Item#: WS-C2960-8TC-L Cisco Catalyst 2960 Switches

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WS-C2960-8TC-L Overview

  • Layer 2 access switch
  • Software: LAN Base
  • Total 8 Ethernet 10/100 ports
  • 1 GE dual purpose uplink
  • Non-PoE switch
  • Not support redundant power supply (RPS)
  • Support ACL, Auto QoS, DHCP Snooping, Link STate Tracking, and IPv6 Host
  • Not support FlexStack
  • If optical ports to be used, additional GE SFP module will be required
  • Compact size with no fan
  • Forwarding bandwidth: 16Gbps
  • Switching bandwidth: 32Gbps

The Cisco Catalyst 2960 Series Switches are the leading Layer 2 edge, providing improved ease of use, highly secure business operations, improved sustainability, and a borderless network experience. 2960 Series are fixed-configuration access switches designed for enterprise, midmarket, and branch office networks to provide lower total cost of ownership.

WS-C2960-8TC-L Specification and Datasheet


WS-C2960-8TC-L Specification and Datasheet
Brand Cisco
Series Catalyst 2960
Product ID: WS-C2960-8TC-L
WS-C2960-8TC-L Configurations
Ethernet ports 8 Ethernet 10/100 ports
Uplink Interfaces 1 dual-purpose port (10/100/1000 or SFP)
Cisco IOS Software Feature Set LAN Base
Performance and Scalability
Forwarding bandwidth 16 Gbps
Switching bandwidth 32Gbps
Flash memory 32 MB
Memory DRAM 64 MB
Max VLANs 255
VLAN Ids 4000
Maximum transmission unit (MTU) Up to 9000 bytes
Forwarding Performance
Forwarding Rate 2.7 mpps, 64-Byte Packet Cisco Catalyst 2960
Unicast MAC addresses Default:8000; QoS:8000; Dual:8000
IPv4 IGMP groups Default:255; QoS:255; Dual:255
IPv4 MAC QoS access control entries (ACEs) Default:128; QoS:384; Dual:0
IPv4 MAC security ACEs Default:384; QoS:128; Dual:256
Dimensions (H x W x D)
Inches 1.73 x 10.6 x 6.4
Centimeters 4.4 x 27 x 16.3
Pounds 3
Kilograms 1.4
Environmental Ranges
Operating temperature up to 5000 ft (1500 m) Fahrenheit: 23º to 113ºF; Centigrade: -5º to 45ºC
Operating temperature up to 10,000 ft (3000 m) Fahrenheit: 23º to 104ºF; Centigrade: -5º to 40ºC
Short-term exception at sea level Fahrenheit: 23º to 31ºF; Centigrade: -5º to 55ºC
Short-term exception up to 5000 feet (1500 m) Fahrenheit: 23º to 122ºF; Centigrade: -5º to 50ºC
Short-term exception up to 10,000 feet (3000 m) Fahrenheit: 23º to 113ºF; Centigrade: -5º to 45ºC
Short-term exception up to 13,000 feet (4000 m) Fahrenheit: 23º to 104ºF; Centigrade: -5º to 40ºC
Storage temperature up to 15,000 feet (4573 m) Fahrenheit: 23º to 158ºF; Centigrade: -25º to 70ºC
Operating altitude Feet: Up to 10,000; Meters: Up to 3,000
Storage altitude Feet: Up to 13,000; Meters: Up to 4,000
Operating relative humidity 10% to 95% noncondensing
Storage relative humidity 10% to 95% noncondensing
Predicted Reliability
MTBF in hours 615,549
Connectors and Interfaces
Ethernet Interfaces 10BASE-T ports: RJ-45 connectors, 2-pair Category 3, 4, or 5 UTP cabling
