Networking – How to find the D-LINK switch’s IP Address


I have two D-LINK switches in my network, and I seem to have misplaced their IP addresses, so I can't remote on to them.

What can I do?

They both have DHCP disabled.

I've port scaned my network, and port 80 (i.e. the switchs' web interfaces) are not open on any IP that I can see :/

I have both devices' MAC addresses.

I have pinged my subnet's multicast (, and then done an

arp -a

but the MACs aren't listed.

I've tried setting a connected machine's IP to

as the switches' default IPs are apparently and repeated the above with no luck.


Does anyone know how to factory reset either of these switches

D-LINK DGS-1210-24 
D-LINK DGS-1210-48 


Edit: Both switches are online and fully functional, I just admin access them!


Best Answer

I think that should be D-LINK DGS-1210 series. (not D-LINK DSG-1210 ?)

If the DHCP-client on these switches are disabled you can't be sure on which IP they are. You could try the free Netscanner from Softperfect (my favorite for Windows) or use nmap -sP on Linux (where 192.168.0.x is your current network). If that does not work you could try the same on 10.90.90.x.

But maybe you would have better luck doing a factory reset on these devices.

In the manual (do you have one?) it states you can press the Reset button (on the front) for 5 seconds to go to the defaults.

Support site for these are here. There is also the option to download the manual.

After resetting the device it will be on

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