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Gigabit L2+ Unified Managed Switches

DWS-3160 Series

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The DWS-3160 Series Gigabit L2+ Unified Managed Switches consists of

  • DWS-3160-24TC: 24-Port Gigabit L2+ Unified Managed Switch including 4 x Combo 1000BASE-T/SFP ports
  • DWS-3160-24PC: 24-Port Gigabit L2+ Unified PoE Managed Switch including 4 x Combo 1000BASE-T/SFP ports

Below optional upgrade licence available to upgrade the number of access point support per device:

  • DWS-316024TCAP12-LIC: additional 12 access points support upgrade for DWS-3160-24TC
  • DWS-316024TCAP24-LIC: additional 24 access points support upgrade for DWS-3160-24TC
  • DWS-316024PCAP12-LIC: additional 12 access points support upgrade for DWS-3160-24TC
  • DWS-316024PCAP24-LIC: additional 24 access points support upgrade for DWS-3160-24PC

Compatible D-Link Unified Access Points include:

  • DWL-2600AP: Unified Wireless N PoE Access Point
  • DWL-3600AP: Unified Wireless N PoE Access Point
  • DWL-6600AP: Unified Wireless N Simultaneous Dual-Band PoE Access Point
  • DWL-8600AP: Unified Wireless N Simultaneous Dual-Band PoE Access Point
  • DWL-8610AP: Unified Wireless AC1750 Simultaneous Dual-Band PoE Access Point

The DWS-3160 Series is D-Link’s latest unified wired/wireless Gigabit Layer 2+ managed switch. Designed to be the ideal mobility solution for medium-sized and large enterprises and service providers, the DWS-3160 empowers administrators to exercise total control over their wireless networks by centralising all aspects of provisioning and management. Able to manage up to 48 D-Link Unified Access Points by itself and up to 192 in a switch cluster, the DWS-3160 can be configured to act either as a Wireless Controller in the core network, or as an L2+ Gigabit Switch at the edge, enabling it to be seamlessly integrated into any existing network infrastructure.

Simplified Management

The DWS-3160 is able to centralise all critical WLAN management, thereby eliminating the need to manage Access Points (AP) individually. The administrator simply assigns a profile to an individual D-Link Unified AP, and the configuration corresponding to that profile would be applied onto that AP automatically. In addition, the DWS-3160 can apply new firmware to all D-Link Unified Access Points on the network, thus greatly simplifying the upgrade process. Besides its wireless capabilities, the DWS-3160 also excels as an advanced L2+ switch. Complete with RIPv1/v2 dynamic routing, ACL security, multilayer QoS, comprehensive VLAN support, as well as Multicast Snooping capabilities, the DWS-3160 enables easy and flexible deployment. Furthermore, multiple DWS-3160s can form a Switch Cluster, which enables the administrator to configure all switches from one single Cluster Master. As the size of the cluster grows, so can the number of D-Link Unified Access Points being managed. Up to 192 D-Link Unified Access Points may be managed by the Switch Cluster. This helps to significantly simplify management and reduce maintenance efforts when a network is scaled up.

Trusted Security

The DWS-3160 offers a state-of-the-art Wireless Intrusion Detection System (WIDS), which empowers administrators to detect Rogue Access Points and Rogue Clients, effectively preventing them from causing damage to the network. The administrator can also activate various threat detections and use Radio Frequency Scan to sweep the entire wireless network to identify any possible security breach in advance.

When working in conjunction with D-Link Unified Access Points, Virtual APs may be easily configured and managed, allowing the administrator to assign different access privileges authorised users to utilise the wireless network. On the wired side, the DWS-3160 utilises ACL (Access Control Lists) to tightly control what goes in and out of the network by setting up a number of simple rules. Along with other advanced security features, such as 802.1x Network Access Control and advanced Denial-of- Service Protection, the DWS-3160 provides robust and centralised security, ensuring maximum network reliability.

Network Resiliency

When a number of Access Points are deployed close to each other, interference may result if proper RF management is not implemented. The DWS-3160 is aware of how the radio spectrum is being utilised in the network and will automatically assign the most optimized channel to each Access Point under its management. This greatly reduces RF interference and will allow the administrator to deploy APs more densely.

To further minimise interference, when a number of Access Points are operating on the same channel within close proximity of each other, the DWS-3160 will reduce the transmission power of these Access Points. When, for whatever reason, there is no longer so many Access Points present, transmission power will be increased to expand network coverage. To ensure that no Access Point is overburdened while others sit idle, the DWS-3160 will prevent certain D-Link Unified Access Points from accepting new association requests if its resources are fully utilised. A neighbouring D-Link Unified Access Point will instead pick up the load. This ensures that proper load balancing is in place, and the network will function in the most optimal state.

