Cisco WS-C3650-48FWD-S Managed 48 Ports Switch
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WS-C3650-48FWD-S Cisco 48 Ports Ethernet Switch Catalyst Bulk

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WS-C3650-48FWD-S Catalyst 3650 Series 48-Ports 10/100/1000Base-T RJ-45 Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) Twisted Pair Manageable Layer 3 Rack-mountable 2 SFP+ Ports 1U and Desktop Switch | Made by Cisco | New Bulk Pack
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Product Overview of the WS-C3650-48FWD-S Cisco 48 Ports Ethernet Switch

The WS-C3650-48FWD-S Catalyst 3650 Series is a powerful networking solution designed to meet the demands of modern businesses. This switch offers a comprehensive set of features, combining high-speed connectivity, Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+), manageability, and Layer 3 capabilities. In this detailed explanation, we will delve into the key specifications and functionalities of the WS-C3650-48FWD-S Layer 3 Switch, providing a clear understanding of its capabilities for both IT professionals and those new to networking.

Key Features of Catalyst 3650 Series Layer 3 Rack-mountable Switch

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

The WS-C3650-48FWD-S comes equipped with 48 ports that support 10/100/1000Base-T RJ-45, providing high-speed connectivity for a large number of devices. This is crucial in environments where a multitude of devices, such as computers, printers, and other networking equipment, need to be connected seamlessly.

Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+)

One standout feature of this Catalyst 3650 switch is its Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) capability. PoE+ allows the switch to deliver both data and electrical power over Ethernet cables, eliminating the need for separate power cables. This feature is particularly valuable for devices like IP cameras, wireless access points, and VoIP phones, simplifying installation and reducing clutter.

Twisted Pair

The switch utilizes twisted pair cables for its Ethernet connectivity. Twisted pair cables are known for their reliability and efficiency in reducing electromagnetic interference, ensuring a stable and secure connection for data transfer.


The WS-C3650-48FWD-S is a manageable switch, offering administrators the ability to configure and monitor the device to suit the specific needs of the network. Manageability is crucial for optimizing network performance, implementing security measures, and troubleshooting issues promptly.

Layer 3

This Catalyst 3650 switch operates at Layer 3 of the OSI model, providing advanced routing capabilities. Layer 3 switches can make routing decisions based on IP addresses, offering increased efficiency in directing network traffic. This is especially beneficial in larger networks where routing between subnets is a requirement.


Designed for versatility, the WS-C3650-48FWD-S is rack-mountable, allowing it to be conveniently installed in standard server racks. This is advantageous for organizations with limited space, as it enables the switch to be neatly integrated into existing rack setups.

2 SFP+ Ports

The switch features 2 SFP+ (Small Form-Factor Pluggable) ports, providing additional flexibility for high-speed fiber optic connections. SFP+ ports are commonly used for connecting switches over longer distances and are essential for building a robust and scalable network infrastructure.

1U and Desktop Switch

With a compact 1U form factor, the WS-C3650-48FWD-S is suitable for rack-mounted installations. Additionally, its design allows for desktop deployment, offering flexibility in placement based on the specific requirements of the network environment.

Use Cases

Enterprise Networks

The WS-C3650-48FWD-S is well-suited for enterprise networks where a large number of devices need to be connected. With its 48 high-speed ports, PoE+ capability, and Layer 3 routing, it can efficiently handle the demands of a bustling enterprise environment.

IP Surveillance Systems

For organizations implementing IP surveillance systems, this Catalyst 3650 switch is an ideal choice. The PoE+ capability eliminates the need for separate power sources for IP cameras, simplifying installation and reducing overall costs. The 48 ports ensure that a comprehensive surveillance network can be established with ease.

Unified Communications

In environments relying on unified communications, such as VoIP phones, the WS-C3650-48FWD-S shines. The PoE+ support ensures that VoIP phones receive both data and power over the Ethernet cable, streamlining the setup and maintenance of the communication infrastructure.

Data Centers

The switch's 2 SFP+ ports make it a valuable asset in data center environments where high-speed and reliable connectivity are paramount. The rack-mountable design facilitates integration into existing server racks, contributing to the overall efficiency of the data center infrastructure..

Web-Based Interface

The web-based interface provides a user-friendly graphical interface for configuring and managing the switch. Administrators can access the interface through a web browser, making it convenient to adjust settings, monitor network performance, and apply security measures.

Security Features

Ensuring the security of the network is a top priority for any organization. The WS-C3650-48FWD-S incorporates a range of security features to safeguard against unauthorized access, data breaches, and other potential threats.

Access Control Lists (ACLs)

Access Control Lists are a fundamental component of network security. The WS-C3650-48FWD-S supports ACLs, enabling administrators to define rules that control the flow of traffic based on various criteria such as IP addresses, protocols, and ports. This granular control enhances security by preventing unauthorized access and mitigating potential threats.

