D-Link switch overload? Conquer network confusion! We pick the top 3 D-Link switches for every budget & need. Power, smarts, cloud control – find your perfect match!

The best D-Link switch for you depends on your specific needs and budget. Consider factors like the number of ports you need, PoE requirements, management preferences, and future scalability needs.

If you’re looking for a budget-friendly switch with PoE and smart features, the DGS-1210-10P is a great option. If you need a switch for a growing business or distributed network, the DGS-1210-28P is a powerful choice. And if you’re looking for a switch with cloud-based management and seamless scalability, the DBS-2000-28P is a great option.

Key Takeaways:

  • Powerhouse for SMBs: DGS-1210-10P packs PoE, smart features, & budget-friendliness.
  • Network Backbone Hero: DGS-1210-28P tackles demanding workloads with 28 PoE ports & advanced features.
  • Cloud Control Champion: DBS-2000-28P simplifies management with remote configuration & seamless scalability.

Q: What are the best D-Link switches for different needs?

A: D-Link offers switches for various needs and budgets. Choose the DGS-1210-10P for budget-friendly PoE connectivity in small businesses, the DGS-1210-28P for advanced network management and high port demand, or the DBS-2000-28P for effortless cloud-based control and scalability.

Here are our top D-link Switches:

1.D-Link DGS-1210-10P 8-Port Gigabit Smart Managed PoE Switch


Green Technology

  • Power saving via the following features: Link Status detection
  • LED Shut-Off
  • Port Shut-Off
  • System Hibernation
  • Time-based PoE

Security Features

  • Access Control List secures network
  • D-Link Safeguard Engine protects CPU from Broadcast/Multicast/Unicast Flooding
  • Port Security supports 64 MACs per port
  • ARP Spoofing Prevention

Advanced features

  • Auto Surveillance VLAN
  • Loopback Detection automatically disables a port when a loop is detected
  • Cable Diagnostics allows administrators to determine cable status
  • SFP ports for flexibility
  • Auto MDI/MDIX


2.D-Link DGS-1210-28P 28-Port Gigabit PoE Smart Managed Switch

Energy saving

DGS-1210 switch is capable of conserving power without sacrificing operational performance or functionality by using D-Link Green 3.0 technology. Using the Energy Efficient Ethernet standard, the network will automatically decrease the power usage when traffic is low with no setup required. For environments not fully supporting the standard, DGS-1210 switch offers advanced power-saving settings including port shutoff and standby, LED shutoff, and system hibernation based on custom scheduling profiles. The profiles can also be applied to the PoE switch so that there is no unnecessary power consumption during off hours. The DGS-1210 series switch can also detect the length of connected cables to automatically reduce power usage on shorter cable connections.

Auto Surveillance VLAN and Voice VLAN

The process of setting up IP surveillance and VoIP on a network is automated with the D-Link Smart switch. Auto Surveillance VLAN (ASV) consolidates data and surveillance video transmission through the network, sparing businesses the expense of maintaining dedicated facilities. ASV also protects the quality of real-time video by grouping IP surveillance devices on a single high priority VLAN. This ensures that surveillance video streams will not be affected when ordinary data traffic is at their high levels. Similarly, the Auto Voice VLAN guarantees clear audio quality and efficient transmission for all voice communication.

Secure your network

D-Link’s safeguard engine protects the switch against traffic flooding caused by virus attacks. The switch also supports 802.1x port-based authentication, allowing the network clients to be authenticated through external RADIUS servers. In addition, the Access Control List (ACL) feature enhances network security and protects the network by screening traffic from illegal MAC or IP addresses. ARP spoofing prevention prevents malicious intruders from sending massive fake ARP messages through a manipulated source. This protects important data from being stolen by man-in-the-middle attacks, and prevents wasting CPU cycles on these packets. For added security, the DHCP server screening feature blocks rogue DHCP server packets from user ports to prevent unauthorised IP assignment.


3.D-Link DES-1210-28P 24-Port Fast Ethernet PoE Smart Switch

Extensive Layer 2 features

Equipped with a complete line-up of features, these switches include Quality of Service, port trunking, Spanning Tree and IGMP snooping. Network monitoring and maintenance features include port mirroring, loopback detection and the innovative cable diagnostics. With cable diagnostics, the switch will flag a faulty Ethernet cable connected to any of its ports, detailing the type of error detected.

Avoid network disruption

D-Link‘s innovative safeguard engine protects against traffic flooding caused by broadcast storms or virus attacks, blocking traffic that reaches the definable threshold and avoiding network lock-ups before they occur. Spanning Tree (STP) and Rapid Spanning Tree (RSTP) allow for redundant paths in a network to ensure servers and other resources are always available.

Secure your network

The DES-1210 series support RADIUS authentication, to ensure that only authorized users are able to log into the network. In addition, the Access Control List (ACL) feature further enhances security by ensuring that network resources are accessible only by their legitimate users.


There you have it, our top 3 switches from D-link! Which one will you choose …

See you in the next blog 🙂