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D-link xStack 3528 Stackable Ethernet Switch
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Product Information for D-link xStack 3528 Stackable Ethernet Switch

Highlights for D-link xStack 3528 Stackable Ethernet Switch

  • Product Type:Ethernet Switch
  • Number of Ports:26
  • Form Factor:Rack-mountable

Marketing Information

The xStack DES-3528 Ethernet switch is part of D-Link's DES-3528/3552 seriesswitches that inherit most of the features from the current DES-3526/50 switcheswith additional functions such as, notably improved switching capacity, physicalstacking1, Layer 2+ functions including static routing1, multi-cast support andenhanced security, making it an ideal access layer solution for enterprise andcampus networks. This switch can seamlessly integrate with L3 core switches toform a part of multi-level network structure of high-speed backbone andcentralized servers.


Network & Communication

  • Layer Support: 2 to 3
  • Number of Stacks: 8
  • Interfaces/Ports

  • Number of Ports: 28
  • Fast Ethernet Port: Yes
  • Gigabit Ethernet Port: Yes
  • Interfaces/Ports: 24 x RJ-45 10/100Base-TX LAN
  • I/O Expansions

  • Expansion Slots: (2 Total) SFP (mini-GBIC) Shared
  • Number of Expansion Slots: 2
  • Reliability


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    General Information

  • Manufacturer: D-Link Systems, Inc
  • Manufacturer Part Number: DES-3528
  • Product Line: xStack
  • Product Name: xStack 3528 Stackable Ethernet Switch
  • Manufacturer Website Address: www.dlink.com
  • Product Type: Ethernet Switch
  • Product Model: 3528
  • Brand Name: D-Link
  • Media & Performance

  • Forwarding/Filtering Rate: 9.5Mpps
  • Switching Throughput: 12.8Gbps
  • Management & Protocols

  • Management:
  • CLI
  • Telnet
  • D-View
  • IEEE 802.1p QoS
  • SNMP v1, v2c, v3
  • IEEE 802.1Q VLAN
  • Web-based Management
  • D-Link Single IP Management
  • Manageable: Yes
  • Miscellaneous

    Additional Information


  • L2/L3/L4 Multi-Layer Access Control
  • SSH
  • SSL
  • Web-Based Access Control (WAC)
  • MAC-Based Access Control (MAC)
  • D-Link Safeguard Engine
  • Power Description

  • Input Voltage: 110V AC
  • Input Voltage Range: 100V AC to 240V AC
  • Power Source: Power Supply
  • Environmental Conditions

    Physical Characteristics

  • Compatible Rack Unit: 1U
  • Form Factor: Rack-mountable
  • Dimensions: 1.73" Height x 17.36" Width x 8.27" Depth
  • Weight: 5.53lb
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    • Description

      The DES-3528 xStack® 24-port Managed Layer 2 switch is ideal for light to medium voice, video and data applications and features advanced QoS, network management and security.The xStack® DES-3528 by D-Link is a high-performance, managed, stackable Layer 2 switch that provides an ideal solution for workgroups and edge deployments of a network. The D-Link Single IP Management (SIM) allows administrators to cluster up a virtual stack of up to 32 DES-3528 dispersed switches with fewer distance limitations through a single IP address. The clustering environment spans buildings, making it perfect for businesses that require multiple building deployments. The DES-3528 also supports physical stacking of up to 8 units in a stack, so that the entire stack can act as a single logical unit with up to 4Gbps of stacking backplane. The xStack switch also provides comprehensive security for edge access such as Access Control List, DHCP server screening and DoS attack prevention.
    • Non-Blocking Switching

      The DES-3528 provides a non-blocking switching solution for 10/100 Fast Ethernet connections. The DES-3528 supports 24 10/100Mbps ports, with 4 gigabit 10/100/1000BASE-T ports. Two of these gigabit copper ports are disabled when the two 1000BASE-X SFP are used, also known as dual personality or combo ports. The DES-3528 has a non-blocking bandwidth of 12.8Gbps; the xStack switch has a redundant power option for mission critical applications.

