Cisco WS-C3560-48PS-S 48 Ports Switch
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Cisco WS-C3560-48PS-S 48 Ports Ethernet Switch Catalyst 3560 Refurbished

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WS-C3560-48PS-S Catalyst 3560 48-Ports 10/100 Megabits per second (MBPS) Power Over Ethernet (PoE) 4 x Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) Managed Switch | Made by Cisco | Refurbished
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Product Details of the Ethernet Switch

In the realm of networking, the Cisco WS-C3560-48PS-S Ethernet Switch stands out as a robust and versatile solution. With 48 ports and a focus on Power over Ethernet (PoE) capabilities, this Catalyst 3560 series switch is designed to meet the demands of modern networking environments. In this detailed exploration, we'll delve into the various aspects of the Cisco WS-C3560-48PS-S, covering its specifications, features, and how it fits into the broader landscape of network infrastructure.

Cisco WS-C3560-48PS-S

Total Number of Ports: 48

At the core of the Cisco WS-C3560-48PS-S is its impressive array of 48 ports. These ports serve as the gateways for network connectivity, allowing devices to communicate and share data seamlessly. Whether in a small office or a large enterprise, the abundance of ports caters to diverse networking needs.

PoE (Power over Ethernet) Capability

One standout feature of the Cisco WS-C3560-48PS-S is its support for Power over Ethernet. This technology enables the switch to deliver both data and electrical power over a single Ethernet cable to connected devices such as IP cameras, VoIP phones, and other PoE-enabled devices. With 48 PoE ports, this switch eliminates the need for additional power sources, simplifying cable management and deployment.

Layer 3 Support

The Cisco WS-C3560-48PS-S is not just a simple Layer 2 switch; it also boasts Layer 3 support. This means it can operate at both the data link layer (Layer 2) and the network layer (Layer 3) of the OSI model. Layer 3 functionality introduces routing capabilities, allowing the switch to make intelligent decisions based on IP addresses, enhancing network efficiency and performance.

Port and Special Features

Token Ring Port: No

Token Ring, a network protocol from the past, is not supported by the Cisco WS-C3560-48PS-S. This is in line with the evolution of networking technologies, as the Token Ring has been largely replaced by Ethernet in modern networks.

LRE (Long-Reach Ethernet) Port: No

Long-reach Ethernet, designed for extended reach over traditional Ethernet, is not a feature present in the Cisco WS-C3560-48PS-S. While LRE technology has its merits, the absence of LRE ports in this switch signals a focus on other contemporary networking capabilities.

Bypass Functionality: No

Some switches come equipped with bypass functionality, allowing traffic to flow even in the event of a power outage or hardware failure. The Cisco WS-C3560-48PS-S, however, does not include this feature. It's crucial for network administrators to consider their specific needs and redundancy requirements when choosing a switch for their infrastructure. Effective network management is a key consideration in any networking environment. The presence of a dedicated management port in the Cisco WS-C3560-48PS-S facilitates easy configuration, monitoring, and troubleshooting. This port provides a secure entry point for administrators to access and control the switch's settings.

Use Cases and Deployment Scenarios

Small to Medium-sized Businesses

The Cisco WS-C3560-48PS-S is well-suited for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) that require a reliable and scalable networking solution. With its 48 ports, PoE capabilities, and Layer 3 support, this switch can accommodate the networking needs of growing organizations.

Power over Ethernet (PoE) Devices

The 48 PoE ports make the Cisco WS-C3560-48PS-S an ideal choice for environments where PoE devices are prevalent. This includes IP cameras, wireless access points, and VoIP phones. The switch's ability to provide both data connectivity and power simplifies the installation and maintenance of such devices.

Layer 3 Routing in Networks

For organizations seeking enhanced network intelligence and routing capabilities, the Layer 3 support of the Cisco WS-C3560-48PS-S becomes a valuable asset. It enables the switch to make routing decisions based on IP addresses, optimizing data flow and contributing to a more efficient network architecture.

Considerations for Network Administrators


Network scalability is a critical factor, especially for organizations with expanding operations. The Cisco WS-C3560-48PS-S, with its 48 ports and Layer 3 support, provides a scalable foundation for growing network infrastructures. Administrators can easily add new devices without the need for a complete overhaul of the existing setup.

Power Budget and PoE

While the PoE capabilities of the Cisco WS-C3560-48PS-S offer convenience, administrators must consider the power budget of the switch. Each PoE device connected to the switch consumes power, and exceeding the switch's power capacity can lead to performance issues. Proper PoE management is essential to ensure stable and efficient operation.

Security Features

Network security is paramount, and the Cisco WS-C3560-48PS-S includes features to address this concern. Network administrators can leverage the switch's security capabilities, such as access control lists (ACLs) and port security, to control access and mitigate potential threats.

General Information about the Cisco WS-C3560-48PS-S

  • Manufacturer: Cisco
  • Part Number or SKU# WS-C3560-48PS-S
  • Product Series: 3560
  • Product Type: Managed Switch

Interfaces/Ports for 48-Port Switch

  • Total Number of Ports: 48
  • Token Ring Port: No
  • LRE Port: No
  • Bypass: No
  • Management Port: Yes
  • Number of PoE (RJ-45) Ports: 48
  • Layer Supported: 3

Performance of Managed Switch

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

I/O Expansions for Ethernet Switch

  • Number of Total Expansion Slots: 4
  • Expansion Slot Type: SFP
  • Shared SFP Slot: Yes
  • Number of SFP Slots: 4
  • MTBF: 173,500 Hours


  • Standard Memory: 128 MB
  • Flash Memory: 16 MB

Power Description

  • PoE (RJ-45) Port: Yes
  • Input Voltage: 220 V AC, 110 V AC
  • Power Source: Power Supply
  • Redundant Power Supply: Yes
Management Protocol
  • Routing Protocol: OSPF, IGRP, BGP-4, RIP-1, RIP-2, EIGRP, HSRP, DVMRP, PIM-SM, static IP routing, PIM-DM, IGMPv3
  • Remote Management Protocol: SNMP 1, RMON 1, RMON 2, Telnet, SNMP 3, SNMP 2c
  • Full duplex capability, layer 3 switching, layer 2 switching, auto-sensing per device, IP routing, DHCP support,
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE), auto-negotiation, trunking, MPLS support, VLAN support,
  • Auto-uplink (auto MDI/MDI-X), IGMP snooping, traffic shaping, manageable, DHCP snooping, Dynamic Trunking Protocol (DTP) support,
  • Port Aggregation Protocol (PAgP) support, Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) support, Access Control List (ACL) support,
  • Quality of Service (QoS), DHCP server, Virtual Route Forwarding-Lite (VRF-Lite), MLD snooping, Dynamic ARP Inspection (DAI), Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR)
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 802.1s
Environmental Parameters
  • Min Operating Temperature: 32 °F
  • Max Operating Temperature: 113 °F
  • Humidity Range Operating: 10 - 85%
  • Max Altitude Operating: 9840 ft

Finally, the Cisco WS-C3560-48PS-S Ethernet Switch Catalyst 3560 emerges as a powerful and feature-rich networking solution. Its 48 ports, PoE capabilities, and Layer 3 support make it well-suited for modern network infrastructures. By foregoing outdated technologies and embracing contemporary standards, this switch embodies Cisco's commitment to delivering reliable and cutting-edge networking solutions for businesses and organizations. Whether in terms of port capacity, management features, or advanced networking capabilities, the Cisco WS-C3560-48PS-S stands as a testament to Cisco's leadership in the networking industry.

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