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Model: WS-C2960S-24PS-L Catalyst 2960-S Series GE Switch
Detail: Cisco Catalyst 2960S-24PS Layer 2 - Gigabit Ethernet Switch - 24 x 10/100/1000 PoE Ports - 370W - 4 x SFP - LAN Base - Managed
Replacement: WS-C2960X-24PS-L
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Overview (WS-C2960S-24PS-L)

Cisco Catalyst 2960-S Series Switch WS-C2960S-24PS-L is outstanding with its Power over Ethernet (PoE) capacity. This model has the Power supply options with 370W total fixed power supplies for POE switches as 12 ports up to 30W per switch port or 24 ports up to 15.4W per switch port. In addition to this, Cisco WS-C2960S-24PS-L’s 24 PoE ports are also Ethernet 10/100/1000 ports and this device provides new FlexStack switch stacking capability with 4 One Gigabit Ethernet uplink ports with Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) with 20Gbps throughput performance.

Quick Specs

Figure 1 shows the appearance of the WS-C2960S-24PS-L.

WS-C2960S-24PS-L Appearance

Table 1 shows the Quick Spec of the WS-C2960S-24PS-L.

Product Code


Enclosure Type

Rack-mountable - 1U

Feature Set

LAN Base

Uplink Interfaces

Four 1G Small Form-Factor Pluggable(SFP)

Downlink Ports

24 × Ethernet 10/100/1000 PoE+ ports

PoE capacity


Expansion Slot(s)

1 (total) / 1 (free) x Stacking Module

Switching capacity

176 Gbps

Forwarding performance (64-byte packet size)

41.7 Mpps


128 MB

Flash Memory

64 MB Flash


44.5 × 38.6 × 4.5 cm

Package Weight

10.65 Kg

Product Details

Figure 2 shows the front panel of the WS-C2960S-24PS-L.

 WS-C2960S-24PS-L Front Panel


Mode Button

RJ45 Console Port

24 × Ethernet 10/100/1000 PoE+ ports

USB mini-Type B (console) Port

SFP Module Slots

USB Type A Port

Ethernet Management Port

Figure 3 shows the back panel of the WS-C2960S-24PS-L.

 WS-C2960S-24PS-L Back Panel


1 (total) / 1 (free) x Stacking Module

RPS Connector

Fan Exhaust

AC power connector

The Accessories

Table 2 shows some accessories of the WS-C2960S-24PS-L.




Catalyst 2960S FlexStack Stack Module optional for LAN Base


GE SFP, LC connector LX/LH transceiver


1000BASE-SX SFP transceiver module, MMF, 850nm, DOM


Console Cable 6ft with RJ45 and DB9F

Compare to Similar Items

Table 3 shows the comparison of similar items.




PoE Available




24 x Ethernet 10/100/1000 Gigabit ports

24 × Ethernet 10/100/1000 PoE+ ports FP)

Switching Capacity


176 Gbps


4 x 1G SFP

4 x 1G SFP

Feature Set

LAN Base

LAN Base




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Specification (WS-C2960S-24PS-L)

WS-C2960S-24PS-L Specifications

General Information

Device Type

Switch - 24 ports - Managed

Enclosure Type

Rack-mountable - 1U


24 x 10/100/1000 + 4 x SFP

Power Over Ethernet (PoE)



Switching capacity : 176 Gbps ¦ Forwarding performance (64-byte packet size) : 41.7 Mpps

MAC Address Table Size

8K entries

Remote Management Protocol


Encryption Algorithm


Authentication Method

Secure Shell (SSH), RADIUS, TACACS+


Layer 2 switching, auto-sensing per device, dynamic IP address assignment , power over Ethernet (PoE), auto-negotiation, BOOTP support, ARP support, load balancing, VLAN support, auto-uplink (auto MDI/MDI-X), IGMP snooping, Syslog support, DiffServ support, Broadcast Storm Control, IPv6 support, Multicast Storm Control, Unicast Storm Control, Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) support, Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP) support, DHCP snooping, Dynamic Trunking Protocol (DTP) support, Port Aggregation Protocol (PAgP) support, Access Control List (ACL) support, Quality of Service (QoS), PoE+, Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP), Port Security, MAC Address Notification, Remote Switch Port Analyzer (RSPAN)

Compliant Standards

IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3z, IEEE 802.1D, IEEE 802.1Q, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.1p, IEEE 802.3af, IEEE 802.3x, IEEE 802.3ad (LACP), IEEE 802.1w, IEEE 802.1x, IEEE 802.1s, IEEE 802.3ah, IEEE 802.1ab (LLDP), IEEE 802.3at


128 MB

Flash Memory

64 MB Flash

Status Indicators

Port status, link activity, port transmission speed, port duplex mode, power, system

Expansion / Connectivity


24 x 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T - RJ-45 - PoE ¦ USB : 1 x 4 PIN USB Type A ¦ 1 x console - mini-USB Type B - management ¦ 1 x console - RJ-45 - management ¦ 1 x 10Base-T/100Base-TX - RJ-45 - management ¦ 4 x SFP (mini-GBIC)

Expansion Slot(s)

1 (total) / 1 (free) x Stacking Module


Power Device

Power supply - internal

Voltage Required

AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )

Power Consumption Operational

55 Watt



44.5 cm


38.6 cm


4.5 cm


5.77 kg

Rack Mounting Kit



245,604 hour(s)

Compliant Standards

TUV GS, CISPR 22 Class A, GOST, BSMI CNS 13438 Class A, CISPR 24, NOM, VCCI Class A ITE, EN55024, CB, EMC, MIC, IEC 60950-1, EN 60950-1, UL 60950-1 Second Edition, RoHS, CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1, FCC Part 15 B Class A

