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by Cisco
Product Line: Cisco Catalyst Series
Product Type: Switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $235.00
Original price
$0.00 - $235.00
Current price $235.00
Title: Used

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Product Description

The WS-C3650-48FS-S is a standalone switch with optional stacking capability, featuring 48 10/100/1000 Ethernet PoE+ ports and 4x1G uplink ports. It is designed for high performance with a switching capacity of 176 Gbps and a stacking bandwidth of 160 Gbps, supported by a 1025 WAC power supply. This 1 RU device enhances network efficiency with a forwarding rate of 77.37 Mpps, 4 GB DRAM, and 2 GB flash memory, accommodating 32,000 MAC addresses, 24,000 IPv4 routes, and up to 1000 wireless clients per switch/stack.

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

  • What is the port type of this networking hardware?
    The port type is 10/100/1000 Ethernet PoE+.
  • How many uplink ports does the switch with part number 4x1G have?
    It has 4x1G uplink ports.
  • What is the power supply specification?
    The power supply is specified at 1025 WAC.
  • Can you stack the model with the 160 Gbps stacking bandwidth?
    Yes, it is stackable with optional stacking, offering a stacking bandwidth of 160 Gbps.
  • How many rack units does it occupy?
    It occupies 1 RU.
  • What is the MAC address capacity of the device with a switching capacity of 176 Gbps?
    It can handle up to 32,000 MAC addresses.
  • What is the maximum number of VLAN IDs supported?
    The device supports up to 4094 VLAN IDs.
  • How many routed ports per stack does this model support?
    It supports up to 208 routed ports per stack.
  • What is the wireless bandwidth capability of this switch?
    The wireless bandwidth per switch is up to 40 Gbps.
  • What is the forwarding rate for the model with a feature set of IP Base?
    The forwarding rate is 77.37 Mpps.

Product Review

The Cisco WS-C3650-48FS-S switch offers 48 10/100/1000 Ethernet PoE+ ports and four 1G uplink ports, supported by a 1025 WAC power supply, providing ample connectivity and power for demanding network environments. With a switching capacity of 176 Gbps and a stacking bandwidth of 160 Gbps, it ensures efficient data handling, yet it's limited by an IP Base feature set, which may not suffice for advanced routing needs. The inclusion of features like support for up to 1000 VLANs and 4094 VLAN IDs, along with a high forwarding rate of 77.37 Mpps, makes it a reliable choice for mid-sized networks, although the initial cost and potential licensing fees for feature upgrades could be considered drawbacks.


The Cisco WS-C3650-48FS-S is a standalone switch that can be optionally stacked, offering flexibility for network expansion and integration. This model is designed to cater to a wide range of networking needs with its 48 Ethernet PoE+ ports, making it an ideal solution for environments requiring power over Ethernet for devices such as IP phones, cameras, and access points. The switch features four 1G uplink ports, providing high-speed connectivity and making it suitable for businesses looking for efficient data transfer and high availability. With a power supply of 1025 WAC, it ensures that connected devices receive adequate power for optimal performance. Its compact form factor, occupying only 1 rack unit (RU), allows for efficient use of space in crowded server rooms and data centers. Key hardware specifications include: -
  • Switching capacity of 176 Gbps, ensuring smooth data transmission across the network without bottlenecks.
  • Stacking bandwidth of 160 Gbps, allowing for efficient integration of multiple switches into a single, manageable unit.
  • A forwarding rate of 77.37 Mpps, providing fast data processing and transmission capabilities.
The switch supports up to 32,000 MAC addresses, allowing for a large number of connected devices, and can manage up to 24,000 IPv4 routes, facilitating efficient network routing and management. With Flexible NetFlow (FNF) entries reaching 48,000, it offers comprehensive network visibility and monitoring, enabling optimized network operation. The device is equipped with 4 GB of DRAM and 2 GB of flash memory, providing sufficient memory for the operating system and network applications, ensuring reliable performance. It supports up to 4094 VLAN IDs, allowing for extensive network segmentation and enhanced security. The switch also supports up to 1000 switched virtual interfaces (SVIs), providing flexibility in managing virtual networks. Jumbo frames support up to 9198 bytes, facilitating efficient data handling for large data packets, which is particularly beneficial in specialized environments that handle large volumes of data. The routed ports per stack reach up to 208, offering extensive connectivity options for complex network structures. The switch can support up to 25 access points per switch or stack, and up to 1000 wireless clients, making it an excellent choice for networks with a significant wireless footprint. It also supports up to 64 WLANs per switch and delivers up to 40 Gbps wireless bandwidth per switch, ensuring high-performance wireless connectivity. With an MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) of 383,760 hours, the Cisco WS-C3650-48FS-S promises reliability and longevity, minimizing downtime and maintenance requirements. Weighing 17.20 lbs, it is relatively lightweight for its class, simplifying installation and maintenance processes. In summary, the Cisco WS-C3650-48FS-S combines performance, flexibility, and reliability, making it a suitable choice for a wide range of networking applications. Its comprehensive feature set ensures that it can meet the demands of modern networks, providing a scalable, secure, and efficient networking solution.


Part Number Cisco WS-C3650-48FS-S
Configuration Type Standalone, Stackable Option Available
Total Ports 48
Port Specification Gigabit Ethernet PoE+ (10/100/1000)
Uplink Interface 4x1 Gigabit
Power Output 1025 Watt AC
Enclosure Size 1 Rack Unit
Software Version IP Base License
Switching Throughput 176 Gigabits per second
Maximum Stacking Rate 160 Gbps
MAC Address Capacity 32K Entries
IPv4 Routing Entries 24K
Flexible NetFlow Entries 48K
System Memory 4GB DRAM
Storage Memory 2GB Flash
VLAN Support Up to 4094 IDs
Switch Virtual Interfaces Max 1000
Maximum Frame Size 9198 Bytes for Jumbo Frames
Routed Interfaces per Group 208
Maximum APs per Unit/Stack 25
Max Wireless Clients per Unit/Stack 1000
Supported WLANs per Switch 64
Max Wireless Throughput per Switch 40 Gbps
Packet Forwarding Rate 77.37 Million packets per second
Mean Time Between Failures 383,760 Hours
Device Weight 17.20 Pounds

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