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Product Line: Cisco MS220-8-HW
Product Type: Switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $503.00
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$0.00 - $503.00
Current price $503.00
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Product Description

The MS220-8-HW Cisco switch features 8 RJ-45 ports supporting 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet, along with 2 1GbE SFP uplink ports, designed for efficient network connections and expansion. It boasts a switching capacity of 20 Gbps, with an internal power supply, and supports a wide range of operating temperatures from 0 °C to 40 °C with humidity levels between 5% and 95% (Noncondensing). Advanced functionalities include DHCP Snooping, IGMP Snooping, Automatic Firmware Upgrades, and Voice VLAN Support, catering to diverse network requirements without PoE/PoE+ capabilities.

Key Feature for the MS220-8-HW

  • What is the number of RJ-45 ports available on this switch?
    The switch has 8 RJ-45 ports.
  • How many 1GbE SFP uplink ports does it include?
    It includes 2 1GbE SFP uplink ports.
  • Is the switch capable of Power over Ethernet (PoE/PoE+)?
    No, the switch does not support PoE/PoE+.
  • What is the switching capacity of the switch?
    The switching capacity is 20 Gbps.
  • Does the switch have an internal or external power supply?
    The power supply is internal.
  • Can the switch be mounted in a rack?
    Yes, it is designed for rack mounting.
  • What are the dimensions of the switch?
    The dimensions are 1.74 inches in height, 19.1 inches in width, and 10.11 inches in depth.
  • What is the weight of the switch?
    The switch weighs 5.97 lbs.
  • What is the idle and maximum power load of the switch?
    The idle power load is 5 W, and the maximum power load is 10 W.
  • What temperature and humidity ranges can the switch operate within?
    It operates between 0 °C and 40 °C, with humidity ranging from 5% to 95% (noncondensing).

Product Review

The Cisco MS220-8-HW offers a compact solution with 8 RJ-45 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet ports and 2 1GbE SFP uplink ports, catering to small-scale deployments or edge networking needs. Despite its size, the switch supports a considerable feature set including DHCP snooping, IGMP snooping, automatic firmware upgrades, and Voice VLAN, accommodating a variety of networking requirements. However, its lack of PoE/PoE+ capabilities limits its use in environments requiring power over Ethernet for devices such as IP cameras or wireless access points, necessitating alternative power solutions for such hardware.


The Cisco MS220-8-HW is a compact, yet powerful, network switch designed to facilitate efficient network connectivity and management for small to mid-sized business environments. This device is part of Cisco's Meraki series, known for its ease of deployment and management, making it an ideal solution for organizations looking to streamline their networking infrastructure. At the core of the MS220-8-HW are its eight RJ-45 ports, each capable of 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet connections, ensuring high-speed data transmission across the network. This is complemented by two 1GbE SFP uplink ports, providing additional connectivity options for network expansion or linking to higher-speed networks. Despite its compact size, this switch does not support Power over Ethernet (PoE/PoE+), focusing instead on delivering efficient wired connectivity. The device boasts a switching capacity of 20 Gbps, enabling it to handle significant data traffic, making it suitable for businesses with demanding data transfer needs. It comes equipped with an internal power supply and is designed for rack mounting, with dimensions that make it fit seamlessly into standard networking racks (Height: 1.74 in, Width: 19.1 in, Depth: 10.11 in, and Weight: 5.97 lbs). In terms of power efficiency, the MS220-8-HW operates with an idle power load of 5 W and can go up to a maximum power load of 10 W under full operation. This efficiency is crucial for organizations looking to minimize their energy consumption. The switch operates within a temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C and can function in environments with humidity levels ranging from 5% to 95% (noncondensing), ensuring reliability across various conditions.
  • RJ-45 Port Type: 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet, enabling high-speed network connections.
  • Switching Capacity: 20 Gbps, suitable for handling significant data traffic effectively.
  • Power Supply: Internal, with support for input AC voltage from 100 to 240 VAC, ensuring versatility in power sources.
The MS220-8-HW is designed for secure and efficient network management, featuring DHCP snooping, IGMP snooping, and automatic firmware upgrades. These features ensure that the network remains secure from unauthorized access and that the switch is always running the latest firmware, reducing vulnerabilities. The switch supports up to 4,094 VLANs, allowing for extensive network segmentation and management, and it can handle up to 8K MAC forwarding entries, enabling it to efficiently direct traffic within the network. Voice VLAN support is also included, highlighting the switch's capability to prioritize voice traffic, ensuring clear voice communications without lag or jitter. This makes the MS220-8-HW an excellent choice for organizations that rely on VoIP solutions. In summary, the Cisco MS220-8-HW is a compact, high-capacity switch designed for easy deployment and management, making it an excellent choice for small to mid-sized businesses. Its combination of high-speed Ethernet ports, significant switching capacity, and advanced management features ensure that it can meet the demands of modern network environments, providing a reliable, efficient networking solution.


Item Number Cisco MS220-8-HW
Manufacturer Cisco
Ethernet Ports Count 8
1GbE SFP Uplinks Quantity 2
Support for PoE/PoE+ No
Maximum Switching Rate 20 Gbps
Power Source Internal
Installation Option Rack
Unit Height 1.74 in.
Unit Width 19.1 in.
Unit Depth 10.11 in.
Device Weight 5.97 lbs
Power Consumption (Idle) 5 W
Power Consumption (Max) 10 W
Operational Temperature Range (Low) 0 °C
Operational Temperature Range (High) 40 °C
Humidity Tolerance (Min) 5% (Noncondensing)
Humidity Tolerance (Max) 95% (Noncondensing)
Type of RJ-45 Ports 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet
AC Voltage Requirement 100 to 240 VAC
Capability to Filter DHCP Yes
Virtual LANs Support 4,094
MAC Address Entries 8K
Firmware Updates Automatic
Management of IGMP Traffic Yes
Support for Voice VLAN Yes

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