Cisco WS-X4748-RJ45-E Fast Ethernet Switch
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WS-X4748-RJ45-E Catalyst 4500E Series Gigabit Ethernet Plug-In Module Twisted Pair 10/100/1000Base-T Line Card 48 Ports Fast Ethernet Switch | Made by Cisco | New Factory Sealed
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Product Outline for the Cisco WS-X4748-RJ45-E Fast Ethernet Switch

The Catalyst 4500E Series represents a pinnacle in Cisco's portfolio, designed to address the ever-growing need for robust and scalable network solutions. At its core, the series embodies a modular and versatile architecture, allowing organizations to adapt and expand their networks seamlessly. Within this series, the WS-X4748-RJ45-E module takes center stage, offering unparalleled Gigabit Ethernet and Fast Ethernet capabilities.

Understanding the WS-X4748-RJ45-E Plug-In Module

The WS-X4748-RJ45-E is a specific module within the Catalyst 4500E Series, designed to deliver high-speed connectivity with a focus on Gigabit Ethernet (GBPS) and Fast Ethernet. Let's break down the key components and functionalities of this module:

Gigabyte Per Second (GBPS) Gigabit Ethernet

The WS-X4748-RJ45-E module supports Gigabit Ethernet, providing a data transfer rate of 1 gigabyte per second. This high-speed connectivity is crucial for handling large volumes of data in today's data-intensive applications, ensuring a smooth and efficient network operation. The line card supports a data transfer rate of 1 GBPS, making it well-suited for high-bandwidth applications. This level of performance is crucial for meeting the demands of modern networks, where data-intensive tasks are prevalent.

Fast Ethernet Support

In addition to Gigabit Ethernet, the module also supports Fast Ethernet, which operates at a lower but still significant data transfer rate. This flexibility allows the WS-X4748-RJ45-E to accommodate various network requirements, making it suitable for a wide range of applications.

Plug-In Module Design

The plug-in module design of the WS-X4748-RJ45-E ensures easy installation and compatibility with the Catalyst 4500E Series chassis. This modular approach simplifies upgrades and expansions, providing a scalable solution that can grow with the evolving needs of an organization.

Twisted Pair Line Card

The module utilizes a twisted pair line card, which is a type of cabling that consists of pairs of insulated copper wires twisted together. Twisted pair cables are known for their effectiveness in minimizing electromagnetic interference and crosstalk, enhancing the overall reliability of network connections.

48 Ports Service Module

With 48 ports, the WS-X4748-RJ45-E offers an extensive connectivity solution, making it suitable for environments with a high density of networked devices. This abundance of ports allows for efficient network design and connectivity for numerous end-user devices, servers, and other networked equipment. One of the standout features of the WS-X4748-RJ45-E is its impressive port density. With a total of 48 ports, this line card provides ample connectivity options for a multitude of devices. This high port count is especially beneficial in environments with a large number of connected devices, such as data centers or enterprise networks.

Service Module Switch

The service module switch functionality enhances WS-X4748-RJ45-E's capabilities by providing advanced features and services. This includes support for features such as Quality of Service (QoS), VLAN (Virtual Local Area Network) segmentation, and security protocols, ensuring a robust and secure network infrastructure.

Power over Ethernet (PoE) Support

The WS-X4748-RJ45-E supports Power over Ethernet (PoE), a technology that enables the transmission of electrical power alongside data over Ethernet cables. This capability is particularly valuable for powering devices such as IP cameras, phones, and access points, reducing the need for separate power sources.

Key Features and Benefits

Now that we've explored the components and functionalities of the WS-X4748-RJ45-E module, let's delve into the key features and benefits that make it a compelling choice for businesses:


The modular design of the Catalyst 4500E Series, coupled with the WS-X4748-RJ45-E module, offers scalability that can adapt to the evolving needs of an organization. Businesses can start with a basic configuration and easily expand their network capacity by adding more modules as required.

High-Speed Connectivity

The support for Gigabit Ethernet ensures high-speed data transfer, making the WS-X4748-RJ45-E suitable for bandwidth-intensive applications such as video streaming, large file transfers, and data-intensive research environments.


