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The Catalyst 2950 switch is a fixed configured, stackable switch offering wire-speed Fast Ethernet and GigE connectivity.
If you have questions about which 2950 switch model to choose, or have bulk/special pricing requests, please Request a Quote or call our networking team at 888-443-8606.
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Cisco Catalyst 2950 Overview:
The Cisco Catalyst 2950 switches
are one of the longest running and most deployed Fast Ethernet and
Gigabit Ethernet connectivity switches offered. This particular switch
family made its mark with two distinct groups of software features and a
whole host of configurations that make it ideal for any size of
business from enterprise branches, to midsize and small size sectors.
Plus, with the perfect combination of price to performance, it provided a
network edge over competing models. Even today, after Cisco has pulled
support for some of the 2950 switches and branded them as legacy
devices, we still sell literal tons of them monthly and continue to
provide OEM support to vast numbers of them.
All Cisco 2950s
come with a standard image software that provides basic functions such
as voice, video and data services and networks that demand higher level
of security. It offers additional security, high availability and an
advanced quality of service (Q0S). This Enhanced Image Software helps
deliver intelligent services like security filtering and rate limiting.
As for industrial level networks, the Catalyst 2950 offered a new switch
solution perfect for intelligent transportation systems or ITSs,
industrial Ethernet deployment and transportation network solutions. In
fact, the military continues to use these switches in many parts of the
world where commercial switching products can't really live up to
environmental conditions of the area. All Catalyst 2950 switch series
rely on the Cisco Network Assistant, a free centralized management app
that helps simplify the administration of Cisco routers, wireless access
points and switches. This GUI interface is intuitive, ergonomically
designed and easy to troubleshoot and configure. The CNA helps monitor
and enable a kitchen sink of tools and features on any network.
Cisco Systems targets the basic entry
level customers within the enterprise market with their Catalyst 2950
line. All switches are rated at an impressive 8.8 Gbps throughput and a
maximum forwarding bandwidth of around 4.4 Gbps. These benchmarks alone
speak volumes about the quality of the product. Considering how long the
Cisco 2950 switches have managed to stay relevant and popular on the
market, one can only summarize by saying that this is a line of strong
performing, high quality, full featured switches at an extremely
affordable and attractive price. Consider the features the 2950 line
comes with. To start with a highly ergonomic administer friendly
management panel. Then there is QoS add traffic management components,
IGMP snooping and VLANs. Rounding all this of is the incorporation of
802.1p, 802.1q, round-robin procedures and strict priority for the QoS.
CLI, Telnet or CMS (Cisco's own Cluster Management Suite) delivers
flawless switch management. In particular the CMS uses Java 2 runtime
and applets, with the greatest benefit being the ability to actually
manage a large cluster of Cisco devices in a single interface. However,
the interface itself might need a bit of polishing. Let's now review
some common Cisco 2950 switches.
Used Cisco Catalyst 2950 24 Port Switches
member from the 2950 family is actually a fixed configuration standalone
device that helps manage 10/100 switches offering connectivity for
medium sized and small sized enterprises. Standard Image or SI software
helps offer wire-speed desktop switch with Cisco IOS for full voice,
video and basic data functionality.
Second in line, the
12 switch member of the Catalyst 2950 family is exactly similar to its
big brother, the 24 switch model offering the ability to manage 12
10/100 switch with user connectivity for medium to small sized
businesses. It comes with the same SI software features and IOS
connectivity along with Cisco Network Assistant.
Endowed with two fixed 1000BASE-X uplinks, this otherwise similar 2950
upgrade is a fixed configuration standalone device managing 24 10/100
switch. Delivering gigabit speeds over fiber optics using these
integrated ports is a breeze and an cost effective method and because of
its dual port method, it helps improve availability and offers
redundancy. Moreover, cascading switches or managing them as clusters is
cost effective. Naturally, being part of the Catalyst 2950 family, it
does come with the basic SI and IOS functionality with Cisco Network
Cisco 2950 Switch Prices:
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Request a quote today for current pricing and availability, or call our Cisco team at 952-653-1700.
Cisco 2950 GUI /Web interface: (Cisco Network Assistant Quick Tips; images included) http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/netmgtsw/ps6504/ps5931/prod_white_paper0900aecd802d1b95.html http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps5931/prod_view_selector.html
Cisco's Network Assistant software allows users to configure and
manage a variety of switch functions and start the device manager of
Cisco routers and Cisco wireless access points. This application is
available for OS X and Windows, optimized for wired and wireless LANs
for expanding businesses that have 40 or fewer switches and routers. See
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/netmgtsw/ps6504/ps5931/product_data_sheet0900aecd8068820a.html for more information.
Cisco 2950 Manuals and User Guides: 1. Cisco Catalyst 2950 Switch Getting Started Guide: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/lan/catalyst2950/hardware/quick/guide/2950gsg2.pdf 2. Cisco Catalyst 2950 Switch Software Configuration Guide (PDF format): http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/lan/catalyst2950/software/release/12.1_11_ea1/configuration/guide/scg2950.pdf 3. Cisco Catalyst 2950 Hardware Installation Guide (PDF format): http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/lan/catalyst2950/hardware/installation/guide/2950HIG.pdf
Cisco 2950 Emulators: 1. TechRepublic post on free emulator; also explains difference between stimulators and emulators: http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/networking/practice-cisco-router-configuration-using-a-free-emulator/419 2. Dynamips (software that emulates Cisco IOS on a traditional PC): http://www.gns3.net/dynamips/ 3. GNS3 (open source software that simulate complex networks): http://www.gns3.net/ 4. Cisco Learning Lab for SWITCH; note fees are involved: https://learningnetworkstore.cisco.com/market/prod/productView.se.work?/nxt/rcrs/proieidentity/=19434&/nxt/rcrs/aisidentity/=2560#.UjpGPD9WmkZ 6. WebNMS Simulation for Cisco IOS: http://www.webnms.com/simulator/cisco-ios-simulation.html
Cisco 2950 vs Juniper EX2200:Comparable to the Cisco 2960G, the Juniper EX2200 is available with
Power over Ethernet (PoE) and features L3 RIP and Static routing. The
Juniper EX2200 is available in 24 and 48-port configurations with a
bandwidth of 56 Gbps for 24-port models and 104 Gbps for 48-port models,
compared to the 32 Gbps bandwidth of Cisco's 2960G.
Can you help with the following defaults for a 2950? *Default username *Default password *Default IP Address For default username/password, a member on the Cisco Support Community reports: This is no default username/password included in a switch. You will need to enter the following command. username password
Obviously remove the <> in
username and password. If you don't set this, the only other way you can
connect is via telnet, console, and or ssh. Under line vty you need to
enter 'login' and then 'password
' with the specific password. The following table details default switch information for the Cisco Catalyst 2950:
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