100BASE-TX ports: RJ-45 connectors, 2-pair Category 5 UTP cabling
1000BASE-T ports: RJ-45 connectors, 4-pair Category 5 UTP cabling
1000BASE-T SFP-based ports: RJ-45 connectors, 4-pair Category 5 UTP cabling
1000BASE-SX -LX/LH, -ZX, -BX, -FX, and CWDM SFP-based ports: LC fiber connectors (single/multimodefiber)
100BASE-LX, -BX, SFP-based ports: LC fiber connectors (single/multimodefiber)
GLC-T and GLC-GE-100FX are not supported on the Catalyst 2960-8TC-L.
Power Customers can provide power to a switch by using the internal power supply. Theconnector is located at the back of the switch. These switches do not have a redundant-power-supply port
The internal power supply is an auto-ranging unit
The internal power supply supports input voltages between 100 and 240 VAC
Use the supplied AC power cord to connect the AC power connector to an AC power outlet
The Cisco Catalyst 2960-8TC-L does not have RPS ports.
Voltage and Power Ratings
AC/DC input voltage 100 to 240 VAC
AC/DC Input current 0.5 to 0.25 A
Frequency 50 to 60Hz
Power Rating (kVA) 0.035
Management and Standards Support
Standards IEEE 802.1D Spanning Tree Protocol
IEEE 802.1p CoS Prioritization
IEEE 802.1s
IEEE 802.1w
IEEE 802.1X
IEEE 802.1ab (LLDP)
IEEE 802.3ad
IEEE 802.3af
IEEE 802.3ah (100BASE-X single/multimode fiber only)
IEEE 802.3x full duplex on 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, and 1000BASE-T ports
IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T specification
IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-TX specification
IEEE 802.3ab 1000BASE-T specification
IEEE 802.3z 1000BASE-X specification
1000BASE-CWDM SFP 1470 nm
1000BASE-CWDM SFP 1490 nm
1000BASE-CWDM SFP 1510 nm
1000BASE-CWDM SFP 1530 nm
1000BASE-CWDM SFP 1550 nm
1000BASE-CWDM SFP 1570 nm
1000BASE-CWDM SFP 1590 nm
1000BASE-CWDM SFP 1610 nm
RMON I and II standards
SNMP v1, v2c, and v3
RFC compliance RFC 768 - UDP
RFC 783 - TFTP
RFC 791 - IP
RFC 792 - ICMP
RFC 793 - TCP
RFC 826 - ARP
RFC 854 - Telnet
RFC 951 - Bootstrap Protocol (BOOTP)
RFC 959 - FTP
RFC 1112 - IP Multicast and IGMP
RFC 1157 - SNMP v1
RFC 1166 - IP Addresses
RFC 1256 - Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) Router Discovery
RFC 1305 - NTP
RFC 1492 - TACACS+
RFC 1493 - Bridge MIB
RFC 1542 - BOOTP extensions
RFC 1643 - Ethernet Interface MIB
RFC 1757 - RMON
RFC 1901 - SNMP v2C
RFC 1902-1907 - SNMP v2
RFC 1981 - Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) Path Discovery IPv6
FRC 2068 - HTTP
RFC 2131 - DHCP
RFC 2233 - IF MIB v3
RFC 2373 - IPv6 Aggregatable Addrs
RFC 2460 - IPv6
RFC 2461 - IPv6 Neighbor Discovery
RFC 2462 - IPv6 Autoconfiguration
RFC 2463 - ICMP IPv6
RFC 2474 - Differentiated Services (DiffServ) Precedence
RFC 2597 - Assured Forwarding
RFC 2598 - Expedited Forwarding
RFC 2571 - SNMP Management
RFC 3046 - DHCP Relay Agent Information Option
RFC 3376 - IGMP v3
RFC 3580 - 802.1X RADIUS


