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Product Line: Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series
Product Type: Access-Layer Switch
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Product Description

The WS-C3650-12X48UQ-E is a standalone switch with optional stacking, equipped with 48 ports, including 36 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports and 12 multi-gigabit Ethernet ports supporting speeds up to 10 Gbps. It features 4x10G uplink ports, a 1100 WAC power supply, and operates within a 1 RU form factor, supporting an IP Services feature set. This model boasts a switching capacity of 392 Gbps, a stacking bandwidth of 160 Gbps, and a forwarding rate of 291.66 Mpps, designed to accommodate up to 24,000 IPv4 routes and 48,000 FNF entries, with 4 GB of DRAM and 4 GB of flash memory for efficient data processing.

FAQs for the WS-C3650-12X48UQ-E

  • What are the port specifications of this networking device?
    This device features 36 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports and 12 ports supporting 100Mbps to 10Gbps speeds, with an additional 4x10G uplink ports.
  • How much power does the power supply support?
    The power supply supports 1100 WAC.
  • Can this device be used in a stacked configuration?
    Yes, it is standalone with an optional stacking capability.
  • What is the total switching capacity?
    The switching capacity is 392 Gbps.
  • How many MAC addresses can this device support?
    It supports up to 32,000 MAC addresses.
  • What is the maximum number of IPv4 routes available?
    This device can handle up to 24,000 IPv4 routes.
  • How much DRAM and Flash Memory does it have?
    Both DRAM and Flash Memory are sized at 4 GB.
  • What feature set does the device offer?
    It offers the IP Services feature set.
  • What is the maximum number of VLAN IDs supported by this device?
    It supports up to 4094 VLAN IDs.
  • What are the wireless capabilities of this device?
    It can support up to 25 access points per switch/stack, manage 1000 wireless clients, and accommodate 64 WLANs with a wireless bandwidth of up to 40 Gbps.

Product Review

The Cisco WS-C3650-12X48UQ-E switch offers a versatile mix of 36 Gigabit Ethernet ports and 12 multi-gigabit ports, accommodating a range of connection speeds, alongside 4x10G uplink ports, enhancing high-speed connectivity options. With a substantial switching capacity of 392 Gbps and a forwarding rate of 291.66 Mpps, it supports high-volume traffic, critical for demanding network environments. However, its notable drawback is the limitation of supporting only 25 access points per switch/stack, potentially restricting expansion in high-density wireless deployments.


The Cisco WS-C3650-12X48UQ-E is a high-performance, enterprise-class switch that serves both as a standalone unit or as part of a stack, providing flexibility in deployment. This switch is equipped with 48 ports, including 36 ports of 10/100/1000 Ethernet and 12 ports capable of 100Mbps/1/2.5/5/10 Gbps Ethernet, accommodating a wide range of connection speeds and bandwidth requirements. It also features 4x10G uplink ports, enhancing its capacity to handle large amounts of data transmission efficiently. This model comes with a 1100 WAC power supply, ensuring sufficient power for both the switch and connected devices. Designed to fit in a single rack unit (1 RU), it is an ideal choice for space-constrained environments. The switch runs the IP Services feature set, providing advanced enterprise network services, including security and QoS features. With a switching capacity of 392 Gbps and a stacking bandwidth of 160 Gbps, the Cisco WS-C3650-12X48UQ-E supports high-volume data processing and seamless scalability for growing business needs. It can store up to 32,000 MAC addresses, manage 24,000 IPv4 routes, and handle 48,000 Flexible NetFlow (FNF) entries, making it suitable for complex network environments. The switch is equipped with 4 GB of DRAM and 4 GB of flash memory, ensuring smooth operation and ample storage for the operating system and applications.
  • VLAN support is extensive, with up to 4094 VLAN IDs and 1000 Switched Virtual Interfaces (SVIs), facilitating comprehensive network segmentation and security.
  • It supports jumbo frames up to 9198 bytes, enhancing data efficiency for large data packets.
  • The switch can manage up to 208 routed ports per stack, connect 25 access points per switch/stack, and handle 1000 wireless clients per switch/stack, making it highly capable in wired and wireless network environments.
The Cisco WS-C3650-12X48UQ-E supports up to 64 WLANs per switch and can deliver up to 40 Gbps of wireless bandwidth per switch, accommodating high-density wireless deployments. With a forwarding rate of 291.66 Mpps (million packets per second), it ensures fast data processing and minimal latency. The switch is designed for reliability, with a Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) of 203,130 hours, providing peace of mind for critical network operations. In summary, the Cisco WS-C3650-12X48UQ-E is a versatile and powerful switch that meets the needs of diverse and demanding enterprise environments. Its extensive feature set, combined with high-capacity port configurations, robust power supply, and compact form factor, makes it an excellent choice for organizations looking to build or expand their network infrastructure.


Part NumberWS-C3650-12X48UQ-E
ConfigurationStandalone, Stackable Optional
Total Ports48
Gigabit Ethernet Ports36
Multigigabit Ethernet Ports12 (100Mbps/1/2.5/5/10 Gbps)
Uplink Interfaces4 x 10G
Power Supply Capacity1100 WAC
Size (Rack Units)1 RU
Licensed FeaturesIP Services
Switching Throughput392 Gbps
Maximum Stacking Speed160 Gbps
MAC Address Capacity32,000 entries
IPv4 Routing Entries24,000
Flexible NetFlow Records48,000
System Memory (RAM)4 GB
Storage Memory4 GB
Maximum VLANs4094
Switched Virtual Interfaces (SVIs)1000
Maximum Jumbo Frame Size9198 bytes
Max Routed Ports per Group208
Max Access Points per Device/Group25
Max Wireless Clients per Device/Group1000
Wireless Networks (WLANs) Supported64
Max Wireless Throughput per Device40 Gbps
Data Forwarding Rate291.66 Mpps
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)203,130 hours

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