2950 vs 2960

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Nov 13th, 2007

I went to order additional 2950's and the reseller told me they are EOL. He proposed a 2960 instead. Are they compatible? On the web tey look like they use a different Gbic. What do you think?


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Collin Clark Tue, 11/13/2007 - 12:52


That is correct, the 2950's are EoL and their direct replacement is the 2960. You are also correct that they now support SFP's instead of GBIC's.

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glen.grant Wed, 11/14/2007 - 04:55

The 2960 is the same with a better processor . i'm sure they have have added better QOS, COs features also for the 2960.Instead of full size gbics they now use SFP's or small form pluggables which is a fancy name for a smaller gbic interface.

s.marino Wed, 11/14/2007 - 07:05

Hi - We have 100+ of these throughout our organization and they have worked great. Depending on the requirements that our company needs will determine the model with “fixed Ethernet 10/100/1000 uplink ports” or “Ethernet 10/100/1000 ports which are dual-purpose”. I hope this helps in your decision.


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