Feb 19

This part will clarify methods to connect Ethernet equipment for the brand new D-Link DES-1105 5-Port 10/100 Desktop Switch change and methods to mount the switch.


1.PC to DES-1105

A computer can be connected to the DES-1105 via a two-pair Category 3, 4, 5 UTP/STP Straight-Through or Crossover cable. A computer equipped with a RJ-45 10/100Mbps port can be connected to any of the five DES-1105 ports.
The LED indicators for the PC connection depend on the capability of the computer’s Ethernet card. If the LED indicators are not lit after making a proper connection, check the computer’s Ethernet card, the cable, and the DES-1105’s conditions and connections.

2.Hub/Switch to DES-1105

A hub (10 or 100BASE-TX) can be connected to the DES-1105 via a two-pair Category 3, 4, or 5 UTP/STP Straight-Through or Crossover cable. For 100Mbps operation a Category 5 cable must be used. The connection is accomplished from any port of the hub to any port of the D-Link DES-1105.

3.DES-1105 to Other Devices

The D-Link DES-1105 can be connected to another switch or other devices (routers, bridges, etc.) via a two-pair Category 3, 4, 5 UTP/STP Straight-Through or Crossover cable. A Category 5 (or higher) cable must be used for 100Mbps operation. The connection can be accomplished from any (MDI-X) port on the DES-1105 to any of the 10Mbps or 100Mbps (MDI-X) ports on another switch or other devices.

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Feb 13

D-Link Smart-III series is the latest generation of Web Smart switches. D-Link Smart III series offers a complete suite of features, including simple management, advanced security and QoS features. The pre-set default configuration allows plug-and-play, this eases the effort of setting up the switch. D-Links Smart III switching family (DES-1210&DGS-1210) offers a solution that comes with key managed switch features without the hefty price tag.

D-Link Brings its Web Smart Switch DES-1210

The D-Link® Web Smart switch has six types: DES Series DES-1210-28,DES-1210-28p and DES-1210-52,DGS Series DGS-1210-28,DGS-1210-28p and DGS-1210-52. 28p has POE Features. DES Series has 10/100M Port and 2 10/100M/1000M port,DGS Series

Seamless Integration

The Web Smart switch DES-1210 is 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, this switch eliminates the need for a complex reconfiguration process. The DES-1210 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.

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.

Secure Your Network

The innovative D-Link Safeguard Engine function protects the switch against traffic flooding caused by virus attacks. The DES-1210-28 switch supports 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 helps to protect the internal IT network by allowing an administrator to restrict the access of a network through a variety of means including MAC address, IP, UDP/TCP, and even VLAN ID.

With wide variety of manageability functions such as an intuitive SmartConsle Utility, easy-to-use Web browser, SNMP-based management, compact command lines, and integration with D-Link D-View 6.0. Thus Smart III Series makes it easy for small-and mid-sized organization to implement and manage the switch and networks. Flexible uplink ports design helps for SMBs to deploy network connection between switches and servers or core network backbones.

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Jan 31

Bandwidth Control Increments: 10/100Mbps port = 1-100 in multiples of 1, 10/100/1000Mbps port = 8-1000 in multiples of 8. The D-Link switches that support Bandwidth Control are listed below. Click on the model number of the switch for configuration instructions.

D-Link DES Series switch:


D-Link DGS Series switch:


D-Link DWS Wireless Switch Series:



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Aug 19

Step 1: Connect COM port of the computer to the console port of the switch with a RS-232 serial cable.

Step 2: Open hyperterminal on the computer and configure as followed:

  • Bits per second: 9600
  • Data bits: 8
  • Parity: None
  • Stop bits: 1
  • Flow Control: None

Launch the hyperterminal monitor and Power cycle the switch.
When it boots up, log in using the default user name, admin, and no password.
Press Enter to get the console# prompt.

Step 3: Set an IP address on the switch.
Note: The IP address needs to be on the same subnet as your computer.

Step 4: Open a web browser, such as Internet Explorer or Netscape, and enter the IP address, that you set in the previous step, in the address bar.

eg. .

Step 5: You will be prompted for a user name and password.The default user name is admin and there is no password. Select OK.

Step 6: Select Basic Setup, from the top. Under Vlan, on the left side, select Properties.


Step 7: Click the Create button and use the following configuration:
Click Submit.

Step 8: Go back to Vlan, on the left side, and select Properties again.
Select Show All.
You should now see both your Vlans
ie. 1 and 2.


Step 9: Under Vlan.
Select Membership. You should see Vlan 1 the default port settings.


Step 10: Select the ports you wish to assign to Vlan 2.
In this example we use ports 3, 4 and 5 for our Vlan 2.

Step 11: In the example port 5 is being configured for Vlan 2 Selecting Vlan ID 2 and Selecting the number 5 just above port 5.

Select Untagged and press Submit.


Step 12: To save your settings, select File Management, from the left side. Choose Copy Files.

Step 13: Select the radio button next to Copy Configuration.

Set Source to Running Configuration.
Set Destination to Startup Configuration.
Press Submit.


Step 14: Press Close.

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Aug 19

Note: Before you begin this upgrade you will need a computer running a TFTP server.

If the new firmware version requires a different bootcode, continue to Step 1. If you do not need to upgrade the bootcode continue to Step 4. Step 1: Enter the command copy tftp://(ip address)/(filename) boot.
Where you replace (ip address) with the IP address of the TFTP server and (file name) with the version of boot code you wish to upload.

For example: tftp:// boot.

Step 2: After the upload is complete, type reload in the command prompt and hit Enter.

Step 3: Once the switch has reloaded, log into the switch and run the command show version. Ensure that the new boot code version was uploaded properly.

You can now upload the new firmware.

Step 4: Enter the command Copy tftp://(ip address)/(file name) image
Where you replace (ip address) with the IP address of the TFTP server and (file name) with the version of firmware you wish to upload.

For example: tftp:// image.

Step 5: After the upload is complete, check the image on the switch by using the following command:
Show bootver and see which image is not active.

Step 6: Run the following command:
Boot system image-<non active image>
Where <non active image> is the non active image (either 1 or 2).

Note: If you are downgrading the firmware to an older version, type delete startup-config, in the command prompt, and hit Enter. Then type y twice in response to the prompts, to proceed.
If it is a newer version, continue to Step 7.

Step 7: After the upload is complete, type reload, in the command prompt, and hit Enter.

Step 8: Once the D-Link switch has reloaded, log into the switch and run the command show version. Ensure that the boot code version and the firmware version is correct.

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