Cisco WS-C2950G-24-EI-DC 24 Ports Managed Switch
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Cisco WS-C2950G-24-EI-DC 24 Ports Managed Switch Catalyst Refurbished

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WS-C2950G-24-EI-DC Catalyst 2950G 24 DC 2 x Gigabit Ethernet Expansion Slot Twisted Pair 10/100Base-TX Fast Ethernet 2 GBIC Ports and DC Power 24 Ports Managed Switch | Made by Cisco | Refurbished
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Product Overview of the Cisco WS-C2950G-24-EI-DC 24 Ports Managed Switch

In the realm of networking equipment, the Cisco WS-C2950G-24-EI-DC stands out as a versatile and powerful solution. This managed switch, part of the Catalyst series, is designed to meet the demands of modern networks with its robust features and capabilities. The Cisco WS-C2950G-24-EI-DC belongs to the Catalyst 2950G series, which is known for its robust performance and advanced features. This particular model is equipped with 24 ports and is powered by direct current (DC), making it suitable for environments where DC power sources are prevalent.

Catalyst 2950G Series

The Cisco Catalyst 2950G series is renowned for its efficiency and reliability in network management. The G in the series name signifies Gigabit Ethernet capability, making these switches suitable for high-performance networking environments. Among these, the WS-C2950G-24-EI-DC model holds a distinctive position with its specific set of features tailored for diverse networking needs.

24 Ports for Enhanced Connectivity

One of the standout features of the Cisco WS-C2950G-24-EI-DC is its provision of 24 ports. These ports are essential for connecting various devices, such as computers, printers, and other networking equipment. The ample number of ports ensures that the switch can accommodate a multitude of devices simultaneously, making it ideal for both small-scale and larger networks.

Gigabit Ethernet Expansion Slot

The inclusion of Gigabit Ethernet expansion slots elevates the switch's performance capabilities. Gigabit Ethernet is crucial for high-speed data transfer, making this switch suitable for bandwidth-intensive applications. The expansion slots provide flexibility for future upgrades, ensuring that the switch can adapt to evolving network requirements.

Twisted Pair 10/100Base-TX Fast Ethernet

The WS-C2950G-24-EI-DC supports Twisted Pair 10/100Base-TX Fast Ethernet, enabling seamless connectivity for devices that operate at standard Ethernet speeds. This ensures compatibility with a wide range of devices, offering versatility in network integration.

Advanced Features for Efficient Network Management2 GBIC Ports for Fiber Optic Connectivity

In addition to the standard Ethernet ports, the Cisco WS-C2950G-24-EI-DC is equipped with two Gigabit Interface Converter (GBIC) ports. These ports support fiber optic connectivity, enabling the integration of fiber optic cables into the network infrastructure. Fiber optic connections offer advantages such as higher data transfer rates, increased bandwidth, and immunity to electromagnetic interference.

DC Power for Redundancy

The "DC" in the model name signifies that this switch operates on DC (Direct Current) power. This feature is particularly significant for environments where DC power sources are preferred or required. DC-powered switches provide an additional layer of redundancy and reliability, crucial for maintaining network continuity in diverse settings, including industrial environments and remote installations.

Managed Switch Capabilities

Being a managed switch, the WS-C2950G-24-EI-DC offers advanced features for network administrators to efficiently control and optimize network performance. Management capabilities include VLAN (Virtual Local Area Network) support, Quality of Service (QoS) prioritization, and security features to control access and protect against unauthorized activities.

Scalability with Gigabit Ethernet Expansion Slot

The presence of a Gigabit Ethernet expansion slot enhances the scalability of the WS-C2950G-24-EI-DC. This slot allows for the integration of additional modules or cards to extend the switch's capabilities. As network requirements evolve, the ability to scale up the switch's performance ensures a future-proof solution that can adapt to changing needs.

Use Cases and ApplicationsSmall to Medium-Sized Businesses

The Cisco WS-C2950G-24-EI-DC is well-suited for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) looking for a reliable and cost-effective networking solution. The 24 ports provide ample connectivity for various devices within the organization, and the Gigabit Ethernet expansion slot allows for future growth and increased performance.

Industrial Environments

In industrial settings where DC power sources are prevalent, the WS-C2950G-24-EI-DC becomes a preferred choice. Its DC power compatibility ensures stable operation in environments with unique power requirements, such as manufacturing plants, utility facilities, and outdoor installations.

