28-Port Gigabit Metro Ethernet Switch

Efficient and resilient Gigabit performance for Metro Ethernet applications.

  • 24 x 10/100/1000BASE-T ports
  • 4 x 10G SFP+ ports
  • Comprehensive Layer 2 features including Link Aggregation, Port-based Q-in-Q, and VLAN trunking
  • Enhanced network security with IP-MAC Port-Binding (IMPB), Access Control List (ACL), and IEEE 802.1X
  • Embedded 6 kV surge protection, sub-50 ms recovery ERPS, and Dying Gasp provide optimal reliability


  • 24 x 10/100/1000BASE-T ports
  • 4 x 10G SFP+ ports
  • Comprehensive Layer 2 features including Link Aggregation, Port-based Q-in-Q, and VLAN trunking
  • Enhanced network security with IP-MAC Port-Binding (IMPB), Access Control List (ACL), and IEEE 802.1X
  • Embedded 6 kV surge protection, sub-50 ms recovery ERPS, and Dying Gasp provide optimal reliability



1000Base-T Interface 24
10G XFP Interface 4
Console Port Yes
10G SFP+ Interface Yes
10/100/1000BASE-T ports 24
10G SFP+ ports 4
Switch Capacity 128 Gbps
Max. Packet Forwarding Rate 95.24 Mpps
Store & Forwarding Forwading Yes
Dimension 440mm x 210 mm x 44mm
Weight 2.68 kg
Operation Temperature -5 - 50°C
Storage Temperature -20-70°C
Operation Humidity 0% - 95% RH
Storage Humidity 0% ~ 95% RH
Operating Altitude 1500 meters
Maximum Power Consumption 24.5 W/100 V<br> 24.4 W/240 V
Standby Power Consumption 12.8 W/100V /13 W/240V
Maximum Heat Dissipation 83.72 BTU/hr
MTBF 450,021 hours
Power Input 100-240 VAC
CPU Speed 400MHz
DRAM Size 256MB
Flash Memory Size 32MB
Packet Buffer Size 1.5MB
Comply with RoHS 6 Yes
Energy Efficiency Ethernet (EEE) Yes
Power Saving By Link Status Yes
Power Saving By LED Shut-Off Yes
Power Saving By Port Shut-Off Yes
Power Saving By System Hibernation Yes
Time-based PoE Yes
MAC Address Table Size 16K
802.3x Flow Control Yes
Head-of-line (HOL) Blocking Prevention Yes
802.1D Spanning Tree (STP) Yes
802.1w Rapid Spanning Tree (RSTP) Yes
802.1s Multiple Spanning Tree (MSTP) Yes
BPDU Filtering Yes
Root Restriction Yes
G.8032 ERPS Yes
802.1AX Link Aggregation Yes
802.3ad Link Aggregation Yes
Link Aggregation Group Per Device 8
Max Port Per Link Aggregation Group 8
Port Mirroring Yes
Flow-based (ACL) mirroring Yes
Jumbo Frame 9,216 Bytes
Loopback Detection (LBD) Yes
L2 Protocol Tunneling Yes
IGMP Snooping Yes
Max IGMP Snooping Groups 1024
IGMP Snooping Fast Leave Yes
IGMP Authentication Yes
IGMP Accounting Yes
MLD Snooping Yes
MLD Snooping Groups Yes
MLD Snooping Fast Leave Yes
802.1Q VLAN Yes
VLAN Groups Yes
Port-based VLAN Yes
802.1v Protocol-based VLAN Yes
MAC-based VLAN Yes
Double VLAN (Q in Q) Yes
VLAN Translation Yes
ISM VLAN (Multicast VLAN) Yes
Asymmetric VLAN Yes
VLAN trunking Yes
IP Interface Yes
Max Number of IP Interface 4
ARP Entries Yes
Gratuitous ARP Yes
ND Entries Yes
Default Route Yes
Static Route Yes
Limited IP Multicast (IGMP Filtering) Yes
Number of Queue Yes
Class of Service (CoS) Yes
Two Rate Three Color Marker (trTCM) Yes
Remark 802.1p priority Yes
Remark ToS/DSCP Yes
Rate Limiting Yes
Queue Handling Yes
Strict Priority Queue (SPQ) Yes
Weighted Round Robin (WRR) Yes
Simple Random Early Detection (SRED) Yes
Port-based Bandwidth Control Yes
Flow-based bandwidth Control Yes
Queue-based Bandwidth Control Yes
Max Access Control List (ACL) Entries Yes
MAC Access List Yes
IP Access List Yes
IPv6 Access List Yes
User-defined Access List Yes
Time based ACL Yes
CPU Interface Filtering Yes
Port Security Yes
Broadcast/Multicast/Unicast Storm Control Yes
Traffic Segmentation Yes
IP-MAC-Port Binding (IMPB) Yes
DHCP Snooping Yes
IPv6 Snooping Yes
IPv6 ND Inspection Yes
Duplicate Address Detection (DAD) Yes
D-Link Safeguard Engine Yes
DHCP Server Screening Yes
DHCP Client Filtering Yes
BPDU Attack Protection Yes
DoS Attack Prevention Yes
802.1X Yes
Port based 802.1X Authentication Yes
Host based 802.1X Authentication Yes
Host based WAC Authentication Yes
MAC-based Access Control (MAC) Yes
Host based MAC Authentication Yes
Guest VLAN Yes
Microsoft® NAP Support Yes
Privilege Level for Management Access Yes
RADIUS Accounting Yes
TACACS+ Accounting Yes
Trusted Host Yes
Cable Diagnostics Yes
802.3ah Ethernet Link OAM Yes
D-link Unidirectional Link Detection (DULD) Yes
802.1ag Connectivity Fault Management (CFM) Yes
Y.1731 OAM Yes
Optical Transceiver Digital Diagnostic Monitoring (DDM) CLI
Network Time Protocol (NTP) Yes
Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP) Yes
Web-based GUI Yes
Telnet Server Yes
Telnet Client Yes
SNMP Trap Yes
TFTP Client Yes
FTP Client Yes
RMONv1 Yes
System Log Yes
RMONv2 Yes
D-Link Discover Protocol (DDP) Yes
LLDP-MED Yes (for 28P/ME)
DHCP Auto-configuration Yes
DHCP Auto-image Yes
DHCP/BootP Client Yes
DHCP relay Yes
PPPoE Circuit-ID Tag Insertion Yes
Editable Login Banner Yes
Dual Images Yes
Dual Configurations Yes
Password Recovery Yes
Debug Command Yes
Editable System Prompt Yes
Traceroute Yes
Ping Yes
Password Encryption Yes
D-Link Network Assistant Yes
Surge/Lightning Protection Yes
Surge/Lightning Protection (All Ethernet Ports) Yes

