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D-link DGS-2208 Ethernet Desktop Switch
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Product Information for D-link DGS-2208 Ethernet Desktop Switch

Highlights for D-link DGS-2208 Ethernet Desktop Switch

  • Product Type:Ethernet Switch
  • Number of Ports:8
  • Form Factor:Desktop

Marketing Information

The D-Link 5-port 10/100/1000 Desktop Switch (DGS-2208) provides an excellent solution for expanding your Gigabit network. Gigabit speed is 10 times faster than 100Mbps Fast Ethernet connection, enabling you to save time transferring bandwidth-intensive music, video, photos, graphic, and data files. By sharing the Internet, users can check e-mail, browse the web, chat with friends and family, and play online games using their own computer. To increase the functionality of your network, you can also add other Ethernet-enabled devices such as a print server, Network-Attached Storage (NAS), and Internet camera.

General Information

  • Manufacturer
  • : D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Manufacturer Part Number
  • : DGS-2208
  • Product Name
  • : DGS-2208 Ethernet Desktop Switch
  • Product Type
  • : Ethernet Switch
  • Product Model
  • : DGS-2208


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

    Media & Performance

  • Connectivity Media
  • : Category 5 Twisted Pair 10/100/1000Base-T
  • Data Transfer Rate
  • : 10Mbps Ethernet
  • Performance
  • : 16Gbps Switching Capacity Full-duplex

    I/O Expansions

  • Expansion Slots
  • : Not Applicable
  • Slot Details
  • : Not Applicable

    Network & Communication

    Management & Protocols

    Processor & Chipset





    Power Description

  • Input Voltage
  • : 7.5 V

    Environmental Conditions

    Physical Characteristics

  • Form Factor
  • : Desktop


    Package Contents

  • 8 port 10/100/1000 Desktop Switch
  • Power Adapter
  • Wall Mount Kit
  • Rubber Feet
  • CD-ROM With:
    • Product Documentation
    • Special Offers


  • Standard Warranty
  • : 3 Year(s) Limited

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    • Description

      Like the environment? We do too. D-Link's DGS-2208 8-port Switch is greener than ever and can save you both power and money.The DGS-2208 provides three key benefits through its cutting edge, innovative D-Link Green eco-friendly technology:
      • Reduces power consumption & creates less heat
      • Extended product life
      • Reduces operating costs
    • Power Savings by Number of Connected Ports and Link Status

      Computers do not require Internet access all the time; neither do switches utilize all ports at all times. When a computer or network equipment is shut down, switches often remain on and continue to consume considerable amounts of power. With D-Link Green Technology, D-Link switches can automatically detect link status and reduce power usage of ports that are idle. Computers or any connecting parties set to standby mode (not power off), however, will not provide significant power savings.

    • Power Savings by Cable Length

      D-Link Green verified switches have the ability to analyze the length of any Ethernet cable connected to them for adjustment of power usage accordingly. Shorter lengths require less power.

    • Overall Power Savings Per Day

      For a traditional switch, power consumption remains constant even when the ports are not in use. In a standard workday scenario where PCs are used for 10 hours a day and powered off 14 hours a day, and connected to the switch using 20 meter cables, D-Link Green Technology can save up to power used for each system.

      Get the blazing speed of Gigabit Ethernet with the D-Link DGS-2208, an 8-port 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Switch that delivers power, performance, and reliability in one cost-effective, space-saving design. Increase the speed of your network server and backbone connections, or make Gigabit to the desktop a reality.

      Power users in the home, office, workgroup, or creative production environment can now move large, bandwidth-intensive files faster. Transfer graphics, CGI, CAD, or multimedia files across the network instantly.

    • Power-Packed

      The D-Link DGS-2208 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Switch features a non-blocking switching architecture that filters and forwards packets at full wire-speed for maximum throughput. An 8,000 MAC address table provides scalability for even the largest networks. Address learning and aging, 802.3x Flow Control for full duplex mode, and back pressure flow control for half-duplex mode alleviates traffic congestion and ensures reliable data transmission.

