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Product Line: Cisco WS-C3650-48FS-E
Product Type: Switch
Original price $366.00 - Original price $2,672.00
Original price
$366.00 - $2,672.00
Current price $2,672.00
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Product Description

The WS-C3650-48FS-E is a standalone switch with optional stacking, equipped with 48 10/100/1000 Ethernet PoE+ ports and 4x1G uplink ports. It features a 1025 WAC power supply, supports up to 4094 VLAN IDs, and offers a 176 Gbps switching capacity with a 160 Gbps stacking bandwidth. Additionally, it provides 4 GB DRAM, 2 GB flash memory, and a 77.37 Mpps forwarding rate, housed in a 1 RU form factor.

Key Feature for the WS-C3650-48FS-E

  • What is the switching capacity of this device?
    The switching capacity is 176 Gbps.
  • How many uplink ports does the switch with part number 1025 WAC have?
    It has 4x1G uplink ports.
  • Can this switch support Power over Ethernet (PoE+)?
    Yes, it supports PoE+ on its 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports.
  • What is the maximum number of MAC addresses supported by part number 1025 WAC?
    The switch supports up to 32,000 MAC addresses.
  • Is the switch stackable, and if so, what is the stacking bandwidth?
    Yes, it is stackable with optional stacking, offering a stacking bandwidth of 160 Gbps.
  • What are the DRAM and Flash Memory capacities of the device with part number 1025 WAC?
    It comes with 4 GB of DRAM and 2 GB of Flash Memory.
  • What is the total number of VLAN IDs supported by the switch?
    The switch supports up to 4094 VLAN IDs.
  • How many routed ports per stack does the switch with part number 1025 WAC offer?
    It offers 208 routed ports per stack.
  • What is the MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) of the device?
    The MTBF is 383,760 hours.
  • What is the weight of the switch with part number 1025 WAC?
    The switch weighs 17.20 lbs.

Product Review

The Cisco WS-C3650-48FS-E offers a solid option for networks requiring high-density Ethernet connectivity with 48 PoE+ ports and a total switching capacity of 176 Gbps, ensuring efficient handling of data traffic. However, its reliance on 4x1G uplink ports may limit bandwidth for uplink-heavy applications, potentially creating a bottleneck in environments with high data throughput needs. Additionally, the switch’s comprehensive feature set, including support for up to 24,000 IPv4 routes and advanced wireless integration capabilities, makes it a versatile choice for complex network architectures, though its initial cost and power consumption could be a consideration for budget-sensitive deployments.


The Cisco WS-C3650-48FS-E is a versatile networking switch designed to support a wide range of applications from enterprise to high-demand data environments. This model is a standalone switch that has an optional stacking capability, providing flexibility in deployment according to the network requirements. It features 48 Ethernet ports that support Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) with speeds of 10/100/1000 Mbps, enabling the switch to power devices directly through the Ethernet cables and thereby reducing the need for additional power supplies. Additionally, the switch is equipped with four 1G uplink ports, enhancing its capability to connect to higher network layers with greater bandwidth. It operates on a 1025 WAC power supply and is designed to fit in a single rack unit (1 RU), optimizing space efficiency in data centers. The hardware specifications highlight its capacity for high-speed data processing and network management: - The switching capacity of the device is 176 Gbps, and it supports a stacking bandwidth of 160 Gbps. This ensures high-speed data transfer across the network and between stacked units. - It can handle up to 32,000 MAC addresses, providing ample capacity for a large number of connected devices. - The switch supports up to 24,000 IPv4 routes and 48,000 Flexible NetFlow (FNF) entries, allowing for efficient routing and network traffic analysis. - With 4 GB of DRAM and 2 GB of flash memory, the Cisco WS-C3650-48FS-E is well-equipped for current network demands and future updates.
  • It supports up to 4094 VLAN IDs and 1000 Switched Virtual Interfaces (SVIs), enabling complex network segmentation and efficient traffic management.
  • The switch is capable of processing jumbo frames up to 9198 bytes, facilitating the efficient transfer of large data packets across the network.
  • It allows for a significant number of wireless connections, supporting up to 25 access points per switch or stack and 1000 wireless clients, making it suitable for environments with high wireless device density.
The wireless bandwidth capacity of up to 40 Gbps per switch ensures that wireless networks can handle high traffic volumes without bottlenecks. The forwarding rate of 77.37 million packets per second (Mpps) ensures efficient data processing and minimal latency. With a Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) of 383,760 hours, the Cisco WS-C3650-48FS-E is a reliable choice for critical network infrastructure. Weighing 17.20 lbs, the switch is relatively lightweight for its capability, facilitating easy installation and maintenance. Its feature set, designated as IP Services, offers advanced Layer 3 features, including routing and network services, enhancing the switch's utility in complex network architectures. In summary, the Cisco WS-C3650-48FS-E is engineered for efficiency, reliability, and scalability. Its comprehensive feature set and flexible deployment options make it an ideal solution for organizations looking to upgrade their network infrastructure to support current and future demands.


Model Number Cisco WS-C3650-48FS-E
Configuration Type Solo Operation with Stacking Capability
Total Ports 48
Port Configuration Gigabit Ethernet PoE+ (10/100/1000)
Uplink Interface Four 1G Ports
Power Output 1025 Watt AC
Enclosure Size 1 Rack Unit
Software Edition IP Services
Switch Capacity 176 Gigabits per second
Stacking Throughput 160 Gigabits per second
MAC Address Capacity 32,000 Entries
IPv4 Route Entries 24,000
Flexible NetFlow Entries 48,000
System Memory 4 GB DRAM
Storage Memory 2 GB Flash
Virtual LANs Support Up to 4094 VLANs
Switched Virtual Interfaces Maximum 1000
Maximum Frame Size 9198 Bytes for Jumbo Frames
Routed Interfaces per Assembly 208
Maximum Access Points 25 per unit/stack
Maximum Wireless Clients 1000 per unit/stack
Wireless LANs Up to 64
Wireless Throughput Maximum 40 Gbps
Data Processing Rate 77.37 Million packets per second
Reliability 383,760 Hours MTBF
Unit Weight 17.20 pounds

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