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Last updated: October

2006







Model Number

D
WS
-
3024


Description

24
-
Port
Layer2+ Gigabit
Wireless Switch

with 802.3af
PoE


Target Audience:




Organi
s
ations with large wireless LAN deployments



Mid sized and large offices



Enterprise environments



Schools and public areas


Value p
roposition

If you deploy the D
-
Link Wireless LAN Switching solution* in your
environment, you will be able to fully integrate and control the wireless
elements at the edge of the network, creating a unified
centrally managed
wired and wireless access syste
m.

This enables you to deploy a very cost effective, scalable and highly
available wireless network with high level of security to a minimum of time
and resources.


*consisting of DWS
-
3024 and “th
in” Access Points DWL
-
3500AP/
DWL
-
8500AP

Differentiators



One

of the first truly unified switch platform
s: combines a traditional
L2+ Gigabit

switch and a WLAN appliance at the same time


Product Highlights



Unified wired/wireless network management

with PoE on every port



A
uto
matic
adjustment
of
RF channels & output
power
on the APs



Gigabit Connectivity ready for
upcoming high
-
speed
wireless s
tandards



All the features of a Layer2+ managed switch



Fast roaming across physical APs and logical IP subnets, ideal for
VoWLAN deployments


Positioning Docume
nt

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2006



M
arketing Copy/web text

24
-
Port Lay
er2+ Gigabit

Wireless Switch

with 802.3af PoE

The D
-
Link DWS
-
3024 is a Gigabit Wireless Switch optimized for wireless network
deployments in business environments. With this device,
organizations

can install
high
-
performance, secure, manageable and scalabl
e unified wired/wireless LAN
switching. With

Power over Ethernet (PoE)
,
combo SFP

and redundant power supply
(RPS) support, this Gigabit wireless switch provides enterprises with easy upgrade
to next
-
generation 802.11n wireless LAN, simple deployment of wi
reless devices
regardless of p
hysical locations, and
centraliz
ed

management of secure wireless
mobility and policy enforcement.


Centralized

Wireless Network

The DWS
-
3024 Gigabit Wireless Switch

consolidate
s

the security, manage
s

the

bandwidth and maintain
s

the intelligence of the entire

wireless network.
Pro
files
including SSID, QoS settings and

encryption keys
are only configured once and
then

applied to the managed APs.
In addition
, virtual SSIDs can be linked to VLAN
s
,
providing wireless traffic segment
ation and
load balancing

can be achieved by
configuring thresholds on each radio.


Flexible

Deployment

The DWS
-
3024 o
ffers a complete set of management features, so it can be used
as
an edge switch that unifies both wired and wireless traffic.

The other
way to deploy the switch is at the
network
core
, in
an overlay wireless
network

where t
raffic
is
tunneled to
the
switch for centralized data forwarding
decisions
.


High Performance, Ea
sy Deployment

Designed for distributed deployments in the wiring closet,

the

wireless switch

can
support up to 48 wireless A
ccess

P
oints. A
ccess
P
oints

can
either
be directly

connected

to the wireless

switch ports, or indirectly through a LAN switch.
In
deployments with large numbers of APs, up to 4 switches can exist in a pee
r group,
to allow roaming between

up to 192

APs managed by different switches.
With

802.3af PoE int
egrated into every switch port, the
AP
s may be located away from
pow
er
sources. With Gigabit connectivity, the investment is future
-
proofed and the
network r
eady for upcoming next
-
generation

802.11n

wireless
devices.


Dynamic RF and Power Management

Managed APs can be configured to periodically leave their operational channel and
scan other channels within the frequency range,
allowing the
wireless switch
to
b
uild a complete
RF
map
and dynamically assign the operating channel on each AP.

In addition, the output power can be tuned to minimize interference.

Operating channels and output power are automatically adjusted on any new event
in the system such as an A
P being added or being removed. The switch can also be
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2006

programmed to automatically readjust channels and
power at regular intervals (eg

eve
ry 6 hours) or at set times (eg

2:00am each day).



Authenticatio
n & Security

The DWS
-
3024
provide
s

user
-
based servic
es

such as virtual private group (SSID)
membership,

encryption type, authentication, location tracking and

associated
network statistics.
A
ll deployed DWS
-
3024

share information about wireless clients
associated with the APs,
ensuring
roaming

users do not
need to re
-
authenticate
when hopping from one AP to the next.

In addition

to checking the identity of a
connecting user from the

switch’s local database, user authentication policies can

be forwarded

to an external RADIUS server for complete

verification.
This offloading
capability ensures that

the wireless switch will not overload when clients are

simultaneously connecting to the network.

APs themselves must authenticate with the wireless switch
: failure to do so results
in the AP being classified as “Rogu
e”.


Simpli
fied Configuration & Deployment

Through a centralized management platform, network

maintenance and
configuration become a more efficient

process. If any access point were to fail,
administrators

can instantly identify the location of the failed
AP and

immediately swap it out with another AP. The DWS
-
3024 automatically configure
s

the new

AP with the same
settings
as the previous unit.