802.1X Authentication

To bolster network security, the switch supports 802.1X authentication, a protocol that provides port-based network access control. This ensures that only authorized devices and users can connect to the network, reducing the risk of unauthorized access and potential security breaches.

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

For secure remote management, the WS-C3650-48FWD-S supports both SSH and SSL encryption. These protocols encrypt the communication between the administrator's device and the switch, protecting sensitive information from potential eavesdropping or unauthorized access.

Port Security

Port security is a feature that allows administrators to control which devices can connect to individual switch ports. By limiting the number of MAC addresses allowed on a port and associating specific MAC addresses with that port, port security helps prevent unauthorized devices from gaining network access.

Scalability and Performance of Catalyst 3650 Series Switch

Scalability is a crucial factor for any networking solution, and the WS-C3650-48FWD-S is designed to meet the evolving needs of growing networks.

Stacking Capabilities

This Catalyst 3650 switch supports stacking, allowing multiple switches to be interconnected and managed as a single unit. Stacking enhances scalability by providing a unified management interface for the entire stack and enabling high-speed communication between stacked switches.

High-Speed Uplinks

With 2 SFP+ ports, the WS-C3650-48FWD-S ensures high-speed uplinks for connecting to other switches, routers, or network devices. These uplinks are essential for maintaining fast and reliable communication between different parts of the network, contributing to overall performance.

Quality of Service (QoS) Support

The switch incorporates Quality of Service features, allowing administrators to prioritize certain types of network traffic. This is crucial for ensuring that bandwidth-intensive applications, such as video conferencing or VoIP, receive the necessary resources for optimal performance.

Command-Line Interface (CLI)

For those who prefer a text-based approach, the CLI offers a powerful way to configure and manage the switch. Through a secure terminal connection, administrators can enter commands to modify settings, troubleshoot issues, and perform routine maintenance tasks.

SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol)

SNMP enables the WS-C3650-48FWD-S to be integrated into a broader network management system. This protocol allows for centralized monitoring and management of multiple network devices. By using SNMP, administrators can receive real-time alerts, track performance metrics, and implement changes across the network seamlessly.

Deployment Scenarios and Use Cases

The WS-C3650-48FWD-S is a Cisco Catalyst switch that has 48 Ethernet ports, with support for both wired and wireless connectivity. This switch is designed for deployment in a variety of different network scenarios, including enterprise, campus, and branch office environments. Some common use cases for this switch include:

  • Network Access: The switch can be used to provide wired and wireless access to network resources for employees, guests, and other users.
  • Voice and Video: The switch supports Quality of Service (QoS) features that can be used to prioritize voice and video traffic, ensuring high-quality communication.
  • Security: The switch has built-in security features, including access control lists (ACLs) and network segmentation, that can be used to secure the network against unauthorized access and attacks.
  • Network Management: The switch can be managed remotely using Cisco's network management tools, allowing network administrators to monitor and troubleshoot the network from a central location.
  • IoT: The switch can support IoT devices, with features like Power over Ethernet (PoE) and VLANs, to connect and manage them effectively.
  • Layer 3 Switching: The switch has advanced routing capabilities, enabling it to support Layer 3 switching. This allows for more granular control over network traffic and more efficient use of network resources.

General Information for the Cisco 48 Ports Gigabit Ethernet Switch

  • Manufacturer: Cisco
  • Part Number or SKU# WS-C3650-48FWD-S
  • Product Line: Catalyst
  • Product Series: 3650
  • Product Model: 3650-48F
  • Product Type: Layer 3 Switch

Technical Details of the Manageable Switch

  • Stack Port: Yes
  • Total Switch Ports: 48
  • PoE+ Ports (RJ-45): 48
  • Uplink Ports: 2 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet
  • Network Ports: 48 x Gigabit Ethernet

Media & Performance

  • Media Type: Twisted Pair
  • Ethernet Technology: 10 Gigabit Ethernet
  • Network Technology: 10/100/1000Base-T
  • Expansion Slots: 2 x SFP+


  • Manageable: Yes
Power Information
  • PoE Port (RJ-45): No
  • Input Voltage: 220 V AC (Alternative Current), 110 V AC

In short, the WS-C3650-48FWD-S Catalyst 3650 Series switch is a robust and versatile networking solution that caters to the diverse needs of modern enterprises. With its extensive set of features, including high-speed connectivity, Power over Ethernet Plus, Layer 3 capabilities, and advanced security features, it stands as a reliable choice for a variety of applications.

Whether deployed in enterprise networks, IP surveillance systems, unified communications environments, or data centers, the WS-C3650-48FWD-S excels in providing a seamless and efficient networking experience. Its manageability, security measures, and scalability contribute to a comprehensive networking solution that can adapt to the dynamic requirements of businesses today and in the future.

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