Cisco WS-C2960G-24TC-L Ethernet Switch
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Cisco WS-C2960G-24TC-L Catalyst 24 Ports Switch Gigabit Refurbished

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WS-C2960G-24TC-L Catalyst 2960 Series 24 Ports Layer 2 Rack-Mountable Twisted Pair 4 Expansion Slots Gigabit Ethernet 4x Dual-Purpose Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) Manageable Switch | Made by Cisco | Refurbished
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Product Details of the 24 Ports Switch

Cisco is a leading name in the networking industry, known for its innovative and reliable products. One such product is the Cisco WS-C2960G-24TC-L, a Catalyst Gigabit Ethernet Layer 2 switch with 24 ports. In this comprehensive guide, we'll delve into the key features and specifications of this switch, ensuring a clear understanding of its capabilities.

Key Features

Gigabit Ethernet Capabilities

The standout feature of the Cisco WS-C2960G-24TC-L is its ability to support Gigabit Ethernet. With 24 ports dedicated to high-speed data transfer, this switch ensures a robust and efficient network infrastructure for various applications. The switch leverages Gigabit Ethernet technology, ensuring high-speed data transfer and minimizing latency. This is crucial for environments where swift and reliable communication is paramount.

Layer 2 Functionality

Being a Layer 2 switch, the WS-C2960G-24TC-L operates at the data link layer. This layer is responsible for the efficient and error-free transfer of data between devices on the same local network. Layer 2 switches are crucial for creating a strong foundation for network communication. The WS-C2960G-24TC-L operates at Layer 2 of the OSI model, providing a reliable and efficient means of data switching within a local network. This layer focuses on the data link layer, ensuring seamless communication between devices on the same network.

Compact Form Factor

Designed with practicality in mind, this Cisco switch comes in a compact form factor. The 1U height makes it suitable for rack-mounted installations, optimizing space utilization in network closets or server rooms.


The Cisco WS-C2960G-24TC-L is designed to be scalable, allowing for the expansion of network infrastructure as the need arises. This makes it a versatile choice for evolving businesses.


Number of Ports

The Cisco WS-C2960G-24TC-L comes equipped with 24 ports, providing ample connectivity options for a range of devices within a network. This abundance of ports is particularly beneficial for businesses or organizations with a high demand for networked devices.

Gigabit Ethernet Speed

Each of the 24 ports on this Catalyst Switch supports Gigabit Ethernet speed. This high-speed connectivity ensures swift data transfer, reducing latency and enhancing the overall performance of the network.

Layer 2 Switching

The switch operates exclusively at Layer 2, focusing on the data link layer functions. This includes activities such as MAC address learning and packet forwarding within the local network.

Advantages of Cisco WS-C2960G-24TC-L

Enhanced Network Performance

With Gigabit Ethernet capabilities and Layer 2 functionality, the Cisco WS-C2960G-24TC-L contributes significantly to enhanced network performance. The high-speed data transfer and efficient data link layer operations lead to a seamless and responsive network experience.


The 24 ports provided by the switch offer scalability, allowing organizations to expand their network infrastructure as needed. This flexibility is crucial for businesses experiencing growth or those with dynamic networking requirements.

Reliability and Stability

Cisco is renowned for producing reliable networking equipment, and the WS-C2960G-24TC-L is no exception. The switch is designed to deliver stable performance, ensuring minimal downtime and consistent connectivity for critical operations.

Deployment Scenarios

Business Networks

The Cisco WS-C2960G-24TC-L is well-suited for business networks where a combination of Gigabit Ethernet speed and Layer 2 functionality is essential. It can efficiently handle the data transfer needs of various devices within an organization, promoting productivity and collaboration.

Educational Institutions

In educational settings, where a large number of devices such as computers, printers, and servers need to be interconnected, the Cisco WS-C2960G-24TC-L proves to be a valuable asset. Its scalability and Gigabit Ethernet speed make it suitable for handling the demands of modern classrooms and campus environments.

Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

Small to medium-sized enterprises looking for a reliable and cost-effective networking solution will find the Cisco WS-C2960G-24TC-L to be a fitting choice. Its 24 ports and Gigabit Ethernet support cater to the networking needs of growing businesses without compromising on performance.

