The WS-C2960-8TC-L is a fixed-configuration, standalone Ethernet switch that provides wire-speed Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet connectivity for small and medium-sized businesses, enterprise departments, and branch offices. It has 8 Fast Ethernet ports and is designed to be easy to use and deploy, with a simple web-based configuration interface and no need for a separate console cable. The switch supports a variety of features to enhance network security, including port security, access control lists, and Quality of Service (QoS). It is also Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) compliant, which means it can reduce power consumption during periods of low network activity.
Features and Benefits
Cisco Catalyst 2960-8TC is a Fast Ethernet switch, meaning that it is designed to provide a connection speed of up to 100 Mbps on each of its 8 ports. This is suitable for most small and medium-sized businesses, as it can support a range of applications including file transfers, web browsing, and voice over IP (VoIP).
In terms of overall performance, the Model is a reliable and feature-rich managed switch that is capable of handling a moderate amount of network traffic. It includes Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities, which allow you to prioritize certain types of traffic (such as voice or video) to ensure that they receive a higher level of service. This can help to improve the performance of real-time applications on the network.
The Model also includes a number of features to help improve the manageability and security of your network. These include support for access control lists (ACLs) and port security, as well as a range of monitoring and diagnostic tools to help you troubleshoot any issues that may arise.
Power and Innovation
The WS-C2960-8TC-L Cisco Catalyst 2960-8TC 8 Ports Managed Switch is known for its power and innovation. It has several features that contribute to its power and innovation, including:
- High-Speed Connectivity: The switch supports high-speed connectivity options with 8 10/100 ports, which allow for fast data transfer and support for bandwidth-intensive applications.
- Quality of Service (QoS): The switch supports advanced QoS features, which allow for the prioritization of different types of traffic. This helps to ensure that mission-critical applications receive the bandwidth they need, even during times of high network traffic.
- Advanced Security Features: The switch supports advanced security features, such as access control lists (ACLs) and port security, to help protect the network from unauthorized access and other security threats.
- Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE): The switch supports Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE), which reduces power consumption when the network is idle. This helps to lower energy costs and reduce the environmental impact of the network.
- Easy Management: The switch is easy to manage, thanks to its web-based graphical user interface (GUI) and command-line interface (CLI). This makes it easy to configure and troubleshoot the switch, which helps to ensure that the network is up and running smoothly.
General Information about this Cisco WS-C2960-8TC-L
- Manufacturer: Cisco
- Model Number or SKU# WS-C2960-8TC-L
- Product Line: Catalyst
- Product Series: 2960
- Product Type: Ethernet Switch
Interfaces/Ports for Ethernet 8 Ports Switch
- Total Number of Network Ports 8
- Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports 8
- Port/Expansion Slot Details 8 x Fast Ethernet Network
- Port/Expansion Slot Details 1 x Gigabit Ethernet Expansion Slot
- Port/Expansion Slot Details 1 x Gigabit Ethernet Uplink
Performance of Managed Switch
- Media Type Supported Twisted Pair
- Ethernet Technology Fast Ethernet
- Network Technology 10/100Base-TX
Network & Communication
- Layer Supported: 2
Management & Protocols
- Manageable Yes
- PoE (RJ-45) Port No
- Input Voltage 220 V AC
- Input Voltage 110 V AC
Dimension and Weight
- Form Factor Desktop
- Wall Mountable
- Height: 1.7 inch
- Width: 10.4 inch
- Depth: 6.4 inch
- Weight: (Approximate) 4 Lbs
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Different Types of Switches
Networking switches vary widely depending on the number of devices they can support, network bandwidth/speed, and form factor. Switches for small offices will have anything between 4 and 8 ports and can fit on a desk. For larger office network implementation, switches may have 24 ports, 48 ports, 96 ports, and 128 ports and are rack-mountable between 1U and 4U. Switches come in different types depending on the network speed and tasks they support. These include 40/100 Gbps, 10 Gigabit (up to 10000 Mbps), Gigabit Ethernet (up to 1000 Mbps), Power over Ethernet, and Fast Ethernet (10/100 Mbps).
The unmanaged switches offer fixed configuration on a plug-and-play basis. It is the most basic switch and there are a few choices in the market. These switches are affordable, but the basic features make them inappropriate for enterprise applications.
The number of features and level of functionality improves with managed switches, making them ideal for enterprise and business applications. These switches are built with the command-line interface for ease of configuration. Equally, they support SNMP agents that come in handy when troubleshooting network issues.
The security on managed switches is better and will protect different types of traffic. Other features include support for virtual LANs, IP routing, and quality of service settings. Managed switches are more expensive compared to all other types of switches.
Smart switches refer to switches that possess more features than those of unmanaged switches but do not have the full features of managed switches. Smart switches are more cost-effective than managed switches.
Some of the limitations of the smart switches are a lack of telnet access support, Web GUIs, and a lack of many features for VLANs. They are affordable compared to a fully managed switch and are suitable for a smaller computer network.
Modular switches allow the addition of expansion modules as the network expands. The expansion modules allow for more networked devices but are application-specific. They may include wireless access points, firewalls, or network analysis tools. The flexibility of a modular networking switch comes at a higher cost.
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