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Product Line: Cisco Catalyst 2960-X Series
Product Type: Switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $657.00
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$0.00 - $657.00
Current price $657.00
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Product Description

The WS-C2960X-48FPS-L Cisco switch features 48 10/100/1000 Ethernet interfaces and 4 SFP uplink interfaces, designed to support a high-density network environment. It delivers a forwarding bandwidth of 108 Gbps and a switching bandwidth of 216 Gbps, with a forwarding rate of 107.1 Mpps, optimized for data-intensive applications. Equipped with 740 W of available PoE power, 128 MB of flash memory, and 512 MB of DRAM, this switch is engineered for reliable performance and supports up to 1023 active VLANs, with an MTBF of 232,610 hours, ensuring long-term operational stability.

Key Feature for the WSC2960X48FPSL

  • What is the total number of Ethernet interfaces on this device?
    There are 48 Ethernet interfaces.
  • How does the uplink interface type of the device enhance connectivity?
    The SFP uplink interface type supports multiple fiber optic cable standards, offering flexible and high-speed connectivity options.
  • What feature set is available with this networking hardware?
    The device comes with the LAN Base feature set.
  • How much power is available for PoE devices?
    Available PoE power is 740 W.
  • What are the physical dimensions and weight of the device?
    The device measures 1.75 in. in height, 14.5 in. in width, 17.5 in. in depth, and weighs 12.9 lbs.
  • How much flash memory and DRAM is available?
    The device is equipped with 128 MB of flash memory and 512 MB of DRAM.
  • What are the forwarding and switching bandwidth capabilities?
    Forwarding bandwidth is 108 Gbps and switching bandwidth is 216 Gbps.
  • What is the maximum number of active VLANs supported?
    The device supports up to 1023 active VLANs.
  • Describe the CPU specifications of this network device.
    The device utilizes an APM86392 600 MHz Dual Core CPU.
  • What are the key management and connectivity interfaces available?
    Key interfaces include USB (Type B) and Ethernet (RJ-45) for console ports, USB (Type A) for external flash storage, and a 10/100 Mbps Ethernet (RJ-45) network management interface.

Product Review

The Cisco WS-C2960X-48FPS-L switch offers 48 Ethernet interfaces of 10/100/1000 type and 4 SFP uplink interfaces, supporting a diverse range of connectivity options for various network needs. With a forwarding bandwidth of 108 Gbps and switching bandwidth of 216 Gbps, it ensures efficient data handling, complemented by Power over Ethernet (PoE) capabilities with a total available power of 740W for supporting devices directly. However, the LAN Base feature set may limit advanced network configuration and security options, potentially necessitating an upgrade for more complex network requirements.


The Cisco WS-C2960X-48FPS-L switch is designed to provide efficient and reliable network connectivity for midsize enterprise networks. This device comes equipped with 48 Ethernet interfaces that support 10/100/1000 Mbps speeds, catering to a wide range of data demands. Additionally, it includes four SFP uplink interfaces, enhancing its connectivity options for network backbone integration or aggregation. At the core of this switch lies the LAN Base feature set, optimized for layer 2 networking but also offering basic layer 3 features. This makes the device versatile in handling various network tasks without the need for a full layer 3 routing protocol suite. The switch is powered by an APM86392 600 MHz dual-core CPU, supported by 128 MB of flash memory and 512 MB of DRAM, ensuring smooth operation even under heavy network loads. One of the key attributes of the Cisco WS-C2960X-48FPS-L is its Power over Ethernet (PoE) capability, with a substantial 740 W available PoE power. This feature simplifies the deployment of network devices such as IP cameras, VoIP phones, and wireless access points by eliminating the need for separate power supplies or outlets.
  • Forwarding bandwidth of 108 Gbps and switching bandwidth of 216 Gbps allow for efficient data processing and management.
  • It supports up to 1023 active VLANs, with 4096 VLAN IDs available, offering flexibility in network segmentation and security.
  • The switch has a forwarding rate of 107.1 Mpps, ensuring high-speed data transmission across the network.
Considering its physical dimensions, the switch measures 1.75 inches in height, 14.5 inches in width, and 17.5 inches in depth. With a weight of 12.9 lbs, it is relatively lightweight, making it easy to install in various environments. The device’s MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) is rated at 232,610 hours, indicating high reliability and reduced downtime. For network management and configuration, the Cisco WS-C2960X-48FPS-L offers a variety of interfaces including USB (Type B) and Ethernet (RJ-45) console ports, along with a USB (Type A) storage interface for external flash storage. The network management interface operates at 10/100 Mbps, facilitating efficient device management. This switch also supports MTU-L3 packets up to 9198 bytes and jumbo frames up to 9216 bytes, allowing for the efficient handling of large data packets, which is particularly beneficial in environments with high data throughput requirements. The operational temperature range of the switch is from -5 °C to 55 °C at sea level, ensuring reliable performance across various environmental conditions. Whether deploying in a temperature-controlled data center or a challenging operational environment, the Cisco WS-C2960X-48FPS-L is built to maintain its performance and reliability. In summary, the Cisco WS-C2960X-48FPS-L is a comprehensive solution for midsize enterprise networks seeking a balance between performance, reliability, and PoE functionality. With its extensive feature set and connectivity options, it stands as a solid foundation for supporting a wide array of network devices and applications.


Model NumberWS-C2960X-48FPS-L
Ethernet Ports Count48
Type of Ethernet PortsGigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
Uplink Ports Quantity4
Uplink Ports TypeSmall Form-factor Pluggable (SFP)
Software VersionLAN Base
Power Over Ethernet (PoE) Budget740 Watts
Device Height1.75 inches
Device Width14.5 inches
Device Depth17.5 inches
Unit Weight12.9 pounds
Internal Flash Storage128 Megabytes
System Memory (DRAM)512 Megabytes
Data Forwarding Rate108 Gigabits per second
Total Switching Capacity216 Gigabits per second
Maximum VLANs Supported1023
Packet Forwarding Rate107.1 Million packets per second
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)232,610 Hours
Total VLAN IDs4096
ProcessorAPM86392 600 MHz Dual-Core
Interface for Console AccessUSB (Type B), Ethernet (RJ-45)
External Storage InterfaceUSB (Type A)
Management Port Speed10/100 Mbps Ethernet (RJ-45)
Maximum Layer 3 Packet Size9198 Bytes
Supported Jumbo Frame Size9216 Bytes
Operating Temperature Range (Sea Level)-5 °C to 55 °C

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