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Product Line: Cisco Catalyst 2960-S Series Switches
Product Type: Switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $382.00
Original price
$0.00 - $382.00
Current price $382.00
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Product Description

The WS-C2960S-F48FPS-L Cisco switch features 48 10/100 Fast Ethernet ports and 4 SFP uplink interfaces, designed specifically for midsized campus and branch access networks. It is equipped with a LAN Base Cisco IOS software feature set, supports up to 740 W of PoE/PoE+ power, and utilizes FlexStack technology for enhanced network scalability. This model offers a forwarding bandwidth of 88 Gbps, a switching bandwidth of 176 Gbps, and supports up to 255 VLANs, with a maximum VLAN ID of 4000, catering to diverse networking demands.

Key Feature for the WS-C2960S-F48FPS-L

  • What is the number of Fast Ethernet ports available on this switch?
    There are 48 10/100 Fast Ethernet ports.
  • How many uplink interfaces does the part support?
    The switch supports 4 uplink interfaces.
  • What type of uplink interfaces are available?
    Uplink interfaces are of SFP type.
  • Which Cisco IOS Software Feature Set is included?
    The switch comes with the LAN Base feature set.
  • What is the available PoE power?
    The available PoE/PoE+ power is 740 W.
  • Does the switch support USB storage?
    Yes, a USB storage interface is available.
  • Is FlexStack technology supported?
    Yes, FlexStack technology is supported on this device.
  • What are the forwarding and switching bandwidths?
    The forwarding bandwidth is 88 Gbps, and the switching bandwidth is 176 Gbps.
  • What are the DRAM and Flash Memory sizes?
    The switch has 128 MB of DRAM and 64 MB of Flash Memory.
  • What is the maximum VLANs supported?
    The switch supports up to 255 maximum VLANs.

Product Review

The Cisco WS-C2960S-F48FPS-L switch offers 48 10/100 Fast Ethernet ports with PoE/PoE+ support and a total available PoE power of 740W, catering well to midsize campus and branch networks needing to power multiple devices. With four SFP uplink interfaces, it provides flexibility for fiber connectivity, although the 10/100 ports might be a limiting factor for environments requiring gigabit speed to desktops. The inclusion of FlexStack technology, a USB storage interface for easy file management, and a solid switching capacity of 176 Gbps, balanced against somewhat limited DRAM and Flash memory, positions this device as a functional choice for specific network scenarios requiring high-density PoE support but not high-speed internal connectivity.


The Cisco WS-C2960S-F48FPS-L is a networking switch designed to support the demands of midsize campus and branch access networks. This model features 48 10/100 Fast Ethernet ports and four SFP uplink interfaces, catering to a range of connectivity needs. It operates on the Cisco IOS LAN Base software feature set, providing a solid foundation for handling essential network applications and services. This switch is equipped with a Power over Ethernet (PoE) capability, supplying up to 740W of power. This feature simplifies the deployment of network devices such as IP phones and wireless access points by eliminating the need for separate power sources. Additionally, the Cisco WS-C2960S-F48FPS-L supports PoE+, further extending its capability to power more demanding network devices. FlexStack technology is another key feature, allowing for the stacking of multiple switches to operate as a single unit. This enhances the scalability and management efficiency of network infrastructures. The switch also includes a USB storage interface, enabling easy file transfers and firmware upgrades. In terms of performance, the Cisco WS-C2960S-F48FPS-L offers a forwarding bandwidth of 88 Gbps and a switching bandwidth of 176 Gbps, ensuring swift data processing and transfer rates. It is equipped with 128 MB of DRAM and 64 MB of flash memory, facilitating smooth operation and ample storage for the operating system and applications. The hardware supports a maximum of 255 VLANs, with up to 4000 VLAN IDs, allowing for flexible network segmentation and enhanced security. The maximum transmission unit (MTU) is 9198 bytes, with support for jumbo frames up to 9216 bytes, accommodating large data packets for efficient network performance. The switch can store up to 8000 unicast MAC addresses, enabling it to handle substantial network traffic. Physically, the Cisco WS-C2960S-F48FPS-L measures 1.75 inches in height, 17.5 inches in width, and 15.2 inches in depth, with a weight of 13 pounds. This compact size and weight make it suitable for rack-mounting in various environments. - Minimum operating temperature ranges from -5 °C to 45 °C at 3000m elevation, and it can be stored in temperatures ranging from -25 °C to 70 °C. - The switch's operating altitude extends up to 10,000 feet, ensuring reliable performance in varied environmental conditions. - It also supports jumbo frames of 9216 bytes, enhancing data transfer rates for large files. The specifications and features of the Cisco WS-C2960S-F48FPS-L make it a versatile and efficient solution for medium-sized network environments. Its combination of PoE/PoE+ support, high forwarding and switching bandwidth, and FlexStack technology provide a solid foundation for supporting a wide range of networking applications and devices.


Item Number Cisco WS-C2960S-F48FPS-L
Manufacturer Cisco
Fast Ethernet Ports Count 48
Number of Enhanced Uplink Ports 4
Enhanced Uplink Port Type SFP
Operating System Software LAN Base
Power Over Ethernet (PoE) Budget 740 W
External Storage Support Yes
Stacking Capability Yes
Data Rate for Forwarding 88 Gbps
Total Switching Capacity 176 Gbps
System Memory 128 MB
System Storage 64 MB
Maximum Supported VLANs 255
Available VLAN IDs 4000
Maximum Transmission Unit 9198 Bytes
Support for Jumbo Frames 9216 Bytes
MAC Address Table Size 8000
Device Height 1.75 in.
Device Width 17.5 in.
Device Depth 15.2 in.
Unit Weight 13 lbs
Lowest Operating Temp at 3000m -5 °C
Highest Operating Temp at 3000m 45 °C
Temperature Range for Storage -25 °C to 70 °C
Maximum Operating Altitude 10,000 ft
Recommended Application Midsized campus and branch networks

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