Seamless Mobility

Wireless clients can enjoy seamless and uninterrupted roaming from AP to AP if they are managed by the same DWS-3160 switch, even if they are not in the same subnet. Because the DWS-3160 employs various mechanisms such as preauthentication and key-caching, wireless users can freely roam the entire network without needing to re-authenticate. This allows tablet, smart phone and netbook users to travel freely within any area covered by the DWS-3160’s managed APs without having to worry about network connectivity, thus enabling a truly mobile workplace.

License Upgrade

The DWS-3160 can manage 12 Unified Access Points by default, but is capable of managing up to 48 APs. If administrators need to deploy more APs in the network, they can purchase upgrade licenses on an as-needed basis. Two types of license models are offered, a 12 AP upgrade or a 24 AP upgrade. Choosing the right upgrade license is a straightforward process. You simply choose the license model that corresponds to your DWS-3160 switch (whether it’s a base or POE type models), and then the number of managed APs you need to upgrade the switch to handle. To further simplify the process, users can purchase upgrade licenses online.

Interface

Number of 10/100/1000BASE-TX ports

  • DWS-3160-24TC - 20 ports
  • DWS-3160-24PC - 20 ports

Number of Combo 1000Base-T/SFP ports

  • DWS-3160-24TC - 4 ports
  • DWS-3160-24PC - 4 ports

RS-232 Console Port

  • Yes

SD card slot

  • Yes

PoE Supported Models (Standard(s)/Number of Ports/Maximum Power Budget)

  • DWS-3160-24PC - 802.3af/at/24 ports/370W (760W with DPS-700 RPS)

Performance

Switch Capacity

  • 48 Gbps

64-Byte Packet Forwarding Rate

  • 35.71 Mpps

Packet Buffer

  • 2 MB

Physical & Environmental

MTBF

  • DWS-3160-24TC - 561,829 hours
  • DWS-3160-24PC - 282,541 hours

Acoustics

  • DWS-3160-24TC -bBelow 30 °C (86 °F): < 46.3 dB, over 30 °C (86 °F): < 33.0 dB
  • DWS-3160-24PC - below 30 °C (86 °F): < 39.8 dB, over 30 °C (86 °F): < 51.8 dB

Heat Dissipation

  • DWS-3160-24TC - 128.6 BTU/hr
  • DWS-3160-24PC - With 370 W PoE load: 1593.5 BTU/hr

Power Input

  • 100 to 240 VAC, 50 to 60Hz Internal Universal Power Supply

Power Consumption (maximum)

  • DWS-3160-24TC - 37.7 W
  • DWS-3160-24PC - 467 W (full PoE load)

Dimensions (W x D x H)

  • DWS-3160-24TC - 440 x 210 x 44 mm (17.32 x 8.27 x 1.73 inches)
  • DWS-3160-24PC - 440 x 310 x 44 mm (17.32 x 12.20 x 1.73 inches)

Weight

  • DWS-3160-24TC - 2.55 kg (5.63 pounds)
  • DWS-3160-24PC - 5.24 kg (11.55 pounds)

Temperature

  • Operating: 0° to 50°C
  • Storage: -40° to 70°C

Operating Humidity

  • Operating: 10% ~ 90% Non-condensing
  • Storage: 5% ~ 90% Non-condensing

EMI/EMC

  • FCC Class A, CE, ICES-003, C-Tick, VCCI

Safety

  • UL/cUL, CB

Software Feature

Management

  • ƒƒManages up to 48 Unified Access Points per switch, up to 192 APs per cluster
  • ƒƒSwitch Cluster for Single IP Management
  • ƒƒSSH
  • ƒƒSSL
  • ƒƒSNMP v1, 2c, 3
  • ƒƒsFlow
  • ƒƒDual Image Support
  • ƒƒWeb GUI
  • ƒƒCommand Line Interface

AP Management

  • ƒƒAP Auto-Discovery
  • ƒƒRemote AP Reboot
  • ƒƒAP Monitoring: List Managed AP, Rogue AP, Authentication Failed AP
  • ƒƒClient Monitoring: List clients associated with each Managed AP
  • ƒƒAd-hoc Client Monitoring
  • ƒƒAP Authentication Supporting Local Database and External RADIUS Server
  • ƒƒCentralized RF/Security Policy Management
  • ƒƒAutomatic AP RF Channel Adjustment
  • ƒƒAutomatic AP Transmit Output Power Adjustment
  • ƒƒCentralized Firmware Upgrade