    • Advanced Network Security

      For edge network security, the DES-3528 supports DHCP server screening, client filtering, and IP-MAC-Port Binding to prevent security breaches such as rogue DHCP server, man-in-the-middle attacks and IP spoofing. For clients with XP SP3, Vista, or servers with Microsoft’s Server 2008, DES-3528 works in conjunction with Microsoft’s Network Access Protection (NAP) as part of an ecosystem that enforces compliance with network health policies. The xStack switch will grant network host access only if it complies with IT security policies such as up-to-date anti-virus signatures and operating system patches. This prevents a virus-infested client or server from gaining access and further contamination.

      The xStack switch also supports loopback detection, which detects a loop in the network even though the end device causing the loop is without spanning tree. When the switch detects a loop is in the connected node, the DES-3528 shuts down the port with the loop so that the entire system will continue to function normally. This feature can also be VLAN based.

      The DES-3528 incorporates advanced mechanisms to detect an attack against the switch’s central processing unit and to take corrective action on the attacking interface. When a Denial of Service attack is waged against the xStack switch, the D-Link Safeguard Engine detects the threat and prevents overload of the central processor thus insuring network integrity and helping to maintain open network bandwidth channels.

      In addition, the DES-3528 supports 802.1x authentication, which securly allow users to log onto your network. When used in conjunction with a RADIUS server, 802.1x requires each user workstation attached to the xStack switches to provide a username and password before gaining access to the network. Web-based authentication option is available for those clients who may not have the 802.1x supplicant, while MAC-based authentication can make the authentication process automatically, authenticated by the 802.1x server based on the client’s MAC address. Other security features include access control list, which an administrator can restrict the access of a network through a variety of means including MAC address, IP, UDP/TCP, and even VLAN ID.

    • IP Clustering Stackable

      The xStack DES-3528 provides D-Link Single IP Management Technology (SIM), allowing a set of switches to be managed by a single IP, regardless of geographical locations. Traffic running among units in this virtual stack is through the full-duplex Gigabit interfaces and your usual network wires, doing away with the costly and cumbersome stacking cables. Without any stacking cable, cable distance barrier and physical stacking limitations, your stack can comprise units that are located anywhere on the network, minimizing the impact of any single point of failure. Furthermore, multiple xStack switches can be configured, monitored and maintained from any workstation running a web browser through one unique IP address. The stack is managed as a single object, with all units identified by a single IP address. With Tree View, you can obtain and overview of the members of the stack and a network topology showing the locations of the units and their link information. This provides simple yet powerful web-based management without expensive SNMP network management software. You can add up to 32 switches per stack not limited to any specific D-Link models. With embedded SIM, you can expand your Ethernet stack to include L3 core Gigabit and chassis based switches to accommodate your network growth.

    • Voice and Video Applications

      For today’s businesses, having voice, data and video on the same network is common practice. This challenge is met by the DES-3528, which supports 802.1p with 8 queues. The administrator can designate the priority of the traffic based on a variety of means including IP or MAC address, so that voice data is always clear and jitter free. Video traffic can also be assigned with the same priority. In addition, the switch provides IGMP Snooping or MLD snooping, which allows the forwarding of multicast packets such as streaming audio and video, without increasing network broadcast congestion. By snooping IGMP registration information within a frame, a list of workstations in the multicast group is created. This list then allows the switch to intelligently forward packets to only the appropriate member workstations. In conjunction with the 802.1Q VLANs, Quality of Service and security can be achieved on a network infused with data traffic.

      For other multimedia-on-demand applications, such as IPTV deployments, the DES-3528 provides advanced features for easy video streaming management. For example, this xStack family supports per port multicast stream control, which allows a service provider to assign limited multicast addresses per port. This means it can act as a security control that pre-configures channels for each subscriber on a port level to prevent unauthorized multicast join. DES-3528 also supports IGMP multicast VLAN, which eliminates duplicate multicast traffic being sent to clients in different VLANs and thus removing bottlenecks in the uplink port.

    • Ease of Management

      The DES-3528 supports SNMP v1/2/3 so traps can be set on abnormal events and information can be polled to maximize the productivity of the network. Other standard management features are also supported including RMON and IEEE 802.1d/w/s spanning tree, User interface includes intuitive web-based browser graphic interface or industry-standard CLI, either administration traffic can be protected thru SSL or SSH encryptions.


