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

The WS-C3650-48TQ-E is a Cisco switch with 48 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports and 4x10G uplink ports, designed for high-capacity networking with a switching capacity of 392 Gbps and a stacking bandwidth of 160 Gbps. It features 250 WAC power supply, accommodates up to 32,000 MAC addresses, supports 24,000 IPv4 routes, and is capable of handling 48,000 FNF entries with 4 GB DRAM and 4 GB flash memory. Optimized for scalability, it supports up to 4094 VLAN IDs, 1000 SVIs, and offers up to 40 Gbps wireless bandwidth per switch, making it suitable for demanding enterprise environments.

FAQs for the WS-C3650-48TQ-E

  • What is the port type of this networking device?
    The port type is 10/100/1000 Ethernet.
  • How many uplink ports does the device have?
    There are 4x10G uplink ports.
  • What is the power supply rating?
    The power supply is rated at 250 WAC.
  • How many rack units does it occupy?
    It occupies 1 RU.
  • What feature set is supported by this device?
    The supported feature set is IP Services.
  • What is the switching capacity?
    The switching capacity is 392 Gbps.
  • How much MAC address capacity does it have?
    It supports 32,000 MAC addresses.
  • What is the maximum number of IPv4 routes it can handle?
    It can handle up to 24,000 IPv4 routes.
  • How many VLAN IDs can be configured?
    Up to 4094 VLAN IDs can be configured.
  • What is the maximum number of wireless clients supported per switch/stack?
    Up to 1000 wireless clients are supported per switch/stack.

Product Review

The Cisco WS-C3650-48TQ-E offers a solid switching capacity of 392 Gbps and a forwarding rate of 130.95 Mpps, catering well to high-demand network environments. However, its stacking bandwidth of 160 Gbps might be limiting for networks requiring extensive data throughput across stacked configurations. Additionally, the switch's support for up to 25 access points and 1000 wireless clients per stack makes it suitable for organizations looking to integrate wireless and wired networking efficiently.


The Cisco WS-C3650-48TQ-E is a versatile and efficient networking solution designed for medium to large scale operations. This model is a standalone switch that offers optional stacking, providing flexibility in deployment according to the networking needs. It comes equipped with 48 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, making it capable of handling a wide range of devices and traffic types. Additionally, it includes 4x10G uplink ports, enhancing its connectivity options and providing high-speed data transfer capabilities. This switch operates on a 250 WAC power supply and is designed to fit in a single rack unit (1 RU), optimizing space within network infrastructures. It supports the IP Services feature set, delivering advanced features and capabilities. With a switching capacity of 392 Gbps and a stacking bandwidth of 160 Gbps, the WS-C3650-48TQ-E ensures efficient data processing and transfer across the network. It is capable of handling up to 32,000 MAC addresses, 24,000 IPv4 routes, and supports 48,000 Flexible NetFlow (FNF) entries, which facilitates comprehensive traffic analysis and management. The switch is equipped with 4 GB of DRAM and 4 GB of flash memory, providing ample storage for the operating system and network configurations. It supports up to 4094 VLAN IDs and 1000 Switch Virtual Interfaces (SVIs), enabling complex network segmentation and efficient traffic management. The capability to handle jumbo frames up to 9198 bytes allows for the efficient processing of large data packets, reducing overhead and improving performance. Key hardware specifications include: -
  • Routed ports per stack: 208
  • Access points per switch/stack: 25
  • Wireless clients per switch/stack: 1000
The WS-C3650-48TQ-E supports up to 64 WLANs per switch and offers up to 40 Gbps of wireless bandwidth per switch, catering to demanding wireless environments. With a forwarding rate of 130.95 Mpps (million packets per second), it delivers fast data processing, ensuring minimal delay in traffic handling. The switch boasts a Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) of 383,760 hours, indicating its reliability and durability over time. Weighing 15.90 lbs, the Cisco WS-C3650-48TQ-E is compact yet powerful, designed to meet the rigorous demands of modern network environments. Its comprehensive set of features and capabilities make it an ideal choice for organizations looking to upgrade or expand their network infrastructure with a high-performance, scalable, and reliable solution.


Model NumberCisco WS-C3650-48TQ-E
Operation ModeIndividual or Stackable with Optional Kit
Total Ports48
Port CategoryGigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
High-Speed Uplink Ports4 x 10G
Power Rating250 Watts AC
Form Factor1 Rack Unit (1RU)
Software EditionIP Services
Data Transfer Rate392 Gigabits per Second
Maximum Stacking Speed160 Gigabits per Second
Maximum MAC Entries32,000
IPv4 Routing Entries24,000
Flexible NetFlow Entries48,000
System Memory4 Gigabytes DRAM
Storage Memory4 Gigabytes
Virtual LANs SupportedUp to 4094
Switched Virtual InterfacesUp to 1000
Maximum Frame Size9198 Bytes
Max Routed Ports per Group208
Supported Access Points per Unit/Group25
Max Wireless Clients per Unit/Group1000
Supported WLANs per Unit64
Max Wireless Throughput per Unit40 Gigabits per Second
Packet Forwarding Rate130.95 Million Packets per Second
Mean Time Between Failures383,760 Hours
Unit Weight15.90 Pounds

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