For a straight layer 2 capability a 2960 will suit you and they are fairly inexpensive and they come in different port combo, 12/24/48. You can get a 3560 05 3750 for the 48 port switch and if you have no need for NAT on your Layer 3 then you can use these switches also for your layer 3 or router need as they can function in Layer 3 as well.
You have not mentioned whats the budget you have at your disposal. In my opinion as this is a school project u can go in for lower end Cisco products or products from some other vendors which are very in expensive. U have to finalize the budget first and then go in for the design concept.
Hi everyone, I would like to thank you in advance for any help you can provide a newcomer like myself!
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