Dell Networking 3500 100 Base-T Series Switches


Cost-effective 10/100Base-T

Deploy Dell Networking 3500 series switches for legacy, fully managed 10/100Base-T networking, ideal for small workgroups and remote branch offices.

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Legend: S — Standard, OA — Option Available, N — Not Available 

Port AttributesPowerConnect 3524PowerConnect 3524PPowerConnect 3548PowerConnect 3548P
10/100BASE-T auto-sensing Fast Ethernet switching ports24244848
Additional 2 Copper GbE ports PLUS 2 optional Fiber Gigabit via SFP transceiversSSSS
Integrated Copper GbE ports provide resilient stacking up to 8 units per stacking groupSSSS
Auto-negotiation for speed, duplex mode and flow controlSSSS
Port mirroringSSSS
Broadcast storm controlSSSS
PerformancePowerConnect 3524PowerConnect 3524PPowerConnect 3548PowerConnect 3548P
Switch Fabric Capacity:12.8 Gb/s12.8 Gb/s17.6 Gb/s17.6 Gb/s
Forwarding Rate:9.5 Mpps9.5 Mpps13.1 Mpps13.1 Mpps
Mac Addresses:Up to 8,000Up to 8,000Up to 8,000Up to 8,000
AvailabilityPowerConnect 3524PowerConnect 3524PPowerConnect 3548PowerConnect 3548P
Spanning Tree (IEEE 802.1D) and Rapid Spanning Tree (IEEE 802.1w) with Fast Link supportSSSS
Multiple Spanning Trees (IEEE 802.1s)SSSS
External redundant power supply with PowerConnect EPS-470 (sold separately)NoYesNoYes
External redundant power supply with PowerConnect RPS-600 (sold separately)YesNoYesNo
Virtual Cable Tester provided by Marvell™ for providing cable diagnosticsSSSS
Optical transceiver diagnosticsSSSS
VLANPowerConnect 3524PowerConnect 3524PPowerConnect 3548PowerConnect 3548P
VLAN support for tagging and port-based as per IEEE 802.1QSSSS
Up to 256 VLANs supportedSSSS
Dynamic VLAN with GVRP supportSSSS
Protocol VLANsSSSS
Private VLAN Edge SupportSSSS
Quality of ServicePowerConnect 3524PowerConnect 3524PPowerConnect 3548PowerConnect 3548P
Layer 2 Trusted Mode (IEEE 802.1p tagging)SSSS
Layer 3 Trusted Mode (DSCP)SSSS
4 Priority Queues per PortSSSS
MulticastPowerConnect 3524PowerConnect 3524PPowerConnect 3548PowerConnect 3548P
Static IP multicastSSSS
SecurityPowerConnect 3524PowerConnect 3524PPowerConnect 3548PowerConnect 3548P
IEEE 802.1x based edge authenticationSSSS
IP and MAC based Access Control Lists (ACLs)SSSS
Switch access password protection with advanced Password ManagementSSSS
User-definable settings for enabling or disabling Web, SSH, Telnet, SSL management accessSSSS
Port-based MAC Address alert and lock-downSSSS
IP Address filtering for management access via Telnet, HTTP, HTTPS/SSL, SSH and SNMPSSSS
RADIUS and TACACS+ remote authentication for switch management accessSSSS
SSLv3 and SSHv2 encryption for switch management trafficSSSS
Private VLAN Edge SupportSSSS
Other SwitchingPowerConnect 3524PowerConnect 3524PPowerConnect 3548PowerConnect 3548P
Link Aggregation with support for up to 8 aggregated links per switch and up to 8 member ports per aggregated link (IEEE 802.3ad)SSSS
LACP support (IEEE 802.3ad)SSSS
ManagementPowerConnect 3524PowerConnect 3524PPowerConnect 3548PowerConnect 3548P
Web-based management interfaceSSSS
Industry-standard CLI accessible via Telnet or local serial portSSSS
SNMPv1, SNMPv2c and SNMPv3 supportedSSSS
4 RMON groups supported (history, statistics, alarms and events)SSSS
TFTP transfers of firmware and configuration filesSSSS
Dual firmware images on-boardSSSS
Multiple Configuration file upload/download supportedSSSS
Statistics for error monitoring and performance optimization including port summary tablesSSSS
BootP/DHCP IP address management supportedSSSS
Syslog remote logging capabilitiesSSSS
Temperature sensors for environmental monitoringSSSS
Virtual Cable Tester by Marvell™ and fiber transceiver diagnostics for advanced troubleshootingSSSS
ChassisPowerConnect 3524PowerConnect 3524PPowerConnect 3548PowerConnect 3548P
Dimensions (W x D x H):440 x 257 x 43.2 mm
(17.3 x 10.12 x 1.7 in)
440 x 387 x 43.2 mm
(17.3 x 15.24 x 1.7 in)
440 x 257 x 43.2 mm
(17.3 x 10.12 x 1.7 in)
440 x 387 x 43.2 mm
(17.3 x 15.24 x 1.7 in)
Height:1U rack1U rack1U rack1U rack
Weight:11 lbs (5 kg)17.61 lbs (8 kg)11 lbs (5 kg)17.61 lbs (8 kg)
Environmental Operating ConditionsPowerConnect 3524PowerConnect 3524PPowerConnect 3548PowerConnect 3548P
Operating Temperature:0º C to 45º C (32º F to 113º F)0º C to 45º C (32º F to 113º F)0º C to 45º C (32º F to 113º F)0º C to 45º C (32º F to 113º F)
Storage Temperature:-20º C to 70º C (-4º F to 158º F)-20º C to 70º C (-4º F to 158º F)-20º C to 70º C (-4º F to 158º F)-20º C to 70º C (-4º F to 158º F)
Operating Relative Humidity:10% to 90% noncondensing10% to 90% noncondensing10% to 90% noncondensing10% to 90% noncondensing
Storage Relative Humidity:10% to 95% noncondensing10% to 95% noncondensing10% to 95% noncondensing10% to 95% noncondensing
Power Supply:100-240VAC, 50-60Hz voltage100-240VAC, 50-60Hz voltage100-240VAC, 50-60Hz voltage100-240VAC, 50-60Hz voltage

