The DGS-1008P PoE Gigabit Desktop switch provides a cost-effective way for SOHO and SMB to benefit from the Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology by allowing users to power up devices such as wireless access points, network cameras or IP phones directly from the network cables. The DGS-1008P is equipped with Gigabit ports for faster speeds, and integrates D-Link's Green Ethernet technology to save power when the switch is not in use. Its fanless design makes it completely silent so it is ideal for offices, libraries or meeting rooms.
The first four ports of the DGS-1008P support the IEEE 802.3af PoE standard. Each of these four ports can supply up to 15.4 Watts, making it a very convenient solution for applications that are far away from power outlets, or when it is necessary to minimize the clutter of extra power supplies. The switch will automatically detect the power that a connected PoE device requires so no configuration is needed. A failsafe mechanism will cut off the power in case of an unexpected PoE overload, protecting both the switch and the connected device.
Every time the DGS-1008P is powered up, it runs a micro diagnostics routine to check the integrity of the connected Ethernet cables. If a failure is detected, the switch will flag it by means of its front panel LEDs, making it easy for the user to troubleshoot wiring problems.
Despite being an unmanaged, Plug and Play switch, the DGS-1008P is able to classify network traffic by assessing the existing 802.1p and DSCP fields in the Ethernet frames and IP packets respectively, and forward them out of its ports depending on their priority. This allows for a smooth integration of video, voice and data traffic without delays or loss of quality.
The DGS-1008P is part of D-Link Green, D-Link's eco-friendly technology, providing energy savings, reduced power consumption, and a longer product lifespan without sacrificing operational performance or functionality. This switch implements the Green Ethernet technology, which can save a substantial amount of energy by detecting the connected cable lengths, adjusting the power accordingly; and the port status, putting them in low-power, stand-by mode when no network traffic is detected. Thanks to these power reductions, D-Link has been able to remove the fans in the DGS-1008P's design, making it completely silent and dramatically increasing its lifespan.
- 8-port desktop switch with 4 Power over Ethernet (PoE) ports
The DES-1008P 8-port switch can convey power to up to four network devices via the usual network cables using Power over Ethernet technology. This provides a cost-effective entry-level solution for users wishing to make the most of their network. The DES-1008P enables users to easily connect and supply power to devices such as wireless Access Points (AP), IP cameras and IP phones via the common network cables.
- IEEE 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE)
Four out of the eight ports on the DES-1008P support the IEEE 802.3af standard for Power over Ethernet (PoE). Each of these ports can supply up to 15.4W, up to a total PoE budget of 56W, allowing users to attach IEEE 802.3af-compliant devices without requiring an additional power source. Networking devices receiving power in this way do not need to be placed within close proximity of a power outlet, allowing greater flexibility for their placement. Compliance with IEEE 802.3af also means that when a compliant device is attached, the switch automatically adjusts the power supplied to that device.
- Superior performance
The switch is completely unmanaged, so no configuration is required and installation is quick and easy. Support for auto-MDI/MDI-X on all ports eliminates the need for crossover cables for connection to another switch or hub. Auto-negotiation on each port senses the link speed of a network device and intelligently adjusts for compatibility and optimal performance. The DES-1008P also features diagnostic LEDs that display status and activity, allowing you to quickly detect and correct problems on the network. With wire-speed filtering and store-and-forward switching, the DES-1008P also maximizes network performance while minimizing the transmission of bad network packets. Combining the convenience of PoE, superior performance, and ease of use, the D-Link DES-1008P is the ideal choice for adding PoE devices to either a home or a small business network.
Switch - 8 ports - unmanaged
4 x 10/100/1000 (PoE) + 4 x 10/100/1000
Power Over Ethernet (PoE)
MAC Address Table Size
Flow control, full duplex capability, auto-negotiation, auto-uplink (auto MDI/MDI-X), packet filtering, store and forward, Quality of Service (QoS), Jumbo Frames support, Green Ethernet, Cable Diagnostics Function
IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.1p, IEEE 802.3af, IEEE 802.3x
Port transmission speed, power, link/activity
Expansion / Connectivity
4 x 1000Base-T RJ-45 ¦ 4 x 1000Base-T RJ-45 PoE
External power adapter
FCC Class B certified, VCCI Class B ITE, cUL, ICES-003 Class B, C-Tick Class B, RoHS
Dimensions & Weight
Min Operating Temperature
Max Operating Temperature
Humidity Range Operating
0 - 95% (non-condensing)
Min Storage Temperature
Max Storage Temperature
Humidity Range Storage
0 - 95% (non-condensing)