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by Cisco
Product Line: Cisco Catalyst 2960-S Series Switches
Product Type: Switch
Original price $184.00 - Original price $911.00
Original price
$184.00 - $911.00
Current price $911.00
Title: Surplus

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Product Description

The WS-C2960S-48TS-L Cisco switch features 48 10/100/1000 Ethernet interfaces and 4 SFP uplink interfaces, designed to support high-speed connectivity and efficient network operations. It operates on the LAN Base Cisco IOS software feature set, with a forwarding rate of 77.4 Mpps and a switching bandwidth of 176 Gbps, ensuring swift data transmission across the network. Additional technical specifications include support for up to 255 active VLANs, Jumbo Frames up to 9216 bytes, and a FlexStack stacking option, enhancing its scalability and flexibility for various networking requirements.

Key Feature for the WSC2960S48TSL

  • What is the number of Ethernet interfaces available on this device?
    The device features 48 10/100/1000 Ethernet interfaces.
  • How many uplink interfaces does the part have, and what type are they?
    It has 4 uplink interfaces, which are of the SFP type.
  • What Cisco IOS Software Feature Set is included?
    The device comes with the LAN Base feature set.
  • What is the available PoE power on this model?
    The available PoE power is 0 W.
  • Can you provide the forwarding rate and bandwidth?
    The forwarding rate is 77.4 Mpps, with a forwarding bandwidth of 88 Gbps and a switching bandwidth of 176 Gbps.
  • How many active VLANs can the device support, and how many VLAN IDs are available?
    The device can support up to 255 active VLANs and has 4000 available VLAN IDs.
  • What are the MTU and Jumbo Frames sizes?
    The MTU for L3 packets is 9198 bytes, and it supports Jumbo Frames up to 9216 bytes.
  • What are the physical dimensions and weight of the device?
    The device measures 1.75 x 17.5 x 11.8 inches and weighs 10.5 lbs.
  • What is the device's noise level in terms of sound pressure and sound power?
    The sound pressure level is 44 dB, and the sound power level is 5.4 B.
  • What are the operating temperature ranges and altitude for this device?
    The operating temperature ranges from -5 °C to 40 °C at 3000m, and it can operate at altitudes up to 10,000 ft.

Product Review

The Cisco WS-C2960S-48TS-L offers 48 Ethernet interfaces and four SFP uplink interfaces, supporting a diverse range of connectivity needs for medium to large network environments. However, the switch is limited by its LAN Base IOS software feature set and lacks Power over Ethernet (PoE) support, which could restrict deployment options for environments requiring PoE for devices such as IP cameras and phones. Additionally, its forwarding rate of 77.4 Mpps and switching bandwidth of 176 Gbps ensure efficient data handling, making it suitable for high-demand applications, though the relatively low DRAM and Flash memory may not be optimal for complex configurations or future software updates.


The Cisco WS-C2960S-48TS-L is a switch designed to support enterprise-level networks with demanding data and throughput requirements. It features 48 10/100/1000 Ethernet interfaces for high-speed connectivity and data transfer across the network. Additionally, it is equipped with 4 uplink interfaces, utilizing the SFP (Small Form-Factor Pluggable) module type, providing flexibility and scalability in network design and connectivity. This model runs on the Cisco IOS Software LAN Base feature set, delivering essential networking capabilities and services for a wide range of applications. Despite its extensive feature set, it does not support Power over Ethernet (PoE), indicating its specialization in data connectivity over power delivery to connected devices. Performance-wise, the WS-C2960S-48TS-L boasts a forwarding rate of 77.4 million packets per second (Mpps) and a forwarding bandwidth of 88 Gbps, ensuring efficient handling of data packets. The switching bandwidth is double the forwarding bandwidth at 176 Gbps, enabling high-speed data processing and transfer across the network. This switch supports up to 255 active VLANs, with a VLAN ID range extending to 4000, offering vast configuration flexibility for network segmentation and management. For networks requiring transmission of larger data packets, this switch supports a maximum Layer 3 packet MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit) of 9198 bytes and jumbo frames up to 9216 bytes, facilitating efficient data transfer and reduced overhead for large file transmissions. The physical dimensions of the Cisco WS-C2960S-48TS-L are compact, with a height of 1.75 inches, a width of 17.5 inches, and a depth of 11.8 inches, making it suitable for rack mounting in standard equipment racks. It weighs 10.5 lbs, allowing for relatively easy installation and handling. Despite its power, it maintains a sound pressure level of 44 dB and a sound power of 5.4 B, balancing performance with a moderate noise level. - FlexStack stacking is optional, providing the flexibility to increase port density and redundancy through easy stacking with other compatible switches. - The switch is designed for long-term reliability, evidenced by its Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) of 328,058 hours. - It comes equipped with 128 MB of DRAM and 64 MB of Flash memory, supporting the operating system and configuration files. The operational environment specifications ensure that the switch can perform in a variety of conditions. It operates within a temperature range of -5 °C to 40 °C at an altitude of up to 10,000 feet, and a relative humidity range of 10% to 95% noncondensing. Storage temperature ranges from -25 °C to 70 °C, allowing for flexibility in non-operational conditions. In summary, the Cisco WS-C2960S-48TS-L is a feature-rich, scalable switch designed for medium to large scale enterprise networks. Its performance specifications, combined with operational flexibility and environmental resilience, make it a suitable choice for organizations seeking reliable, high-speed network connectivity and data transfer capabilities.


Part Number and ManufacturerCisco WS-C2960S-48TS-L
Gigabit Ethernet Ports48
Number of Expansion Slots4
Expansion Slot TypeSFP
Software VersionLAN Base
Power over Ethernet (PoE) Capacity0 W
Packet Forwarding Rate77.4 Mpps
Forwarding Capacity88 Gbps
Total Switching Capacity176 Gbps
Maximum VLANs Supported255
Total VLAN IDs4000
Maximum Layer 3 Packet Size9198 Bytes
Support for Jumbo Frames9216 Bytes
Dimensions (Height x Width x Depth)1.75 x 17.5 x 11.8 inches
Unit Weight10.5 pounds
Ambient Noise Level44 dB
Acoustic Power Emitted5.4 B
Stacking CapabilityOptional
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)328,058 Hours
System Memory (DRAM)128 MB
Internal Storage (Flash)64 MB
Lowest Operational Temperature at 3000m-5 °C
Highest Operational Temperature at 3000m40 °C
Temperature Range for Storage-25 °C to 70 °C
Maximum Operational Altitude10,000 feet
Relative Humidity in Operation10% to 95% Non-condensing

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