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

The WS-C2960X-48FPD-L Cisco switch features 48 10/100/1000 Ethernet interfaces and two SFP+ uplink interfaces, designed to support a diverse range of wired connections. It offers a forwarding bandwidth of 108 Gbps and a switching bandwidth of 216 Gbps, facilitating efficient data processing and management across networks. This model is equipped with 740 W of available PoE power, 128 MB of flash memory, and 512 MB of DRAM, supporting high-performance operations and a maximum of 1023 active VLANs for extensive network segmentation.

FAQs for the WS-C2960X-48FPD-L

  • What is the Ethernet interface type supported by this device?
    The device supports 10/100/1000 Ethernet interfaces.
  • How many uplink interfaces does the model feature?
    It features 2 SFP+ uplink interfaces.
  • What is the available Power over Ethernet (PoE) power?
    The available PoE power is 740 W.
  • Can you specify the dimensions of the device?
    The device measures 1.75 in. in height, 14.5 in. in width, and 17.5 in. in depth.
  • What amount of flash memory is included?
    The device includes 128 MB of flash memory.
  • How does the device manage network traffic, given its forwarding and switching bandwidth?
    The device supports a forwarding bandwidth of 108 Gbps and a switching bandwidth of 216 Gbps.
  • What is the maximum number of active VLANs supported?
    It supports up to 1023 maximum active VLANs.
  • What CPU is utilized in this networking device?
    The networking device utilizes an APM86392 600 MHz Dual Core CPU.
  • What are the console port options available on this device?
    The device offers USB (Type B) and Ethernet (RJ-45) console ports.
  • What is the maximum operating temperature range for short-term operation?
    The maximum short-term operating temperature range is from -5 °C to 55 °C at sea level.

Product Review

The Cisco WS-C2960X-48FPD-L offers a solid foundation for network infrastructure with its 48 Ethernet interfaces supporting 10/100/1000 speeds and two SFP+ uplink interfaces, providing flexibility for high-speed connectivity. With a switching bandwidth of 216 Gbps and a forwarding rate of 130.9 Mpps, this switch is designed to handle significant data throughput, ensuring efficient network performance. However, its LAN Base feature set might limit advanced network services and configuration options, potentially necessitating an upgrade for more complex network requirements.


The Cisco WS-C2960X-48FPD-L is a switch designed to offer efficient connectivity and network management capabilities. Engineered with 48 Ethernet interfaces of 10/100/1000 Mbps, it caters to a broad range of connectivity needs. Additionally, it features two SFP+ uplink interfaces, enhancing its capacity to manage higher speed connections and facilitating seamless network integration. This switch is powered by a LAN Base feature set, optimizing its functionality for layer 2 networking. The available Power over Ethernet (PoE) power is a substantial 740 W, making it capable of supporting various PoE devices across its 48 ports without the need for additional power sources. The hardware dimensions include a height of 1.75 inches, a width of 14.5 inches, and a depth of 17.5 inches, with a total weight of 12.9 lbs, making it a compact yet powerful solution for network infrastructures. In terms of memory and processing, the switch is equipped with 128 MB of flash memory and 512 MB of DRAM, supported by an APM86392 600 MHz dual-core CPU. This configuration ensures smooth operation and sufficient storage for the system software and configuration files. The forwarding bandwidth is 108 Gbps, and the switching bandwidth doubles that at 216 Gbps, indicating high efficiency in data handling and processing. The forwarding rate of 130.9 Mpps further reinforces its capability to manage large volumes of data traffic.
  • Maximum Active VLANs supported are 1023, with VLAN IDs available up to 4096, allowing for extensive network segmentation and management.
  • The Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) is rated at 233,370 hours, highlighting the switch's reliability over extended periods of use.
  • Console ports include a USB (Type B) and an Ethernet (RJ-45), with an additional storage interface USB (Type A) for external flash storage, ensuring versatile management and storage options.
The network management interface operates at 10/100 Mbps Ethernet (RJ-45), facilitating straightforward management connectivity. The switch supports MTU-L3 packets up to 9198 bytes and jumbo frames of 9216 bytes, accommodating larger data packets for efficient network traffic handling. The operating temperature range is from -5 °C to 55 °C at sea level, ensuring the switch's performance in various environmental conditions. In summary, the Cisco WS-C2960X-48FPD-L switch stands out for its comprehensive connectivity options, high PoE power availability, and robust data handling capabilities. Its compact design, combined with powerful internal specifications, makes it an ideal solution for enterprises seeking a reliable, high-performance networking hardware.


Model Number Cisco WS-C2960X-48FPD-L
Ethernet Ports Count 48
Type of Ethernet Ports Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
Uplink Ports Quantity 2
Uplink Ports Type Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (SFP+)
Software Version LAN Base
Power Over Ethernet (PoE) Budget 740 Watts
Unit Height 1.75 Inches
Unit Width 14.5 Inches
Unit Depth 17.5 Inches
Unit Weight 12.9 Pounds
Internal Flash Storage 128 Megabytes
System Memory (RAM) 512 Megabytes
Data Forwarding Rate 108 Gigabits per Second
Total Switching Capacity 216 Gigabits per Second
Max VLANs Support 1023 VLANs
Packets Forwarding Rate 130.9 Million Packets per Second
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) 233,370 Hours
VLAN IDs Supported 4096
Processor Type APM86392 600 MHz Dual-Core
Console Port Types USB Type B, RJ-45 Ethernet
External Storage Port USB Type A
Management Interface Speed 10/100 Mbps RJ-45 Ethernet
Maximum L3 Packet Size 9198 Bytes
Support for Jumbo Frames 9216 Bytes
Operational Temperature Range -5 °C to 55 °C at Sea Level

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