      Designed using industry standards, it is compatible with virtually all 10, 100, and 1000Mbps Ethernet devices and other vendor equipment. The D-Link DGS-2208 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Switch protects your existing network investments while providing you with a straightforward migration path to faster Gigabit speeds.

    • Easy to use

      The auto features of this gigabit switch make installation plug and play and hassle-free. No configuring is required. Auto MDI/MDI-X crossover on all ports eliminate the need for crossover cables or uplink ports. Auto-negotiation on each port senses the link speed of a network device (either 10, 100, or 1000 Mbps) and intelligently adjusts for compatibility and optimal performance.

      The switch also features diagnostic LEDs which display status and activity, allowing you to quickly detect and correct problems on the network.

    • Note: Switch uses switching power adapter. The cable length which PCs are connected to switch is 20m cables.
    • Maximum power savings when compared to a D-Link conventional switch. Uses up to 80% less energy when connected devices are powered down and up to 40% less energy when connected devices are used 10 hours and powered down 14 hours over a 24-hour period, when connected via 20 meter Ethernet cables.
    • D-Link Green Technology features available on hardware version C1 or later.


    • D-Link Green Technology
    • 16Gbps Switching Capacity
    • Desktop or Wall-Mount Design
    • Non-blocking Architecture




    Technical Specifications
    • IEEE 802.3 10Base-T Ethernet
    • IEEE 802.3u 100Base-TX Fast Ethernet
    • IEEE 802.3ab 1000Base-T Gigabit Ethernet
    • IEEE 802.3 Nway Auto-negotiation
    • IEEE 802.3x Flow Control
    • IEEE 802.1p Qos Prioritization
    • Number of Ports: Eight 10/100/1000BASE-T
    • MAC Address Table: 8k
    • Switch Fabric: 16Gbps
    • Packet Buffer Memory: 144 KBytes per Device
    • Transmission Method: Store-and-forward
    • Jumbo Frames: Up to 9600 Bytes
    • Cable Diagnostic LEDs
    Network Data Transfer Rate
    • Ethernet: 10Mbps (Half-duplex)
    • Ethernet: 20Mbps (Full-duplex)
    • Fast Ethernet: 100Mbps (Half-duplex)
    • Fast Ethernet: 200Mbps (Full-duplex)
    • Gigabit Ethernet: 1000Mbps (Half-duplex)
    • Gigabit Ethernet: 2000Mbps (Full-duplex)
    Interface Options
    • RJ-45: 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX Universal, 1000BASE-T UTP Cable Recognition for Straight-through or Crossover Cables
    • FCC Class B, CE, VCCI, cUL
    • Per unit: Power
    • Per port: Link/Activity, 100/1000Mbps
    Power Consumption
    • 6 Watts Maximum
    Power Supply
    • Switching 5V/2A
    • Linear AC-DC 7.5V/1A/1.5A
    Operating Temperature
    • 32°F to 104ºF (0°C to 40°C)
    Operating Humidity
    • 5% to 90% (Non-condensing)
    • Item (WxDxH): 7.8” x 4.7” x 1.24”
    • Packaging (WxDxH): 11.8” x 4.8” x 8.2”
    • Item: 1.2 lbs
    • Packaging: 2.5 lbs
    • Limited Lifetime1
    Minimum System Requirements
    • Devices Supporting 802.3 Ethernet, 802.3u Fast Ethernet, or 802.3ab Gigabit Ethernet
    • CAT5 Ethernet Cable
    • Network Interface Card for Each Computer
    • CD-ROM Drive to View Product Documentation
    Package Contents
    • 8-port 10/100/1000 Desktop Switch
    • Power Adapter
    • Wall Mount Kit
    • Rubber Feet
    • CD-ROM with:
      • Product Documentation

    Green Ethernet features available on hardware version C1 or later.
    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 if purchased on or after June 1, 2010.
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