Maximum Performance

In addition to performing enhanced Layer 2+ forwarding,

the DWS
-
3024

also
provides Layer 3/4
and

identity
-
tracking capabilities. Through centralized RF

policies, auto
-
selection of the least utilized channels

and AP load ba
lancing, the
switch
can

effectively manage the wireless bandwidth to optimize

WLAN

traffic. Fast
r
oaming
can take place, not on
ly
across different AP
s

but also across logical IP
subnets
,
ideal to ensure seamless connectivity in Voice over WLAN deployments.

The switch

also offer
s

resilient functions such as

redundant lo
ad
-
sharing Gigabit
links
, 802.1Q

VLAN traffic

segmentation, and

IGMP snooping vital to supporting IP

multicast streams.


Maximum Network Protection

Each client connecting to the wireless network goes

through a strict authentication
process to ensure

maximum security. Whether the client is an assigned user,

visiting gu
est, or just has department access, the DWS
-
3024

protect
s

the entire
network infrastructure

with its vast array of security protocols
, including
WPA/WPA2, 802.1X

user authentication, and

802.11i standard security.



Functions & Features

Centralized Managem
ent of Wireless Network



Tracks & Maintains User Authentication As Users Roam Throughout the
Network

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2006



Intelligently Designates Users to Virtual Groups Based on User’s
Authenticated Identity



Provides Scaled, Resilient, Integrated Management Infrastructure



Cen
trally Manages User Authentication/Security Policies



Provides Key Management for Each Security Protocol



Configures and Controls All Connected Access Points


Scalable Unified Wired / Wireless Network Architecture



24 10/10
0/1000Base
-
T Gigabit Ports



Switch fa
bric: 48Gbps



Up to 48 Wireless AP
in
Direct/Indirect

Connections



Mixed Wired/Wireless Connection

From Any Port



4 Combo SFP for Flexible Fiber

Connection



E
xpandable to 4 Peer Switches

with up to 192 managed APs


Simplified &
Resilient Network

Deployment



8
02.3af Power Over Ethernet Simplifies

AP Installation



Gigabit Connection Ready for Future

Wireless Speed Upgrade



Redundant Power Supply Support

Maximizes Network Uptime


Security Management



64/128/152
-
Bit WEP Data Encryption



WPA/WPA2 Personal



WPA/WPA2 Ente
rprise



MAC Address Filtering



Ro
g
u
e AP Classification & Detection


Bandwidth & Power Management



Auto
-
Adjusts RF Channels for AP



Provides Fast Intra
-
Switch Roaming



Advanced for Inter
-
Subnet Roaming



Auto
-
Adjusts Transmit Output Power

for AP


LAN Management



L2
+ Features: Spanning Tree, 802.3ad

Link Aggregation, Port Mirroring,

Jumbo Frames



VLAN
-
routing (
IPv4
)



QoS With 802.1p Priority Queues,

Granular Bandwidth Control



LAN Security With ACL, RADIUS,

TACACS+ Authentication, DoS

Prevention,
Broadcast Storm Control


Secure & Versatile Management



Web Access Using HTTP



Planning and Visualization web module (with blueprint upload feature)



Telnet Server/Client



SSH v2, SSL v3



SNMP v1, v2c, v3, RMON



SYSLOG, Dual Image


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2006






Short

description


The D
-
Link DWS
-
3024 is a Gig
abit Wireless Switch that provides
centralized

management of a wireless network infrastructure in business environments
*
.

It also includes full Layer2
+

management features for use in mixed
wired/wireless environments.

*

supports

currently

DWL
-
3500AP/8500AP

Access Points


Long

description


The D
-
Link DWS
-
3024 is a wireless switch that provides
centralized

management of a wireless network infrastructure in business environments
*
.
Every port features
Power over Ethernet

(PoE)

and
Gigabit connectivity
in
antici
pation of upcoming
high
-
speed wireless standards
.

All aspects of the
wireless LAN may be
centrally controlled,
including SSID
s
, VLAN

and
encryption keys.
In addition, the switch can adjust the output power on each
AP and perform dynamic channel allocation
and load balancing between APs.


Fast roaming is supported, not only between physical Access Points, but a
lso
between logical IP subnets.
The switch

also includes full Layer2
+

management features for use in mixed wired/wireless environments
.


*

supports

c
urrently

DWL
-
3500AP/8500AP Access Points



How does it fit in your network?


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2006


Overlay deployment


Edge Switch deployment


Other specifications

EAN

code:


0790069
288777


Di
mension
s

(product):


441

(L)
x 389

(W) x 44 (H) mm

(standard 1U size)

Weight
:




6

kg

Dimensions (with
box):


555 (L) x 530 (W) x 145

(H) mm

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2006

Weight:




7.74

kg


Hardware revision at launch:

A1

Firmware revision at launch:

1.00


Additional material available

-

D
atasheet



-

High res.

Image



-

Sales guide

-

Business Wireless Presentation


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-
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-
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-
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