Regulatory Information:
Product Safety, EMC and Environmental Datasheets
Dell Regulatory Compliance Home Page
Dell and the Environment 

Standards Supported

IEEE 802.1D Spanning Tree, GARP and GVRP
IEEE 802.1p Traffic Prioritization
IEEE 802.1Q VLAN Trunking
IEEE 802.1w Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol
IEEE 802.1x Edge Authentication (RADIUS/user-based)
IEEE 802.2 LLC
IEEE 802.3 10 Mbps Ethernet
IEEE 802.3u 100Base-T Ethernet
IEEE 802.3z 1000 Mbps Ethernet
IEEE 802.3x Flow Control
IEEE 802.3ab 1000Base-T
IEEE 802.3ac Frame extension for VLAN tags
IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation Control Protocol
IEEE 802.1v VLAN Classification by Protocol & Port
IEEE 802.i 10Base-T

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MIB Support

LAG MIB: Support for 802.3ad functionality
Dell Enterprise MIB: Dell MIB needed for support of system specific attributes

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PowerConnect 3524

This switch offers 24 ports of legacy 10/100Base-T with robust security, resilient Ethernet stacking and enterprise-class management features for edge-of-network applications requiring speed, availability and management.

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PowerConnect 3524P

This Power over Ethernet switch offers 24 ports of legacy 10/100Base-T with robust security, resilient Ethernet stacking and enterprise-class management features for edge-of-network applications requiring speed, availability and management.

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PowerConnect 3548

This switch offers 48 ports of legacy 10/100Base-T with robust security, port density, resilient Ethernet stacking and enterprise-class management features for edge-of-network applications requiring speed, availability and management.

Dell PowerConnect 3500 Series — PowerConnect 3548 Switch

PowerConnect 3548P

This Power over Ethernet switch offers 48 ports of legacy 10/100Base-T with robust security, port density, resilient Ethernet stacking and enterprise-class management features for edge-of-network applications requiring speed, availability and management.

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