The WS-C2960-24TC-L is a fixed-configuration, standalone Ethernet switch that provides 24 10/100Base-T Ethernet ports and two 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet uplink ports. It is part of the Cisco Catalyst 2960 series of switches, which are designed to provide fast and reliable network connectivity for small to medium-sized businesses and enterprise branch offices. The switch is equipped with advanced security and quality of service (QoS) features to help ensure the integrity and performance of your network. It is also Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) compliant, which means it can help reduce energy consumption and lower your overall power costs.
The WS-C2960-24TC-L is a Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet switch, which means it supports network speeds of up to 100 Mbps and 1000 Mbps, respectively.
In terms of performance, the model is designed to handle a moderate amount of network traffic. It has a switching capacity of 16 Gbps, which means it can forward traffic at a rate of up to 16 Gbps. This is sufficient for most small and medium-sized businesses, but may not be sufficient for larger organizations with high levels of network traffic.
The switch also supports Quality of Service (QoS) and access control lists (ACLs), which can help to improve performance by prioritizing certain types of network traffic and filtering out unwanted traffic. Additionally, the model supports Power over Ethernet (PoE), which allows you to power devices over the Ethernet cable, eliminating the need for separate power cables.
Interface Provided for Digital Workplace
The WS-C2960-24TC-L Cisco Catalyst 2960 24-port Ethernet switch provides a number of interfaces that can be used to connect devices to the network and manage the switch.
The main interface on the switch is the 24 Ethernet ports, which can be used to connect devices such as computers, servers, and printers. These ports support Fast Ethernet (100 Mbps) and Gigabit Ethernet (1000 Mbps) speeds, and can be used to create a local area network (LAN) within an office or other small-to-medium-sized business.
In addition to the Ethernet ports, the model also has 2 SFP (Small Form-Factor Pluggable) uplink ports, which can be used to connect the switch to other networking devices or to extend the network to other locations.
The switch also has a console port, which can be used to connect a computer or other device for management and configuration purposes. The console port uses a RS-232 serial connection and requires a serial cable and terminal emulator software to access.