Switching Products
Unmanaged Switches

Unmanaged Switches

No configuration necessary. Cost effective and ideal for smaller networking needs.

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Smart Switches

Smart Switches

Intuitive web-based management. Essential networking and security features for businesses of all sizes.

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Managed Switches

Managed Switches

Secure and reliable. Supporting complete Layer 2 and Layer 3 switching functionality.

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Chassis Switches

Chassis Switches

Ideal for environments requiring uninterrupted network performance, exceptional security and control.

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Switch Accessories

Switch Accessories

Optical transceivers, cables, network adapters, expansion modules, power supplies and software upgrade licenses.

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Product Selector

Product Selector

Find the right switch for
your business.

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What switch is right for my business?

D-Link offers a comprehensive suite of business class switches that provide the foundation for a full range of
high-value network solutions. D-Link Business switches fall into one of three categories:

  • Unmanaged Switch
  • Smart Switch
  • Fully Managed Switch
Unmanaged Switches

Unmanaged Switches

Just plug it in and turn it on. With an Unmanaged Switch, there is no configuration necessary. Unmanaged Switches are cost effective and ideal for smaller networking needs. When all you need is a simple device that reliably forwards Ethernet frames, choose a D-Link Unmanaged Switch.

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Smart Switches

Typically managed using a browser-based Graphical User Interface (GUI), Smart Switches are attractively priced and support an essential set of Layer 2/2+ switching functions including VLAN, Link Aggregation, QoS, Bandwidth Limiting, Access Control Lists, and more. D-Link offers six families of Smart Switches to meet the networking needs of businesses of all sizes. Choose a D-Link Smart Switch when you want to control who's on the network and make sure they're getting the best performance possible.

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Smart Switches
Fully Managed Switches

Fully Managed
Switches

Typically managed either using either a Command Line Interface (CLI) or Graphical User Interface (GUI), Fully Managed Switches support a complex suite of Layer 2, Layer 2+ and Layer 3 switching functions. D-Link Managed Switches are easy to set up, configure and monitor. They can be managed individually, or in the case of D-Link Stackable Managed switches, as part of a stack. Choose a D-Link Fully Managed Switch when network performance and security are critical, and compromise is not an option.

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What's the difference between an Unmanaged and a Managed switch?
Unmanaged Switches Unmanaged Switch
Smart Switches Smart Switch Unmanaged Switches Fully Managed Switch
Typical management method

None

  • Web-based GUI
  • D-Link Network Assistant Utility
  • SNMP
  • CLI
  • Web-based GUI
  • SNMP
Configurable features

None

Essential Security and Switching features

Complete suite of Security and Switching features

Speeds available
  • 10/100 Fast Ethernet
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • 10/100 Fast Ethernet
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • 10 Gigabit Ethernet
  • 10/100 Fast Ethernet
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • 10 Gigabit Ethernet
  • 40 Gigabit Ethernet
Media supported
  • Copper
  • Fiber
  • Copper
  • Fiber
  • Copper
  • Fiber
Power over Ethernet models supported

Yes

Yes

Yes

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*Based on internal D-Link shipping reports
** Source: Gartner, "Market Share: Enterprise Network Equipment by Market Segment, Worldwide, 2013Q3," 09 Dec 2013