    • 12.8Gbps Switching Capacity
    • D-Link Single IP Management
    • Create a Virtual Stack of up to 32 Units
    • Provides Comprehensive Security such as Access Control List, DHCP Server Screening and DoS Attack Prevention




    Technical Specifications
    Device Interface
    • 24 10/100BASE-TX Auto-Negotiating, Auto-MDI/MDIX Ports
    • 2 Dual-Usage 10/100/1000BASE-T Stacking Ports
    • 2 Combo 10/100/1000BASE-T Ports/SFP Slots
    • RS-232 Console Port
    MAC Address Table
    • 16K
    Switching Capacity
    • 12.8Gbps
    Maximum 64-Byte System Packet Forwarding Rate
    • 9.5 Mpps
    Number of VLANs Per Device
    • Maximum 4,096 Static VLAN Groups
    • Maximum 255 Dynamic VLAN Groups
    Quality of Service (QoS)
    • 8 Independent Hardware Queues (802.1p/Diffserv/ToS)
    • Virtual Stacking with D-Link Single IP Management (SIM) Up to 32 Devices per Virtual Stack
    MLD v1/v2
    • 256 Groups Supported, MLD Snooping Fast Leave
    Access Control Lists
    • Up to 768 Access Rules, Time-based ACL, CPU Interface Filtering
    Jumbo Frame Support
    • Up to 9,216K Bytes
    IGMP Snooping
    • Supports 256 Groups, IGMP Fast Leave, Host-based IGMP Fast Leave
    Flow Control
    • 802.3x Flow Control, HOL Blocking Prevention
    Port Mirroring
    • Supports one-to-one or many-to-one, Flow-based mirroring
    Link Aggregation
    • Supports up to eight 8-port Groups
    D-Link Safeguard Engine
    • Protects CPU from Broadcast/Multicast/Unicast Flooding
    Web-based Graphic User Interface (GUI)
    • Compatible with Internet Explorer®, Netscape®, Mozilla®, Firefox®, Opera®, Safari® browsers
    Interface Options
    • 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T
    SFP Expansion Slots
    • Media Support Dependent On GBIC Tranceiver
    Diagnostic LEDs
    • Per Device: Power, Console, RPS
    • Per Gigabit Port: Link/Activity, 10/100Mbps or 1000Mbps Speed
    • Per Ethernet Port: Link/Activity, 10Mbps or 100Mbps Speed
    Network Management
    In & Out of Band
    • Web-Based GUI, Single IP Management v1.6, Command Line Interface (CLI), Telnet Server, Zmodem, SNMP v1/v2c/v3, SNMP Traps, System Log, RMON v1, Support 1,2,3,9 Groups, RMON v2, Support ProbeConfigGroup, BootP/DHCP Client, DHCP Auto-configuration, DHCP Relay, DHCP Relay Option82, Dual Image, Dual Configuration, CPU Monitoring, NTP/SNTP
    • 802.1q VLAN Tagging, 802.1v VLAN Protocol, GVRP, 802.1ab Double VLAN (Port-based Q-in-Q, Selective Q-in-Q), VLAN Translation, MAC-based VLAN, Asymmetric VLAN, ISM-VLAN, 802.1p Quality of Service, 802.1D Spanning Tree Protocol (IEEE802.1D-2004 Edition), 802.1w Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (IEEE802.1D-2004 Edition), 802.1s Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (IEEE802.1Q-2005 Edition), 802.3x Flow Control, 802.3ad Link Aggregation
    • RFC 1112/2236/3376 IGMP v1/v2/v3, RFC 1157 SNMP, RFC 2021 RMON v2, RFC 3810 MLD, RFC1213 MIB-II, RFC1493 Bridge MIB, RFC1907 SNMPv2 MIB, RFC1757/2819 RMON MIB, RFC1643/2358/2665 Ether-like MIB, RFC2674 802.1p MIB, RFC2233/2863 IF MIB, RFC2618 RADIUS AuthenticationClient MIB, RFC2620 RADIUS AccountingClient MIB, RFC2925 Ping & TRACEROUTE MIB, Private MIB
    Electrical & Emissions Summary
    • FCC, C-Tick, VCCI Class A
    Internal Power Supply
    • AC to DC
    Power Input
    • 100 to 240VAC, 1.5A, 50 to 60Hz