Gigabit Ethernet for Enhanced Performance

Gigabit Connectivity

The 24 Gigabit Ethernet ports deliver exceptional connectivity, allowing for the seamless transfer of large data files and supporting bandwidth-intensive applications.

Fast Data Transfer

Gigabit Ethernet technology ensures rapid data transfer, reducing bottlenecks within the network and enhancing overall performance. This is particularly advantageous in environments where speed is of the essence.

Reduced Latency

Low latency is a critical factor in network performance, especially in applications that demand real-time communication. The Gigabit Ethernet capabilities of this switch contribute to minimal latency, ensuring a responsive network.

General Information about Cisco WS-C2960G-24TC-L

  • Manufacturer: Cisco
  • Part Number or SKU# WS-C2960G-24TC-L
  • Product Line: Catalyst
  • Product Series: 2960
  • Product Type: Ethernet Switch

Interfaces / Ports for Layer 2 Switch

  • Total Number of Network Ports: 24
  • Uplink Port: Yes
  • Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports: 20

Port/Expansion Slot Details

  • 20 x Gigabit Ethernet Network
  • 4 x Gigabit Ethernet Uplink
  • 4 x Fast Ethernet Expansion Slot

I/O Expansions of 24 Ports Switch

  • Number of Total Expansion Slots: 4
  • Expansion Slot Type: SFP
  • Shared SFP Slot: Yes
  • Number of SFP Slots: 4

Media and Performance

  • Media Type Supported: Twisted Pair
  • Twisted Pair Cable Standard: Category 5
  • Ethernet Technology: Gigabit Ethernet
  • Network Technology: 10Base-T, 10/100/1000Base-T
  • Max VLANs: 255
  • Switching Bandwidth: 32 Gbps
  • Forwarding Bandwidth: 32 Gbps
  • Forwarding Rate: 6.5 mpps
  • Jumbo Frames: 9018 bytes
  • Compliant Standards: IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3z, IEEE 802.1D, IEEE 802.1Q, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.1p, IEEE 802.3x, IEEE 802.3ad (LACP), IEEE 802.1w, IEEE 802.1x, IEEE 802.1s, IEEE 802.3ah, IEEE 802.1ab (LLDP)

Network and Communication

  • Layer Supported: 2
  • Management and Protocols:
  • Manageable: Yes
  • Standard Memory: 64 MB
  • Memory Technology: DRAM
  • Flash Memory: 32 MB
  • Reliability:
  • MTBF: 313,828 Hours
Power Description
  • Input Voltage: 110 V AC, 220 V AC
  • Power Source: Power Supply
  • Redundant Power Supply: Yes
Environmental Parameters
  • Min Operating Temperature: 23 °F
  • Max Operating Temperature: 104 °F
  • Humidity Range Operating: 10 - 95% (non-condensing)
  • Min Storage Temperature: -13 °F
  • Max Storage Temperature: 158 °F
  • Humidity Range Storage: 10 - 95% (non-condensing)
  • Catalyst 2960G-24TC-L 24-Port Multilayer Ethernet Switch
  • Console Cable
  • Two 19-inch mounting brackets
  • AC Power Cord
  • Four Rubber Mounting Feet
  • Documentation
  • Four number-12 Phillips Machine Screws
  • Four number-8 Phillips Truss-head Screws
  • Six number-8 Phillips Flat-head Screws
  • Connector Cover for Redundant Power System (RPS)
  • Two number-4 Pan-head Screws
  • Cable Guide
  • One Black Phillips Machine Screw

In short, the Cisco WS-C2960G-24TC-L Catalyst Switch emerges as a formidable solution for organizations seeking a reliable Gigabit Ethernet Layer 2 switch. With its 24 ports, Gigabit Ethernet capabilities, and emphasis on security and energy efficiency, it addresses the diverse needs of modern networks. Whether you are a small business looking to establish a robust network infrastructure or a large enterprise in need of scalability, this Catalyst switch proves to be a valuable asset in the realm of networking solutions. Invest in the Cisco WS-C2960G-24TC-L for a seamless, efficient, and future-proof networking experience.

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