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

The WS-C2960S-48LPD-L is equipped with 48 10/100/1000 Ethernet interfaces and 2 SFP+ uplink interfaces, running on the Cisco IOS Software LAN Base feature set. It supports a forwarding rate of 101.2 Mpps and a switching bandwidth of 176 Gbps, with a Power over Ethernet (PoE) capacity of 370 W. This switch also supports up to 255 active VLANs, has an MTU for L3 packets of 9198 bytes, and offers optional FlexStack stacking capability for scalable network configurations.

FAQs for the WS-C2960S-48LPD-L

  • What is the number of Ethernet interfaces available on this switch?
    There are 48 10/100/1000 Ethernet interfaces.
  • Can you detail the uplink interface specifications for the mentioned device?
    The device has 2 uplink interfaces, which are of the SFP+ type.
  • What software feature set does the switch support?
    The switch supports the Cisco IOS Software LAN Base feature set.
  • How much PoE power is available on this model?
    The available PoE power is 370 W.
  • What are the forwarding rate and bandwidth capabilities?
    The forwarding rate is 101.2 Mpps, with a forwarding bandwidth of 88 Gbps and a switching bandwidth of 176 Gbps.
  • What is the maximum number of active VLANs supported by this device?
    The device supports up to 255 active VLANs.
  • What are the size and weight specifications of the switch?
    The dimensions are 1.75 x 17.5 x 15.2 inches, and it weighs 12.5 lbs.
  • Does this switch support FlexStack stacking, and what are its MTBF hours?
    FlexStack stacking is optional, and the Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) is 198,300 hours.
  • What are the memory specifications for DRAM and Flash Memory?
    The switch is equipped with 128 MB of DRAM and 64 MB of Flash Memory.
  • What are the environmental operating conditions for this device?
    It operates between -5 °C and 40 °C at up to 10,000 ft altitude with a relative humidity of 10% to 95% (non-condensing).

Product Review

The Cisco WS-C2960S-48LPD-L switch offers a solid foundation for network infrastructure with 48 10/100/1000 Ethernet interfaces and 2 SFP+ uplink interfaces, supporting high-speed connectivity and future-proofing the network. However, with only 128 MB of DRAM and 64 MB of Flash memory, it may struggle under extensive network operations or advanced configurations, potentially limiting its use in highly dynamic or demanding environments. Additionally, while the switch provides a substantial PoE power budget of 370 W and supports up to 255 active VLANs, making it versatile for various applications, the noise level of 42 dB could be a concern in quiet office settings.


The Cisco WS-C2960S-48LPD-L switch is a high-performance networking device designed to support the most demanding data and video services. This switch features 48 10/100/1000 Ethernet interfaces and 2 SFP+ uplink interfaces, providing a wide array of connectivity options for various network requirements. It operates on the Cisco IOS Software LAN Base feature set, offering a comprehensive suite of network services. This model comes equipped with Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) capabilities, with an available PoE power budget of 370 W. This allows for flexible deployment of network devices such as wireless access points and IP-based surveillance cameras without the need for separate power supplies. The switch's forwarding rate stands at 101.2 Mpps, and it supports a forwarding bandwidth of 88 Gbps and a switching bandwidth of 176 Gbps, ensuring efficient handling of network traffic and reducing data transfer delays.
  • Maximum Active VLANs: 255
  • VLAN IDs Available: 4000
  • Jumbo Frames support: up to 9216 bytes
The WS-C2960S-48LPD-L is designed for scalability and high availability, supporting up to 255 active VLANs and providing 4000 VLAN IDs, catering to extensive network segmentation requirements and enhanced security. It also supports Jumbo Frames of up to 9216 bytes, allowing the efficient transfer of large data packets and improving overall network performance. Measuring 1.75 x 17.5 x 15.2 inches and weighing 12.5 lbs, this switch is compact and lightweight, making it suitable for various installation environments. Despite its powerful performance, it maintains a low noise level with a sound pressure of 42 dB and a sound power of 5.2 B, ensuring it does not intrude into the workspace acoustically. For organizations requiring a scalable network architecture, the FlexStack stacking is an optional feature that provides flexibility for growth. The switch's mean time between failures (MTBF) is 198,300 hours, indicating a reliable and durable hardware performance. It is equipped with 128 MB of DRAM and 64 MB of flash memory, facilitating smooth operation and sufficient storage for the IOS and configuration files. The environmental specifications of the WS-C2960S-48LPD-L are designed to accommodate a wide range of operating conditions. It can function within a temperature range of -5 °C to 40 °C at an altitude of up to 10,000 feet. The storage temperature range is from -25 °C to 70 °C, and the operating relative humidity is from 10% to 95% noncondensing, ensuring the switch operates efficiently under various environmental conditions. Overall, the Cisco WS-C2960S-48LPD-L is a versatile and efficient switch that meets the needs of diverse networking environments, providing reliable, high-speed connectivity and advanced network management features.


Item Number Cisco WS-C2960S-48LPD-L
Gigabit Ethernet Ports Count 48
Expansion Slot Quantity 2
Expansion Slot Type SFP+
Operating System Version LAN Base
Power Over Ethernet Budget 370 W
Packet Forwarding Rate 101.2 Mpps
Routing Bandwidth 88 Gbps
Total Switching Capacity 176 Gbps
Active VLANs Maximum 255
VLAN ID Range 4000
Layer 3 Packet Maximum Size 9198 Bytes
Support for Jumbo Frames 9216 Bytes
Dimensions (H x W x D) 1.75 x 17.5 x 15.2 in.
Unit Weight 12.5 lbs
Ambient Noise Level 42 dB
Acoustic Power Emitted 5.2 B
Stacking Capability Optional
Mean Time Between Failures 198,300 Hours
System Memory 128 MB
Storage Memory 64 MB
Lowest Operational Temperature -5 °C
Highest Operational Temperature 40 °C
Temperature Range for Storage -25 °C to 70 °C
Maximum Altitude for Operation 10,000 ft
Humidity Range During Operation 10% to 95% Non-condensing

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