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Product Line: Cisco Catalyst 2960-C Series Compact Switches
Product Type: Switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $114.00
Original price
$0.00 - $114.00
Current price $114.00
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Product Description

The WS-C2960C-8TC-L Cisco switch features 8 FE ports and 2 dual-purpose uplinks, with a forwarding bandwidth of 10 Gbps and a forwarding rate of 4.2 Mpps. It operates on LAN Base software, supports up to 255 VLANs, and accommodates jumbo frames up to 9018 bytes, with a flash memory of 64 MB. Designed for resilience, its MTBF is 516,980 hours, and it meets various safety standards including UL 60950-1 and RoHS 6 environmental compliance, ensuring reliable operation in diverse environments.

Key Feature for the WSC2960C8TCL

  • What is the weight of the networking hardware?
    The weight is 2.8 lbs.
  • How many FE ports does this device support?
    It supports 8 FE ports.
  • What is the maximum operating temperature for this device?
    The maximum operating temperature is 45 °C.
  • Can you detail the forwarding bandwidth available?
    The forwarding bandwidth is 10 Gbps.
  • What safety standards does the device comply with?
    It complies with UL 60950-1, CAN/CSA 22.2 No. 60950-1, EN 60950-1, IEC 60950-1, CE Marking, GB 4943, IEC 60825.
  • What is the MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) for the device?
    The MTBF is 516,980 Hours.
  • Does the device support VLANs, and if so, how many?
    Yes, it supports up to 255 VLANs.
  • What type of services does the device offer?
    It offers voice, video, and Cisco Borderless Network services.
  • What is the maximum transmission unit (MTU) size this device can handle?
    The maximum transmission unit size is up to 9000 Bytes.
  • What are the device's dimensions (Height x Width x Depth)?
    The dimensions are 1.75 in. x 10.6 in. x 8.4 in.

Product Review

The Cisco WS-C2960C-8TC-L offers a compact form factor with 8 Fast Ethernet ports and 2 dual-purpose uplinks, supporting versatile connectivity options for small-scale networks. With a forwarding bandwidth of 10 Gbps and a forwarding rate of 4.2 Mpps, it efficiently handles network traffic, though it may not suffice for high-demand environments. Despite its operational efficiency and reliability, indicated by a high MTBF of 516,980 hours, the limitation of Fast Ethernet ports might restrict its application in networks requiring gigabit speeds.


The Cisco WS-C2960C-8TC-L is a compact, high-performance switch designed for medium-scale enterprise networks. This device integrates seamlessly into a variety of network deployments with its comprehensive feature set and advanced services support, including voice, video, and Cisco Borderless Network services. This product overview focuses on the hardware specifications that make the WS-C2960C-8TC-L a suitable choice for businesses seeking efficient, reliable network infrastructure. At the core of the WS-C2960C-8TC-L are 8 Fast Ethernet ports and 2 dual-purpose uplinks. These uplinks provide flexibility in connecting to gigabit or fiber optic networks, enhancing the switch's utility in various network topologies. The device operates on the LAN Base software, which supports a wide range of Layer 2 features necessary for enterprise networking. Dimensionally, the switch measures 1.75 inches in height, 10.6 inches in width, and 8.4 inches in depth, making it easily deployable in space-constrained environments. Despite its compact size, it weighs 2.8 lbs, indicative of its solid construction. The hardware's design is optimized for durability and a long service life, as evidenced by its mean time between failures (MTBF) of 516,980 hours. Performance-wise, the WS-C2960C-8TC-L boasts a forwarding bandwidth of 10 Gbps and a forwarding rate of 4.2 million packets per second (Mpps), ensuring swift data processing and transfer across the network. It is equipped with 64 MB of flash memory, facilitating smooth operation and firmware updates. The switch supports up to 255 VLANs, allowing for extensive network segmentation and enhanced security. Additionally, it can handle jumbo frames up to 9018 bytes and has a maximum transmission unit (MTU) of up to 9000 bytes, advantageous for optimizing network performance and efficiency in handling large data packets.
  • Operating temperature ranges from 5 °C to 45 °C, accommodating a variety of environmental conditions.
  • The device can operate up to an altitude of 3048 meters, and it can be stored up to an altitude of 4000 meters, ensuring reliable performance in varied geographical locations.
  • Compliance with multiple safety and environmental standards, including UL 60950-1, EN 60950-1, and RoHS 6, reflects the switch's adherence to quality and regulatory requirements.
The WS-C2960C-8TC-L operates efficiently across a wide range of humidity conditions, from 5% to 95% (non-condensing), both in operation and storage. This resilience against environmental variations ensures dependable network performance under diverse conditions. In summary, the Cisco WS-C2960C-8TC-L is engineered to meet the demands of modern enterprise networks, offering a blend of performance, flexibility, and reliability. Its hardware specifications cater to the needs of medium-scale deployments, where efficient data processing and network resilience are paramount. With its comprehensive support for advanced network services and adherence to safety and environmental standards, the WS-C2960C-8TC-L stands out as a compelling choice for businesses aiming to bolster their network infrastructure.


Component Identifier Cisco WS-C2960C-8TC-L
Fast Ethernet Ports Count 8
Dual-Use Uplinks Quantity 2
Operating System LAN Base
Unit Height 1.75 inches
Unit Width 10.6 inches
Unit Depth 8.4 inches
Product Weight 2.8 pounds
Mean Time Between Failures 516,980 hours
Switching Capacity 10 Gigabits per second
Internal Storage 64 Megabytes
Virtual LANs Support 255
Payload Size Maximum Up to 9000 bytes
Supported Jumbo Frame Size 9018 bytes
Packet Forwarding Rate 4.2 million packets per second
Lowest Operational Temperature 5 degrees Celsius
Highest Operational Temperature 45 degrees Celsius
Maximum Operating Elevation Up to 3048 meters
Maximum Storage Elevation Up to 4000 meters
Operational Humidity Range (Non-Condensing) 5% to 95%
Storage Humidity Range (Non-Condensing) 5% to 95%
Compliance and Safety UL 60950-1, CAN/CSA 22.2 No. 60950-1, EN 60950-1, IEC 60950-1, CE Marking, GB 4943, IEC 60825
Compliance with Environmental Standards RoHS 6
Supported Services Support for voice, video, and advanced network services

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