Gigabit L2+ Unified Managed Switches

DWS‑4026

  • Product Status: Phased Out
The DWS-4026 is D-Link’s next generation Unified Wired/Wireless Gigabit Switch with an array of advanced features and 802.11n support. With the ability to manage up to 64 unified wireless access points by itself and up to 256 unified wireless access points in a switch cluster, the DWS-4026 is a full-featured and cost-effective mobility solution for mid-to large enterprises and service providers.


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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-4026 is D-Link’s next generation Unified Wired/Wireless Gigabit Switch with an array of advanced features and 802.11n support. With the ability to manage up to 64 unified wireless access points by itself and up to 256 unified wireless access points in a switch cluster, the DWS-4026 is a full-featured and cost-effective mobility solution for mid-to large enterprises and service providers. Extremely versatile and flexible, the DWS-4026 can be deployed as a Wireless Controller in the core network or as a L2+ PoE Gigabit Switch at the edge depending on the requirement. By centralising WLAN configuration and management functions, DWS-4026 enables network administrators to have control, security, redundancy, and reliability needed to scale and manage their wireless networks easily and efficiently.

Adaptable Wireless

Most of the current Wireless LAN controllers’ architecture requires wireless traffic to return to the controller for centralised processing, causing unnecessary traffic delay. The DWS-4026 offers network administrators additional options: depending on the wireless application, wireless traffic can either be tunneled back to the switch for better security control, or locally forwarded at the Access Point for optimal performance.

Comprehensive Wired/Wireless Security

The DWS-4026 offers a state-of-the-art Wireless Intrusion Detection System (WIDS), which empowers network administrators to detect rogue Access Points and rogue clients as well as anticipate wireless threats, preventing them from causing damage to the network. With WIDS, administrators can activate various threat detections and use RF scans to sweep the entire wireless network for any possible security breach in advance. Other wireless security features include WPA/WPA2 Enterprise, 802.11i, Captive Portal and MAC Authentication.

Seamless Mobility

Wireless clients can enjoy seamless and uninterrupted roaming from AP to AP managed by a DWS-4026 even if they are not in the same subnet. Because the DWS-4026 employs various mechanisms such as pre-authentication and key-caching, wireless users can freely “roam” the entire network without needing to re-authenticate. The additional Fast Roaming feature results in disruption-free, reliable wireless connectivity crucial for mobile applications such as Wi-Fi IP Phones and wireless PDAs. Furthermore, the DWS-4026 supports advanced “AP-AP Tunneling”, which is used to support L3 roaming for wireless clients without forwarding any data traffic to the Unified Switch. This can help to significantly reduce network traffic and save bandwidth.

Voice-Optimised Quality of Service (QoS)

The DWS-4026 is specifically designed and optimised for Voice over Wireless traffic with features such as Auto-VoIP and Voice VLAN. The Auto-VoIP feature explicitly matches VoIP streams and provides them with a better class-of-service than ordinary traffic.

Network Resiliency  

The DWS-4026 offers a “self-healing” network capability to increase the resiliency of the entire wireless network. To make up for a sudden RF signal vacuum created by any “dead” AP (AP with DC power failure, for example), the DWS-4026 automatically increases the transmit output power of the neighboring APs to expand the RF coverage, thereby “healing” the network. Also, to ensure continuous connection for current clients, the DWS-4026 performs load balancing across access points when network traffic reaches a certain threshold by forcing additional clients to associate with other access points.

Maximised Flexibility

In addition to all its wireless capabilities, the DWS-4026 also excels as an advanced L2+ PoE Switch. Complete with dynamic routing using RIPv1/v2, ACL security, multi-layer QoS, comprehensive VLAN support, IGMP/MLD Snooping as well as dual 10-Gigabit uplink support, the DWS-4026 truly enables network administrators to integrate their enterprise class wireless network with their wired infrastructure. Businesses contemplating upgrading their current wired or wireless network can deploy the DWS-4026 to take advantage of its dual-role flexibility.

Simplified Management

Multiple DWS-4026s can form a Switch Cluster, which enables network administrators to manage and configure all switches from one single “Cluster Master.” In addition, the Switch Cluster also manages information of all the Access Points as well as their associated clients. This helps to significantly simplify management and reduce maintenance efforts as the network scales up.

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Management platform
Hardware
Access point management - number supported per unit (default/upgradeable)
64 APs
Supported access points
DWL-2600AP

DWL-3600AP

DWL-6600AP

DWL-6610AP

DWL-8600AP

DWL-8610AP
Number of ports
16 to 28 ports
Layer
Layer 2+
Main type of ports
1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet
Type of uplink ports
Combo 1000BASE-T/SFP

Open slot
Switching capacity
88 Gbps
PoE options
802.3af
Number of PoE ports
24
PoE power budget
See datasheet
Maximum number of device clustering per group
8
Access point management - number supported per cluster (default/upgradeable)
256
AP auto discovery and monitoring
Supported
AP authentication by local database and external RADIUS
Supported
Auto channel and power management
Supported
Centralised AP firmware upgrade
Supported
Fast roaming
L2

L3
Client location tracking support
Supported
WPA/WPA2-personal/enterpise
Supported
TKIP/AES encryption
Supported
Rogue AP/Client detection and mitigation
Supported
WIDS
Supported
MAC address
8K
Spanning Tree Protocol
802.1D STP

802.1s MSTP

802.1w RSTP
Link aggregation
802.3ad
VLAN group (max static)
4K
VLAN type
GVRP

MAC-based

Port-based

Protocol-based
Advanced VLAN
Double VLAN (Q-in-Q)

Voice VLAN
Routing table size
128
Static route for IPv4/IPv6
IPv4 - 128
RIP v1/v2
Supported
Number of QoS queues per port
8
CoS based on contents
Supported
Bandwidth control
64 Kbps minimum granularity
WMM
Supported
ACL type
Ingress
ACL based on packet contents
Supported
Encryption protocol supported
SSH

SSL (v1/v2/v3)
802.1X access control
Supported
RADIUS/TACACS+ authentication
Supported
Captive portal
Supported
SNMP (v1/v2c/v3)
Supported
RMON v1/v2
Supported
sFlow
Supported
LLDP
Supported
LLDP-MED
Supported

FAQ

  • How to Find the IP Address via Console - DWS-4026 Read Answer
  • DWS 4026 How to Upgrade Firmware XMODEM Read Answer
  • How to Access Web UI when Managed Mode - DWC and DWS- Series Read Answer
  • What is the default IP address of my D Link Managed Switch ? Read Answer
This product was phased out on: 26.8.2016.
This product's last date of support is on: 25.8.2021.
Version Date Type File Size
Datasheet (English) - PDF 0.29mb Download
Version Description Date Type File Size
DWS-4026 user manual

DWS-4026 user manual

- PDF 32.60mb Download
DWS-4026 CLI Manual DWS-4026 CLI Manual - PDF 5.67mb Download
Version Description Date
4.3.0.3b028

Release notes included

21.3.2016. Download
DWS-4026 firmware 4.3.0.3b007 DWS-4026 firmware 2.6.2014. Download
DWS-4026 firmware 4.2.0.2 DWS-4026 firmware - Download
Version Description Date
DWS-4026 MIB 4.1.0.8 DWS-4026 MIB - Download
Version Description Date
CE Declaration vers A1 - (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese) CE Declaration vers A1 - (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese) 10.9.2012. Download
CE Declaration vers A1 - (English, French) CE Declaration vers A1 - (English, French) 28.12.2009. Download