Q: What are the differences between WS-C2960-8TC-L and WS-C2960-8TC-S?

The main difference is WS-C2960-8TC-L is LAN Base Layer 2 switch, while WS-C2960-8TC-S is LAN Lite Entry Layer 2 switch.

Q: What are Cisco Catalyst 2960 Compact Switches?

Cisco Catalyst 2960 Compact Switches are small form-factor switches designed for deployments outside the wiring closet. They have a durable metal shell, no fan for silent operation, easy wall or under-the-desk mounting, a security lock to prevent theft, and an available cable guard to secure the Ethernet cables and switch. Now you can deliver intelligent services such as Network Admission Control for the office workspace, micro branch office, classroom, cruise ship, and other wiring-constrained environments.

The below list describes the Cisco Catalyst 2960 Compact Switch portfolio:

Product Name Part Number Description
Cisco Catalyst 2960-8TC-S WS-C2960-8TC-S 8 Ethernet 10/100 ports and 1 dual-purpose uplink (each dual-purpose uplink port has one 10/100/1000 Ethernet port and one Small Form-Factor Pluggable [SFP]-based Gigabit Ethernet port, one port active). 2960 LAN Lite IOS Software support
Cisco Catalyst 2960PD-8TT-L WS-C2960PD-8TT-L 8 Ethernet 10/100 ports and 1 10/100/1000 PoE Input port (No power supply required) 2960 LAN Base IOS Software support
Cisco Catalyst 2960-8TC-L WS-C2960-8TC-L 8 Ethernet 10/100 ports and 1 dual-purpose uplink (each dual-purpose uplink port has one 10/100/1000 Ethernet port and one Small Form-Factor Pluggable [SFP]-based Gigabit Ethernet port, one port active) 2960 LAN Base IOS Software support
Cisco Catalyst 2960G-8TC-L WS-C2960G-8TC-L 7 Ethernet 10/100/1000 ports and 1 dual-purpose uplink (each dual-purpose uplink port has one 10/100/1000 Ethernet port and one SFP-based Gigabit Ethernet port, one port active) 2960 LAN Base IOS Software support
Q: What are dual-purpose uplinks?

A dual-purpose uplink is a combination of one 10/100/1000-TX copper port and one SFP-based Gigabit Ethernet port. One of these two ports can be used at a time. This added uplink flexibility allows cost-effective use of high-density, fiber-uplink-based stacks. Dual-purpose uplinks also offer a full-duplex, gigabit-speed trunk for a Cisco Catalyst 2960 Series Switch stack.

Q: What Transceiver Module does WS-C2960-8TC-L support?

Please refer below list:










Q: What is the difference between different 2960 models?

Please refer the below list:

Feature Set Model Total 10/100 Ethernet Ports Uplinks AC Power Supply Rating
WS-C2960-24TT-L LAN Base Layer 2 24 2x1000 BT 30W
WS-C2960-48TT-L LAN Base Layer 2 48 2x1000 BT 45W
WS-C2960-24TC-L LAN Base Layer 2 24 2 Dual Purpose 30W
WS-C2960-48TC-L LAN Base Layer 2 48 2 Dual Purpose 45W
WS-C2960-24TC-S LAN Lite Entry Layer 2 24 2 Dual Purpose 30W
WS-C2960-24-S LAN Lite Entry Layer 2 24 None 30W
WS-C2960-48TC-S LAN Lite Entry Layer 2 48 2 Dual Purpose 45W
WS-C2960-48TT-S LAN Lite Entry Layer 2 48 2x1000BT 45W
WS-C2960-48PST-L LAN Base Layer 2 48 PoE 2x1000BT and 2xSFP 370W
WS-C2960-24PC-L LAN Base Layer 2 24 PoE 2 Dual Purpose 370W
WS-C2960-24LT-L LAN Base Layer 2 8 PoE 2x1000BT 123W
WS-C2960-48PST-S LAN Lite Entry Layer 2 48 PoE 2x1000BT and 2xSFP 370W
WS-C2960-24PC-S LAN Lite Entry Layer 2 24 PoE 2 Dual Purpose 370W
WS-C2960-24LC-S LAN Lite Entry Layer 2 8 PoE 2 Dual Purpose 123W
WS-C2960-8TC-L LAN Base Layer 2 8 1 Dual Purpose 20W
WS-C2960PD-8TT-L LAN Base Layer 2 8 1x1000BT PoE 11W PoE Input
WS-C2960G-8TC-L LAN Base Layer 2 7 10/100/1000 1 Dual Purpose 30W
WS-C2960G-24TC-L LAN Base Layer 2 20 10/100/1000 4 Dual Purpose 30W
WS-C2960G-48TC-L LAN Base Layer 2 44 10/100/1000 4 Dual Purpose 45W
WS-C2960-8TC-S LAN Lite Entry Layer 2 8 1 Dual Purpose 20W
Q: What are the notable differences between the Cisco Catalyst 2960 LAN Base and LAN Lite switches?

