Cisco WS-C2960L-48PQ-LL Layer 4 Switch
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WS-C2960L-48PQ-LL Cisco 48 Ports Managed Switch Catalyst New

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WS-C2960L-48PQ-LL Catalyst 2960L Series 48-Ports 10/100/1000Base-T RJ-45 Power Over Ethernet+ Manageable Layer 4 Ethernet Switch with 4x Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (SFP+) Ports | Made by Cisco | New Factory Sealed
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Product Outline of the WS-C2960L-48PQ-LL Cisco 48 Ports Managed Switch

In the world of networking, the WS-C2960L-48PQ-LL Catalyst 2960L Series Ethernet Switch stands out as a powerful and versatile solution. This description aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of this managed switch, breaking down its features, specifications, and applications. Whether you're a networking enthusiast, an IT professional, or someone exploring the intricacies of Ethernet switches, this detailed exploration will serve as a valuable resource.

Overview of the WS-C2960L-48PQ-LL Catalyst 2960L Series

The WS-C2960L-48PQ-LL is part of the Catalyst 2960L Series, known for its robust performance and advanced features. Let's break down the product name to understand its key attributes:


  • WS: Stands for "Workgroup Switch," indicating its use in small to medium-sized business environments.
  • C2960L: Denotes the Catalyst 2960L Series, a line of switches renowned for their efficiency and reliability.


  • 48PQ: Signifies the number and type of ports available. In this case, the switch offers 48 ports.
  • LL: Indicates that this switch is part of the LAN Lite feature set, emphasizing its focus on essential functionalities.

Understanding the Port Configuration

The WS-C2960L-48PQ-LL is equipped with 48 ports, providing flexibility in connecting various devices to the network. Let's delve into the specifics of these ports:

10/100/1000Base-T RJ-45 Ports

  • 10/100/1000Base-T: This indicates the supported data rates, with the switch accommodating devices that operate at 10, 100, or 1000 Mbps (Gigabit) speeds.
  • RJ-45 Ports: These are the standard Ethernet ports, commonly used for connecting devices such as computers, printers, and IP phones.

Power Over Ethernet+ (PoE+)

  • The inclusion of Power Over Ethernet+ technology means that this switch can supply power to connected devices like IP cameras and VoIP phones through the Ethernet cable itself, simplifying installation and reducing cable clutter.

Manageability and Layer 4 Capabilities

Manageable Switch

  • The WS-C2960L-48PQ-LL is a manageable switch, allowing administrators to configure and monitor the device to suit the specific needs of the network. This feature enhances control and security.

Layer 4 Ethernet Switch

  • The term "Layer 4" refers to the transport layer of the OSI model. A Layer 4 switch can make decisions based on information at this layer, enabling more intelligent routing and filtering of traffic. This contributes to efficient network management and optimized performance.

High-Speed Connectivity with SFP+ Ports

Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (SFP+) Ports

  • The WS-C2960L-48PQ-LL is equipped with four SFP+ ports, offering high-speed connectivity. SFP+ is an enhanced version of the Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) transceiver, supporting data rates beyond 1 Gbps. These ports are typically used for connecting to fiber optic networks, allowing for extended reach and higher bandwidth.

Advantages of WS-C2960L-48PQ-LL Catalyst 2960L Series

Investing in the WS-C2960L-48PQ-LL Catalyst 2960L Series Ethernet Switch comes with a range of advantages. Let's explore these benefits in detail:

Simplified Installation and Maintenance

The Power Over Ethernet+ feature significantly simplifies the installation process by eliminating the need for separate power sources. This is particularly advantageous in scenarios where running additional power cables is impractical.


By providing power and data connectivity over a single Ethernet cable, the WS-C2960L-48PQ-LL reduces the overall infrastructure costs. This makes it a cost-effective solution for businesses looking to optimize their networking expenses.

Network Optimization

The Layer 4 switching capability allows for intelligent traffic management. Administrators can prioritize critical applications, ensuring a smoother and more efficient flow of data across the network. This is crucial for maintaining optimal performance, especially in bandwidth-intensive environments.

Versatility in Connectivity

With a diverse range of ports, including 48 10/100/1000Base-T RJ-45 ports and 4 SFP+ ports, this switch offers versatile connectivity options. It can accommodate a variety of devices and can be seamlessly integrated into different network architectures.

Applications and Use Cases

Understanding the capabilities of the WS-C2960L-48PQ-LL is crucial for determining its suitability for various applications. Let's explore some common scenarios where this switch excels:

Business Networks

  • The switch's 48 ports make it ideal for connecting numerous devices in a business network, including computers, printers, and other essential equipment.