Managed Unified Access Points

  • DWL-2600AP
  • ƒƒDWL-3600AP
  • ƒƒDWL-6600AP
  • ƒƒDWL-8600AP
  • DWL-8610AP

Roaming

  • ƒƒFast Roaming
  • ƒƒIntra-Switch/Inter-Switch Roaming
  • ƒƒIntra-Subnet/Inter-Subnet Roaming

Access Control & Bandwidth Management

  • ƒƒUp to 32 SSID per AP (16 SSID per frequency band)
  • ƒƒAP Load Balancing based on the number of users or AP utilization
  • ƒƒFlexible Mapping Schemes

L2 Features

  • ƒƒIGMP Snooping
  • ƒƒMLD Snooping
  • ƒƒ802.1D/w/s Spanning Tree
  • ƒƒ802.3ad Link Aggregation
  • ƒƒ802.1ab LLDP
  • ƒƒPort Mirroring (One-to-One and Many-to-One)
  • ƒƒJumbo Frame Size: Up to 13 KB

L3 Features

  • ƒƒIPv4/v6 Static Route
  • ƒƒRouting Table Size: 512 Static Routes
  • ƒƒVRRP
  • ƒƒARP Proxy

LAN Security

  • ƒƒRADIUS Authentication Management Access
  • ƒƒTACACS+ Authentication for Management Access
  • ƒƒSSH & SSL Support
  • ƒƒMAC Filtering
  • ƒƒ802.1X Port-based Access Control & Guest VLAN
  • ƒƒDenial of Service Protection
  • ƒƒDynamic ARP Inspection
  • ƒƒProtected Port
  • ƒƒBroadcast Storm Control
  • ƒƒAccess Control List

LAN Flow Control

  • ƒƒ802.3x Standard in Full Duplex Mode
  • ƒƒBack Pressure in Half Duplex Mode
  • ƒƒHead-of-Line Blocking Prevention

QoS (Quality of Service)

  • ƒƒVoice VLAN
  • ƒƒWireless Multimedia (WMM)
  • ƒƒ802.1p Priority Queues
  • ƒƒCoS-based QoS
  • ƒƒPer-Flow Bandwidth Control
  • ƒƒPer-Port Traffic Shaping
  • ƒƒMinimum Bandwidth Guarantee

VLAN

  • ƒƒ802.1Q VLAN Tagging
  • ƒƒ802.1V
  • ƒƒSubnet-based VLAN
  • ƒƒMAC-based VLAN
  • ƒƒGVRP
  • ƒƒDouble VLAN
  • ƒƒVoice VLAN

WLAN Security

  • ƒƒWPA Personal/Enterprise
  • ƒƒWPA2 Personal/Enterprise
  • ƒƒ64/128/152-bit WEP Data Encryption
  • ƒƒMAC Authentication
  • ƒƒStation Isolation
  • ƒƒWireless Station and AP Monitoring based on RF Channel, MAC Address, SSID, Time
  • ƒƒRogue AP and Client Detection & Mitigation
  • ƒƒCaptive Portal
  • ƒƒSecurity Profile
  • ƒƒ802.1X Support
  • ƒƒGuest VLAN

Warranty Document
Manuals
Description Type File Size
Download
DWS-3160 Series hardware installation guide
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PDF 2.80mb
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DWS-3160 Series web UI reference guide

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PDF 21.84mb
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DWS-3160 Series CLI reference guide
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PDF 4.86mb
Firmware
Version Description Date
Download 4.4.1.10
Please upgrade to temp version “DWS3160_Run_4_4_1_0.had” before upgrade to release version “DWS3160_Run_4_4_1_10.had”.
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20.10.2016 00:00:00
Download 4.3.1.3

DWS-3160 Series current firmware

 

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07.07.2014 05:53:00
Download 4.2.0.7

DWS-3160 Series firmware

 

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Additional Downloads
Version Description Date
Download

Wireless system at Bárdi Autó - Case Study.

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Download A1
CE declaration for DWS-3160-24PC revision A1
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13.10.2014 05:01:00
Download A2
CE declaration for DWS-3160-24PC revision A2
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13.10.2014 05:01:00
Download A1
CE declaration for DWS-3160-24TC revision A1
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13.10.2014 05:01:00
Download A2

CE declaration for DWS-3160-24TC revision A2 - (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese)

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10.09.2012 00:00:00

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