differnce between a 2950 xl and a 2950 Cisco switch?

Discussion in 'Cisco' started by Tacobell, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. Tacobell

    Tacobell Guest


    I've been asked to purchase 4 Cisco 24 port switches. The vendor tells
    me that he does not have the 2950 XL in stock but does have the 2950's
    in stock. What is the difference between these 2 switches?

    Tacobell, Mar 13, 2007
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  2. Huge. The 2950XL is a completely different generation from
    around the time of IOS 11.2 . You *really* don't want the 2950XL
    these days -- not sold, not supported, much slower than the new


    Cisco reused similar model numbers for a quite different series
    that includes:

    WS-C2950G-12-EI (end of sale)
    WS-C2950G-24-EI (end of sale)
    WS-C2950G-24-EI-DC (still sold)
    WS-C2950G-48-EI (end of sale)
    WS-C2950T-24 (end of sale)


    You may wish to consider the 2960 or 3560 series, such as
    the WS-C3560-24PS, WS_C3560-24TS, WS-C2960-24TC-L, or WS-C2960-24TT-L

    Walter Roberson, Mar 13, 2007
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  3. What's a 2950XL? Never seen one.

    Cisco had some long EOL'd switches, the 2924XL switch line ages ago
    that was pretty popular, but long outdated.

    The 2950 is quite a bit newer, and still supported.
    Doug McIntyre, Mar 13, 2007
  4. If you search cisco.com you will find references to the
    Catalyst 2950XL series, and to the 3550XL series.
    They appear to have existed about the same time as the
    Catalyst 2800 series such as the 2820, 2822, and 2828 (which
    went EOS April 30 1999). (First time I've ever heard of those...)
    Walter Roberson, Mar 13, 2007
    Doug McIntyre, Mar 13, 2007
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