Cisco Catalyst 2960 LAN Base switches have several advantages:

RPS support and support for a wide range of SFP transceivers

Enhanced security through Layer 2-4 access control lists (ACLs), DHCP Snooping, and more extensive Network Admission Control capabilities such as Web authentication and 802.1x enhancements

Additional QoS capabilities: The LAN Base IOS supports policing, class and policy maps, differentiated services code point (DSCP), AutoQoS, and configurable queue weights, buffers, and thresholds

Higher network-level availability with features such as Flex Links and Link State Tracking

Increased number of VLANs (256) and other enhancements such as IPv6 Host, MLD Snooping, LLDP-MED, RSPAN, MVR, DHCP Option 82, and IP SLA (responder)

Software feature compare between Catalyst 2960S with LAN Base and Catalyst 2960S with LAN Lite

Technology LAN Base LAN Lite
LLDP Yes (+MED) Yes
ACL Classification Yes No
Auto QoS Yes No
802.1x MAC-Auth Bypas Yes Yes
802.1x Web-Auth Yes No
DHCP Server Yes No
Jumbo Frames Yes Yes
Auto-MDIX Yes Yes
TDR Yes Yes
DHCP Snooping Yes No
Flex Link Yes No
Link STate Tracking Yes No
SNMPv3 Crypto Yes Yes
IPv6 Host Yes No
MLD Snooping Yes No
of VLAN's 255 64
RPS Support Yes No
Q: Can I obtain a Cisco IOS Software update for the WS-C2960-8TC-L purchased from 3Anetwork?

Yes. 3Anetwork offers free ongoing Cisco IOS Software updates for certain fixed-configuration and stackable Cisco Catalyst switches at no additional cost. For the life of the product, updates within the Cisco IOS Software package purchased (LAN Lite and LAN Base) will be made available.

Q: Does the WS-C2960-8TC-L support IPv6?

Yes. WS-C2960-8TC-L with LAN Base software supports IPv6 management and MLD Snooping.

Q: Does WS-C2960-8TC-L support 3rd party transceiver?

Yes, you can use a 3rd party transceiver, however switch will generate warning, 3Anetwork recommend customers using original Cisco transceiver.

Q: Does WS-C2960-8TC-L ship with free console cable?

No, previously free console cable is shipped with switches, but now Cisco charge for the console cable, if you have need for the console cable, consult with 3Anetwork sales.

Q: Does the WS-C2960-8TC-L offer field-replaceable power supplies?

No. All power supplies are fixed.

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

The Cisco Catalyst 2960-S 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

Detailed feature compare between 2960-S and 2960 are listed as below:

Feature 2960-S 2960
CPU Single core Single core
Stacking FlexStack No
Stack bandwidth 40 Gbps
Stack members 4
Power supply Fixed Fixed
Redundant power supply (RPS) No No
PoE+ 30W/port Yes No
Max PoE budget 740W
External RPS Yes No
SFP+ uplinks Yes No
Uplinks 2 SFP+/4 SFP 2 SFP
Management options Console RJ45, USB console, and out of band Ethernet Console RJ45
Flash 64 MB 32 MB
DRAM 256 MB 64 MB
Active VLANs 255 64
EtherChannel groups 6 6
Egress buffers 2 MB 2 MB
Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN) sessions 2 2
Max MAC addresses 8K 8K
IPv4 unicast routes 16 static 16 static
NetFlow-Lite No No
Hibernation Mode No No
Q: What is the difference between WS-C2960+24TC-L and WS-C2960-24TT-L?

WS-C2960+24TC-L is the replacement of WS-C2960-24TT-L, they use the same architecture, but to enable new software features and releases, the WS-C2960+24TC-L double the RAM (128 MB) and flash memory (64 MB) of WS-C2960-24TT-L.

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Customer Reviews

By T. Wilson

Verified Buyer

Apr 01,2014

Easy set up

Easy set up...plug and play. Not much to it other than it does what is suppose to without being complicated to set up. So I guess that is a great thing since I'm not a tech guy and I punched all the lines in myself. I would suggest this to anyone looking for a switch.

By Richard123

Verified Buyer

Feb 27,2014

Ideal for your home.

I'm happy to purchase via 3Anetwork. I bought this for my family use. The product was well packaged. Not difficult to install. Compact size with no fan. Ideal for your home.

By Bernard

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Nov 04,2013

I purchased WS-C2960-8TC-L from 3anetwork. The salesman impressed me a lot. He was really helpful. At first I can't decide which to buy,WS-C2960-8TC-L or WS-C2960-8TC-S. So he compared these two switches and provided as much informaton as he can. Finally I choosed WS-C2960-8TC-L, which is LAN Base. It's really a nice experience.

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Oct 21,2013

ldeal my my home network

Does a simple job well. Plug and play. My home network has never been this fast.

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