Powering IP Devices

  • With PoE+ capabilities, the WS-C2960L-48PQ-LL is well-suited for powering IP cameras, VoIP phones, and other devices that require power over the Ethernet cable. This simplifies deployment and reduces the need for additional power sources.

High-Bandwidth Requirements

  • The inclusion of SFP+ ports makes this switch suitable for environments with high-bandwidth requirements, such as data centers or organizations dealing with large amounts of data transfer.

Key Benefits of the WS-C2960L-48PQ-LL Catalyst 2960L Series Switch


  • The 48 ports provide ample room for expansion, making it a scalable solution for growing networks.

Simplified Deployment

  • The PoE+ capability eliminates the need for separate power sources, streamlining the installation of devices like IP cameras and phones.

Enhanced Control

  • Manageability features empower administrators to have precise control over the switch, ensuring optimal performance and security.

High-Speed Connectivity

  • The SFP+ ports enable high-speed connections, catering to the increasing demand for bandwidth in modern networks.

General Information about the Cisco WS-C2960L-48PQ-LL Managed Switch

  • Manufacturer: Cisco
  • Model Number or SKU# WS-C2960L-48PQ-LL
  • Product Line: Catalyst
  • Product Series: 2960-L
  • Product Type: Ethernet Switch

Interfaces/Ports of Catalyst Ethernet Switch

  • Total Number of Network Ports: 48
  • Uplink Port: Yes
  • Modular: Yes
  • Stack Port: No
  • Port/Expansion Slot Details:
    • 48 x Gigabit Ethernet Network
    • 24 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet Uplink

Performance of Managed Switch

  • Media Type Supported: Optical Fiber, Twisted Pair
  • Ethernet Technology: 10 Gigabit Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet
  • Network Technology: 10/100/1000Base-T, 10GBase-X

I/O Expansions for Ethernet Switch

  • Number of Total Expansion Slots: 4
  • Expansion Slot Type: SFP+
  • Shared SFP Slot: No
  • Number of SFP+ Slots: 4


  • Processor: ARM7, 800 MHz
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • Flash Memory: 256 MB

Management & Protocol

  • Manageable: Yes
  • Routing Protocol: IGMP, MLDv2, MLD
  • Remote Management Protocol: SNMP 1, RMON 2, RMON, Telnet, SNMP 3, SNMP 2c, HTTP, TFTP, SSH, CLI

Network & Communication

  • Layer Supported: 4


  • DHCP support, auto-negotiation, BOOTP support, ARP support, auto-uplink (auto MDI/MDI-X), Intrusion Detection System (IDS), Weighted Round Robin (WRR) queuing, Broadcast Storm Control, 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, Dynamic ARP Inspection (DAI), Cisco EnergyWise technology, Uni-Directional Link Detection (UDLD), Rapid Per-VLAN Spanning Tree Plus (PVRST+), fanless, Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP), Port Security, Energy Efficient Ethernet, Management Information Base (MIB), Dynamic VLAN Support (GVRP), Class of Service (CoS), IGMP filtering, Weighted Tail Drop (WTD), VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP), Bridge protocol data unit (BPDU), Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP), Spanning-tree Root Guard (STRG), Network Timing Protocol (NTP)

Compliant Standards

  • IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3z, IEEE 802.1D, IEEE 802.1Q, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.1p, IEEE 802.3af, IEEE 802.3x, IEEE 802.3ad (LACP), IEEE 802.1w, IEEE 802.1x, IEEE 802.3ae, IEEE 802.1s, IEEE 802.3ah, IEEE 802.3at, IEEE 802.3az, IEEE 802.1AX

Power Description

  • Power Source: Power Supply
  • Voltage Required: AC 120/230 V (50 - 60 Hz)
  • Voltage (auto-ranging): 110 to 220V
  • PoE power: 370W
  • Frequency: 50 to 60 Hz
  • Current: 0.37A to 0.64A
  • Power rating (maximum consumption): 0.48 kVA
Environmental Parameters
  • Min Operating Temperature: 23 °F
  • Max Operating Temperature: 113 °F
  • Humidity Range Operating: 5 - 90%
  • Min Storage Temperature: -13 °F
  • Max Storage Temperature: 158 °F
  • Humidity Range Storage: 5 - 95%

In summary, the WS-C2960L-48PQ-LL Catalyst 2960L Series Ethernet Switch is a versatile and powerful networking solution. Its combination of port flexibility, PoE+ capabilities, manageability, Layer 4 intelligence, and high-speed connectivity through SFP+ ports make it well-suited for a variety of applications. Whether you're establishing a business network, powering IP devices, or dealing with high-bandwidth requirements, this switch offers a robust and scalable solution. Understanding its features and benefits is essential for making informed decisions in the dynamic landscape of networking technology.

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