Software / System Requirements

Software Included

Cisco IOS LAN Base

Service & Support

Limited lifetime warranty

Service & Support Details

Limited warranty - replacement - lifetime - response time: next business day ¦ Limited warranty - power supply and fans - 5 years ¦ New releases update

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature

-5 °C

Max Operating Temperature

40 °C

Humidity Range Operating

10 - 95% (non-condensing)

Min Storage Temperature

-25 °C

Max Storage Temperature

70 °C

Humidity Range Storage

10 - 95% (non-condensing)


Faq (WS-C2960S-24PS-L)

Please advise me on this requirements:Cisco switch with PoE one is 24 ports, another one is 48 ports; Ethernet port 10/100/1000; Uplinks 2 or 4 SFP 1Gig; SFP transceiver (compatible one); Multimode fiber patch cables (compatible one); Onsite support

Hi,the Cisco 2960S Series is suitable, e.g. WS-C2960S-24PS-L, WS-C2960S-48LPS-L, GLC-SX-MM. Also can choose 2960X series, 2960X series can do Stack up to 8units, and 2960S can do Stack up to 4units.

What are the notable differences between the Cisco® Catalyst® 2960-S, 2960-SF, and 2960 Series Switches?

The Cisco Catalyst 2960-S and 2960-SF Series are the newest members of the 2960 family that offer a rich set of Layer 2 features. While the 2960-S provides Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000) connectivity with 10G/1G SFP+ uplinks, the 2960-SF provides Fast Ethernet (10/100) connectivity with 1G SFP uplinks. They bring the following new capabilities to the Catalyst 2960 family of Layer 2 switches, including: ● Cisco FlexStack stacking capabilities ● 10 Gigabit Ethernet uplinks with SFP+ ● Support for Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) ● Cisco Generic Online Diagnostics (GOLD) and onboard failure logging (OBFL) ● USB interfaces for file transfer and management ● 10/100 out-of-band (OOB) management

Do I need a software license for the WS-C2960S-24PS-L?

No. Cisco Catalyst 2960-S and 2960-SF Series Switches use the Universal image, but no license is required. The feature is bound to the hardware model type and cannot be changed. For convenience, a single software image is used for all Cisco Catalyst 2960-S and 2960-SF Series Switches, regardless of whether they are a LAN Base or LAN Lite model.

Can I upgrade or downgrade a Cisco Catalyst 2960-S or 2960-SF Series Switch between the LAN Base and LAN Lite images?

No. Cisco Catalyst 2960 Series Switches cannot be upgraded from LAN Lite to LAN Base and cannot be downgraded from LAN Base to LAN Lite.

Does the WS-C2960S-24PS-L support IPv6?

Yes. Cisco Catalyst 2960-S and 2960-SF are IPv6 certified. These switches with LAN Base software support IPv6 host, management, MLD snooping, port-based ACLs, router ACLs, and First Hop Security (RA Guard, Source Guard, and Binding Integrity Guard).

Does the WS-C2960S-24PS-L support IPv6 hostname?


How can I protect administration passwords and traffic going to the switch during configuration or troubleshooting?

To protect administration traffic during the configuration or troubleshooting of a switch (such as passwords or device configuration settings), the best approach is to encrypt the data using both SSH and SNMP v3 to provide encryption of data during Telnet sessions and SNMP sessions.

Why should I purchase a technical service contract for the WS-C2960S-24PS-L when it include a limited lifetime warranty (LLW)?

Cisco service and support has received numerous industry recognitions and awards for excellence in technology service and support. Adding a Cisco Technical Services contract to warranty coverage provides access to the Cisco TAC beyond the 90-day period allowed by the LLW. It also can provide a variety of hardware replacement options to meet critical business needs, as well as updates for licensed premium Cisco IOS Software and registered access to the extensive knowledge base and support tools.

What is the bandwidth of FlexStack?

Each FlexStack link is a 10 Gigabit link. This is a full-duplex, bidirectional link. Thus, each switch member has 20 Gigabits of FlexStack bandwidth, because each has two FlexStack links.

Can I stack a Cisco Catalyst 2960-S or 2960-SF using FlexStack switch with a Catalyst 3750, 3750-E, or 3750-X using StackWise?

No. FlexStack and StackWise are different technologies and these switches cannot be stacked together. Also, FlexStack cables have different connectors than the StackWise cables.

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Posted on 9/10/2016
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Satisfied with what I got.

Posted on 9/15/2015
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The package

The product is good quality but the package was a little dirty when I got it.

Posted on 7/17/2015
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A good recommendation

WS-C2960S end of life on November 6, 2015, they recommend me take WS-C2960X-24PS-L to instead of it, good.

Posted on 10/20/2014
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Satisfactory quality

Original new quality, very powerful. Used in company network install and very happy! Cisco is great, never been disappointed.

Posted on 9/28/2014
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POE switch

We have some IP phone need POE support, WS-C2960S-24PS-L is good choice

Posted on 10/8/2013
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ws c2960s 24ps l

What can I say...? I use Cisco over 8 years and NEVER EVER have problem with a SW.
and this model is easy to use and configure.

Posted on 9/26/2013
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This Cisco Switch Model features 24 ports of Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 desktop connectivity with two 1GbE Small SFP uplinks, 370W PoE capacity and LAN Base software. I bought it for my office. What a pity, free shipping for big order.

Posted on 8/4/2011
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Very good

Good post-order followup and great order processing algorithms. Nice collection of items and sometimes great savings too. Overall, good experience.

Posted on 6/21/2011
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Excellent switch- WS-C2960S-24PS-L for your company, simple set-up! Although you do not trained in cisco ios, you will find that this switch owns \"simplified management\" tools now-a-days. Good supplier, strongly recommend this item!

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