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by Foundry
Product Line: Foundry FastIron Workgroup Switch
Product Type: Switch
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Product Description

The FWS648G-POE Foundry features a switching performance of 96 Gbps and a forwarding performance of 72 Mpps, ensuring efficient data handling. It supports 44 10/100/1000 Mbps PoE (RJ-45) ports plus 4-port combo with 100/1000 Mbps SFP port density, accommodating a wide range of network needs. The device also offers a maximum of 16,000 MAC addresses, 44,096 VLANs, and 11,000 hardware routes, providing extensive network segmentation and routing capabilities.

Key Feature for the FWS648G-POE

  • What is the switching performance of this device?
    The switching performance is 96 Gbps.
  • How many 10/100/1000 Mbps PoE ports does the device offer?
    It offers 44 RJ-45 ports plus 4-port Combo.
  • What forwarding performance can users expect?
    The forwarding performance is 72 Mpps.
  • Can you specify the internal AC power supply capacity?
    The internal AC power supply has a capacity of 530 W.
  • What is the maximum number of MAC addresses supported?
    The device supports up to 16,000 MAC addresses.
  • Is there an option for an external RPS?
    Yes, there's an external RPS option, RPS12 900 W.
  • How many VLANs can this device support?
    It can support up to 44,096 VLANs.
  • What are the dimensions of this device?
    The dimensions are 1.7” (H) x 17.32” (W) x 13.78” (D) or 4.34 cm (H) x 44 cm (W) x 35 cm (D).
  • What is the maximum operational temperature for this device?
    The maximum operational temperature is 70°C.
  • How does the device handle IGMP Snooping?
    It supports IGMP Snooping for versions v1, v2, and v3.

Product Review

The Foundry FWS648G-POE switch offers a high switching performance of 96 Gbps and a forwarding performance of 72 Mpps, ensuring efficient data handling in demanding network environments. With 44 PoE ports plus 4 combo ports for flexible connectivity options, it supports both copper and fiber connections, but its maximum VLAN capacity of 44,096 may exceed the requirements of smaller networks, potentially adding unnecessary complexity. The power supply is limited to an internal 530W unit, with an external 900W RPS option, which could be a constraint for networks with high power demands across numerous PoE devices.


The Foundry FWS648G-POE is a high-performance switch designed to cater to the demands of modern network environments. It offers an impressive switching performance of 96 Gbps and a forwarding performance of 72 Mpps, ensuring efficient handling of traffic even in high-demand scenarios. The switch features a comprehensive set of ports, including 44 10/100/1000 Mbps Power over Ethernet (PoE) RJ-45 ports, alongside 4 additional combo ports that support both 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ-45 and 100/1000 Mbps SFP for flexible connectivity options. Optical networking capabilities are supported through 100 Mbps optics, including both 100Base-FX and 100Base-BX standards, allowing for extended network reach over fiber connections. The internal AC power supply is rated at 530 W, with an optional external Redundant Power Supply (RPS) available, the RPS12, boosting the power capacity to 900 W for greater reliability and uptime. Key specifications include: - Support for up to 16,000 MAC addresses, enabling the switch to handle a large number of connected devices without a decrease in performance. - Capability to manage up to 44,096 VLANs, providing extensive network segmentation options to enhance security and traffic management. - Support for 253 instances of Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) for network redundancy and resilience. Additionally, the FWS648G-POE excels in multicast traffic management, with support for IGMP Snooping v1, v2, and v3, MLD Snooping v1 and v2, and PIM-SM Snooping. It also offers IGMP Proxy for static groups, ensuring efficient distribution of multicast traffic. The device supports up to 8 ports per trunk with a total of 24 trunk groups, facilitating higher bandwidth through link aggregation. Security and network access control are enhanced through features like multi-device authentication and dynamic VLAN assignment, ensuring secure access to network resources. The device's dimensions are compact, measuring 1.7” (H) x 17.32” (W) x 13.78” (D), and it weighs 9.9 lbs (4.5 kg), making it suitable for rack mounting in a variety of environments. Energy efficiency is a consideration in its design, with a maximum power consumption of 83W, translating to 284 BTU/hr, minimizing operational costs. The switch is built to withstand a wide range of environmental conditions, with a storage temperature range from -40°C to 70°C and relative humidity tolerance from 5% to 95%, non-condensing, ensuring durability and reliability in diverse operational scenarios. In summary, the Foundry FWS648G-POE is a versatile and efficient networking switch that offers: - High-speed switching and forwarding rates for demanding network environments. - A broad range of connectivity options including PoE, copper, and fiber ports. - Extensive VLAN, MAC address, and STP support for advanced network segmentation and resilience. - Advanced multicast and security features for efficient and secure network operations. - Compact and efficient design suitable for a variety of deployment scenarios.


Part Number FWS648G-POE
Manufacturer Foundry
Switch Capacity 96 Gbps
Rate of Packet Forwarding 72 Mpps
Power over Ethernet Ports 44 Ethernet + 4 Combo Ports
SFP Ports for Fiber Connectivity 4 Combo Ports
Supported Fiber Optic Standards 100Base-FX, 100Base-BX
Built-in Power Supply Capacity 530 W
Compatible with External Power Supply RPS12, 900 W
Maximum MAC Address Support 16,000 entries
Maximum VLAN Support 44,096
Spanning Tree Protocols Instances 253
Routing Entries 11,000
Support for IGMP Snooping Versions 1, 2, and 3
Support for MLD Snooping Versions 1 and 2
PIM-SM Snooping Supported
IGMP Proxy Supported for Static Groups
Link Aggregation - Ports per Group 8
Link Aggregation - Groups 24
User Authentication and VLAN Configuration Supported
Device Dimensions 1.7” (H) x 17.32” (W) x 13.78” (D) / 4.34 cm (H) x 44 cm (W) x 35 cm (D)
Device Weight 9.9 lbs (4.5 kg)
Power Consumption 83W (284 BTU/hr)
Operating Temperature Range -40°C to 70°C
Humidity Tolerance 5% to 95%, non-condensing

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