Cisco WS-C3550-12G 12 Port Networking Switch
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Cisco WS-C3550-12G Catalyst 12 Ports Managed Switch Refurbished

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WS-C3550-12G Catalyst 12 Ports 10 1000Base-X ports + 2 10/100/1000Base-T Layer 2 and Layer 3 Managed Switch | Made by Cisco | Refurbished
Brand:
Cisco
Product Condition:
Refurbished
Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
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Overview of the Switch

The Cisco WS-C3550-12G Catalyst is a powerful network switch designed to meet the demands of modern networking environments. With 12 ports supporting both 10/100/1000Base-X and 2 additional 10/100/1000Base-T ports, this Layer 2 and Layer 3 managed switch provides a versatile and reliable solution for businesses of all sizes. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the key features, benefits, and technical specifications of the Cisco WS-C3550-12G, shedding light on its capabilities and how it can enhance your network infrastructure.

Key FeaturesPort Configuration
  • The Cisco WS-C3550-12G comes equipped with 12 ports supporting 10/100/1000Base-X, providing high-speed connectivity for a variety of devices. Additionally, it includes 2 ports that support 10/100/1000Base-T, offering flexibility for different network configurations. This diverse port configuration makes the switch adaptable to various networking needs, whether you're connecting computers, printers, servers, or other networking devices.
Layer 2 and Layer 3 Capabilities
  • One of the standout features of the Cisco WS-C3550-12G is its support for both Layer 2 and Layer 3 functionality. In Layer 2 mode, the switch operates at the data link layer, enabling efficient Ethernet connectivity and basic network segmentation. When switched to Layer 3 mode, the device gains the ability to perform routing functions, allowing for more advanced network configurations, subnets, and improved traffic management.
Switch Capabilities
  • Being a managed switch, the Cisco WS-C3550-12G provides administrators with greater control and visibility over their network. Through a user-friendly management interface, administrators can configure and monitor the switch, implement security measures, and optimize performance. This level of control is essential for ensuring a secure and efficient network, especially in larger, more complex setups.
Scalability
  • The scalability of the Cisco WS-C3550-12G makes it suitable for businesses with evolving network needs. As your organization grows, the switch can easily accommodate additional devices and network expansion. With 12 ports and Layer 3 routing capabilities, this switch is well-positioned to scale alongside your business, providing a future-proof solution for your networking infrastructure.
Benefits of the Cisco WS-C3550-12GEnhanced Performance
  • The Cisco WS-C3550-12G is designed to deliver high-performance networking. With support for Gigabit Ethernet and Layer 3 routing, the switch ensures fast and efficient data transfer, minimizing latency and optimizing network responsiveness. This is particularly beneficial in environments where speed and reliability are critical, such as data centers or offices with high data traffic.
Flexibility in Network Design
  • The dual support for 10/100/1000Base-X and 10/100/1000Base-T ports provides flexibility in designing your network. Whether you need to connect devices that require fiber-optic connections or traditional Ethernet, the Cisco WS-C3550-12G has you covered. This adaptability simplifies network planning and allows for the integration of diverse devices without the need for additional adapters or converters.
Robust Security Features
  • Security is a top priority in any network, and the Cisco WS-C3550-12G addresses this concern with a range of robust security features. The managed switch allows administrators to implement access controls, VLANs (Virtual Local Area Networks), and other security protocols to protect against unauthorized access and potential cyber threats. This ensures the integrity and confidentiality of your data.
Technical Specifications

Now, let's delve into the technical specifications of the Cisco WS-C3550-12G to provide a more in-depth understanding of its capabilities.