The dual support for Gigabit Ethernet and Fast Ethernet provides flexibility in accommodating a variety of network devices with different speed requirements. This versatility is particularly valuable in heterogeneous network environments.

Twisted Pair Line Card Advantages

The use of twisted pair line cards contributes to improved signal integrity and reduced interference, resulting in more reliable network connections. This is particularly important in environments where network stability is critical.

Abundant Ports for High-Density Environments

With 48 ports, the WS-X4748-RJ45-E caters to high-density network environments, such as data centers and enterprise networks with a large number of connected devices. This capability streamlines network design and optimizes resource utilization.

Service Module Enhancements

The service module switch functionality adds advanced features to the WS-X4748-RJ45-E, enhancing the overall capabilities of the module. These features include QoS for prioritizing network traffic, VLAN support for network segmentation, and security protocols for safeguarding sensitive data.

Use Cases

Let's explore some specific use cases where the WS-X4748-RJ45-E module can shine:

Enterprise Networks

In large enterprises with diverse network requirements, the WS-X4748-RJ45-E can serve as a backbone switch, providing high-speed connectivity and supporting a multitude of devices across different departments. Large enterprises with extensive networking requirements benefit from the versatility of the WS-X4748-RJ45-E. Its compatibility with Gigabit and Fast Ethernet, coupled with the high port density, ensures that it can handle the diverse connectivity needs of a large and dynamic enterprise network.

Service Provider Networks

Service providers seeking a robust and scalable solution for their network infrastructure find the WS-X4748-RJ45-E to be a valuable asset. Its service module switch functionality allows for the integration of various services directly into the switching module, streamlining operations and enhancing efficiency.

Data Centers

For data centers handling vast amounts of data and supporting numerous servers and storage devices, the module's high port density and Gigabit Ethernet capabilities are invaluable for maintaining efficient and responsive operations. In data center environments where high-density connectivity is essential, the WS-X4748-RJ45-E excels. Its 48 ports and high data transfer rate make it an ideal choice for connecting a multitude of servers, storage devices, and other networking equipment within the data center.

Educational Institutions

Campus-wide networks in educational institutions benefit from the WS-X4748-RJ45-E's scalability and flexibility. Its support for Fast Ethernet makes it suitable for connecting devices with varying speed requirements in academic and administrative areas.

General Information for the Cisco WS-X4748-RJ45-E Ethernet Switch
  • Manufacturer: Cisco
  • Part Number or SKU# WS-X4748-RJ45-E
  • Product Type: Ethernet Switch
Technical Information
  • Enclosure Type: Plug-in Module
  • Interfaces: Gigabit Ethernet
  • Ports: 48 x 10/100/1000
  • Jumbo Frame Support: 9216
  • Interfaces/Ports: 48 x 10/100/1000Base-T LAN
  • Interfaces/Ports Details: 48 x RJ-45 10/100/1000Base-T Network LAN
  • Connectivity Media: Twisted Pair 10/100/1000Base-T
  • Data Transfer Rate: 10 Mbps Ethernet
  • Data Transfer Rate: 100 Mbps Fast Ethernet
  • Data Transfer Rate: 1 Gbps Gigabit Ethernet

Advanced Features

  • CISCO Gigabit EtherChannel: Enables high-speed connections.
  • Port Aggregation Protocol (PAGP) Support: Facilitates link aggregation for enhanced performance.
  • Jumbo Frames Support: Allows for larger data packets (9216 bytes) for improved efficiency.
  • Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP): Enhances link aggregation with dynamic control.


  • Designed For: Catalyst 4507R-E, 4507R-E Data Bundle, 4507R-E PoE Bundle, 4510R-E

In short, the Cisco WS-X4748-RJ45-E Catalyst 4500E Series is a formidable player in the realm of networking solutions. Its Gigabit Ethernet performance, 48-port scalability, twisted pair line card design, and integrated service module switch make it a versatile and reliable choice for a variety of industries and applications. As organizations continue to embrace digital transformation, having a network infrastructure that can support high-speed data transfer and adapt to evolving needs becomes increasingly critical, and the WS-X4748-RJ45-E is poised to meet these demands with unwavering efficiency.

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