D-Link DWS-3160-24TC/E 20 x 10/100/1000BaseT + 4 combo SFP (non-PoE) wireless controller Switch


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D-Link DWS-3160-24TC/E 20 x 10/100/1000BaseT + 4 combo SFP (non-PoE) wireless controller Switch

Part Number: DWS-3160-24TC/E

The DWS-3160 is D-Link’s latest Unified L2+ Gigabit Wireless 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 centralizing 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 Peer Group, the DWS-3160 can be configured to act either as a Wireless Controller in the core network and as an L2+ Gigabit Switch at the edge, enabling it to be seamlessly integrated into any existing network infrastructure. The DWS-3160 comes in two models with or without PoE support.

Simplified Management

The DWS-3160 is able to centralize all critical WLAN management, thereby eliminating the need to manage access points individually. The administrator simply assigns a profile to an individual D-Link Unified Access Point, and the configuration corresponding to that profile would be applied onto that access point 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.

The DWS-3160 also excels as an advanced L2+ switch. Complete with RIPv1/v2 dynamic routing, ACL security, multi-layer 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 Peer Group, which enables the administrator to configure all switches from one Peer Group Master. As the size of the Peer Group 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 a Peer Group. 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 Access Points may be easily configured and managed, allowing the administrator to assign different access privileges to different classes of users. In addition to WPA and WPA2, an added measure of protection is added with an advanced captive portal, thus enabling only authorized users to utilize the wireless network. On the wired side, the DWS-3160 utilizes 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 centralized 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 utilized 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 minimize interference, the DWS-3160 also can adjust the transmit power of each radio independently. 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 utilized. A neighboring 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, even if they are not in the same subnet. Because the DWS-3160 employs various mechanisms such as pre-authentication and key caching, wireless users can freely roam the entire network without needing to re-authenticate. This allows tablet and smartphone and netbook computer users to travel freely within any premises covered by the DWS-3160’s managed APs without having to worry about network connectivity, thus enabling a truly mobile workplace.



19-inch Standard Rack-Mount Width, 1U Height

Network Interfaces

20 10/100/1000Base-T

4 Combo 10/100/1000Base-T/SFP

Console Port

RJ45 RS-232

MAC Address Table


Maximum Power Consumption

37.7 W

Switching Capacity 

48 Gbps

Maximum Forwarding Rate

35.71 Million Packets per Second

Forwarding Method

Store and Forward

Packet Buffer Memory

Up to 256 static MAC entries

Enable/disable auto-learning of MAC addresses

Number of VLANs per Device


Static Routes


Jumbo Frames



561,829 hours


Below 30 °C (86 °F)< 46.3 dB

Over 30 °C (86 °F):< 33.0 dB

Heat Dissipation

128.6 BTU/hr


440 x 210 x 44 mm (17.32 x 8.27 x 1.73 inches)

Redundant Power Supply


Weight (without optional module)

2.55 kg (5.63 pounds)

Operating Temperature

0 to 50 °C (32 to °F)

Storage Temperature

-40 to 70 °C ( to 158 °F)

Operating Humidity

10% to 90% RH

Storage Humidity

5% to 90% RH

EMI Certifications

FCC Class A









Manages up to 48 Unified Access Points per switch, up to 192 APs per cluster

Switch Cluster for Single IP Management



SNMP v1, 2c, 3


Dual Image Support


Command Line Interface

AP Management

AP Auto-Discovery

Remote AP Reboot

AP Monitoring: List Managed AP, Rogue AP, Authentication Failed AP

Client Monitoring: List clients associated with each Managed AP

Ad-hoc Client Monitoring

AP Authentication Supporting Local Database and External RADIUS Server

Centralized RF/Security Policy Management

Automatic AP RF Channel Adjustment

Automatic AP Transmit Output Power Adjustment

Centralized Firmware Upgrade

Managed Unified Access Points





Fast Roaming

Intra-Switch/Inter-Switch Roaming

Intra-Subnet/Inter-Subnet Roaming

Access Control & Bandwidth Management

Up to 32 SSID per AP (16 SSID per frequency band)

AP Load Balancing based on the number of users or AP utilization

Flexible Mapping Schemes

L2 Features

IGMP Snooping

MLD Snooping

802.1D/w/s Spanning Tree

802.3ad Link Aggregation

802.1ab LLDP

Port Mirroring (One-to-One and Many-to-One)

Jumbo Frame Size: Up to 13 KB

L3 Features

IPv4/v6 Static Route

Routing Table Size: 512 Static Routes


ARP Proxy

LAN Security

RADIUS Authentication Management Access

TACACS+ Authentication for Management Access

SSH & SSL Support

MAC Filtering

802.1X Port-based Access Control & Guest VLAN

Denial of Service Protection

Dynamic ARP Inspection

Protected Port

Broadcast Storm Control

Access Control List


1213 MIB II

1493 Bridge MIB

1907 SNMP v2 MIB

1215 Trap Convention MIB

2233 Interface Group MIB

D-Link Private MIB


Power-Ethernet MIB

LAN Flow Control

802.3x Standard in Full-Duplex Mode

Back Pressure in Half-Duplex Mode

Head-of-Line Blocking Prevention

QoS (Quality of Service)

Voice VLAN

Wireless Multimedia (WMM)

802.1p Priority Queues

CoS-based QoS

Per-Flow Bandwidth Control

Per-Port Traffic Shaping

Minimum Bandwidth Guarantee


802.1Q VLAN Tagging


Subnet-based VLAN

MAC-based VLAN


Double VLAN

Voice VLAN

WLAN Security

WPA Personal/Enterprise

WPA2 Personal/Enterprise

64/128/152-bit WEP Data Encryption

MAC Authentication

Station Isolation

Wireless Station and AP Monitoring based on RF Channel, MAC Address, SSID, Time

Rogue AP and Client Detection & Mitigation

Captive Portal

Security Profile

802.1X Support

Guest VLAN

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