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

The WS-C2960XR-48FPS-I Cisco switch features 48 10/100/1000 Ethernet interfaces and 4 SFP uplink interfaces, designed to support high-density connections with a forwarding bandwidth of 108 Gbps and a switching bandwidth of 216 Gbps. It is equipped with 740 W of available PoE power for powering connected devices and supports a large number of VLANs with 1023 maximum active VLANs and 4096 VLAN IDs available. The device is built for reliability and efficient operation, with a CPU APM86392 600 MHz Dual Core, 128 MB of flash memory, 512 MB of DRAM, and an MTBF of 230,860 hours, ensuring long-term performance in diverse networking environments.

FAQs for the WS-C2960XR-48FPS-I

  • What is the number of Ethernet interfaces available on this device?
    There are 48 Ethernet interfaces.
  • Can you detail the uplink interface type for part number X?
    The uplink interface type is SFP.
  • What feature set does this hardware support?
    It supports the IP Lite feature set.
  • How much PoE power is available in part number X?
    The available PoE power is 740 W.
  • What are the dimensions and weight of this device?
    The dimensions are 1.75 x 16.0 x 17.5 inches, and it weighs 14.7 lbs.
  • What amount of flash memory and DRAM is included in part number X?
    It includes 128 MB of flash memory and 512 MB of DRAM.
  • What is the forwarding and switching bandwidth capability?
    The forwarding bandwidth is 108 Gbps, and the switching bandwidth is 216 Gbps.
  • How many active VLANs can part number X support?
    It can support up to 1023 active VLANs.
  • What is the forwarding rate of this networking hardware?
    The forwarding rate is 107.1 Mpps.
  • What are the operating temperature and altitude limits for part number X?
    The operating temperature range is -5 °C to 40 °C, and it can operate up to an altitude of 10,000 ft.

Product Review

The Cisco WS-C2960XR-48FPS-I switch offers 48 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces with PoE capabilities, supported by 740 W of available power, catering to high-demand network environments requiring power over Ethernet. With a forwarding bandwidth of 108 Gbps and switching bandwidth of 216 Gbps, it ensures efficient data handling, yet the limited flash memory of 128 MB could pose constraints for complex configurations or future software expansions. Additionally, the switch's resilience is evidenced by an MTBF of 230,860 hours, though its operational temperature range limits its deployment in environments with extreme temperatures.


The Cisco WS-C2960XR-48FPS-I is a stackable Gigabit Ethernet switch designed to provide efficient and reliable network connectivity. It features 48 Ethernet interfaces that support 10/100/1000 Mbps speeds, accommodating a wide range of devices and applications. This model also includes four SFP uplink interfaces, enhancing its connectivity options for network backbone integration. Equipped with the IP Lite feature set, the switch is optimized for layer 2 and basic layer 3 networking functionalities, making it suitable for enterprise branch offices and midmarket commercial networks. The available Power over Ethernet (PoE) power of 740 W allows the switch to power connected devices such as IP phones, wireless access points, and surveillance cameras, simplifying deployments and reducing cabling complexity. The hardware specifications of the WS-C2960XR-48FPS-I underscore its performance capabilities. With a forwarding bandwidth of 108 Gbps and a switching bandwidth of 216 Gbps, this switch can handle large volumes of data efficiently. Its forwarding rate of 107.1 Mpps (million packets per second) ensures rapid data processing, while support for up to 1023 active VLANs and 4096 VLAN IDs enables extensive network segmentation and security options. - Flash memory of 128 MB and DRAM of 512 MB support the switch's operations and feature execution. - The APM86392 600 MHz dual-core CPU provides the computational power necessary for the switch's advanced features and functionalities. - The Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) of 230,860 hours indicates a reliable hardware platform designed for long-term deployment. Physical dimensions of the switch are 1.75 x 16.0 x 17.5 inches, and it weighs 14.7 lbs., making it a compact solution that can be easily integrated into a variety of network racks and cabinets. For configuration and management, it includes USB (Type B) and Ethernet (RJ-45) console ports, along with a USB (Type A) storage interface for external flash storage, allowing for flexible setup and maintenance. The network management interface operates at 10/100 Mbps, facilitating efficient device management. The switch also supports MTU-L3 packets up to 9198 bytes and jumbo frames up to 9216 bytes, accommodating large data transfers and enhancing performance for high-demand applications. Operating within a temperature range of -5 °C to 40 °C and at altitudes up to 10,000 feet, the WS-C2960XR-48FPS-I is designed for resilience in various environmental conditions. Its tolerance for 10% to 95% noncondensing relative humidity further ensures its reliability in diverse operational settings. In summary, the Cisco WS-C2960XR-48FPS-I stands out for its comprehensive feature set, high performance, and flexibility, making it a valuable asset for businesses seeking to enhance their network infrastructure with a scalable, efficient, and reliable switching solution.


Model and Maker Cisco WS-C2960XR-48FPS-I
Ethernet Ports Count 48
Type of Ethernet Ports Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
Uplink Ports Quantity 4
Uplink Ports Type Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP)
Software Version IP Lite
Power over Ethernet (PoE) Budget 740 Watts
Dimensions (Height x Depth x Width) 1.75 x 16.0 x 17.5 inches
Unit Weight 14.7 pounds
Internal Storage 128 MB Flash
System Memory 512 MB DRAM
Data Processing Speed 108 Gbps
Total Switching Capacity 216 Gbps
Max VLANs Supported 1023
Packet Forwarding Rate 107.1 Million packets per second (Mpps)
Expected Lifetime 230,860 hours
Number of VLAN IDs 4096
Processor APM86392 600 MHz Dual-Core
Configuration Interfaces USB (Type B), RJ-45 Ethernet
External Storage Port USB (Type A)
Administration Port Speed RJ-45 Ethernet 10/100 Mbps
Max Layer 3 Packet Size 9198 Bytes
Support for Jumbo Packets Up to 9216 Bytes
Temperature Range for Operation -5 °C to 40 °C
Operational Elevation Limit Up to 10,000 feet
Humidity Levels for Operation 10% to 95% non-condensing

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