Cisco Catalyst 3850 Series Switches

Unify Access with High Performance

Get faster access. Faster aggregation. And know that you're ready for 802.11ac Wave 2 and other new technologies that are here today, or coming at you tomorrow. Stackable Catalyst 3850 Series multigigabit and 10Gb switches give you wired and wireless together so you can scale up and protect your investments.


Conserve Space, Power, and Capital

Get many switching functions in a compact multigigabit and 10Gb switch.

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Features and Capabilities

More powerful than the 3650 Series, the 3850 Series multigigabit and 10Gb switch offers:

  • An integrated wireless controller
  • Up to 40 Gb of wireless capacity per switch
  • Support for up to 100 access points and 2000 wireless clients on each switching entity (switch or stack)
  • Support for 802.11ac Wave2 (with multigigabit technology)

These stackable wireless switches also have enhanced security features and Cisco Catalyst SmartOperations to simplify management.

Specifications at a Glance

  • 24 and 48 10/100/1000 Mbps data PoE+ and Cisco UPoE models or 24 and 48 100Mbps/1/2.5/5/10 Gbps Cisco UPoE models
  • 12- and 24-port 1 GE SFP or 1/10 GE SFP+ models
  • Five optional uplink modules with 4 x GE, 2 x 10 GE, 4 x 10 GE, 8 x 10 GE or 2 x 40 GE QSFP+ ports
  • Cisco StackWise-480 technology to provide scalability and resiliency with 480 Gbps of stack throughput
  • Cisco StackPower technology
  • Dual redundant, modular power supplies and three modular fans

Install and Configure

See how to install your 3850 wireless switch. Get step-by-step instructions on how to configure your 3850 wireless switch.


Converge Wired and Wireless Access

Secure your network for new uses with 3850 multigigabit and 10Gb switches. (3:32 min)

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