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What's difference between WS-C2960S-48TS-L and WS-C2960S-48TS-S

"What's the big difference between WS-C2960S-48TS-L and WS-C2960S-48TS-S? What' the meaning of the -L and -S? "

In Cisco 2960 series switches,-L means LAN Base while -S means LAN Lite.To compare those two cisco 2960 switch, you can follow:

WS-C2960S-48TS-L is a Catalyst 2960S 48 GigE 4 x SFP LAN Base Switch ,which is an easy-to-use Layer 2 edge switch suits for enterprise, midmarket, and branch office networks with highly secure business operations, improved sustainability, borderless network experience and lower total cost of ownership.

WS-C2960S-48TS-S is a Catalyst 2960S 48 GigE 2 x SFP LAN Lite Switch ,which simplified from Lan Base software to Lan Lite for more adaptation if customers’ business is entry-level branch office or wiring closet networks, distinguish with Lan Base software for a more complex business requiring.

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"-L" means the switch is

"-L" means the switch is loaded with LAN Base IOS.  "-S" means the switch is loaded with a cut-down, watered-down of the LAN Base IOS called LAN Lite.  


Go HERE and the difference between the two starts from page 5.

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Hey Bejiening,You can check

Hey Bejiening,

You can check out more information regarding the different model switches by following this link below.


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