May 30

After you perform the physical hardware installation, you need to connect the D-Link Unified Switch to the network. The default IP address of the switch is, and DHCP is disabled by default. If you want to enable DHCP on the switch or assign a different static IP address, you must connect to the switch and change the default settings.

You can connect to the switch through Telnet or a Web browser from a host on the network, or you can connect to the switch through the console port (RS-232 DCE). After you connect to the switch, you can provide network information or enable the DHCP client.

To connect to the D-Link switch from a host on the network, enter the default IP address of the switch ( into the address field of a Web browser or a Telnet client.

To connect to the console port and provide network information, use the following steps:

1. Using a null-modem cable, connect a VT100/ANSI terminal or a workstation to the console (serial) port.

If you attached a PC, Apple, or UNIX workstation, start a terminal-emulation program,such as HyperTerminal or TeraTerm.

2. Configure the terminal-emulation program to use the following settings:

– Baud rate: 115,000 bps
– Data bits: 8
– Parity: none
– Stop bit: 1
– Flow control: none

3. Press the return key, and the User: prompt appears.

Enter admin as the user name. There is no default password. Press ENTER at the password prompt if you did not change the default password.

After a successful login, the screen shows the (switch-prompt)> prompt.

4. At the (switch-prompt)> prompt, enter enable to enter the Privileged EXEC command mode. There is no default password to enter Privileged EXEC mode. Press ENTER at the password prompt if you did not change the default password.

The command prompt changes to (switch-prompt)#.

5. Configure the network information.

– To use a DHCP server to obtain the IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway information, enter network protocol dhcp.

– To use a BootP server to obtain the IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway information, enter network protocol bootp.

– To manually configure the IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway, enter network parms <ipaddress> <netmask> [<gateway>], for example:

network parms

The default gateway is an optional parameter, so you do not need to enter an address to execute the command.

To view the network information, enter show network.

6. To save these changes so they are retained during a switch reset, enter the following command:


Once the D-Link Unified Switch is connected to the network, you can use the IP address for remote access to the switch by using a Web browser or through Telnet or SSH.

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May 29

Connecting the Switch to the Network

You can use any of the 1000BASE-T ports, 10GB ports, or fiber-optic ports to connect the D-Link Switch to your network. The type of port you use to connect the switch depends on your network requirements and the type of node to which you connect the Switch, which might be a hub, router, or another switch.

There is a great deal of flexibility on how connections are made using the appropriate cabling.

• Connect a 10BASE-T hub or switch to the Switch via a twisted-pair Category 3, 4 or 5 UTP/STP cable.

• Connect a 100BASE-TX hub or switch to the Switch via a twisted-pair Category 5 UTP/ STP cable.

• Connect 1000BASE-T switch to the Switch via a twisted pair Category 5e UTP/STPcable.

• Connect a switch supporting a fiber-optic uplink to the Switch’s SFP ports via fiber-optic cabling.

• Change the Switch to PoE mode using the Mode Select button. When in PoE Mode, the Switch works with all D-Link 802.3af capable devices.

The Link/Act LEDs for each UTP port will light green or amber when the link is valid. A blinking LED indicates packet activity on that port.

Connecting the Switch and AP Directly


You can connect one or more DWL-3500AP or DWL-8500AP access points directly to the Switch by using a straight-through or crossover UTP cable.

Connecting the Switch and AP through the L2/L3 Network


The Switch can discover and manage APs whether they are directly connected, connected through a device in the same subnet, or connected to different subnets.

Connecting to the Core Network

The optional 10GB ports on the DWS-3026 are ideal for uplinking to the core network.


Connections to the Gigabit Ethernet ports are made using a fiber-optic cable or Category 5e copper cable, depending on the type of port. A valid connection is indicated when the Link LED is lit.

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May 21

Package Contents

Open the shipping carton of the Switch and carefully unpack its contents. The carton should contain the following items:

1. One Switch
2. One AC power cord
3. Mounting kit (two brackets and screws)
4. Four rubber feet with adhesive backing
5. RS-232 console cable
6. One CD Kit for DWS-3000 Series Administrator’s Guide and CLI Reference Guide
7. Registration card & China Warranty Card (for China only)

If any item is missing or damaged, please contact your local D-Link Reseller for replacement.

Installation Guidelines

Please follow these guidelines for setting up the Switch:

• Install the Switch on a sturdy, level surface that can support at least 6.6 lb. (3 kg) of weight. Do not place heavy objects on the Switch.

• The power outlet should be within 1.82 meters (6 feet) of the Switch.

• Visually inspect the power cord and see that it is fully secured to the AC power port.

• Make sure that there is proper heat dissipation from the Switch and adequate ventilation around the Switch. Leave at least 10 cm (4 inches) of space at the front and rear of the Switch for ventilation.

• Install the Switch in a fairly cool and dry place for the acceptable temperature and humidity operating ranges.

• Install the Switch in a site free from strong electromagnetic field generators (such as motors), vibration, dust, and direct exposure to sunlight.

• When installing the Switch on a level surface, attach the rubber feet to the bottom of the device. The rubber feet cushion the Switch, protect the casing from scratches, and prevent it from scratching other surfaces.

Installing the Switch without the Rack

First, attach the rubber feet included with the Switch if installing on a desktop or shelf. Attach these cushioning feet on the bottom at each corner of the device. Allow enough ventilation space between the Switch and any other objects in the vicinity.


