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Product Line: Cisco Meraki 250 Series
Product Type: Cloud Managed Switch
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Product Description

The MS250-48LP-HW Cisco features 48 1GbE RJ45 ports and 4 10GbE SFP+ ports, along with 2 hardware stack ports for enhanced connectivity and network scalability. This device supports PoE/PoE+ with a 370 W power budget, a maximum power load of 480 W, and offers automatic firmware upgrades, DHCP snooping, 802.1q VLAN tagging, and IPv4/6 ACL support for comprehensive network security and management. It is designed for rack mounting, measuring 1.72 in. in height, 19 in. in width, and 18.82 in. in depth, with a weight of 5.61 lbs, and operates efficiently within a temperature range of -5 °C to 50 °C and humidity levels from 5% to 95%.

FAQs for the MS250-48LP-HW

  • What is the number of 1GbE RJ45 ports available?
    There are 48 1GbE RJ45 ports.
  • How many 10GbE SFP+ ports does the switch feature?
    The switch has 4 10GbE SFP+ ports.
  • Is there a dedicated management interface on this device?
    Yes, there is 1 dedicated management interface.
  • Can you detail the Power over Ethernet (PoE) capabilities?
    Yes, the switch is PoE/PoE+ capable with a power budget of 370 W.
  • What are the device's power consumption metrics at idle and maximum load?
    At idle, the power load is 46 W, and at maximum, it is 480 W.
  • What mounting options are available for this switch?
    The switch is designed for rack mounting.
  • What are the physical dimensions and weight of the switch?
    The switch measures 1.72 in. in height, 19 in. in width, 18.82 in. in depth, and weighs 5.61 lbs.
  • What is the maximum stacking bandwidth and capacity?
    The maximum stacking bandwidth is 80 Gbps, and the capacity is 176 Gbps.
  • What range of operating temperatures can the switch withstand?
    The switch operates between -5 °C and 50 °C.
  • Does the switch support automatic firmware upgrades?
    Yes, it supports automatic firmware upgrades.

Product Review

The Cisco MS250-48LP-HW offers a comprehensive set of features including 48 1GbE RJ45 ports and 4 10GbE SFP+ ports, catering to diverse networking needs with flexibility in connectivity. Its PoE+ capability, with a 370W power budget, supports various PoE devices, making it a versatile choice for network deployments. However, its maximum power load of 480 W and idle power load of 46 W could be a concern for energy-conscious environments, indicating a potential area for improvement in efficiency.


The Cisco MS250-48LP-HW is a networking switch designed to cater to a variety of business needs, offering a comprehensive set of features aimed at enhancing network performance, security, and manageability. This switch is part of the Meraki MS250 series, known for its reliable hardware specifications and cloud-managed architecture, allowing for simplified network deployment and management. This model comes equipped with 48 1GbE RJ45 ports, providing ample connectivity for devices requiring up to gigabit speeds. These ports support both Power over Ethernet (PoE) and PoE+, with a total power budget of 370 W, enabling the switch to power connected devices such as IP phones, wireless access points, and surveillance cameras directly through the network cables, which simplifies the cabling infrastructure and reduces the need for additional power supplies. In addition to the RJ45 ports, the switch features 4 10GbE SFP+ ports, offering high-speed connectivity options for uplinks or stacking purposes. These ports are essential for creating high-capacity links to other switches or network backbones, ensuring data flows efficiently through the network without bottlenecks. The hardware includes 2 dedicated stack ports, designed to facilitate a secure and easy-to-manage stacking architecture. This feature allows multiple MS250-48LP-HW switches to be interconnected, functioning as a single unit. The maximum stacking bandwidth is 80 Gbps, with a total stacking capacity reaching 176 Gbps, providing a scalable solution that grows with your network needs. For management, the switch has a dedicated interface, ensuring that network administrators can access the switch for configuration and monitoring without impacting the data ports. This feature is critical for maintaining the security and performance of the network.
  • Idle Power Load: 46 W
  • Maximum Power Load: 480 W
  • Mount Type: Rack
The Cisco MS250-48LP-HW is designed for rack mounting, with dimensions that make it suitable for standard 19-inch racks. It measures 1.72 inches in height, 19 inches in width, and 18.82 inches in depth, with a weight of 5.61 lbs, ensuring a compact form factor that maximizes space efficiency in data centers or networking closets. Operating within a temperature range of -5 °C to 50 °C and humidity levels from 5% to 95%, this switch is built to withstand challenging environmental conditions, ensuring reliable performance in a wide range of deployment scenarios. The switch also features LEDs for power and switch ports, providing visual indicators of the operational status. Additional features include DHCP snooping, 802.1q VLAN tagging for network segmentation and security, automatic firmware upgrades ensuring the system is up-to-date with the latest features and security patches, and support for both IPv4 and IPv6 ACLs, offering granular control over network traffic. Moreover, broadcast storm control helps prevent network disruptions caused by excessive broadcast traffic. In summary, the Cisco MS250-48LP-HW is a versatile and powerful switch that addresses the needs of businesses looking for reliable, high-performance networking solutions. Its combination of gigabit and 10 gigabit connectivity, PoE capabilities, and advanced management features make it a solid choice for organizations aiming to build a resilient and efficient network infrastructure.


Model Number Cisco MS250-48LP-HW
Manufacturer Cisco
Gigabit Ethernet Ports Count 48
SFP+ Ports Count (10 Gigabit Ethernet) 4
Stacking Ports Quantity 2
Management Port 1
Support for PoE/PoE+ Yes, up to 370 W
Consumption at No Load 46 W
Peak Power Consumption 480 W
Installation Style Rack-mounted
Unit Height 1.72 inches
Unit Width 19 inches
Unit Depth 18.82 inches
Device Weight 5.61 pounds
Top Stacking Speed 80 Gbps
Maximum Stacking Volume 176 Gbps
Operational Temperature Range Low -5 °C
Operational Temperature Range High 50 °C
Humidity Range Minimum 5%
Humidity Range Maximum 95%
Indicator Lights Power, Port Status
Speed for RJ-45 Ports Up to 1000 Mbps
Support for DHCP Snooping Yes
VLAN Support via 802.1q Yes
Firmware Updates Automation Yes
ACL Support for IPv4 and IPv6 Yes
Prevention of Broadcast Storms Yes

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