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Product Line: Cisco Meraki 225 Series
Product Type: Switch
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Product Description

The MS225-48-HW Cisco switch features 48 1GbE RJ45 ports and 4 10GbE SFP+ ports, supporting speeds of 10/100/1000 Mbps and 1000/10000 Mbps respectively, designed for high-density connectivity. It offers a switching capacity of 176 Gbps and stacking bandwidth of 80 Gbps, with 2 hardware stack ports for scalable network architecture. This 1 RU-sized device operates silently with its fanless design, supports DHCP snooping, IPv4/6 ACL, and automatic firmware upgrades, and is equipped with external RPS for redundant power supply, ensuring reliable network performance and management.

FAQs for the MS225-48-HW

  • What is the number of 1GbE RJ45 ports available on this switch?
    There are 48 1GbE RJ45 ports.
  • Does the part include Power over Ethernet (PoE) capabilities?
    No, PoE/PoE+ is not supported.
  • How many 10GbE SFP+ ports does the switch have?
    It comes with 4 10GbE SFP+ ports.
  • Can the switch be mounted in a rack?
    Yes, it is designed for 1 RU rack mounting.
  • What is the switching capacity of this device?
    The switching capacity is 176 Gbps.
  • Is there support for automatic firmware upgrades?
    Yes, automatic firmware upgrades are supported.
  • What are the minimum and maximum operating temperatures?
    The operating temperature ranges from -5 °C to 50 °C.
  • Does the switch support IPv4/6 ACL?
    Yes, IPv4/6 Access Control List (ACL) support is available.
  • What is the weight of the switch?
    The switch weighs 8.78 lbs.
  • What type of fan operation does the switch use?
    It utilizes a fanless design for operation.

Product Review

The Cisco MS225-48-HW offers a solid switching capacity of 176 Gbps and stacking bandwidth of 80 Gbps, accommodating high-speed data processing and efficient network scalability. With 48 1GbE RJ45 ports and 4 10GbE SFP+ ports, it supports a versatile range of devices and uplink connections, though the lack of PoE/PoE+ capabilities could limit deployment options for devices requiring power over Ethernet. Its fanless design ensures silent operation, making it suitable for noise-sensitive environments, but the reliance on an external redundant power supply for higher availability might be a drawback for some setups.


The Cisco MS225-48-HW switch represents a significant advancement in networking hardware, catering to businesses in need of high-capacity and reliable network solutions. This product is designed to streamline operations and provide a high level of performance and security. At its core, the MS225-48-HW features 48 1GbE RJ45 ports, offering ample connectivity for devices requiring up to 1 Gbps speeds. These ports support 10/100/1000 Mbps speeds, ensuring compatibility with a wide range of network devices and speeds. For higher-speed uplinks or stacking, it also includes 4 10GbE SFP+ ports. These ports are versatile, supporting both 1000 Mbps and 10000 Mbps speeds, which allows for high-speed connections to other switches or high-performance servers. Stacking is a crucial feature for many network designs, and the MS225-48-HW incorporates 2 hardware stack ports. This enables the switch to be part of a larger, more resilient network configuration, with a stacking bandwidth of 80 Gbps. This functionality allows for the physical linking of multiple switches to operate as a single unit, improving overall network performance and redundancy. Despite its powerful capabilities, the switch is not PoE/PoE+ capable, which means it cannot supply power over Ethernet to connected devices. However, it compensates with a significant switching capacity of 176 Gbps, ensuring that data flows efficiently through the network without bottlenecks. The hardware is designed to be mounted in a 1 RU space, with dimensions and weight that make it ideal for rack mounting in data centers or network closets: a height of 1.72 in., a width of 19 in., and a depth of 13.38 in., weighing 8.78 lbs. Its fanless operation makes it an excellent choice for environments where noise needs to be kept to a minimum, and it features an external redundant power supply option for increased reliability. Power efficiency is another key aspect of the MS225-48-HW, with an idle power load of 25 W and a maximum power load of 42 W. This makes it an energy-efficient choice for organizations looking to minimize their power consumption. The switch is designed to operate in a wide range of temperatures, from -5 °C to 50 °C, and can function in environments with 5% to 95% humidity. This ensures reliable operation in various installation environments. Security and network management features are robust, with DHCP snooping, IPv4/6 ACL support, and automatic firmware upgrades. This ensures the network remains secure and the switch operates with the latest software without manual intervention. LED indicators provide visual confirmation of power and port status at a glance. HTML bullet points highlighting key features:
  • 48 1GbE RJ45 ports and 4 10GbE SFP+ ports for flexible connectivity options.
  • Stacking capability with 2 hardware stack ports and 80 Gbps bandwidth for scalable network architecture.
  • Energy-efficient design with fanless operation and optional external redundant power supply for enhanced reliability.
Overall, the Cisco MS225-48-HW is tailored for businesses seeking a high-performance, scalable, and reliable networking solution. Its comprehensive feature set ensures it can meet the demands of most modern network infrastructures.


Item ID Cisco MS225-48-HW
Producer Cisco
1GbE RJ45 Interface Count 48
10GbE SFP+ Interface Count 4
Stack Port Quantity 2
Support for PoE/PoE+ No
Switch Performance 176 Gbps
Stack Throughput 80 Gbps
Rack Units 1 RU
Device Height 1.72 inches
Device Width 19 inches
Device Depth 13.38 inches
Unit Weight 8.78 pounds
Power Consumption (Idle) 25 Watts
Power Consumption (Max) 42 Watts
Operational Temp (Low) -5 °C
Operational Temp (High) 50 °C
Humidity Range (Min) 5%
Humidity Range (Max) 95%
RJ-45 Interface Speed 10/100/1000 Mbps
SFP+ Interface Speed 1/10 Gbps
DHCP Security Yes
IPv4/IPv6 Access Control Yes
Update Management Automatic Firmware Updates
Cooling Mechanism Fanless
Optional Power Redundancy External RPS
Status Indicators Power, Interface Activity

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