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

The WS-C2960S-24PD-L is equipped with 24 10/100/1000 Ethernet interfaces and 2 SFP+ uplink interfaces, supporting a forwarding rate of 65.5 Mpps and a forwarding bandwidth of 88 Gbps. It operates on the Cisco IOS Software with the LAN Base feature set, offers 370 W of available PoE power, and supports up to 255 active VLANs with an MTU for L3 packets up to 9198 bytes. This switch has a switching bandwidth of 176 Gbps, supports jumbo frames up to 9216 bytes, and has an MTBF of 237,016 hours, with optional FlexStack stacking for enhanced connectivity options.

Key Feature for the WSC2960S24PDL

  • What is the total number of Ethernet interfaces on this device?
    The device has 24 10/100/1000 Ethernet interfaces.
  • How does the switch facilitate high-speed uplinks?
    It includes 2 SFP+ uplink interfaces for high-speed connectivity.
  • What software feature set comes with the switch?
    The switch is equipped with the Cisco IOS LAN Base software feature set.
  • How much power is available for Power over Ethernet (PoE)?
    There is 370 W of available PoE power.
  • What is the switch's forwarding rate?
    The forwarding rate is 65.5 million packets per second (Mpps).
  • Can you detail the switch's bandwidth capabilities?
    The forwarding bandwidth is 88 Gbps, and the switching bandwidth is 176 Gbps.
  • How many active VLANs can the switch support?
    The switch can support up to 255 active VLANs.
  • What is the maximum size for Layer 3 packets on this device?
    Layer 3 packets can be up to 9198 bytes.
  • What is the device's Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)?
    The MTBF of the device is 237,016 hours.
  • What are the environmental operating conditions for the switch?
    The minimum operating temperature is -5 °C, and the maximum is 40 °C at an altitude of up to 10,000 ft, with a relative humidity range of 10% to 95% (non-condensing).

Product Review

The Cisco WS-C2960S-24PD-L offers 24 Ethernet interfaces and two SFP+ uplink interfaces, supporting high-speed connections and efficient network expansion. However, with only a LAN Base IOS Software Feature Set and limited DRAM and flash memory (128 MB and 64 MB, respectively), it may not meet the demands of more complex network environments requiring advanced features and greater memory capacity. Additionally, the switch provides a substantial PoE power budget of 370 W and high forwarding rates, ensuring reliable performance for connected devices and traffic management.


The Cisco WS-C2960S-24PD-L is a networking switch designed for enterprise level networks requiring high performance, reliability, and energy efficiency. This switch comes with 24 10/100/1000 Ethernet interfaces and 2 SFP+ uplink interfaces, providing a solid foundation for applications requiring high bandwidth. The device operates on the LAN Base Cisco IOS software feature set, offering a range of network management and security features. This model is equipped with Power over Ethernet (PoE) capabilities, with an available PoE power budget of 370 W. This allows for the direct power supply to connected devices such as VoIP phones, wireless access points, and surveillance cameras, eliminating the need for separate power sources for these devices. The forwarding rate of the switch is 65.5 Mpps (million packets per second) with a forwarding bandwidth of 88 Gbps and a switching bandwidth of 176 Gbps, ensuring swift data transfer across the network. The Cisco WS-C2960S-24PD-L supports up to 255 active VLANs and provides for up to 4000 VLAN IDs, facilitating network segmentation and enhancing security. It also supports jumbo frames up to 9216 bytes, allowing for more efficient data processing and transfer over the network. A notable feature is the optional FlexStack stacking, which enables the linking of multiple switches into a single, managed unit, simplifying network administration and enhancing performance. With a Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) of 237,016 hours, this switch is built for longevity, ensuring a reliable network foundation. The device is equipped with 128 MB of DRAM and 64 MB of flash memory, providing sufficient capacity for firmware and network configurations. The physical dimensions of the Cisco WS-C2960S-24PD-L are 1.75 x 17.5 x 15.2 inches, and it weighs 12.5 lbs, making it suitable for rack mounting in a standard 19-inch rack. Its operating sound levels are moderate, with a sound pressure of 42 dB and a sound power of 5.2 B, minimizing noise in work environments. Key specifications include: - Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) for Layer 3 packets is 9198 bytes. - Operating conditions are broad, supporting a minimum operating temperature of -5 °C and a maximum of 40 °C at an altitude of up to 3000m. It can be stored in temperatures ranging from -25 °C to 70 °C. - Humidity tolerance ranges from 10% to 95% non-condensing, ensuring performance in various environmental conditions. This switch's design caters to businesses seeking to enhance their network's performance and reliability without significant power consumption. Its comprehensive feature set, coupled with Cisco's renowned reliability, makes the WS-C2960S-24PD-L a suitable choice for organizations aiming to optimize their network infrastructure for performance and durability.


Component IDCisco WS-C2960S-24PD-L
Gigabit Ethernet Ports Count24
Number of Enhanced Uplink Ports2
Type of Uplink PortsSFP+
Operating System VersionLAN Base
Power Over Ethernet (PoE) Budget370 W
Packet Forwarding Rate65.5 Mpps
Throughput Capacity88 Gbps
Total Switching Capacity176 Gbps
Max VLANs Support255
Total VLAN IDs4000
Maximum Layer 3 Packet Size9198 Bytes
Support for Jumbo Frames9216 Bytes
Unit Dimensions1.75 x 17.5 x 15.2 inches
Unit Weight12.5 pounds
Audible Noise at 1 meter42 dB
Acoustic Power Emitted5.2 B
Stacking Capability with FlexStackOptional
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)237,016 Hours
System Memory (DRAM)128 MB
Onboard Storage (Flash)64 MB
Operational Temperature Range at 3000m Minimum-5 °C
Operational Temperature Range at 3000m Maximum40 °C
Temperature Range for Storage-25 °C to 70 °C
Maximum Elevation for OperationUp To 10,000 ft
Relative Humidity Tolerance Non-condensing10% to 95%

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