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D-link DGS-1216T Web-Smart Layer 2 Switch
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Highlights for D-link DGS-1216T Web-Smart Layer 2 Switch

  • Product Type:Ethernet Switch
  • Number of Ports:16

Marketing Information

The DGS-1216T blends plug-&-play simplicity with exceptional performance and reliability, to create a cost-effective solution for bandwidth-starved workgroups and departments. With (16) 10/100/1000BASE-T ports & (2) combo SFP expansion slots, the DGS-1216T is designed to help provide a simple and economical migration path from 10BASE-T or 100BASE-TX to 1000BASE-T Gigabit. Key features of the DGS-1216TG include:

  • High Performance Wire-Speed Architecture
  • Operational Simplicity
  • L2 features including QoS for bandwidth sensitive applications and link aggregation
  • Remote Management via Web Browser and Auto Discovery Utility
  • Investment Protection
  • General Information

  • Manufacturer
  • : D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Manufacturer Part Number
  • : DGS-1216T
  • Product Name
  • : DGS-1216T Web-Smart Layer 2 Switch
  • Product Type
  • : Ethernet Switch


  • Interfaces/Ports
  • : 16 x 10/100/1000Base-T LAN
  • Interfaces/Ports Details
  • : 16 x RJ-45 10/100/1000Base-T Auto-negotiating/Auto MDI/MDI-X LAN

    Media & Performance

  • Connectivity Media
  • : UTP
  • Data Transfer Rate
  • : 10Mbps Ethernet Half/Full-duplex
  • Performance
  • : 32Gbps Switching Fabric Non-blocking

    I/O Expansions

  • Expansion Slots
  • : 2 x Expansion Slot
  • Slot Details
  • : 2 x SFP (mini-GBIC)
  • Modules
  • : Not Included

    Network & Communication

  • Flow Control
  • : IEEE 802.3x (Full-duplex)
  • Switching Method
  • : Store-and-forward
  • Layer Support
  • : 2 Switching
  • Stackable
  • : Not Applicable
  • Address Table
  • : 4K MAC Addresses

    Management & Protocols

  • Management
  • :
  • Web-based Management
  • Security
  • :
  • Port-based VLAN
  • Processor & Chipset


  • Memory
  • : 272KB Packet Buffer per Port



  • Status Indicators
  • :
  • Per Unit: Power
  • Per Port: Activity/Link & Speed
  • Reliability

    Power Description

  • Input Voltage
  • : 100 V AC to 240 V AC Power Supply Universal
  • Frequency
  • : 50 Hz or 60 Hz
  • Power Consumption
  • : 25 W Maximum
  • Power Supply
  • : AC Internal

    Environmental Conditions

  • Temperature
  • : 0 C (32 F) to 55 C (131 F) Operating
  • Humidity
  • : 5% to 90% Non-condensing Relative Humidity Operating

    Physical Characteristics

  • Form Factor
  • : 1U 19" Rack-mountable
  • Dimensions
  • : 1.73" Height x 17.3" Width x 8.27" Depth
  • Shipping Dimensions
  • : 3.75" Height x 12.25" Width x 24.75" Depth
  • Weight
  • : 6.27 lb
  • Shipping Weight
  • : 8.12 lb


    Package Contents

  • DGS-1216T Web-Smart Layer 2 Switch
  • 19" Mounting Kit
  • Additional Information

  • Address Aging Timer: 300 sec
  • Port-based QoS
  • Certifications & Standards


  • 802.3: Ethernet
  • 802.3u: Fast Ethernet
  • 802.3x: Flow Control
  • 802.3ab: Gigabit Ethernet
  • Emissions:

  • CE Mark
  • FCC Class A
  • Safety:

  • CUL
  • Warranty

  • Standard Warranty
  • : Lifetime Limited
  • Parts Warranty/Labor
  • : 3 Year(s) - Power supplies and fans
  • Additional Warranty Information
  • :
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty for as long as the original customer/end user owns the product, or five years after product discontinuance, whichever occurs first (excluding power supplies and fans)
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    • Description

      Designed for the small or medium office, the DGS-1216T Web Smart™ switch provides added network security and can be used as a central switching device or as an aggregation switch.D-Link’s latest generation of Web Smart Gigabit Switches blend plug-and-play simplicity with exceptional performance and reliability to create a cost-effective solution for bandwidth-starved work groups and departments. Enhanced features of the DGS-1216T include Gigabit uplink combo ports, QoS, and versatile management functions.

      The DGS-1216T is housed in a new style 19” rackmount case with an easy-to-view front panel and diagnostic LEDs and feature an innovative fanless design to ensure quiet operation compared to standard switches. User-friendly, web-based management is supported for easy configuration and flexibility for different network requirements.

