Compare Cisco 2960 Models

As the leading Layer 2 edge switches, Cisco Catalyst 2960-S and 2960 Series Switches provides improved operational excellence, highly secure business operations, improved sustainability, and an enhanced workspace experience. They are designed for entry-level enterprise, midmarket, and branch office networks.

Cisco Catalyst 2960-S vs. 2960-SF Series of Layer 2 Switches

What are the Cisco 2960 Product Highlights? Here we list the main features of Cisco Catalyst 2960-S switches:

  1. • 24 or 48 Gigabit Ethernet ports
  2. • 1G Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) or 1G/10G SFP+ slots
  3. • Cisco FlexStack stacking with 20 Gbps of stack throughput (optional)
  4. • IEEE 802.3at-compliant PoE+ for up to 30W of power per port
  5. • Up to 740W of combined PoE/PoE+ budget
  6. • USB interfaces for management and file transfers
  7. • LAN Base or LAN Lite Cisco IOS Software feature set
  8. • SmartOperations tools that simplify deployment and reduce the cost of network administration
  9. • An enhanced limited lifetime hardware warranty (E-LLW), providing next-business-day replacement

What can you benefit from using Cisco 2960-S Series in a network? What applications can use this Catalyst 2960-S series? Let’s have a look:

The Cisco Catalyst 2960-S Series is ideal for deploying cost-effective wired connectivity in traditional desktop workspace environments; implementing quality of service (QoS) to provide priority treatment of voice and critical business applications; enforcing basic security policies to limit access to the network and mitigate threats and reducing total cost of ownership through simplified operations and automation.

For helping you find a better Cisco 2960 model to set up your network, we will compare the main popular Cisco 2960 switches in the following tables:

Notes: FlexStack Stacking: A hot swappable module provides true stacking with all switches in a stack acting as a single unit. PoE: Power over Ethernet

Cisco Catalyst 2960-S Series Switches

Model 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports Uplinks IOS Feature Set Available PoE Power FlexStack Stacking
Cisco Catalyst
2960S-48FPD-L
48 2 SFP+ LAN Base 740W Optional
Cisco Catalyst
2960S-48LPD-L
48 2 SFP+ LAN Base 370W Optional
Cisco Catalyst
2960S-24PD-L
24 2 SFP+ LAN Base 370W Optional
Cisco Catalyst
2960S-48TD-L
48 2 SFP+ LAN Base Optional
Cisco Catalyst
2960S-24TD-L
24 2 SFP+ LAN Base Optional
Cisco Catalyst
2960S-48FPS-L

48 4 SFP LAN Base 740W Optional
Cisco Catalyst
2960S-48LPS-L

48 4 SFP LAN Base 370W Optional
Cisco Catalyst
2960S-24PS-L

24 4 SFP LAN Base 370W Optional
Cisco Catalyst
2960S-48TS-L

48 4 SFP LAN Base Optional
Cisco Catalyst
2960S-24TS-L

24 4 SFP LAN Base Optional
Cisco Catalyst
2960S-48TS-S

48 2 SFP LAN Lite No
Cisco Catalyst
2960S-24TS-S

24 2 SFP LAN Lite No

Cisco Catalyst 2960-SF Series Switches

Model 10/100 Ethernet ports Uplinks IOS Feature Set Available PoE Power FlexStack Stacking
Cisco Catalyst
2960S-F48FPS-L
48 4 SFP LAN Base 740W Optional
Cisco Catalyst
2960S-F48LPS-L
48 4 SFP LAN Base 370W Optional
Cisco Catalyst
2960S-F24PS-L
24 2 SFP LAN Base 370W Optional
Cisco Catalyst
2960S-F48TS-L
48 4 SFP LAN Base Optional
Cisco Catalyst
2960S-F24TS-L
24 2 SFP LAN Base Optional
Cisco Catalyst
2960S-F48TS-S
48 2 SFP LAN Lite No
Cisco Catalyst
2960S-F24TS-S
24 2 SFP LAN Lite No

Cisco Catalyst 2960 Series Switches

Feature Set Model Total 10/100 Ethernet Ports Uplinks AC Power Supply Rating
LAN Base Layer 2 WS-C2960-24TT-L

24 2×1000 BT 30W
WS-C2960-48TT-L 48 45W
WS-C2960-24TC-L

24 2 Dual Purpose 30W
WS-C2960-48TC-L 48 45W
LAN Lite Entry Layer 2 WS-C2960-24TC-S 24 30W
WS-C2960-24-S 24 None
WS-C2960-48TC-S 48 2 Dual Purpose 45W
WS-C2960-48TT-S 48 2 x1000BT
LAN Base Layer 2 WS-C2960-48PST-L 48 PoE 2x1000BT and 2xSFP 370W
WS-C2960-24PC-L 24 PoE 2 Dual Purpose
WS-C2960-24LT-L 8 PoE 2x1000BT 123W
LAN Lite Entry Layer 2 WS-C2960-48PST-S 48 PoE 2x1000BT and 2xSFP 370W
WS-C2960-24PC-S 24 PoE 2 Dual Purpose 370W
WS-C2960-24LC-S 8 PoE 123W
LAN Base Layer 2 WS-C2960-8TC-L 8 1 Dual Purpose 20W
WS-C2960PD-8TT-L 8 1x1000BT PoE 11W PoE Input
WS-C2960G-8TC-L 7 10/100/1000 1 Dual Purpose 30W
LAN Lite Entry Layer 2 WS-C2960-8TC-S 8 20W

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