Port Configuration
  • 12 x 10/100/1000Base-X ports
  • 2 x 10/100/1000Base-T ports
Layer Support
  • Layer 2 and Layer 3 capabilities
Switching Capacity
  • The Cisco WS-C3550-12G has a switching capacity of [insert switching capacity here], allowing for simultaneous data transmission across all ports.
Routing Performance
  • With Layer 3 functionality, the switch offers routing performance suitable for managing inter-VLAN traffic and enhancing network efficiency.
Form Factor
  • The switch is designed in a compact form factor, making it suitable for rack-mounted installations in data centers or network closets.
Interface
  • The device features a user-friendly management interface accessible through a web browser or a command-line interface (CLI), providing flexibility for administrators.
Power over Ethernet (PoE)
  • (If applicable) The switch may also support Power over Ethernet, simplifying the deployment of devices such as IP cameras and VoIP phones by delivering power and data over a single Ethernet cable.
High Performance
  • The Cisco WS-C3550-12G Catalyst 12 ports managed switch is designed to provide high performance in enterprise and data center environments.
  • The switch supports Gigabit Ethernet speeds on all its ports and also supports advanced features such as Quality of Service (QoS) which allows for prioritization of different types of traffic, and Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) which allows for increased bandwidth and redundancy.
  • It also supports advanced security features such as an Access Control List (ACL) and Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) which allows for the creation of virtual private networks and the isolation of different network segments.
  • Additionally, the switch is designed to be easy to manage and monitor, with support for Cisco's Smartports feature which allows for the automatic configuration of ports based on the type of device connected, and support for Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) which allows for monitoring and management of the switch through a network management system.
  • The switch also supports advanced features such as Multicast Routing, IPv6, and Voice VLAN, which allows for the deployment of VoIP and other multimedia applications.
Exceptional Reliability
  • The Cisco WS-C3550-12G Catalyst 12 ports managed switch is designed to provide high reliability in enterprise and data center environments. It has several features that help increase network availability.
  • One of the key features of reliability is the support for redundancy protocols such as Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) and Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP), which allow for automatic failover in the event of a switch failure. The switch also supports Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) which allows for increased bandwidth and redundancy.
  • Additionally, it supports advanced security features such as an Access Control List (ACL) and Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) which allows for the creation of virtual private networks and the isolation of different network segments. This helps to secure the network and prevent unauthorized access.
  • The switch also supports Cisco's Smartports feature which allows for the automatic configuration of ports based on the type of device connected. This helps to prevent human error and reduces the risk of misconfiguration.
  • The switch also supports Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) which allows for monitoring and management of the switch through a network management system. This allows for early identification of potential issues and proactive troubleshooting.
  • Furthermore, the switch has a redundant power supply option, which increases its reliability by providing a secondary power source in case the primary source fails. This ensures that the switch continues to operate in case of power failure.
Resiliency and High Availability
  • The Cisco WS-C3550-12G Catalyst 12 ports Ethernet switch is designed to provide resiliency and high availability in enterprise and data center environments.
  • One of the key features for resiliency and high availability is the support for redundancy protocols such as Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) and Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP), which allow for automatic failover in the event of a switch failure. The switch also supports Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) which allows for increased bandwidth and redundancy.
  • Additionally, it supports advanced security features such as Access Control List (ACL) and Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) which allows for the creation of virtual private networks and the isolation of different network segments. This helps to secure the network and prevent unauthorized access.
  • The switch also supports Cisco's Smartports feature which allows for the automatic configuration of ports based on the type of device connected. This helps to prevent human error and reduces the risk of misconfiguration.
  • The switch also supports Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) which allows for monitoring and management of the switch through a network management system. This allows for early identification of potential issues and proactive troubleshooting.
  • Furthermore, the switch has a redundant power supply option, which increases its resiliency and high availability by providing a secondary power source in case the primary source fails. This ensures that the switch continues to operate in case of power failure.
General Information about this WS-C3550-12G
  • Manufacturer: Cisco
  • Model Number/SKU# WS-C3550-12G
  • Product Line: Catalyst
  • Product Series: 3550
  • Type: Networking
  • Product Type: Ethernet Switch
Ports and Connectivity
  • Number of Ports: 12
  • Gigabit Ethernet Port: Yes
  • Interfaces/Ports:
    • 1 x RJ-45 Console Management
    • 2 x RJ-45 10/100/1000Base-T LAN
Performance Specifications
  • Connectivity Media:
    • Category 4 UTP 10Base-T
    • Category 3 UTP 10Base-T
    • Category 5 UTP 10/100/1000Base-T
  • Switching Fabric: 24Gbps
  • Forwarding Rate:
    • 17Mpps for 64-byte Packet
  • Forwarding Bandwidth:
    • 12Gbps at Layer 2 and Layer 3
I/O Expansions
  • Number of Expansion Slots: 10
  • Expansion Slots: (10 Total) GBIC
  • Modules: Not Included
Network & Communication
  • Address Table: 12K MAC Addresses

Finally, the Cisco WS-C3550-12G Catalyst switch offers a compelling solution for businesses seeking a reliable, scalable, and feature-rich networking device. Its combination of port diversity, Layer 2 and Layer 3 capabilities, and robust management features make it a versatile choice for a variety of networking environments. Whether you're managing a small office network or a larger enterprise setup, the Cisco WS-C3550-12G provides the performance and flexibility needed to meet the demands of modern connectivity. Consider integrating this switch into your network infrastructure to unlock enhanced performance, security, and manageability.

Brand:
Cisco
Product Condition:
Refurbished
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