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Which one is better in Layer 2 switch

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Hi ,

Please provide ASAP, Waiting for your reply.

I read and work at cisco layer 2 Switches , This is fine and fast compare to other.

Now We want to purchase new cisco layer 2 Swicthes, Can u guide and provide the list of all the cisco Layer switches with details of part number , serial number , software version , command supported and price list in indian money today itsef as We have to purchased switches today. Please suggest the series which is best as a layer 2 >>> cisco 2900,2950,2960 series, 3500,3548 ,3560, 3750 series or 3750 cisco switch is better . In above Switches any one support layer3 switching . Is we can do intervlan routing in that 3500 , 3560 ,3700 3750 , 3760 Switches.Please revert whcih one is better in two way

::: performance and cost::

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Re: Which one is better in Layer 2 switch


In your mentioned list you have L3 support in switches ranging from 3550 to 3750.

All 2900 series routers are supposed to be a simple L2 switches which does only L2 functionalities..

If you are really interested in doing Inter VLAN routing then go for any of the L3 switches.

Would suggest to go for Cisco 3750 which is the latest one doing rounds now..


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Re: Which one is better in Layer 2 switch

Please tell about the cost as we did't found this.

Cisco Employee

Re: Which one is better in Layer 2 switch

Hi Friend,

For pricing contact partner of reseller.

Use this link to find the partner in your location



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Cisco Employee

Re: Which one is better in Layer 2 switch

Hi Friend,

If you are just looking for layer 2 functionality I will recommed you to go for 2960 switches.

This link has all the models available for 2960 switch.

But this switch will not provide you with layer 3 functionality and will not work for inter vlan routing as well.

If you want a combination of l2 and l3 feature with performance you can go for 3560-E switch

But if you can spend some more money 3750 is the best choice for l2 as well as l3 features

Also for price it is always good to contact your reseller or cisco partner.



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