Installing the Switch in a Rack

The Switch can be mounted in a standard 19″ rack. Use the following diagrams as a guide.


Fasten the mounting brackets to the Switch using the screws provided.

Powering On the Switch

Plug one end of the AC power cord into the power connector of the Switch and the other end into the local power source outlet.

After powering on the Switch, the LED indicators will momentarily blink. This blinking of the LED indicators represents a reset of the system.

Power Failure

As a precaution, in the event of a power failure, unplug the Switch. When power is resumed, plug the Switch back in.

Installing the SFP ports


The D-Link DWS-3000 series switches are equipped with SFP (Small Form-factor Pluggable) ports,which are to be used with fiber-optical transceiver cabling in order to uplink various other networking devices for a gigabit link that may span great distances. These SFP ports support full-duplex transmissions, have auto-negotiation and can be used with DEM-310GT (1000BASE-LX), DEM-311GT (1000BASE-SX), DEM-314GT (1000BASE-LH) and DEM-315GT (1000BASE-ZX) transceivers. See the figure below for installing the SFP ports in the Switch.

Installing the Optional Modules

The rear panel of the D-Link DWS-3026 includes two open slots that may be equipped with the DEM-410X 1-port 10GE XFP uplink module, or a DEM-410CX 1-port 10GBASE-CX4 uplink module, both sold separately.

Adding the DEM-410X optional module allows the switch to transmit data at a rate of ten gigabits per second. The module port(s) are compliant with standard IEEE 802.3ae, support full-duplex transmissions only and must be used with XFP MSA-compliant transceivers.

The DEM-410CX uses copper wire medium, not optic fiber and therefore has a transmit length limit up to 1 meters. Compliant with the IEEE802.3ak standard, this module uses a 4-lane copper connector for data transfer in full-duplex mode.

To install these modules in the D-Link DWS-3026 Switch, follow the steps listed in this section.

CAUTION: Before adding the optional module, make sure to disconnect all power sources connected to the Switch. Failure to do so may result in an electrical shock, which may cause damage, not only to the individual but to the Switch as well.

At the back of the Switch to the left are the two slots for the optional modules. These slots must be covered with the faceplate if the slots are not being used. To install a module in an available slot, remove the faceplate by loosening the screws and pulling off the plate.

Install the Module

Unplug the Switch before removing the faceplate covering the empty slot. To install the module, slide it in to the available slot at the rear of the Switch until it reaches the back, as shown in the following figure. Gently, but firmly push in on the module to secure it to the Switch. The module should fit snugly into the corresponding receptors.


Now tighten the two screws at adjacent ends of the module into the available screw holes on the Switch. The upgraded Switch is now ready for use.

Connecting to the External Redundant Power System

The Switch supports an external redundant power system (RPS). The diagrams below illustrate a proper RPS power connection to the Switch. Please consult the documentation for information on power cabling and connectors and setup procedure.


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May 11

IPv6 Firewall

The DIR-810L’s IPv6 Firewall feature allows you to configure which kind of IPv6 traffic is allowed to pass through the device.The DIR-810L’s IPv6 Firewall functions in a similar way to the IP Filters feature.

Enable Checkbox:

Check the box to enable the IPv6 firewall simple security.

Configure IPv6 Firewall:


Select an action from the drop-down menu.


Enter a name to identify the IPv6 firewall rule.


Use the drop-down menu to select the time schedule that the IPv6 Firewall Rule will be enabled on. The schedule may
be set to Always, which will allow the particular service to always be enabled. You can create your own times in the Tools > Schedules section.


Use the Source drop-down menu to specify the interface that connects to the source IPv6 addresses of the firewall rule.

IP Address Range:

Enter the source IPv6 address range in the adjacent IP Address Range field.


Use the Dest drop-down menu to specify the interface that connects to the destination IP addresses of the firewall rule.


Select the protocol of the firewall port (All, TCP, UDP, or ICMP).

Port Range:

Enter the first port of the range that will be used for the firewall rule in the first box and enter the last port in the field in the second box.

IPv6 Routing

This page allows you to specify custom routes that determine how data is moved around your network.

Route List:

Check the box next to the route you wish to enable.


Enter a specific name to identify this route.

Destination IP/Prefix Length:

This is the IP address of the router used to reach the specified destination or enter the IPv6 address prefix length of the packets that will take this route.



Enter the metric value for this rule here.


Use the drop-down menu to specify if the IP packet must use the WAN or LAN interface to transit out of the Router.


Enter the next hop that will be taken if this route is used.

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May 11

It is recommended to enable wireless security (WPA/WPA2) on your wireless router or access point before configuring your wireless adapter. If you are joining an existing network, you will need to know the security key (Wi-Fi password) being used.

To join an existing network, locate the wireless network icon in the taskbar, next to the time display.


Clicking on this icon will display a list of wireless networks which are within connecting proximity of your computer. Select the desired network by clicking on the network name.


You will then be prompted to enter the network security key (Wi-Fi password) for the wireless network. Enter the password into the box and click Next.


If you wish to use Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) to connect to the router, you can also press the WPS button on your router at the point to enable the WPS function.


When you have established a successful connection a wireless network, the word Connected will appear next to the name of the network to which you are connected.

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