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Is Cisco WS-C2950G-48-EI 48-Port Switch a layer 3 device?

I just bought one from Ebay and i can seem to find the IP routing command anywhere in the global configuration menu? I can t seem to find how to turn on SSH V2 either? its so weird. I am a beginner with CCNA and have been studying but cant seem to find certain commands. Do I need to update the version of the IOS?

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VIP Purple

Re: Is Cisco WS-C2950G-48-EI 48-Port Switch a layer 3 device?

Hi Isaias,

Which Image u r running on switch ?

May be u r running Enhanced image running on the swicth ??

It works as layer 2 device.

Regards

Is Cisco WS-C2950G-48-EI 48-Port Switch a layer 3 device?

The whole Catalyst 2950 platform does not support routing, they are solely layer-2 switches.

If you want to use cryptographic functions like SSH, you have to use an "IOS Crypto Image":

http://software.cisco.com/download/release.html?mdfid=275935124&flowid=2399&softwareid=280805680&release=12.1.22-EA14&relind=AVAILABLE&rellifecycle=ED&reltype=latest

(On more recent platforms, a Crypto IOS has a "k9" in it's name)

HTH

Rolf

New Member

Re: Is Cisco WS-C2950G-48-EI 48-Port Switch a layer 3 device?

Thank you very much. This was advertised as a L3 switch on ebay. What would be your recommendation for me to buy a cheap layer 3 switch that i can practice my CCNA Studies with? I have been looking in ebay.

Hall of Fame Super Gold

Re: Is Cisco WS-C2950G-48-EI 48-Port Switch a layer 3 device?

No.  2950-series switches is purely a Layer 2 appliance (switch).

Message was edited by: Leo Laohoo Duhhhh ... Type-o in my part.  I meant a 2950.

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Re: Is Cisco WS-C2950G-48-EI 48-Port Switch a layer 3 device?

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As the other posters have noted, the 2950G is a L2 switch, not a L3 switch.  However, the -EI (enhanced) version does offer some commands not available on the -SI (standard) image version, and later IOS versions will offer some (new) commands (features).  For example, I recall rapid-STP is supported only in the later IOS versions.  Keep in mind, though, the 2950 series has been EoL for some time, so you'll likely not to find some features available in later series switches.  This may be the case for SSH v2.

VIP Purple

Is Cisco WS-C2950G-48-EI 48-Port Switch a layer 3 device?

As the others have already mentioned, you won't get IP routing on that device. But SSHv2 will work with the right image. The image you have to look for is a "c2950-i6k2l2q4-mz.version" and this will support SSHv2.

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Re: Is Cisco WS-C2950G-48-EI 48-Port Switch a layer 3 device?

Thank you very much guys. This was advertised as a L3 switch on ebay. What would be your recommendation for me to buy a cheap layer 3 switch that i can practice my CCNA Studies with? I have been looking in ebay.

VIP Purple

Re: Is Cisco WS-C2950G-48-EI 48-Port Switch a layer 3 device?

HI Isaias,

Buy 3560  with 9 ports, its cheap.and works as layer 3 swicth

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Re: Is Cisco WS-C2950G-48-EI 48-Port Switch a layer 3 device?

thank you very much.

VIP Purple

Re: Is Cisco WS-C2950G-48-EI 48-Port Switch a layer 3 device?

HI Isaias,

Please mark this question as answered, it may help others.

Thanks

New Member

Re: Is Cisco WS-C2950G-48-EI 48-Port Switch a layer 3 device?

How do you do that? I have searched all over the page and dont see where to mark the question as answered?

Re: Is Cisco WS-C2950G-48-EI 48-Port Switch a layer 3 device?

How do you do that? I have searched all over the page and dont see where to mark the question as answered?

Have a look here:

I posted a question, how do I mark a reply as 'Correct Answer'?

Thanks,

Rolf

VIP Purple

Is Cisco WS-C2950G-48-EI 48-Port Switch a layer 3 device?

WS-C2960-8TC-L is a Layer2 Switch with limited L3 functionality. For studying it should be a nice device.


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Is Cisco WS-C2950G-48-EI 48-Port Switch a layer 3 device?

Hi

Perhaps bit late but the WS-C3550-24-EMI are cheaper then the 3560/2960 series , these WS-C3550-24-EMI are L3 also they are EOS in 2006 but are still used for CCNA/CCNP/CCIE labs. Around 90 euro on ebay .

Good luck !

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