Switch manual D-link DGS-1216T

Brief manual of the Switch D-link DGS-1216T

switch DGS_1216T

In the image superior we have this device of the house D-link that allows us to extend a network to 16 devices and possibility of extending the cascade network.

To see with something but details this machine is just if we have concrete needs. In the majority of the cases, it is only necessary to connect the ports without doing any more.


  1. Login Web
  2. General characteristics
  3. Transceiver
  4. SmartConsole Utility 
  5. VLAN  
  6. Control of ports

Before entering detail at home separated from switch, we will see as it is interpreted by the network when it is connected. The previous situation before connecting it is a direct connection from my PC to a port of router. Now we changed it of the following way:

I enter the IP of my router and obtain the details of the devices that I have connected then, being in the image inferior.Connected devices to router

Before it had connected my PC by cable when router in port LAN 3. Now I have my PC and another portable one connected to switch and of switch to LAN 3 of router. It seems that router it does not know that I have switch connected since it does not appear MAC of this one. Conclusion:

This TP-link, to part of being plug and play without configuration some, acts transparently

Login Web 

If we want to enter switch we must do them by the IP that it has formed it and to have our PC within the rank of that IP, that is to say, if the IP of switch is is necessary to do the following thing:

  •  To puncture in the icon of connection LAN (down-right of the screen)
  •  We puncture in Connection of local area
  •  Properties
  •  Protocol version 4 (To see image inferior)
  • We change to use following direction IP


Once we entered the protocol, we changed the domain to him of the IP, adapted to the one of switch (that stops this model, is

Now we have the following image where we have the entrance with password admin

entrance in router

1 switch by outside 

1,1 frontal Panel

We have the following elements to emphasize:

  • Power LED.  It is ignition when the device is connected to the mains
  • CPU LED. If the device is worked correctly, this indicator remains blinking. If he is dull or ignition constantly, it means that the CPU is in evil been or an update of firmware has been made badly.
  • Leds from ports 1 to the 14, 15 T/F and 16 T/F blink. It indicates to us that switch is communicating correctly by each one of the ports with its corresponding PC.
  • 100/1000M LED (1-14, 15T, 16T). If the LED remains ignition with green color, it indicates a transmission to us of 1000 Mbps. If the light is orange, we have a 100 speed of 10 or Mbps. These leds remain dull if there is no activity in that port.
  • 1000M LED (15F and 16F). If leds ignite, it means that we have a connection of 1000 Mbits. If they do not ignite, there is no activity.
  • NOTE: Mini port GBIC 15F and 16F are shared with ports RJ45 15T and 16T. In case of being used Mini port GBIC, the RJ45 they do not have to be used.

1,2 back Panel

At the rear, we have the connector of feeding and the button of reset. Pressing some seconds this button, we return to the factory configuration. We can see when doing the operation, leds ignites all and soon they are dull.

Transceivertransceiver d-link

The interface converters Gigabit of D-Link are transceivers that connect switches 10/100 Gigabit and switches to Mbps with slots GBIC to Gigabit Ethernet networks, which provides connections of high speed on optical fiber or wiring of twisted pair. The optical fiber transceivers have connectors LC standard duplex so that there is compatibility in the connection.

In the following image we have a fiber Transceiver Mini monoway GBIC SFP to 1000Base-LX with use of up to 80 km What is this.

The Transceivers are devices that connect switches 10/100 Gigabit and switches to Mbps with slots GBIC to Gigabit Ethernet networks, allowing connections of great speed on wiring of twisted pair or fiber cable. The transceivers that work with fiber take to connector LC standard duplex so that it exists is compatibility in the connection.

Another characteristics to emphasize are use the SFP standard (Small Form Pluggable) and are connectable in the heat of the moment (Hot Swap), that in the heat of the moment allow to be replaced /conectados (in operation) without stopping the network.

The applications of these devices of this brand are, among others, the connection of switches Gigabit in cascade, transference of incoming and salient archives of high speed, etc

3. SmartConsole Utility


Installing this application in the computer, we can have the information regarding whatever switch are connected in the same domain that the PC, to accede to configurations or to have accessible the messages of logs and traps.

We are going to differentiate three parts within the console that are the Device Configuration in the part superior, Devices List in the zone where it offers the information to us of the connected device and the SmartConsole Setting in the left part.

We have with this application several options but not as complete as the previous one where, among other things, we can create subnetworks VLAN, that we will see next

To create VLAN within switch

A VLAN is a network LAN differentiated from the rest but that is within a same machine (switch). We will see what sense has.

We suppose a company where each plant is in charge of a different management, for example, makes design of webpages, another accounting, another promotion and positioning, etc. Each department has its own network to be able to work and to share certain resources. If some worker changes of department, we will have to be called on all the wiring of the installation to connect it to switch appropriate, thus, this sometimes is a troublesome task, mainly if the change is temporary

With VLAN we can create subnetworks within switch and assign to each position one of them. If somebody changes of work, it enters switch and in minutes we have to the new worker in the new network. We will see with images how one becomes

1 Entramos with we changed the properties of protocol IP so that one adjusts to the previous domain (this we saw it before)

2 Entramos wizard, and we give exit so that is the screen of complete configuration. Within her already we have created two VLAN called blue and green, that occupies all the ports. In this case, the blue one has assigned the 8 ports 2 to and the green one from the 9 to the 16.  Port 01 is reserved to be able to connect another one switch.

The devices that there are in the blue network are virtually separated of the PC that is in the green one.

If we want to add another VLAN, we are going to leave available port 15 and 16 for new the VLAN and pressed in adding VLAN, where it appears GRAPEVINE (number), the Name and the ports. We leave the 1 for the complete communication between the VLAN networks and switch external and took and 15 and 16 as active ports from this network. We puncture in apply and ready

to add another one they vlan









Control of ports

The ports of switch come formed normally to have all the same bandwidth, but that happens if by concrete circumstances, we do not want that it is thus. Tactical missions of users where they use his connection to lower data (pelis, game online, etc) cause that the network is decompensated. For it, we will do the following thing:

control speed ports

We enter switch again and we punctured in the left band where it indicates Port Setting. Soon we selected one of the ports (the one that we use for example) and selected the speed (Speed). To put it to 10 half to verify within our PC in state of connection of local area€, that the new speed has lowered.

To try with other options


Dictionary: Transceiver: Device that receives the one data Don't Know

communication external, counting for it with a specific circuit soon to relaizar the processing adapted of the same and to transmit that information (or adapted) to the receiver, all this without concerning its design or format.

Logs. It is possible to be defined as the registries of activity of the device that is connected to the machine. In the case of a Web server, it offers the information to us than a user within the same, what pages have seen, by where is doing has entered, etc

Tramsp. It offers information to us

We will be extending this brief manual according to the needs.