    • D-Link Green™ Technology

      D-Link is striving to take the lead in developing innovative and power-saving technology without sacrificing operational performance or functionality. The DGS-1216T implements D-Link Green technology, resulting in reduced power consumption and heat dissipation. The switch has adopted the latest silicon technology, which helps lower your power consumption usage. If a port does not have a cable link or the connected device is powered down, the port goes to “sleep mode”, reducing power consumption and saving energy. In a standard work day scenario in which PCs are used 10 hours a day and powered down for 14 hours, the DGS-1216T can provide power savings of up to 32% when compared to a D-Link conventional switch.

    • Protecting the Environment for a Better Tomorrow

      The incorporation of D-Link Green technology into DGS-1216T switch re-emphasizes D-Link’s strong commitment to protecting the environment and leading the development of eco-friendly products. DGS-1216T complies with RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) and WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) directives. RoHS directives restrict the use of specific hazardous materials during the manufacture of electrical and electronic goods, while WEEE directives apply standards for proper disposal and recyclable packaging to help reduce wastage.

    • Secure Your Network

      The DGS-1216T provides a robust set of security features normally found only in fully managed switching solutions. They are equipped with the D-Link Safeguard Engine™ to protect the CPU from malicious attacks. When frames enter the switch, the D-Link Safeguard Engine detects and blocks broadcast, multicast, and unicast flooding, which can overload a CPU and bring network traffic to a halt. In addition, the switches provide support for secure encrypted 802.1X Port-based Authentication, Broadcast Storm Control, and up to 256 static MAC address entries.

      You can also manage the switches from a remote station using the Trusted Host function. Management can be from up to three designated management stations through a web browser or telnet session.

    • IEEE 802.1Q VLAN Tagging

      VLANs allow your network to be segmented into Departmental, Hierarchical, and Security groups and place a “tag” in a frame to identify which VLAN it belongs to. This allows 802.1Q-compliant devices to work seamlessly together to manage VLAN traffic.

    • Asymmetric VLANs

      Asymmetric VLANs are also supported by the DGS-1216T. With this feature enabled, VLAN groups can send information to each other without the traffic going through a router or a Layer 3 switch. This eliminates expense and maximizes efficiency while maintaining security.

    • 802.1p Priority Tagging or DSCP-based QoS

      The DGS-1216T allows users to prioritize traffic based on 802.1p or DSCP-based (Differentiated Services Case Point) QoS. Port-based QoS prioritizes all port traffic with one value, while 802.1p classifies frames according to their VLAN tag. DSCP-based QoS prioritizes traffic according to its IP header. DSCP-based QoS and 802.1p priority tagging prioritizes traffic such as VoIP as it enters the switch, ensuring that your data is always clear and jitter-free.

    • Link Aggregation

      The DGS-1216T supports Static Link Aggregation, which “trunks” multiple ports together to function as a single, high-bandwidth channel. When a high-bandwidth channel is needed to uplink to another switch, Link Aggregation makes this process simple and hassle-free.

    • Jumbo Frame Support

      Jumbo Frame support is designed to improve network throughput and significantly reduce the CPU utilization of large file transfers (such as multimedia files or large data files). This is accomplished by enabling larger, more efficient payloads per packet. The DGS-1216T supports Jumbo Frames up to 10KB in size.

    • IGMP Snooping

      IGMP Snooping allows for the forwarding of multicast packets, such as streaming audio and video, without increasing network congestion. By snooping IGMP registration information within a frame, a list of workstations in the multicast group is created. The switch uses this list to intelligently forward packets to the appropriate workstations.

    • Cable Diagnostics

      Because your connection is just as important as the switch itself, the DGS-1216T is designed with a cable diagnostic feature that detects transmission errors and the condition of cables attached to the switch’s Gigabit copper ports. Cable Diagnostics make it easier to troubleshoot cabling issues through a web-based interface and keep all connections up.

    • Advanced Management Features

      The DGS-1216T supports SNMP v1, a useful tool in managing and controlling SNMP-supported network devices. SNMP enables the switches to provide valuable information about the switch’s status and send traps on abnormal events. This sharing of vital management information saves time and money.

      The DGS-1216T also supports 802.1D Spanning Tree, which provides protection from universal cabling loops forming within a network infrastructure. Spanning tree detects and breaks these loops, ensuring network uptime.

    • Management Utility

      In addition to the Web-based Management Interface, the DGS-1216T also ships with the D-Link SmartConsole Utility. This utility provides a valuable tool in managing, planning, and troubleshooting network configurations. Managing a Web Smart switch takes only minutes. With full color graphics, diagrams, and easy-to-understand navigation menus, using the SmartConsole Utility is as easy as surfing the web. The SmartConsole Utility also includes: – Automatically detects and displays up to 254 D-Link Web Smart Switches on your network along with their MAC addresses. – Monitors switch status and any trap messages sent to a designated station. – Notifies the administrator whenever an abnormal event occurs on the switch. – Allows the administrator to set up the switch’s IP Address, Subnet Mask, Gateway, Send Trap to Address, System Name, Password, and Location.

