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Cisco WS-C2950G-12-EI 12 Ports Switch Managed Ethernet Refurbished

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WS-C2950G-12-EI Catalyst 2950G 12-Ports Twisted Pair 10/100 Ethernet Switch with 2GBIC Slots | Made by Cisco | Refurbished
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Product Details of the 12 Ports Switch

The Cisco WS-C2950G-12-EI is a robust 12-port managed Ethernet switch that belongs to the Catalyst 2950 series. As an integral part of Cisco's networking solutions, this 12-port switch is designed to provide efficient and reliable connectivity in various network environments. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the key features, specifications, and benefits of the Cisco WS-C2950G-12-EI, exploring how it can enhance network performance and meet the demands of modern businesses.

Key Features12 Ports for Enhanced Connectivity

The Cisco WS-C2950G-12-EI comes equipped with 12 ports, offering an expanded capacity for connecting multiple devices within a network. This feature is particularly beneficial in scenarios where numerous endpoints, such as computers, printers, and other networked devices, need to be seamlessly integrated.

Managed Switch Capabilities

As a managed switch, the WS-C2950G-12-EI provides administrators with a high level of control and customization over network settings. This includes features such as VLAN (Virtual Local Area Network) support, allowing for segmentation of the network for improved performance and security.

Ethernet Technology

Leveraging Ethernet technology, this Cisco switch ensures fast and reliable data transmission across the network. The 10/100 Mbps Ethernet ports on the WS-C2950G-12-EI support both Fast Ethernet and Ethernet speeds, catering to the diverse connectivity needs of modern applications and devices.

Catalyst 2950 Series

The Catalyst 2950 series is renowned for its durability and performance in various networking environments. The WS-C2950G-12-EI inherits the reliability and advanced features characteristic of this series, making it a trusted choice for businesses seeking a stable and scalable networking solution.

SpecificationsSwitching Capacity

The WS-C2950G-12-EI boasts a commendable switching capacity, ensuring that data is efficiently forwarded within the network. This capability is crucial for maintaining a smooth flow of information, particularly in networks with high data traffic.

Forwarding Rate

With an impressive forwarding rate, this Cisco switch can quickly process and transmit data packets, reducing latency and enhancing overall network performance. This is especially vital for applications and services that demand low latency, such as real-time communication and video streaming.

Flash Memory

The inclusion of flash memory provides storage for the switch's operating system and firmware. This ensures that the WS-C2950G-12-EI can accommodate software updates and enhancements, contributing to the longevity and adaptability of the switch.

Security Features

Cisco places a strong emphasis on network security, and the WS-C2950G-12-EI is no exception. This switch supports various security features, including MAC address filtering, port security, and access control lists (ACLs), fortifying the network against unauthorized access and potential threats.

Benefits of Cisco WS-C2950G-12-EIScalability

One of the primary advantages of the WS-C2950G-12-EI is its scalability. With 12 ports and managed capabilities, the switch can easily adapt to the growing needs of a network by accommodating additional devices and services.

Reliability and Durability

Cisco switches are renowned for their robustness, and the Catalyst 2950 series is no exception. The WS-C2950G-12-EI inherits this legacy, providing businesses with a reliable networking solution that can withstand the demands of continuous operation.

Enhanced Network

The managed capabilities of this switch empower network administrators with granular control over network settings. This includes the ability to configure VLANs, monitor traffic, and implement security measures, contributing to efficient network management.

Improved Performance

The combination of fast Ethernet ports, high switching capacity, and a robust forwarding rate ensures that the WS-C2950G-12-EI delivers optimal performance. This is essential for businesses relying on a responsive and high-throughput network for their day-to-day operations.

Exceptional Performance

The model Cisco Catalyst 2950 12-port managed switch is designed to provide high performance and reliability for small and medium-sized businesses.

In terms of performance, the WS-C2950G-12-EI supports high-speed data transfer rates of up to 48 Gbps on its 12 ports. This allows for fast and efficient data transfer between connected devices, which can help to improve the overall performance of a network. Additionally, the switch has advanced Quality of Service (QoS) features that allow for the prioritization of different types of network traffic, which can help to ensure that critical applications and services receive the bandwidth they need.

In terms of reliability, this item is built with redundant power supplies and cooling systems to ensure that it can continue to operate in the event of a failure. Additionally, it can be configured for automatic failover and recovery, which helps to minimize downtime in case of a problem. The switch also supports Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) which will automatically detect and recover from a failed link, providing redundancy and increasing availability.

The switch also has a built-in feature that monitors the temperature of the device and can shut down or reduce power to certain components if the temperature goes beyond a certain threshold, this helps to prevent damage to the switch.

Interface Provided for Digital Workplace

The WS-C2950G-12-EI Cisco Catalyst 2950 12-port managed switch provides several interfaces that can be used to manage and configure the switch in a digital workplace.

Web-based Interface: The switch can be accessed and managed through a web-based interface, which is a graphical user interface (GUI) that can be accessed through a web browser. This interface allows for easy configuration and monitoring of the switch, as well as troubleshooting of any issues that may arise.

Command-Line Interface (CLI): The switch can also be accessed and managed through a command-line interface (CLI), which is a text-based interface that allows for more advanced configuration and monitoring of the switch. This interface is often preferred by network administrators who are more familiar with command-line interfaces.

SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol): The switch supports SNMP, which is a standard protocol for managing and monitoring network devices. This allows for the switch to be managed and monitored by a remote SNMP management system, which can be useful for large networks or for monitoring and managing the switch remotely.

Telnet and SSH: The switch also supports Telnet and SSH which allows network administrators to access the CLI remotely and securely.

General Information about the Cisco WS-C2950G-12-EI
  • Manufacturer: Cisco
  • Model Number or SKU# WS-C2950G-12-EI
  • Product Line: Catalyst
  • Product Series: 2900
  • Product Type: Ethernet Switch
Total Number of Ports
  • Total Number of Network Ports: 12
  • Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports: 12
Port/Expansion Slot Details
  • 12 x Fast Ethernet Network
  • 2 x Gigabit Ethernet Expansion Slot
Performance: Catalyst 2950 Managed Switch
  • Media Type Supported: Twisted Pair
  • Twisted Pair Cable Standard: Category 5
  • Ethernet Technology: Fast Ethernet
  • Network Technology:
  • 10Base-T
  • 100Base-TX
I/O Expansions: Ethernet Switch
  • Number of Total Expansion Slots: 2
  • Expansion Slot Type: GBIC
  • Number of GBIC Slots: 2
  • Management & Protocols:
  • Manageable: Yes
Management Protocols
  • CISCO-2900-MIB
  • (And many more)
  • Standard Memory: 16 MB
  • Flash Memory: 8 MB
  • MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures): 482,776 Hours
Power Description
  • Input Voltage:
  • 110 V AC
  • 220 V AC
  • Power Source: Power Supply
  • Redundant Power Supply: Yes
Environmental Parameters
  • Operating Temperature: 0 - 45 °C
  • Storage Temperature: -25 - 70 °C
  • Operating Relative Humidity: 10 - 85%

Overall, the Cisco WS-C2950G-12-EI 12 Ports Switch Managed Ethernet Catalyst 2950 is a versatile and robust networking solution. Its 12-port configuration managed capabilities, and adherence to the Catalyst 2950 series' reliability make it a suitable choice for a variety of networking environments. Whether deployed in small businesses, educational institutions, or remote offices, this switch offers the performance and features needed to support the demands of modern networking. With its intuitive management interface and security features, the WS-C2950G-12-EI stands out as a valuable asset in creating a stable and efficient network infrastructure.

Product Condition:
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