Ideal for Metro Ethernet

The DGS-1210ME Series Metro Ethernet Switches feature a variety of port configurations, including 10/100/1000BASE-T RJ-45 ports, 1G SFP ports, and 10G SFP+ ports for increased network bandwidth. Surge protection, advanced Layer 2 functions, and a suite of security and management tools make the DGS-1210ME Series Metro Ethernet Switches ideal for Metro Ethernet applications.

Efficient and Resilient

For mission critical environments, the DGS-1210ME Series Metro Ethernet Switches support IEEE 802.1D 2004 edition, 802.1w, and 802.1s Spanning Tree Protocols (STP). The switches also support IEEE 802.3ad link aggregation, increasing bandwidth and redundancy for higher availability. This series furthermore features IEEE 802.1p Quality of Service (QoS), allowing for real-time traffic classification into Weighted Round Robin (WRR) and strict priority levels mapped to 8 queues. Advanced traffic classification parameters allow the network to be tuned for flexible configurations for specific multimedia applications such as VoIP or IPTV.

Security & Authentication

The DGS-1210ME Series supports IEEE 802.1X port-based/host-based access control, guest VLAN, and RADIUS/TACACS+ authentication for strict access control to the network. The IP-MAC-Port Binding (IMPB) feature allows administrators to further enhance user access control. The built-in D-Link Safeguard Engine™ protects the CPU from broadcast, multicast, and unicast flooding. In addition, the Access Control List (ACL) feature enhances network security and switch performance.

Management Capabilities

A user-friendly web interface gives administrators access to advanced management features such as DHCP auto-configuration, allowing central management of device configurations. The switches support Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP), which advertises the device’s capabilities and identity to the local network, allowing administrators to better manage their network topology. Each port also supports cable diagnostics to troubleshoot cable length and functionality problems remotely.

Traffic & Bandwidth Control

Integrated bandwidth control allows network administrators to define the throughput levels for ingress and egress bandwidth. It provides a minimum granularity of 64 Kbps for ingress port and flow-based bandwidth control, and a minimum granularity of 64 Kbps for egress queue bandwidth. The DGS-1210ME Series also supports traffic control, which optimizes overall performance, while port mirroring helps administrators perform traffic diagnostics and track network performance.

Multicast Applications

The DGS-1210ME Series features a full set of L2 multicast functions, including IGMP snooping, IGMP filtering, fast leave, and multicast traffic configuration for specific ports. With L2 multicast support, the DGS-1210ME Series is ready and capable of handling growing IPTV applications.

Switch Capacity
Max. Packet Forwarding Rate
PoE Budget
Technical Specification
Maximum Heat Dissipation
Maximum Power Consumption
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  • 8 x 10/100/1000 BASE-T
  • 2 x SFP ports
  • 8 x 10/100/1000BASE-T PoE ports
  • 2 x SFP ports
  • 10 x SFP ports
  • 2 x 10/100/1000BASE-T ports
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20 Gbps
20 Gbps
24 Gbps
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14.88 Mpps
14.88 Mpps
17.86 Mpps
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78 W
Technical Specification
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46.35 BTU/hr
307,703 BTU/hr
47.25 BTU/hr
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13.38 W/100 V
13.59 W/240 V
101.7 W (PoE on)
17.9 W (PoE off)
13.6 W/100 V
13.85 W/240 V
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412,956 hours
315,336 hours
405,083 hours