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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-S Cisco switch features 48 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports and 4x10G uplink ports, designed for high-speed connectivity and efficient network traffic management with a switching capacity of 392 Gbps and a forwarding rate of 130.95 Mpps. It supports up to 32,000 MAC addresses, 24,000 IPv4 routes, and 4094 VLAN IDs, with a DRAM of 4 GB and Flash Memory of 4 GB for enhanced data processing and storage. This 1 RU device offers optional stacking with a stacking bandwidth of 160 Gbps, includes a 250 WAC power supply, and provides scalability with up to 1000 wireless clients and 25 access points per switch/stack, supporting 64 WLANs with a wireless bandwidth of up to 40 Gbps.

FAQs for the WS-C3650-48TQ-S

  • What is the port type supported by this networking device?
    The device supports 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports.
  • How many uplink ports does the product feature?
    There are 4x10G uplink ports.
  • Can this device function in a stack configuration?
    Yes, it is standalone with optional stacking capabilities.
  • What is the maximum number of MAC addresses supported?
    The device supports up to 32,000 MAC addresses.
  • What power supply unit does the device require?
    It requires a 250 WAC power supply.
  • What is the switching capacity of this networking hardware?
    The switching capacity is 392 Gbps.
  • How many rack units does the device occupy?
    It occupies 1 RU.
  • What is the total DRAM available on the device?
    The device comes with 4 GB of DRAM.
  • What is the maximum wireless bandwidth per switch?
    The maximum wireless bandwidth per switch is up to 40 Gbps.
  • How many VLAN IDs can be supported by the device?
    It can support up to 4094 VLAN IDs.

Product Review

The Cisco WS-C3650-48TQ-S offers a solid switching capacity of 392 Gbps and a forwarding rate of 130.95 Mpps, making it suitable for high-demand networks. However, its base power supply of 250 WAC may be limiting for environments requiring higher power for PoE devices without additional power solutions. With support for up to 32,000 MAC addresses and 24,000 IPv4 routes, it is well-equipped for large-scale deployments but the initial IP Base feature set might need upgrades for advanced routing capabilities.


The Cisco WS-C3650-48TQ-S is a versatile switch designed to support a range of networking needs in diverse environments. It operates as a standalone unit but offers the option for stacking, enhancing its scalability and flexibility. With 48 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, this switch is well-suited for high-speed connectivity and efficient data handling across medium to large networks. One of the critical features of this device is its array of four 10G uplink ports, providing high-speed connections to the network backbone or other switches, facilitating swift data transfer and minimizing bottlenecks. The switch is powered by a 250 WAC power supply, ensuring reliable operation and power efficiency. Its compact design, encapsulated in a 1 rack unit (RU) form factor, makes it an ideal choice for space-constrained environments. The hardware capabilities of the WS-C3650-48TQ-S are substantial, supporting a switching capacity of 392 Gbps and a stacking bandwidth of 160 Gbps. This capacity ensures that data flows efficiently through the network, even under heavy traffic conditions. The switch can manage up to 32,000 MAC addresses, 24,000 IPv4 routes, and 48,000 Flexible NetFlow (FNF) entries, making it a robust solution for complex networks. It comes equipped with 4 GB of DRAM and 4 GB of flash memory, providing ample storage for the operating system, applications, and network configurations. The support for up to 4094 VLAN IDs and 1000 Switch Virtual Interfaces (SVIs) enables the creation of segmented networks for improved security and traffic management. The switch also supports jumbo frames up to 9198 bytes, beneficial for optimizing network performance by allowing larger packets.
  • Forwarding rate of 130.95 Mpps ensures efficient packet processing.
  • Supports up to 1000 wireless clients and 25 access points per switch/stack, making it ideal for wireless-enabled environments.
  • Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) of 383,760 hours highlights the switch's reliability and durability.
With the IP Base feature set, the WS-C3650-48TQ-S offers essential Layer 2 and basic Layer 3 features, including static routing and RIP. It supports up to 208 routed ports per stack, allowing for significant expansion and flexibility in network design. The switch is capable of managing up to 64 WLANs per switch and delivering up to 40 Gbps of wireless bandwidth, catering to the demands of wireless networks. Designed for operational efficiency, the WS-C3650-48TQ-S can support a forwarding rate of 130.95 million packets per second (Mpps), ensuring swift data processing and reduced latency. Its high Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) of 383,760 hours demonstrates Cisco's commitment to quality and reliability, offering peace of mind and reduced maintenance costs. Weighing 15.90 lbs, the switch is relatively lightweight, simplifying installation and maintenance. Its robust feature set and flexible deployment options make the Cisco WS-C3650-48TQ-S an excellent choice for businesses looking to build high-performance, resilient networks.


Item Number and Producer Cisco WS-C3650-48TQ-S
Configuration Individual Mode with Stacking Capability
Total Ports 48
Port Configuration Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000
Expansion Slots 4 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet
Power Rating 250 Watt AC
Height in Rack Units 1 RU
Software Edition IP Base
Switch Capability 392 Gbit/s
Interconnect Speed 160 Gbit/s
Maximum MAC Entries 32,000
IPv4 Routing Entries 24,000
FlowNet Entries 48,000
System Memory 4 GB DRAM
Storage Memory 4 GB Flash
VLAN Support Up to 4094 IDs
Switched Virtual Interfaces Up to 1000
Maximum Frame Size 9198 Bytes for Jumbo Frames
Routed Interfaces per Aggregate Up to 208
Maximum Access Points 25 per Switch/Stack
Client Capacity Up to 1000 Wireless Clients
Supported WLANs Up to 64
Wireless Throughput Maximum 40 Gbit/s
Packet Forwarding Rate 130.95 Million Packets per Second
Estimated Lifespan 383,760 Hours MTBF
Device Mass 15.90 Pounds

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