      With its green sensibility and easy-to-use, robust feature set, the DGS-1216T makes a great solution for any growing business.


    • D-Link Green Technology
    • 32Gbps Switching Capacity
    • 8K MAC Address Table
    • True Plug & Play
    • Fiber Media Support Via SFPs


    • 16 10/100/1000BASE-T Auto-negotiating, Auto-MDI/MDI-X ports with 802.3x Flow Control
    Combo Ports
    • 2 (SFP)
    Optional SFP Modules
    • DEM-310GT: 1000BASE-LX SFP Module, up to 10Km
    • DEM-311GT: 1000BASE-SX SFP Module, up to 550m
    LED Indicators
    • Per device: Power/CPU
    • Per 10/100/1000BASE-T port: Link/Act, 100/1000Mbps
    • Per SFP slot: Link/Act, 1000Mbps
    Switch Capacity
    • 32Gbps
    Packet Fowarding Rate
    • 23.8Mpps
    MAC Address Table Size
    • 8K
    MAC Address Update
    • Up to 256 static MAC entries
    • Enable/disable auto-learning of MAC addresses
    Packet Buffer
    • 512KB
    Jumbo Frame
    • 10,240 Bytes
    Physical & Environmental
    Power Consumption
    • 23W
    Power Input
    • 100 to 240 VAC 50/60Hz internal universal power supply
    Heat Dissipation
    • 78.48BTU/hr
    Acoustic Value
    • 0 dB
    • Operating: 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
    • Storage: 14° to 158° F (-10° to 70° C)
    • Operating: 10% to 90% Non-condensing
    • Storage: 5% to 90% Non-condensing
    Dimensions (W x D x H)
    • 17.3in x 8.2in x 1.7in (440mm x 210mm x 44mm)
    • 19-inch standard rackmounting width, 1U height
    • 6 lbs (2.72 kg)
    • FCC Class A, CE Class A, VCCI Class A
    • Yes
    • 228,450hrs
    • cUL, LVD
    Software Specifications
    Port Standards and Functions
    • IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T Ethernet
    • IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet
    • IEEE 802.3ab 1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet
    • IEEE 802.3z Gigabit Ethernet (fiber) ANSI/IEEE 802.3
    • IEEE 802.3x Flow Control
    • Nway Auto-Negotiation
    • 802.3af Power over Ethernet
    L2 Features
    • IGMP v1/2 Snooping: supports 64 multicast groups
    • 802.1D Spanning Tree
    • Static Port Trunk (Link Aggregation): up to 6 groups per device, up to 8 ports per group
    Green Ethernet
    • Power Saving Mode (as compared with previous models)
      • Full Load/Max. Power Consumption: 24%
      • Link Down Power Consumption: 32%
    • 802.1Q VLAN (VLAN Tagging)
    • Up to 256 static VLAN groups
    • Management VLAN
    • Asymmetric VLAN
    Quality of Service (QoS)
    • 802.1p Priority Queues
    • Up to 4 queues per port
    • DSCP-based QoS
    • Supports WRR or Strict Mode in Queue Handling
    • 802.1X Port-based Access Control
    • Broadcast Storm Control
    • D-Link® Safeguard Engine™
    • Trusted Host
    • Cable Diagnostics function
    • Web-based GUI
    • SNMP v1 support
    • DHCP Client
    • Trap setting for destination IP, system events, fiber port events, twisted-pair port events
    • Port Access Control
    • Web-based: Configuration backup/restoration
    • Web-based: Firmware backup/upload
    • Firmware upgrade using SmartConsole Utility
    • System Reboot using web-based interface
    • SmartConsole Utility
    • RFC 1213 MIB-II
    • D-Link Enterprise Private MIB
    Warranty Information
    • Limited Lifetime1
    Ordering Information
    Part Number
    • Description
    • Web Smart 16-Port Gigabit Switch with 2 Combo SFP Slots
    • Web Smart 24-Port Gigabit Switch with 2 Combo SFP Slots
    • Web Smart 24-Port Gigabit PoE Switch with 4 Combo SFP Slots
    • Web Smart 48-Port Gigabit Switch with 4 Combo SFP Slots
    • 1000BASE-LX SFP Module, Up to 10Km
    • 1000BASE-SX SFP Module, Up to 550m

    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 herein.

    Data Sheet

    1. 1 Limited Lifetime Warranty available only in the USA and Canada.
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