Cisco WS-C2960-48TT-L Ethernet Switch
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Cisco WS-C2960-48TT-L 48 Ports Ethernet Switch Layer 2 New

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WS-C2960-48TT-L Catalyst 2960 48-Ports 10Base-T Rj-45 Layer 2 Twisted Pair Fast Ethernet Rack-mountable Manageable Switch with 2x Gigabit Ethernet Uplink Ports | Made by Cisco | New Factory Sealed
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Product Details of the Cisco 48 Ports Ethernet Switch

In the realm of networking equipment, the Cisco WS-C2960-48TT-L holds a significant position as a 48-port Ethernet switch. Part of the Catalyst 2960 Series, this Layer 2 switch offers a multitude of features and capabilities that cater to the evolving demands of modern networks. aims to provide an in-depth understanding of the Cisco WS-C2960-48TT-L, breaking down its specifications, functionalities, and the advantages it brings to network environments.

Cisco Catalyst 2960 Series

Before delving into the specifics of the WS-C2960-48TT-L model, it's essential to grasp the broader context of the Catalyst 2960 Series 48 Ports Switch. Cisco's Catalyst switches are renowned for their reliability, performance, and advanced features. The 2960 Series, in particular, is designed to meet the needs of both small and medium-sized businesses, offering a robust and scalable solution for network infrastructure.

Key Features of WS-C2960-48TT-L

Port Density

The "48TT" in the model name signifies that this switch comes equipped with 48 ports. These Ethernet ports enable seamless connectivity for a myriad of devices within a network, including computers, printers, and other networking equipment. The "L" in the model name indicates that it is a LAN Base image, which is integral to understanding its feature set.

Layer 2 Functionality

The WS-C2960-48TT-L operates at Layer 2 of the OSI model, focusing on data link layer functionalities. This includes Ethernet switching, VLAN support, MAC address learning, and Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) for network redundancy. Layer 2 switches are known for their efficiency in forwarding frames based on MAC addresses.

Cisco LAN Base Image

The LAN Base image is a crucial aspect of this switch, defining the set of features available. It provides a solid foundation for Layer 2 functionalities and supports essential protocols like Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP), making it suitable for a wide range of network deployments.

Scalability and Performance

The Catalyst 2960 Series is designed to scale with the evolving needs of a network. The WS-C2960-48TT-L, with its 48 ports, allows for easy expansion and accommodates growing numbers of connected devices. Additionally, it boasts impressive performance metrics, ensuring efficient data transfer and minimal latency.

Energy-Efficient Design

Cisco places a strong emphasis on energy efficiency in its Catalyst switches. The WS-C2960-48TT-L incorporates features like the Cisco EnergyWise technology, which enables organizations to measure, report, and reduce energy consumption across the entire network infrastructure. This not only contributes to cost savings but also aligns with environmental sustainability goals.

Use Cases and Deployment Scenarios

Enterprise Networks

The WS-C2960-48TT-L is well-suited for medium to large enterprises that require a reliable and scalable networking solution. Its 48 ports facilitate the connection of numerous devices, making it ideal for office environments with a high density of users and networked equipment.

Education Institutions

In educational settings, where there is a diverse range of devices connected to the network, the WS-C2960-48TT-L proves advantageous. Its Layer 2 capabilities ensure efficient communication between devices, and the extensive port count accommodates the connectivity needs of classrooms, labs, and administrative areas.

Small to Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs)

For SMBs with growing network requirements, the WS-C2960-48TT-L offers a cost-effective and scalable solution. The 48 ports provide ample room for connecting workstations, servers, and other essential devices, while the Layer 2 features cater to the basic networking needs of small businesses.

Security Features

Port Security

To prevent unauthorized access and enhance network security, the WS-C2960-48TT-L supports port security features. Administrators can configure restrictions on the number of devices connected to a port, limiting the potential for unauthorized access.

802.1X Authentication

This switch supports 802.1X authentication, which provides an additional layer of security by requiring devices to authenticate before being granted network access. This is particularly important in environments where stringent access controls are necessary.

Secure Shell (SSH) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)

For secure remote management, the WS-C2960-48TT-L supports SSH and SSL protocols. These encryption protocols ensure that data exchanged between the switch and the management station remains confidential and secure.

Power and Innovation of Managed Switch

The WS-C2960-48TT-L Cisco Catalyst 48 Ports Ethernet Switch is a powerful and innovative switch designed for use in enterprise and small to medium-sized business (SMB) environments. The switch provides 48 10/100 ports, allowing for the connection of a large number of devices to the network.