Network Expansion and Upgrade

For organizations planning to expand their network infrastructure or upgrade their existing systems, the WS-C2950G-24-EI-DC offers a seamless transition. The inclusion of Gigabit Ethernet and expansion slots provides the flexibility needed for accommodating new technologies and higher network demands.

Security MeasuresSecurity Features

Security is a paramount concern in modern networks, and the WS-C2950G-24-EI-DC addresses this by incorporating robust security features. These features include MAC (Media Access Control) address filtering, port security to control access based on physical port, and support for IEEE 802.1X authentication. These measures contribute to a secure network environment, protecting against unauthorized access and potential security threats.

Reliability in Diverse Environments

The switch's design takes into account the need for reliability in diverse environments. Whether deployed in an office setting, an industrial facility, or a remote location, the WS-C2950G-24-EI-DC is engineered to withstand varying environmental conditions. Its durable construction and support for DC power contribute to its reliability, ensuring uninterrupted operation even in challenging settings.

High Reliability

The WS-C2950G-24-EI-DC Cisco Catalyst 2950G 24 Ports Managed Switch is a reliable network switch that provides high performance and security for enterprise networks.

  • Redundancy features: The switch has several built-in redundancy features such as Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) and redundant power supply options which help in the case of a failure of a primary component, the switch can automatically switch over to a secondary component to maintain network uptime.
  • Quality of Service (QoS): The switch supports Quality of Service (QoS) features that allow for the prioritization of different types of network traffic, ensuring that critical applications have the bandwidth they need to function properly.
  • Security features: The switch has security features such as IEEE 802.1X port-based authentication, which helps in preventing unauthorized access to the network, and Access Control Lists (ACLs) which help in controlling and monitoring network traffic based on specific criteria such as IP addresses and protocols.
  • Layer 2 switching: The switch supports Layer 2 switching, which allows for the efficient forwarding of network packets based on MAC addresses. This helps in maintaining high network performance and reducing network congestion.
  • Advanced features: The switch also supports advanced features such as Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) and Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) which allow for the creation of link aggregation groups and the prevention of network loops respectively.
  • Compatibility: The switch is compatible with Cisco IOS Software, which allows for easy integration into existing networks and easy management.
  • Durability: The switch has been designed to withstand the rigors of a business environment, and is built with high-quality components that are designed to last.
General Information about this Cisco WS-C2950G-24-EI-DC Ethernet Switch
  • Manufacturer: Cisco
  • Part Number or SKU# WS-C2950G-24-EI-DC
  • Product Line: Catalyst
  • Product Series: 2950
  • Product Type: Ethernet Switch
Technical Information for 24 Ports Ethernet Switch
  • Total Number of Network Ports: 24
  • Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports: 24
  • Port/Expansion Slot Details: 24 x Fast Ethernet Network
  • Port/Expansion Slot Details: 2 x Gigabit Ethernet Expansion Slot
Performance of Catalyst 2950 Managed Switch
  • Media Type Supported: Twisted Pair
  • Twisted Pair Cable Standard: Category 5
  • Ethernet Technology: Fast Ethernet
  • Network Technology: 10Base-T
  • Network Technology: 10/100Base-TX
I/O Expansions
  • Number of Total Expansion Slots: 2
  • Expansion Slot Type: GBIC
  • Number of GBIC Slots: 2
Network & Communication
  • Layer Supported: 4

Management & Protocols

  • Manageable: Yes


  • Standard Memory: 16 MB
  • Memory Technology: DRAM
  • Flash Memory: 8 MB

Power Description

  • Redundant Power Supply: Yes

Finally, the Cisco WS-C2950G-24-EI-DC Catalyst 2950G 24 DC Managed Switch stands as a versatile and robust networking solution. With its 24 ports, Gigabit Ethernet expansion slot, DC power compatibility, and advanced management features, it caters to the diverse needs of modern networks. Whether used in small businesses, industrial environments, or for network expansion and upgrades, this switch offers the performance, scalability, and reliability required in today's dynamic networking landscape. Its user-friendly configuration interface, security measures, and adaptability make it a valuable asset for network administrators seeking a comprehensive and efficient solution. As technology continues to advance, the Cisco WS-C2950G-24-EI-DC remains a relevant and future-proof choice for building and managing resilient and high-performance networks.

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