    Maximum Power Output
    • 12VDC, 5A
    Maximum Power Consumption
    • 20.5 watts
    Redundant Power Supply
    • Connector for Optional External DPS-200
    Software Features
    • Loopback Detection, LLDP
    Quality of Service (QoS)
    • Queue Handling
      • Strict
      • Weighted Round Robin (WRR)
      • Strict + WRR
    • CoS Based on:
      • Switch Port
      • VLAN ID
      • 802.1p Priority Queues
      • MAC Address
      • IP v4/v6 Address
      • DSCP
      • Protocol Type
      • IP v6 Traffic Class
      • IP v6 Flow Label
      • TCP/UDP Port
      • User Defined Packet Content
    • Support Flowing Actions for Flows
      • Remark 802.1p Priority Tag
      • Remark TOS-DSCP Tag
      • Bandwidth Control
      • Committed Information Rate (CIR), min. granularity 64Kbps
    • SRED Congestion Control
    • Bandwidth Control
      • Port Based (Ingress/Egress, Min. Granularity 64Kbps)
      • Flow Based (Ingress/Egress, Min. Granularity 64Kbps)
    • SSH v1/v2
    • SSL v1/v2/v3
    • Port Security up to 64 MAC Addresses per port
    • Broadcast/Multicast/Unicast Storm Control
    • Traffic Segmentation
    • IP-MAC-Port Binding
      • Supports 500 Address Binding Entries per Device
      • Supports ARP/ACL/Auto (DHCP Snooping) Mode
    • D-Link Safeguard Engine
    • NetBIOS/NetBEUI Filtering
    • DHCP Server Screening
    • 802.1X
      • Port-Based Access Control
      • Host-Based Access Control
      • Dynamic VLAN Assignment
    • Web-Based Access Control (WAC)
      • Port-Based Access Control
      • Dynamic VLAN Assignment
    • MAC-Based Access Control (MAC)
      • Host-Based Access Control
      • Dynamic VLAN Assignment
    • Japan Web-Based Access Control (Host-Based J-WAC)
    • Guest VLAN
    • RADIUS Accounting
    • RADIUS and TACACS+ Authentication for Switch Access
    • 3-Level User Account
    Physical & Environmental
    • Operating: 32° to 113°F (0° to 45°C)
    • Storage: -40° to 158°F (-40° to 70°C)
    • 5% ~ 95% Relative, Non-condensing
    Dimensions (W x D x H)
    • 17.4in x 8.3in x 1.7in (441mm x 210mm x 44mm)
    • 5.5 lbs (2.5 kg)
    Safety Compliance
    • CSA International and CB Report
    Warranty Information
    • Lifetime Warranty1
    Ordering Information
    Part Number
    • Description
    • xStack Managed 24-Port 10/100 Layer 2+ Switch, 4 Gigabit Ports and 2 Combo SFP
    • SFP Transceiver for 1000BASE-LX, Single Mode Fiber, Maximum Distance 10Km
    • SFP Transceiver for 1000BASE-SX, Muti Mode Fiber, Maximum Distance 550m
    • Redundant Power Supply Unit, 60 Watt RPSU
    • 2-Slot Redundant Power Supply Open Chassis, for DPS-200/DPS-500
    • 8-Slot Redundant Power Supply Open Chassis, for DPS-200/DPS-500
    • D-View 5.1 SNMP Network Management Program, Standard Version
    • D-View 5.1 SNMP Network Management Program, Professional Version
    • D-View 6.0 Network Management Software, Standard Version
    • D-View 6.0 Network Management Software, Professional Version

    All references to speed are for comparison purposes only. Product specifications, size, and shape are subject to change without notice, and actual product appearance may differ from that depicted.

    Data Sheet

    1. 1 Lifetime warranty available only in the USA and Canada if purchased on or after March 30, 2009.
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