Cisco WS-X5203 12 Port Networking Switch
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Why WS-X5203 Cisco Catalyst 12 Ports Switching is the best?

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Short Description:
WS-X5203 Catalyst 5000 12 Ports 100basetx Fast Ether Channel Switching Module | Made by Cisco | Refurbished

Interface Types of This Product: Switch 12 Port

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We are giving specifications below, why one should consider procuring Cisco 12 Port Switch Networking features, a general overview, description, performance specification, relevant images, a competitive price infographic, and technical information about the WS-X5203 model with compatibility.

Easy Installation and Management

The WS-X5203 Cisco Catalyst 12 Ports Switching Module is a flexible and easy-to-use switching module that can be installed and managed with minimal effort. The installation process involves physically installing the module into a Cisco Catalyst chassis, after which the module will automatically be recognized by the switch.

The module can be managed through the Cisco IOS command-line interface (CLI), which provides a wide range of commands for configuring and monitoring the module. The CLI allows for the configuration of various parameters such as the ports, VLANs, and other settings.

Additionally, the module can be managed remotely through Cisco Prime or other network management tools. These tools provide a graphical user interface (GUI) that makes it easy to monitor and configure the module remotely. The module can be easily troubleshooted and configured through these tools.

Security and Management

The WS-X5203 Cisco Catalyst 12 Ports Switching Module can be secured and managed through a variety of methods to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of your network. Some of the key security and management features of the module include:

  • Access Control Lists (ACLs): These allow you to specify which traffic is allowed or denied on a specific port or VLAN. This can be used to restrict access to sensitive resources, block malicious traffic, and implement other security policies.
  • VLANs: VLANs can be used to segment the network into different broadcast domains, which can help to improve security and reduce the risk of broadcast storms.
  • Port Security: Port security allows you to specify which MAC addresses are allowed to access a specific port, which can help to prevent unauthorized access to your network.
  • Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP): LACP allows you to bundle multiple physical ports together to form a single logical link, which can provide increased bandwidth and redundancy.
  • Cisco IOS Software security features: Cisco IOS software provides a range of security features such as SSH, SNMPv3, and access control to manage and secure the switch.
  • Network Management tools: Cisco Prime and other network management tools can be used to monitor and troubleshoot the module remotely.

Quality of Service (QoS) Capabilities

The WS-X5203 Cisco Catalyst 12 Ports Switching Module has a wide range of Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities that can be used to prioritize network traffic and ensure that critical applications receive the bandwidth they need. Some of the key QoS features of the module include:

  • Class of Service (CoS): CoS allows you to assign different priority levels to different types of traffic, such as voice or video, so that they can be treated differently by the switch.
  • Weighted Random Early Detection (WRED): WRED can be used to prevent network congestion by randomly dropping lower-priority traffic when the network becomes congested.
  • Traffic Shaping and Policing: Traffic shaping and policing can be used to control the rate of incoming and outgoing traffic, which can be useful for preventing network congestion and ensuring that bandwidth is allocated fairly.
  • Priority Queuing: Priority queuing allows you to assign different priority levels to different types of traffic, so that higher-priority traffic is always sent first.
  • Congestion Management: Congestion management features, such as tail drop, can be used to prevent network congestion by dropping packets when the network becomes congested.
  • Quality of Service (QoS) groups: QoS groups allow you to assign different priority levels to different VLANs, ports, or protocols.

General Information

  • Manufacturer Cisco
  • Manufacturer Part Number WS-X5203
  • Product Model WS-X5203
  • Product Name 12-Port Fast Ethernet Switching Module
  • Product Type Switching Module

Technical Information

  • Application/Usage Switching Network


  • Interfaces/Ports Details 12 x RJ-45 10/100Base-TX LAN

Media & Performance

  • Media Type Supported Twisted Pair
  • Twisted Pair Cable Standard Category 5
  • Ethernet Technology Fast Ethernet
  • Network Technology 10/100Base-TX
  • Maximum Data Transfer Rate 100 Mbit/s

About Refurbished Products

Refurbished products are typically refurbished by an Original Manufacturer or an affiliate of the manufacturer or 3rd party facility. This product may have minor blemishes due to normal product usage and doesn't necessarily come with documentation and software unless indicated, but has been well tested and generally has never had any defects.

Different Types of Switches

Networking switches vary widely depending on the number of devices they can support, network bandwidth/speed, and form factor. Switches for small offices will have anything between 4 and 8 ports and can fit on a desk. For larger office network implementation, switches may have 24 ports, 48 ports, 96 ports, and 128 ports and are rack-mountable between 1U and 4U. Switches come in different types depending on the network speed and tasks they support. These include 40/100 Gbps, 10 Gigabit (up to 10000 Mbps), Gigabit Ethernet (up to 1000 Mbps), Power over Ethernet, and Fast Ethernet (10/100 Mbps).

Unmanaged Switches

The unmanaged switches offer fixed configuration on a plug-and-play basis. It is the most basic switch and there are a few choices in the market. These switches are affordable, but the basic features make them inappropriate for enterprise applications.

Managed Switches

The number of features and level of functionality improves with managed switches, making them ideal for enterprise and business applications. These switches are built with the command-line interface for ease of configuration. Equally, they support SNMP agents that come in handy when troubleshooting network issues.

The security on managed switches is better and will protect different types of traffic. Other features include support for virtual LANs, IP routing, and quality of service settings. Managed switches are more expensive compared to all other types of switches.

Smart Switches

Smart switches refer to switches that possess more features than those of unmanaged switches but do not have the full features of managed switches. Smart switches are more cost-effective than managed switches.

Some of the limitations of the smart switches are a lack of telnet access support, Web GUIs, and a lack of many features for VLANs. They are affordable compared to a fully managed switch and are suitable for a smaller computer network.

Modular Switches

Modular switches allow the addition of expansion modules as the network expands. The expansion modules allow for more networked devices but are application-specific. They may include wireless access points, firewalls, or network analysis tools. The flexibility of a modular networking switch comes at a higher cost.


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