I have a 2960 Switch which has 2 ports dual T/SFP module. I want to use these two duals uplink ports for a category 6 coper cable.
My problem is that on cisco, I have the GLC-T SFP module for that port to support cabling connection but it says only for category 5 cable.
Can I also use that SFP module for category 6 cable ? if not, does Cisco has another SFP module which is compliant with category 6 cable ? can somebody gives a hint ?
According to this paper GLC-T SFP is supported on the these switches only. I don't see 2960 in the list
The 1000BASE-T SFP can support 10/100/1000 speeds only on the Cisco Catalyst 2970, 3560, and 3750 Series Switches.
I don't see 2960 in the listThat's because the 2960 (8 and 24-port only) has dual personality ports. You can use EITHER the copper port or the SFP therefore the GLC-T doesn't make any sense installing it into this particular model. Trying to understand, though, the reasoning behind why it's not supported on the 48-port variety.
Thanks for your answers guys. To sum up: can I use a coper cable category 6
on these uplink ports without any adapter ? if not, what adapter to use on these gig ports for category 6 coper cable ?
if i am using a cat 6 coper on the 2960 port, do I need an adapater or I just need to plug the cable on the port ? sorry to ask these questions as I can't see a real 2960 in front of me to work that out
Leo Laohoo wrote:
On a 2960 switch? Yes, you can use Cat5/5e/6 in the Gig SFP/copper ports.
Does the transceiver support cat 6A. Cannot find any document to support Cat 6A.