Dell Networking 2800 Series LAN Smart Switches

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Connect up to 10 times the speed of your 10/100 network with Dell Networking 2800 Series smart GbE switches for simple, web-managed end-user connectivity.

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                                                                      Legend: S — Standard, OA — Option Available, N — Not Available
Port AttributesPowerConnect 2808PowerConnect 2816PowerConnect 2824PowerConnect 2848
10/100/1000Base-T auto-sensing Gigabit Ethernet switching ports8162448
SFP fiber combo ports provide support for 1000BASE-SX and 1000BASE-LX Gigabit transceiversNN24
Power reduction for short cables or inactive connectionsSSSS
Autonegotiation for speed, duplex mode and flow controlSSSS
Supports Virtual Cable Diagnostics by Marvell™ and fiber transceiver diagnostics to provide advanced troubleshooting capabilities for your cable infrastructureSSSS
Integrated LEDs for improved visual monitoring and analysisSSSS
Auto-MDI/MDIX mode and flow controlSSSS
PerformancePowerConnect 2808PowerConnect 2816PowerConnect 2824PowerConnect 2848
Switch fabric capacity:Up to 16 GbpsUp to 32 GbpsUp to 48 GbpsUp to 96 Gbps
Forwarding rate:11.9 Mpps23.7 Mpps35.6 Mpps71.4 Mpps
Up to 8,000 MAC AddressesSSSS
Packet buffer memory:2 Mb2 Mb2 Mb2 Mb
VLANPowerConnect 2808PowerConnect 2816PowerConnect 2824PowerConnect 2848
Supports up to 64 port-based VLANs. Honors all 4096 VLAN tagsSSSS
Quality of ServicePowerConnect 2808PowerConnect 2816PowerConnect 2824PowerConnect 2848
Delivers 4 priority queues per portSSSS
Honor 802.1p values and honor IP DSCP valuesSSSS
Supports strict priority and configurable weighted round robin (WRR) scheduling across queuesSSSS
Link AggregationPowerConnect 2808PowerConnect 2816PowerConnect 2824PowerConnect 2848
Industry-standard link aggregation adhering to IEEE 802.3ad standards (static support only, LACP not supported)SSSS
Supports 4 link aggregation groups and up to 4 ports per groupSSSS
ManagementPowerConnect 2808PowerConnect 2816PowerConnect 2824PowerConnect 2848
Local password and restricted IP addresses for secure access to the switchSSSS
Port mirroring provides the capability of mirroring 4 source ports to improve network traffic monitoring and troubleshootingSSSS
Internal DHCP ServerSSSS
DHCP client support allows for simplified IP address assignment when used with a DHCP serverSSSS
Switch software can be easily uploaded to the switch through the web-management interfaceSSSS
Configurations can be easily uploaded to and from the switch through the intuitive web-management interfaceSSSS
Port statistics available through industry-standard RMONSSSS
Switch is factory-configured as an unmanaged switch, but can be easily configured as a web-managed switch with the push of a buttonSSSS
Jumbo frame support for packets up to 9,000 bytesSSSS
Broadcast storm control to help eliminate network traffic stormsSSSS
Limited SNMP monitoring and CLI management — See User Guide for detailsSSSS
ChassisPowerConnect 2808PowerConnect 2816PowerConnect 2824PowerConnect 2848
Dimensions (H x W x D)43.2 x 265.5 x 161.7 mm
(1.7 x 10.453 x 6.4 in.)
43.2 x 265.5 x 161.7 mm
(1.7 x 10.453 x 6.4 in.)
42 x 330 x 230.5 mm
(1.65 x 13.0 x 9.1 in.)
43.2 x 440 x 225 mm
(1.7 x 17.3 x 10 in.)
Rack mount:1U, rack-mounting kit included1U, rack-mounting kit included1U, rack-mounting kit included1U, rack-mounting kit included
Unit weight:3 lb3.4 lb5.5 lb8.15 lb
Fans:Fanless DesignFanless Design1 (rear)3 (side)
Environmental Operating ConditionsPowerConnect 2808PowerConnect 2816PowerConnect 2824PowerConnect 2848
100% Lead-freeYesYesYesYes
Operating tempature: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 tempature:-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
PowerPowerConnect 2808PowerConnect 2816PowerConnect 2824PowerConnect 2848
Voltage1.0A @ 100V1.0A @ 100V1.0A @ 100V1.34A @ 100V
BTU/hr74 BTU/hr74 BTU/hr95.5 BTU/hr258.3 BTU/hr

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Standards Supported
IEEE 802.3ac — VLAN tagging
IEEE 802.3ad — Link aggregation with static LAG support
IEEE 802.1W — Rapid Spanning Tree (1)
IEEE 802.1D — Spanning Tree (1)
IEEE 802.1Q — Port-based VLANs
IEEE 802.1v — Protocol-based VLANs
IEEE 802.1p — Ethernet priority with user provisioning and mapping
IEEE 802.1X — Port authentication
IEEE 802.3x — Flow control
RFC 826 — ARP
RFC 854 — Telnet
RFC 855 — Telnet option
RFC 1155 — SMIv1
RFC 1157 — SNMP
RFC 1213 — MIB II — Updated by RFC’s 2011, 2012 and 2013
RFC 2579 — Textual conventions for SMI v2
RFC 2580 — Conformance statements for SMI v2
RFC 2819 — RMON
RFC 3164 — BSD Syslog Protocol
RFC 3416 — Management Information Base (MIB) for the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) (December 2002)
RFC 768 — UDP
RFC 783 — TFTP
RFC 791 — IP
RFC 792 — ICMP
RFC 793 — TCP
RFC 1533 — Including 1534, Interoperation between BOOTP and DHCP
DHCP server
RFC 2131 — Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
RFC 2132 — DHCP options and BOOTP vendor extensions
RFC 950 — Internet Standard Subnetting Procedure
RFC 1123 — Requirements for internet hosts
RFC 1042 — A standards for transmission of IP datagrams over IEEE 802 networks
RFC 1071 — Computing the internet checksum
IGMPv2 snooping
GMP snooping
Jumbo frames
IPv6 Classification APIs
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Use the PowerConnect 2800 SeriesTM right out of the box as an unmanaged switch or convert to a flexible web-managed network at the push of a button.
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PowerConnect 2808

Incredible value, flexible management capabilities and an energy-conscious design make this ideal for businesses, branch offices, schools and retail establishments with small networks. Fanless design is well-suited for quiet office environments.

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PowerConnect 2816

Incredible value, flexible management capabilities and an energy-conscious design make this ideal for small networks that require a higher port density than the PowerConnect 2808. Fanless design is well-suited for quiet office environments.

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PowerConnect 2824

Scalable from small workgroups to dense access solutions, the 2824 offers 24-port flexibility plus two combo small‑form‑factor pluggable (SFP) ports for connecting the switch to other networking equipment located beyond the 100 m distance limitations of copper cabling.

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PowerConnect 2848

Scalable from small workgroups to highly dense access solutions, the 2848 offers the highest port density in the PowerConnect 2800 family plus four combo small‑form‑factor pluggable (SFP) ports for connecting the switch to other networking equipment located beyond the 100 m distance limitations of copper cabling.

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