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Model: WS-C2960CX-8PC-L Cisco Compact Switch 2960CX
Detail: Cisco Catalyst 2960-CX 8 - port compact Switch Layer 2, POE+, 124W - 8 x 10/100/1000 Ethernet Ports, 2 SFP&2GE uplinks- LAN Base - Managed
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Overview (WS-C2960CX-8PC-L)

WS-C2960CX-8PC-L equips 8 Gigabit Ethernet POE+ ports with 2 x 1 Gigabit copper and 2 x 1 Gigabit SFP uplinks. The POE powers up to 30W/port and supplies total 124W POE budget which can power IP phones, IP Cam or other POE devices.

Quick Specs

Figure 1 shows the appearance of WS-C2960CX-8PC-L.


Table 1 shows the Quick Specs.

Product Code


Feature Set

LAN Base

Uplink Interfaces

2 x 1G copper plus 2 x 1G SFP


8 x 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet ports

Available POE Power


Forwarding Bandwidth

12 Gbps

Switching Bandwidth (full-duplex capacity)

24 Gbps


512 MB

Flash Memory

128 MB


4.44 x 26.9 x 23.8 cm

Package Weight

4.65 Kg

Product Details

Figure 2 shows the front panel of WS-C2960CX-8PC-L.

 WS-C2960CX-8PC-L Front Panel


Mode button

8 x 10/100/1000 ports

USB Type A port

2 x 1G copper

RJ-45 Console Port

SFP module slots

USB mini-Type B (console) port

LED Area

Table 2 shows the four LEDs descriptions.


Color/Port Mode



(System LED)


System is not powered on.


System is operating normally.


System is receiving power but is not operating properly.


Port status

The port status. This is the default mode.


Port speed

The port operating speed: 10, 100, or 1000 Mb/s.



PoE is not enabled.


PoE is enabled. Ports are functioning correctly.

Blinking Amber

-PoE mode is not selected

-At least one of the 10/100 or 10/100/100 PoE ports has been denied power 

-At least one of the ports has a PoE fault

The console LEDs show which console port is in use.

If you connect a cable to a console port, the switch automatically uses that port for console communication. If you connect two console cables, the USB-mini console port has priority.

Table 3 shows the Console LED description.




RJ-45 console port


RJ-45 console port is active.

USB-mini console port LED is not active.


Port is not active.

USB-mini console port is active.

USB-mini console port


USB-mini console port is active.

RJ-45 console port LED is not active.


Port is not active.

RJ-45 console port is active.

The Accessories

Table 4 shows some recommended cables.




Cisco CAB-CONSOLE-USB Console Cable 6 ft with USB Type A and mini-B


Cisco CAB-CONSOLE-RJ45 Console Cable 6ft with RJ45 and DB9F

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2 x 1G copper or 2 x 1G SFP

2 x 1G copper or 2 x 1G SFP


8 x 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet

8 x 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet

Feature set

LAN Base

LAN Base

Available POE Power



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Specification (WS-C2960CX-8PC-L)

WS-2960CX-8PC-L Specification

Ethernet Ports

8 x 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet

Output Ports

8 PoE+

PoE Power



2 x 1G copper plus

2 x 1G SFP

Default Software

LAN Base

Forwarding Bandwidth

12 Gbps

Switching Bandwidth (full-duplex capacity)

24 Gbps

Flash memory

128 MB

Memory DRAM

512 MB





Maximum transmission unit (MTU)

Up to 9000 bytes

Jumbo frames

9198 bytes

Forwarding rate 64 Byte Packet 

17.9 mpps

Power connectors

- Customers can provide power to a switch by using the internal power supply.

The connector is located at the back of the switch.

The internal power supply is an autoranging unit

- The internal power supply supports input voltages between 100 and 240VAC
- Use the supplied AC power cord to connect the AC power connector to an AC power outlet


Per-port status: Link integrity, disabled, activity, speed, full-duplex

System status: System, link status, link duplex, link speed

(H x W x D)

1.75 x 10.6 x 9.4 in (4.44 x 26.9 x 23.8 cm)


5.0 lb (2.27 Kg)

Package Weight

10.25 lb (4.65 Kg)

Operating* temperature up to 5000 ft (1524 m)

-5°C to +45°C

(+23°F to +113°F)

Operating* temperature up to 10,000 ft (3048 m)

-5°C to +45°C

(+23°F to +113°F)

Storage temperature up to 15,000 ft (4572 m)

-25°C to +70°C

(-13°F to +158°F)

Operating altitude

Up to 3048 m

(Up to 10,000 ft)

Storage altitude

Up to 4000 m

(Up to 15,000 ft)

Operating relative humidity

5% to 95% noncondensing

Storage relative humidity

5% to 95% noncondensing

Mean time between failure (MTBF)



Faq (WS-C2960CX-8PC-L)

Does WS-C2960CX-8PC-L support PoE?


Does the switch support field-replaceable power supplies?

No. Power supply is built in to the switch.

What management ports are available?

The Cisco Catalyst 2960-CX Series provide two console ports: ● USB Type B console port ● Standard RJ-45 console port

What network management applications support the switch?

The following Cisco network management applications can be used: Cisco Prime Infrastructure and Cisco Network Assistant.

What can I do with the USB Type A port located in the front of the switch?

As additional storage, the USB Type A port can be used to perform software upgrades, store configurations, and write memory core dumps for troubleshooting purposes. The switch supports Cisco 64 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB, 4 GB, and 8 GB flash drives.

What is the function of the mode button on the front panel of the switch?

The mode button is used for resetting the switch, entering express setup mode, selecting or changing an LED mode, and manually waking up the switch from hibernation mode.

Do the switches run at line rate?

Yes, all switches are nonblocking line-rate switches.

Does WS-C2960CX-8PC-L support stacking?


What are the recommended switch orientations?

Following are the recommended switch orientation options: ● Upright (on a table) ● Inverted (under a desk) ● Vertical (on wall, ports facing down or sides)

How can I use the compact switches?

The compact switches are ideal for building next-generation workspaces and extending wireless LAN networks. They are suited for deployments where space is at a premium and multiple cable runs could be difficult or costly. These switches address unique requirements in the education, retail, hospitality, healthcare, and manufacturing sectors. Typical deployment scenarios include classrooms, conference rooms, retail branch locations, and places that need secure end-to-end connectivity.

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Posted on 10/28/2016
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Hard to find fault in a Cisco switch

Hard to find fault in a Cisco switch,works great.

Posted on 9/14/2016
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Enterprise features at a affordable price

I especially like the enterprise-class features in a smaller form factor that I can use with my home lab at a affordable price.

Posted on 8/21/2016
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works very well

It works very well, had no problem so far. The interface is easy to use and it also has a command line interface. Does everything I need.

Posted on 1/20/2016
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No IP Services

cannot be upgradable to IP Services.

Posted on 12/16/2015
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Posted on 12/13/2015
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Delivered pretty quick after the order

I got this item delivered pretty quick after the order.At a time I purchased this item it think it was worth my money for what I got with cisco brand. I've been using for months now and didn't have any issue so far.

Posted on 9/12/2015
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very satisfied

very satisfied with the whole purchase and process.

Posted on 12/24/2013
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capable switch

It's a capable switch.

Posted on 11/23/2013
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большая цена для управляемого коммутатора

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