
+ Intra-Subnet/Inter-Subnet Roaming
Access Control & Bandwidth Management
+ Up to 16 SSID per AP (8 SSID per RF Frequency Band)
+ AP Load Balancing based on the number of users or utilization per AP
Managed AP
+ DWL-3500AP
+ DWL-8500AP
AP Management
+ AP Auto-Discovery
+ Remote AP Reboot
+ AP Monitoring: List Managed AP, Rogue AP, Authentication Failed AP
+ Client Monitoring: List Clients Associated with Each Managed AP
+ Ad-hoc Clients Monitoring
+ AP Authentication Supporting Local Database and External RADIUS Server
+ Centralized RF/Security Policy Management
+ Automatic AP RF Channel Adjustment
+ Automatic AP Transmit Output Power Adjustment

DWS-3000 Series
L2+ Unified Wired/Wireless Gigabit Switches
WLAN Security
+ WPA Personal/Enterprise
+ WPA2 Personal/Enterprise
+ 64/128/152-bit WEP Data Encryption
+ Wireless Station and AP Monitoring on RF Channel, MAC Address, SSID, Time
+ Rogue and Valid AP Classification Based on MAC Address
+ Encryption Type Support: WEP, WPA, Dynamic WEP, TKIP, AES-CCMP, EAP-FAST, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, EAP-MD5, PEAP-GTC,
+ Captive Portal
+ MAC Authentication
+ Station Isolation
L2 Features
+ MAC Address Table Size: 8K Entries
+ IGMP Snooping: 1K Multicast Groups
+ Spanning Tree:
8021.D Spanning Tree
802.1w Rapid Spanning Tree
802.1s Multiple Spanning Tree
+ 802.3ad Link Aggregation:
Up to 32 Groups
Up to 8 Ports per Group
+ 802.1ab LLDP
+ Port Mirroring:
One-to-One Port Mirroring
Many to One Port Mirroring
+ Jumbo Frame Size: Up to 9KBytes
+ 802.1Q VLAN Tagging
+ VLAN Groups: Up to 3965
+ 802.1V
+ Subnet-based VLAN
+ MAC-based VLAN
+ Double VLAN
L3 Features
+ IPv4 Static Route
+ Routing Table Size: Up to 128 Static Routes
+ Floating Static Route
+ Proxy ARP
Quality of Service
+ 802.1p Priority Queues (Up to 8 Queues per Port)
+ CoS Based on: Switch Port, VLAN, DSCP, TCP/UDP Port, TOS, Destination/Source MAC Address, Destination/Source IP
+ Minimum Bandwidth Guarantee per Queue
+ Traffic Shaping per Port
ACL (Access Control List)
ACL Based on: Switch Port, MAC Address, 802.1p Priority Queues, VLAN, Ethertype, DSCP, IP Address, Protocol Type, TCP/UDP
LAN Security
+ RADIUS Authentication for Management Access
+ TACACS+ Authentication for Management Access
+ SSH v1, v2
+ SSL v3 , TLS v1
+ Port Security:
20 MAC Addresses per Port
Trap Violation Notification
+ MAC Filtering
+ 802.1X Port-Based Access Control and Guest VLAN
+ Denial of Service Protection
+ Broadcast Storm Control in Granularity of 1% of Link Speed
+ Protected Port
+ DHCP Filtering

DWS-3000 Series
L2+ Unified Wired/Wireless Gigabit Switches
Management Methods
+ Web-Based GUI

+ Telnet Server: Up to 5 Sessions
+ Telnet Client
+ TFTP Client

+ SNMP v1, v2c, v3
+ Multiple Configuration Files
+ RMON v1: 4 Groups (Statistics, History, Alarms, Events)

+ DHCP Server

+ Dual Images
Diagnostic LEDs
+ Per Device: Power, Console, RPS
+ Per 10/100/1000BASE-T Port: Link/Activity/Speed, PoE Mode
+ Per SFP Slot: Link/Activity
+ Per 10-Gigabit Slot: Link/Activity 1
+ AC Input Power: 100 to240 VAC, 50/60 Hz Internal Universal Power Supply
+ Power Consumption:
DWS-3024/3024L: 450 Watts (max. with all PoE ports in operation)
DWS-3026: 460 Watts (max. with all PoE ports in operation)
+ DWS-3024/3024L: 174,272 hours
+ DWS-3026: 173,071 hours
Heat Dissipation
+ Heat Dissipation:
DWS-3024/3024L: 1535.49 BTU/hr
DWS-3026: 1569.61 BTU/hr
+ Ventilation DC Fans:
DWS-3024/3024L/3026: 4 40 x 40 mm DC Fans
+ 440 (W) x 389 (D) x 44 (H) mm
(17.32 x 15.31x 1.73 inches)
+ 19-Inch Standard Equipment Rack Mount Width, 1U Height
+ DWS-3024/3024L: 6kg (13.23 lbs)
+ DWS-3026: 6kg (13.23 lbs)
+ Operating Temperature: 0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)
+ Storage Temperature: -10° to 70° C (14° to 158° F)
+ Operating Humidity: 10% to 90% non-condensing
+ Storage Humidity: 5% to 90% non-condensing
EMI/EMC Certification
+ FCC Class A
+ ICES-003
+ CE
+ C-Tick
+ EN 60601-1-2
Safety Certification
+ UL/cUL
+ CB
1 Applicable to DWS-3026 switch only.
2 To demonstrate fast roaming in a PC, a wireless NIC (Network Interface Card) needs to support the fast roaming feature.
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Release 06 (January 2009)
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