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Product Line: Cisco Catalyst 2960-L Series Switches
Product Type: Switch
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Product Description

The WS-C2960L-16PS-LL Cisco switch features 16 10/100/1000 PoE+ Ethernet ports and 2 x 1G SFP uplinks, designed to support a diverse range of high-speed networking functions. It offers a total Power over Ethernet (PoE) power of 120W, and operates silently with a fanless design, making it suitable for any office environment. This switch is built for efficient network management with a forwarding bandwidth of 18 Gbps and a switching bandwidth of 36 Gbps, supported by an ARMv7 800 MHz CPU, 512 MB DRAM, and 256 MB flash memory, ensuring high-performance and reliable connectivity.

Key Feature for the WSC2960L16PSLL

  • What is the total number of Ethernet ports on this switch?
    There are 16 10/100/1000 PoE+ Ethernet ports available.
  • How does the part support network expansion?
    It includes 2 x 1G SFP uplinks for network expansion.
  • Is the switch equipped with Power over Ethernet (PoE) capabilities?
    Yes, it supports PoE+ with an available power budget of 120 W.
  • What are the physical dimensions of the part?
    The dimensions are 1.73 x 9.45 x 10.56 inches (H x W x D).
  • Does the switch operate silently?
    Yes, it is designed to be fanless for silent operation.
  • Can you detail the processing power of this device?
    It is powered by an ARMv7 processor running at 800 MHz, with 512 MB DRAM and 256 MB flash memory.
  • What is the forwarding bandwidth?
    The switch offers a forwarding bandwidth of 18 Gbps.
  • How many Unicast MAC addresses can the switch support?
    It can support up to 16,000 Unicast MAC addresses.
  • What is the maximum size for Ethernet frames that the switch can handle?
    The switch supports jumbo Ethernet frames up to 10,240 bytes.
  • How many active VLANs can be configured on this switch?
    It allows for up to 256 active VLANs to be configured.

Product Review

The Cisco WS-C2960L-16PS-LL switch offers 16 Gigabit Ethernet PoE+ ports with a total PoE power budget of 120W, catering to environments requiring power and data over a single network cable. With two 1G SFP uplink ports, it supports moderate uplink bandwidth needs but may limit scalability in high-demand scenarios. Its fanless design ensures silent operation, making it suitable for noise-sensitive areas, though the fixed configuration and hardware specifications, including an ARMv7 800 MHz CPU and 512 MB DRAM, may not meet the requirements of more advanced network applications or future expansions.


The Cisco WS-C2960L-16PS-LL is a network switch designed to meet the requirements of modern small to mid-sized business networks. This switch provides 16 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports with PoE+ capability, allowing for the direct power supply to connected devices such as IP phones and wireless access points, eliminating the need for separate power sources. The total available PoE power is 120W, supporting multiple powered devices efficiently. In addition to Ethernet ports, this model includes 2 x 1G SFP uplinks for fiber connectivity, enabling high-speed backbone connections or link aggregation for increased bandwidth and redundancy. The switch operates quietly without fans, making it ideal for office environments where noise reduction is beneficial. Its compact size, 1.73 x 9.45 x 10.56 inches, and weight of 4.65 lbs allow for easy installation in space-constrained areas. At the core of the WS-C2960L-16PS-LL is an ARMv7 CPU with an 800 MHz clock speed, accompanied by 512 MB of DRAM and 256 MB of flash memory, supporting the switch's operations and software functionalities. The forwarding bandwidth is rated at 18 Gbps, with a switching bandwidth double that, at 36 Gbps, ensuring smooth data flow across the network. This switch can store up to 16,000 unicast MAC addresses, supporting large-scale deployments without compromising performance. Routing capabilities include support for 512 IPv4 unicast direct routes and 256 indirect routes, alongside 414 IPv6 unicast direct routes and 128 indirect routes, facilitating efficient network traffic management. The device also supports 1024 IPv4 multicast routes and IGMP groups, enhancing multimedia transmission across the network. Security features include 384 IPv4/MAC security Access Control Entries (ACEs) and 256 IPv6 security ACEs, providing robust network access control and protecting against unauthorized access. The switch supports up to 256 active VLANs from a pool of 4094 VLAN IDs, allowing for extensive network segmentation and improved security. Other notable specifications include: - Maximum of 64 Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) instances, ensuring network resilience and loop prevention. - Capability for up to 4 Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN) sessions, aiding in network troubleshooting and monitoring. - Support for jumbo Ethernet frames up to 10,240 bytes, beneficial for reducing overhead in large data transfers. HTML Bullet Points:
  • Fanless design for silent operation, suitable for office environments.
  • High forwarding and switching bandwidths (18 Gbps and 36 Gbps, respectively) for efficient data handling.
  • Extensive routing, security, and VLAN features to support complex network architectures.
The Cisco WS-C2960L-16PS-LL switch stands out for its mix of performance, security, and energy-efficient PoE support, tailored for businesses seeking reliable network infrastructure with future-proofing capabilities.


Part Number WS-C2960L-16PS-LL
Manufacturer Cisco
Ethernet Ports Quantity 16 10/100/1000 Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+)
Uplink Interfaces 2 x 1G Small Form-factor Pluggable (SFP)
Power over Ethernet (PoE) Budget 120 Watts
Cooling Method Passive Cooling
Dimensions (Height x Width x Depth) 1.73 x 9.45 x 10.56 inches
Mass 4.65 pounds
Processor Type ARMv7 800 MHz
Random Access Memory (RAM) 512 Megabytes
Internal Storage 256 Megabytes
Rate of Data Processing 18 Gigabits per second
Total Switching Capacity 36 Gigabits per second
MAC Address Table Size 16,000 Entries
Direct IPv4 Routes (Unicast) 512 Entries
Indirect IPv4 Routes (Unicast) 256 Entries
Direct IPv6 Routes (Unicast) 414 Entries
Indirect IPv6 Routes (Unicast) 128 Entries
IPv4 Multicast Routing Entries and IGMP Groups 1024 Entries
IPv4 Multicast Routing Entries 1024 Entries
IPv4/MAC Access Control Entries (ACEs) 384 Entries
IPv6 Access Control Entries (ACEs) 256 Entries
Peak VLANs Supported 256
Total VLAN IDs 4094
Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) Instances 64
Switch Port Analyzer (SPAN) Sessions Maximum 4
Maximum Ethernet Frame Size 10,240 Bytes

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