The Cisco 2960-X Series Ethernet Switch

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X Ethernet Switch: enabling simple device and network management

TXO has one of the largest selections of parts and components for the Cisco Catalyst 2960-X ethernet switch. We are also able to repair and refurbish many components within the Cisco Catalyst series of ethernet switches, as well as offering ongoing support for your existing 2960-X setups. 

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Availability & shipping for the 2960-X switch

Most Cisco 2960-X parts will be dispatched immediately on receipt of purchase order and delivered within 1-3 days in the UK and 3-5 days for international delivery. Contact us today to get an exact quote and estimated delivery times for your order.

About the Cisco Catalyst 2960-X switch

The Cisco Catalyst 2960-X series switch is a stackable Gigabit Ethernet switch which was released by Cisco Systems, Inc. in 2005 alongside the 2960-XR series switch. With the option of 24 or 48 Gigabit Ethernet ports and running the Cisco IOS software, these switches offer enterprise class performance, whilst keeping operational simplicity at the forefront. 

As expected with an enterprise class network switch, the Cisco 2960-X series switch boasts a suite of security features offering unparalleled levels of network security, meaning network operators can limit access to the network as well as preventing security threats. Key security features include comprehensive 802.1X features for greater network access control, IPv6 First-Hop Security to help prevent address spoofing and fake DHCP replies, and spanning tree route guard to prevent devices outside of the administrators control becoming route nodes. As with many other elements of the Cisco 2960-X, these are all configurable by the user to allow individual set ups to be tailored to the specific needs of the business. 

As with many Cisco routers and switches, operational efficiency sits at the heart of the Catalyst 2960-X network switch. There are several redundancy features built into the platform which help prevent outages therefore reducing downtime. These include an external redundant power supply, link redundancy with a convergence time of less than 100m/s, and auto-recovery to re-activate a disabled link due to a network error. 

Both the Catalyst 2960-X and 2960-XR are capable of supporting POE (Power over Ethernet) which helps reduce the cost of deployments when incorporating Cisco IP phones, Aironet access points or other POE+ end devices. Overall, this means the Cisco 2960-X series can be a cost-effective solution for businesses looking to mitigate the expenses associated with deployment. 

On the 31st October 2013 Cisco announced the end-of-life for the 2960 series of switches with support for components and the overall platform ending on 31st October 2019. Although Cisco continues to offer alternative switches such as the Catalyst 4500 and the Catalyst 9200, TXO can offer ongoing support and maintenance for your existing Cisco 2960-X products and systems, including replacement parts. TXO is also able to provide support in the procurement of other Cisco switches that may not be listed on our website. 


Cisco Catalyst 2960-X component list

At TXO we have an extensive range of refurbished products and parts for the Cisco Catalyst 2960-X. A list of some of the most popular products can be found below, but please contact us if the part you require is not listed.


Part NumberDescriptionHECI
WS-C2960X-48FPD-LCisco Catalyst 48 Port rack mountable Gigabit Switch with POE for Catalyst 2690xCMMLJ00ARB, CMMLJ00ARA
WS-C2960X-24PD-LCisco Catalyst 24 Port rack mountable Gigabit Switch with POECMMLL00ARA
CAB-STK-E-0.5MCisco Catalyst 2960 Flexstack cable
CAB-STK-E-1MCisco Catalyst Stackwise Network cable
WS-C2960-24-SCatalyst 2960 24 10 100 1000 LAN LiteCOMCW00ARB, COMSJ00ARE, COMSJ00ARB, COMCW00ARA
RCKMNT-1RU-2KX=Spare rack-mount kit for Cisco Catalyst 2960-X and 2960-XR Series for 19-inch racks
PWR-RPS2300Cisco Redundant Power System 2300 and blower, no power supplyCOM8X10ARB, COUPAA7BAA
C3K-PWR-750WACRPS 2300 750W AC power supply spare for Cisco Catalyst 2960-X SeriesCOUPAA7BAA, COUPAA7BAB
BLWR-RPS2300Cisco catalyst 2960-X Spare 45 CFM blower for RPS 2300
RPS2300Spare bay insert for Cisco Redundant Power System 2300 for Cisco Catalyst 2960-X Series Switches


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Repair capability for Cisco Catalyst 2960-X series ethernet switches

As part of the TXO mission to support the circular economy and to help minimise the environmental impact of telecoms across the supply chain, we offer an extensive and comprehensive third-party repair service that focuses on lifecycle management across a wide range of components for the Cisco Catalyst 2960-X ethernet switch as well as other Catalyst switches. 

Based out of our advanced engineering facilities in Solihull, our team of experienced system engineers have an in-depth knowledge of core telecom repairs including optical, IP and radio based technologies at circuit board level and conduct approximately 12,000 repairs each year. This ensures the businesses we work with can maintain optimum service levels and minimise disruption to their network. At TXO we are able to refurbish and restore many components for the Cisco Catalyst 2960-X series of switches as well as assisting in the procurement of replacement parts as necessary. 

To help ensure the longevity of the repairs we carry out and the overall life of your Cisco 2960-X, we will often conduct several pre-emptive repairs as part of the service we offer. By reconditioning and repairing parts that are susceptible to developing faults we can help prevent any future repairs by refurbishing parts before issues develop.

We also offer an advance replacement service for many Cisco 2960-X series switch parts, which allows us to deliver components to you in advance of a repair being carried out, ensuring that there is minimal disruption to your business. 

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Technical specifications for the Cisco 2960-X

Hardware specifications
Flash memory128 MB for LAN Base and IP Lite SKUs, 64 MB for LAN Lite SKUs
DRAM512 MB for LAN Base and 256 MB for LAN Lite
CPUAPM86392 600 MHz dual core
Console portsUSB (Type B), Ethernet (RJ-45)
Storage interfaceUSB (Type A) for external flash storage
Network management interface10/100 Mbps Ethernet (RJ-45)
Performance and scalability
Forwarding rate: 64-byte Layer 3 packetsUp to 130.9 Mpps depending on model
2960-X LAN Lite2960-X LAN Base2960-XR IP Lite
Forwarding bandwidth50 Gbps108 Gbps108 Gbps
Switching bandwidth*100 Gbps216 Gbps216 Gbps
Maximum active VLANs6410231023
VLAN IDs available409640964096
Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU)-L3 packet9198 bytes9198 bytes9198 bytes
Jumbo frame - Ethernet frame9216 bytes9216 bytes9216 bytes

For full details of the Cisco Catalyst 2960-X platform please view the full OEM datasheet.

Please note, TXO is an independent retailer and has no affiliation with Cisco Systems, Inc. or any of its associated companies.