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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.

Dell Networking 3500 series - Manage your network
Manage your network
Apply legacy management capabilities to well-established 10/100Base-T technology for small-environment networking.
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Deploy with confidence
Protect your managed 10/100Base-T network with powerful security features and support of open industry standards.
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Network management made easy
With a redesigned interface, new capabilities and support for the Dell family of network switches, OpenManage™ Network Manager can help make it easier than ever to manage your Dell network infrastructure.
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Dell Networking 3500 series - Build the right-sized managed 10/100Base-T network
Protect your hardware investment 
Dell Networking switches not only provide the quality, reliability and capability you expect from Dell, but also the peace of mind that guarantees Basic Hardware for life with a Lifetime Limited Warranty*.
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Dell Networking 3500 series - Global services and support
Global services and support
Dell Services can help reduce IT complexity, lower costs and eliminate inefficiencies by making IT and business solutions work harder for you. The Dell Services team delivers distinctive capabilities, including full data migration solutions to facilitate consolidation from multiple file systems. Dell takes a holistic view of your needs and designs solutions for your environment and business objectives, and uses established delivery methods, local talent and in-depth domain knowledge to help lower your total cost of ownership.

 Dell Networking 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. 
 Dell Networking 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.


Network assessments offer a holistic view of your multivendor environment and a reference point for how your infrastructure is performing. Our experts can pinpoint and expose issues in your network using specialized software and diagnostic tools. These unbiased and insightful analytics are aggregated into comprehensive reports that can include recommendations on how to improve performance, optimize devices and remediate problems.
Network Topology Assessment

Is your network complex and coiled? Dell can perform a detailed audit and inventory of all multivendor devices in the network to provide visibility and identify configuration issues.

Network Optimization Assessment

Many networks are a multivendor patchwork of devices not running at their optimal state. We can analyze devices from all leading vendors and make recommendations to optimize the entire multivendor design, fine-tune devices and maximize performance of the holistic environment.

Application Performance Assessment

When business applications and databases begin to show signs of latency or completely shut down, we can conduct a comprehensive analysis to uncover performance issues, isolate problems and accelerate troubleshooting of the enterprise infrastructure and software applications.

VoIP Assessment

Moving to a Voice-over-IP (VoIP) solution requires the right network infrastructure to support real-time voice protocols. Simulated load testing, analysis and review can identify the next steps to building a VoIP platform or fixing issues of an existing one.

Network Security Assessment

Safeguard your network from constant attack. Let our experts examine and uncover potential vulnerabilities and provide a comprehensive security design assessment.

Wireless Site Survey

Great wireless connectivity starts with a detailed site survey. Dell can analyze existing infrastructure, identify RF interference and recommend the best design and optimal placement of new devices.


The Dell standardized deployment service guarantees that setup and optimization are done correctly so that you can launch faster and focus on daily business.
ProDeploy Plus ProDeploy Plus

Expert planning and execution seamlessly weaves Dell’s open systems architecture with existing network infrastructure from Cisco, HP, Juniper and others. Choose ProDeploy Plus, the most complete deployment offer on the market for complex environments.

Setting up network protocols, and policies can be tricky. Dell certified network engineers can configure and optimize your new hardware remotely or on-site and get new technology up and running fast .
Basic Deployment 
Basic Deployment

Mounting and cabling of wired and wireless devices can be tedious and time-consuming. Get worry-free hardware installations with experienced Dell technicians who do deployments every day .

Support and Education

Dell offers a variety of on-site and remote support options that can be added at time of purchase. Dell ProSupport ensures problems are diagnosed and resolved by experts.
On-site and Remote Assistance On-site and Remote Assistance

Get immediate access to Dell ProSupport professionals who can help you troubleshoot and diagnose issues that may arise in your network.
Managed Services Managed Services

Free yourself to focus on the business and allow Dell to manage your network with dedicated professional support.
Education Services Education Services

Learn practical knowledge and operational techniques.


Dell network consulting provides on-site or remote access to highly skilled professionals who provide project assistance and guidance across a variety of technologies for a specific project or timeframe.
Networking Workshop  Networking Workshop

Get professional insight with a half-day collaborative whiteboard session to discuss potential improvements.

Time-Based Consulting Time-Based Consulting

For those times when you need a little extra technical guidance, certified experts are available to discuss system design or help resolve complex issues that can be billed by the day, week or by the phone call. Time-based consulting is as flexible as you are.

