Aug 11

The D-Link Switch provides an RS-232 serial port that enables a connection to a computer or terminal for monitoring and configuring the D-Link Switch. This port is a female DB-9 connector, implemented as a data terminal equipment (DTE) connection.

To use the console port, you need the following equipment:

● A terminal or a computer with both a serial port and the ability to emulate a terminal.

● A null modem or crossover RS-232 cable with a female DB-9 connector for the console port on the D-Link Switch.

To connect a terminal to the console port:

1.Connect the female connector of the RS-232 cable directly to the console port on the Switch, and tighten the captive retaining screws.

2.Connect the other end of the cable to a terminal or to the serial connector of a computer running terminal emulation software. Set the terminal emulation software as follows:

3.Select the appropriate serial port (COM port 1 or COM port 2).

4.Set the data rate to 9600 baud.

5.Set the data format to 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, and no parity.

6.Set flow control to none.

7.Under Properties, select VT100 for Emulation mode.

8.Select Terminal keys for Function, Arrow, and Ctrl keys. Ensure that you select Terminal keys (not Windows keys).

NOTE: When you use HyperTerminal with the Microsoft® Windows® 2000 operating sys-tem, ensure that you have Windows 2000 Service Pack 2 or later installed. Windows 2000 Service Pack 2 allows you to use arrow keys in HyperTerminal’s VT100 emulation. See for information on Windows 2000 service packs.

9.After you have correctly set up the terminal, plug the power cable into the power receptacle on the back of the Switch. The boot sequence appears in the terminal.

10.After the boot sequence completes, the console login screen displays.

11.If you have not logged into the command line interface (CLI) program, press the Enter key at the User name and password prompts. There is no default user name and password for the Switch. The administrator must first create user names and passwords. If you have previously set up user accounts, log in and continue to configure the Switch.

12.Enter the commands to complete your desired tasks. Many commands require administrator-level access privileges. Read the next section for more information on setting up user accounts. See the D-Link DES-3028/DES-3028P/DES-3028G/DES-3052/DES-3052P CLI Manual on the documentation CD for a list of all commands and additional information on using the CLI.

13.When you have completed your tasks, exit the session with the logout command or close the emulator program.

14.Make sure the terminal or PC you are using to make this connection is configured to match these settings.

If you are having problems making this connection on a PC, make sure the emulation is set to VT-100. You will be able to set the emulation by clicking on the File menu in you HyperTerminal window, clicking on Properties in the drop-down menu, and then clicking the Settings tab. This is where you will find the Emulation options. If you still do not see anything, try rebooting the D-LinkSwitch by disconnecting its power supply.

Once connected to the console, the screen below will appear on your console screen. This is where the user will enter commands to perform all the available management functions. The D-Link Switch will prompt the user to enter a user name and a password. Upon the initial connection, there is no user name or password and therefore just press enter twice to access the command line interface.


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Jul 23

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 DWS-3026 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 DWS-3026 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.

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 [], 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 D-Link 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 DWS-3026 switch by using a Web browser or through Telnet or SSH.

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Apr 16

Package Contents

Open the shipping carton of the DES-3028P Switch and carefully unpack its contents. The carton should contain the following items:

●One Stand-alone Switch

●One AC power cord

●This Manual on CD

●Mounting kit (two brackets and screws)

●Four rubber feet with adhesive backing

●DCE RS-232 console cable

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


Installation Preparation

The site where you install the D-Link Switch may greatly affect its performance. Please follow these guidelines for setting up the Switch.

●Install the Switch on a sturdy, level surface that can support at least 4.24kg (9.35lbs) 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/DC power port.

●Make sure that there is proper heat dissipation from 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.

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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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