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Product Line: Cisco Catalyst 2960-L Series
Product Type: Switch
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Product Description

The WS-C2960L-24PS-LL Cisco switch features 24 10/100/1000 PoE+ Ethernet ports and 4 x 1G SFP uplinks, with a total available PoE power of 195 W. It operates silently due to its fanless design and supports a forwarding bandwidth of 28 Gbps (1G) and a switching bandwidth of 56 Gbps (1G), enhanced by an ARMv7 800 MHz CPU, 512 MB DRAM, and 256 MB flash memory. Key network capabilities include support for up to 16,000 unicast MAC addresses, 256 maximum active VLANs, and jumbo Ethernet frames of 10,240 bytes, ensuring efficient handling of high-volume network traffic and complex multicast routes.

FAQs for the WS-C2960L-24PS-LL

  • What is the total number of Ethernet ports available on this switch?
    The switch has 24 10/100/1000 PoE+ Ethernet ports.
  • How many uplink ports does the part feature?
    It features 4 x 1G SFP uplink ports.
  • What is the available PoE power?
    The available PoE power is 195 W.
  • Does the switch operate without fans?
    Yes, the switch is fanless.
  • What are the physical dimensions of the switch?
    The switch measures 1.73 x 10.45 x 17.5 inches (H x W x D).
  • What is the weight of the device?
    The device weighs 7.41 lbs.
  • Can you specify the CPU speed?
    The CPU operates at an ARMv7 800 MHz.
  • How much DRAM is available?
    The switch comes with 512 MB of DRAM.
  • What is the capacity of flash memory?
    It has 256 MB of flash memory.
  • What are the forwarding and switching bandwidth capabilities?
    The switch supports forwarding bandwidth of 28 Gbps (1G) and 64 Gbps (10G), and switching bandwidth of 56 Gbps (1G) and 128 Gbps (10G).

Product Review

The Cisco WS-C2960L-24PS-LL switch offers 24 10/100/1000 PoE+ Ethernet ports and 4 x 1G SFP uplinks, providing a solid foundation for supporting power-over-ethernet devices and high-speed network connections. With a fanless design, it operates quietly, making it suitable for office environments, and its forwarding and switching bandwidth capacities ensure efficient data handling. However, its limitation to 1G uplinks might be a bottleneck for networks requiring higher throughput, despite its ample PoE budget and support for advanced network features.


The Cisco WS-C2960L-24PS-LL is a cutting-edge networking solution designed for efficiency and scalability in various operational environments. With its 24 10/100/1000 PoE+ Ethernet ports, this switch is engineered to support a wide range of devices, including IP phones, wireless access points, and surveillance cameras, facilitating seamless connectivity across your network. Moreover, it boasts 4 x 1G SFP uplinks, providing high-speed connectivity options for linking with other network devices or for uplink to the network backbone. One of the standout features of the WS-C2960L-24PS-LL is its available PoE power of 195 W, enabling the switch to deliver power to connected devices efficiently, eliminating the need for separate power supplies for those devices. This not only simplifies the network infrastructure but also reduces clutter and potential points of failure. The switch's fanless design contributes to a quiet operating environment, making it an ideal choice for noise-sensitive areas such as open office spaces or classrooms. In terms of physical dimensions, the device measures 1.73 x 10.45 x 17.5 inches and weighs 7.41 lbs, showcasing a compact form factor that allows for easy placement in a variety of settings, from small offices to large data centers. At the heart of the WS-C2960L-24PS-LL is an ARMv7 CPU running at 800 MHz, accompanied by 512 MB of DRAM and 256 MB of flash memory, providing the computational power and storage necessary to handle the demands of modern network environments.
  • Forwarding Bandwidth: 28 Gbps (1G), 64 Gbps (10G)
  • Switching Bandwidth: 56 Gbps (1G), 128 Gbps (10G)
  • Jumbo Ethernet Frames: Supports up to 10,240 Bytes
The device's forwarding and switching bandwidth capabilities ensure high-speed data processing and transfer rates, critical for maintaining optimal network performance. Support for jumbo Ethernet frames allows for the efficient handling of large data packets, reducing the overhead and improving the throughput of network traffic. From a security and management perspective, the WS-C2960L-24PS-LL supports up to 16,000 unicast MAC addresses and provides comprehensive routing capabilities, including 512 IPv4 unicast direct routes and 414 IPv6 unicast direct routes. Additionally, the switch is capable of managing up to 256 IPv4 and IPv6 security access control entries (ACEs), enhancing network security by allowing precise control over traffic flow. The device also excels in supporting complex network architectures, with the capacity for up to 256 active VLANs, 4094 VLAN IDs available, and the ability to run 64 instances of Spanning Tree Protocol (STP). For network troubleshooting and monitoring, it supports up to 4 SPAN sessions, enabling administrators to effectively analyze and diagnose network issues. In summary, the Cisco WS-C2960L-24PS-LL is a powerful and versatile switch that meets the demands of modern network environments with its extensive feature set and performance capabilities. Whether deployed in a small office or integrated into a larger enterprise network, this switch is equipped to deliver reliable, high-speed connectivity and power to a wide array of network devices.


Model NumberWS-C2960L-24PS-LL
Ethernet Ports Count24 PoE+ (10/100/1000)
SFP Uplink Ports4 x 1G
PoE Budget195 Watts
Cooling MethodPassive
Dimensions1.73 x 10.45 x 17.5 inches
Unit Weight7.41 pounds
Processor TypeARMv7
Processor Speed800 MHz
System Memory512 MB DRAM
Storage Capacity256 MB Flash
Data Rate for 1GForwarding: 28 Gbps, Switching: 56 Gbps
Data Rate for 10GForwarding: 64 Gbps, Switching: 128 Gbps
MAC Address Table Size16,000 Entries
Static Routes for IPv4Direct: 512, Indirect: 256
Static Routes for IPv6Direct: 414, Indirect: 128
IPv4 Group Addresses1024 Groups
Access Control Entries for IPv4384 Entries
Access Control Entries for IPv6256 Entries
VLAN SupportUp to 256 Active VLANs
Total VLAN IDs4094
Spanning Tree Protocol Instances64
SPAN Sessions Count4
Support for Large FramesUp to 10,240 Bytes

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