One of the key strengths of The part switch is its energy efficiency. It includes features such as Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) which helps to reduce power consumption when the switch is in a low-power state, this feature can help to lower energy costs and reduce the environmental impact of the network.

The switch is also designed to be highly scalable and flexible, it supports advanced features such as Quality of Service (QoS) and VLANs which can help to improve network performance and responsiveness. It also supports Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) and 802.1x port-based authentication which can help to ensure that only authorized devices can access the network.

In terms of innovation, The part switch is also built to be easily manageable and configurable, it can be managed through a web-based interface or a command-line interface (CLI) which allows for the configuration of various features such as Quality of Service (QoS), VLANs, and security. It also supports advanced features such as Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) and 802.1x port-based authentication.

General Information about the Cisco WS-C2960-48TT-L

  • Manufacturer: Cisco
  • Model Number or SKU# WS-C2960-48TT-L
  • Product Line: Catalyst
  • Product Series: 2960
  • Product Model: 2960-48TT
  • Product Type: Ethernet Switch

Interfaces/Ports for Layer 2 Switch

  • Total Network Ports: 48
  • Uplink Port: Yes
  • RJ-45 Ports: 48
  • Port Details: 48 x Fast Ethernet, 2 x Gigabit Ethernet Uplink

Performance of 48 Ports Switch

  • Media Type Supported: Twisted Pair
  • Twisted Pair Cable Standard: Category 5
  • Ethernet Technology: Fast Ethernet
  • Network Technology: 10Base-T, 10/100Base-TX
  • Layer Supported: 2

Management & Protocols

  • Manageable: Yes
  • Management: CLI, Telnet, Syslog, Web interface, CiscoWorks
  • SNMP: v1, v2c, v3
  • Other Features: IEEE 802.1p QoS, IEEE 802.1Q VLAN, Cisco Service Assurance Agent, Cisco Network Assistant software, RMON groups


  • Connectivity: Wired
  • VLAN Support: Yes
  • MAC Address Table: 8000 entries
  • DHCP Server: Yes
  • IGMP Snooping: Yes
  • Remote Management Protocols: SNMP, Telnet, HTTP, HTTPS, TFTP, SSH
  • Encryption Algorithm: SSL
  • Authentication Method: Secure Shell (SSH), RADIUS, TACACS+
  • Compliant Standards: IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3z, and more


  • Layer 2 switching
  • Auto-sensing per device
  • Dynamic IP address assignment
  • Auto-negotiation, BOOTP support
  • Load balancing
  • VLAN support
  • Auto-uplink (auto MDI/MDI-X)
  • IGMP snooping
  • Syslog support
  • DiffServ support
  • Broadcast Storm Control
  • IPv6 support
  • Multicast Storm Control
  • Unicast Storm Control
  • Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) support
  • Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP) support
  • DHCP snooping
  • Dynamic Trunking Protocol (DTP) support
  • Port Aggregation Protocol (PAgP) support
  • Access Control List (ACL) support
  • Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP)
  • Port Security
  • MAC Address Notification
  • Remote Switch Port Analyzer (RSPAN)
  • Standard Memory: 64 MB
  • Memory Technology: DRAM
  • Flash Memory: 32 MB
Power Description
  • Power Source: Power Supply
  • Redundant Power Supply Supported: Yes
  • Voltage Required: AC 120/230 V (50/60 Hz)
  • Power Consumption Operational: 42 Watt
Environmental Parameters
  • Operating Temperature: 23 °F to 104 °F
  • Operating Humidity: 10 - 95% (non-condensing)
  • Storage Temperature: -13 °F to 158 °F
  • Storage Humidity: 10 - 95% (non-condensing)
  • Package Contents: Catalyst 2960-48TT Managed Ethernet Switch, Console Cable, AC Power Cord, Rubber Feet, Documentation, Mounting Brackets, Screws, Connector Cover, Cable Guide, Phillips Machine Screw

Finally, the Cisco WS-C2960-48TT-L is a versatile and feature-rich Ethernet switch that caters to the networking needs of various environments. Its 48 ports, Layer 2 functionality, and Cisco LAN Base image make it a reliable choice for enterprises, educational institutions, and small to medium-sized businesses. The switch's emphasis on scalability, energy efficiency, and security features positions it as a robust solution for building and maintaining modern network infrastructures.

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