Available Remote Consulting Services

  • Access Distribution Networking
  • Virtualization
  • Gateway and Security
  • Microsoft Exchange
  • Wireless Networking
  • Systems Management
  • Core Layer/MPLS Networking
  • Data Protection and Recovery
  • Storage Area Networking (SAN)
  • Storage Technologies
Legend: S — Standard, OA — Option Available, N — Not Available
Port AttributesDell Networking
Dell Networking 3548
10/100BASE-T auto-sensing Fast Ethernet switching ports2448
Additional 2 Copper GbE ports PLUS 2 optional Fiber Gigabit via SFP transceiversSS
Integrated Copper GbE ports provide resilient stacking up to 8 units per stacking groupSS
Auto-negotiation for speed, duplex mode and flow controlSS
Port mirroringSS
Broadcast storm controlSS
PerformanceDell Networking 3524Dell Networking 3548
Switch Fabric Capacity:12.8 Gb/s17.6 Gb/s
Forwarding Rate:9.5 Mpps13.1 Mpps
Mac Addresses:Up to 8,000Up to 8,000
AvailabilityDell Networking 3524Dell Networking 3548
Spanning Tree (IEEE 802.1D) and Rapid Spanning Tree (IEEE 802.1w) with Fast Link supportSS
Multiple Spanning Trees (IEEE 802.1s)SS
External redundant power supply with Dell Networking EPS-470 (sold separately)NoNo
External redundant power supply with Dell Networking RPS-600 (sold separately)YesYes
Virtual Cable Tester provided by Marvell™ for providing cable diagnosticsSS
Optical transceiver diagnosticsSS
VLANDell Networking 3524Dell Networking 3548
VLAN support for tagging and port-based as per IEEE 802.1QSS
Up to 256 VLANs supportedSS
Dynamic VLAN with GVRP supportSS
Protocol VLANsSS
Private VLAN Edge SupportSS
Quality of ServiceDell Networking 3524Dell Networking 3548
Layer 2 Trusted Mode (IEEE 802.1p tagging)SS
Layer 3 Trusted Mode (DSCP)SS
4 Priority Queues per PortSS
MulticastDell Networking 3524Dell Networking 3548
Static IP multicastSS
IGMP SnoopingSS
SecurityDell Networking 3524Dell Networking 3548
IEEE 802.1x based edge authenticationSS
IP and MAC based Access Control Lists (ACLs)SS
Switch access password protection with advanced Password ManagementSS
User-definable settings for enabling or disabling Web, SSH, Telnet, SSL management accessSS
Port-based MAC Address alert and lock-downSS
IP Address filtering for management access via Telnet, HTTP, HTTPS/SSL, SSH and SNMPSS
RADIUS and TACACS+ remote authentication for switch management accessSS
SSLv3 and SSHv2 encryption for switch management trafficSS
Private VLAN Edge SupportSS
DHCP SnoopingSS
Other SwitchingDell Networking 3524Dell Networking 3548
Link Aggregation with support for up to 8 aggregated links per switch and up to 8 member ports per aggregated link (IEEE 802.3ad)SS
LACP support (IEEE 802.3ad)SS
ManagementDell Networking 3524Dell Networking 3548
Web-based management interfaceSS
Industry-standard CLI accessible via Telnet or local serial portSS
SNMPv1, SNMPv2c and SNMPv3 supportedSS
4 RMON groups supported (history, statistics, alarms and events)SS
TFTP transfers of firmware and configuration filesSS
Dual firmware images on-boardSS
Multiple Configuration file upload/download supportedSS
Statistics for error monitoring and performance optimization including port summary tablesSS
BootP/DHCP IP address management supportedSS
Syslog remote logging capabilitiesSS
Temperature sensors for environmental monitoringSS
Virtual Cable Tester by Marvell™ and fiber transceiver diagnostics for advanced troubleshootingSS
ChassisDell Networking
Dell Networking
Dimensions (W x D x H):440 x 257 x 43.2 mm
(17.3 x 10.12 x 1.7 in)
440 x 257 x 43.2 mm
(17.3 x 10.12 x 1.7 in)
Height:1U rack1U rack
Weight:11 lbs (5 kg)11 lbs (5 kg)
Environmental Operating ConditionsDell Networking
Dell Networking
Operating Temperature: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)
Operating Relative Humidity:10% to 90% noncondensing10% to 90% noncondensing
Storage Relative Humidity:10% to 95% noncondensing10% to 95% noncondensing
Power Supply:100-240VAC, 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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