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Catalyst Multigigabit Switches with NBASE-T

Cisco Multigigabit Switches with NBASE-T

Extend the life of your network investment

As wireless speeds increase, don’t let your switches become a bottleneck. Prepare your access switches for 802.11ac Wave 2 with Cisco Multigigabit Technology. It delivers speeds beyond 1 Gigabit on existing Category 5e/6 cables. The technology also supports Power over Ethernet (PoE), PoE+, and Cisco Universal PoE (UPOE), so you don’t need to install new electrical circuits to power your access points.

Transform your workspace for the digital era

Support 802.11ac Wave 2

Support 802.11ac Wave 2

Create better user experiences with 802.11ac Wave 2, and enjoy up to a fivefold jump in wireless speeds up to 6.8 Gigabits. Cisco Multigigabit Technology delivers speeds beyond 1 Gigabit on existing cabling to catapult you to speeds that surpass anything available previously.

Get NBASE-T

Get NBASE-T

Category 5e cables inside buildings that connect switches to wireless access points are limited to just 1-Gigabit speeds. Cisco founded the NBASE-T Alliance in 2014 to make it possible to support up to 10 Gbps over installed Category 5e and 6 cables. Use NBASE-T to support 802.11ac Wave 2 today.

Power your solution

Power your solution

Multigigabit technology supports PoE, PoE+, and UPOE, so you don’t need to install new electrical circuits to power your access points. Only Cisco provides 60 Watts UPOE to power downstream devices in a next-generation workspace, including IP phones, IPTVs, surveillance cameras, and virtual desktop clients.

Find the best multigigabit switch for you

Cisco Catalyst 9400
Series

  • Modular, Layer 2 and 3, up to 9 Tbps
  • Multigigabit technology, SFP/SFP+
  • PoE, PoE+, UPOE
  • Designed for DNA and SD-Access
  • Enhanced Limited Lifetime Warranty (E-LLW)

Cisco Catalyst 9300
Series

  • Stackable, Layer 2 and 3, 480 Gbps
  • Multigigabit technology
  • PoE, PoE+, UPOE, Cisco StackPower
  • Up to 48 x 1/5/10 G ports, multigigabit, 25/40 G uplinks
  • Designed for DNA and SD-Access
  • Enhanced Limited Lifetime Warranty (E-LLW)
Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series

Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series

  • Modular, Layer 2 and 3, 928 Gbps
  • PoE, PoE+, UPOE
  • 100 access points supported
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty (LLW)

Cisco Catalyst 3850 Series

Cisco Catalyst 3850 Series

  • Stackable, Layer 2 and 3, 480 Gbps
  • PoE, PoE+, StackPower, UPOE
  • 100 access points supported
Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series

Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series

  • Optional Stacking, Layer 2 and 3, 160 Gbps
  • PoE, PoE+, UPOE
  • 50 access points supported
Cisco Catalyst 3560-CX Series

Cisco Catalyst 3560-CX Series

  • Small form factor
  • Supports Layer 3
  • 8 or 12 Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • PoE+ support with up to 240W of PoE budget
Cisco Catalyst Digital Building Series

Cisco Catalyst Digital Building Series

  • 30/60W power per port
  • 8 x 10/100 Ethernet ports
  • Fanless design; fixed power supply
  • SD-Access Extension for IoT
  • Enhanced Limited Lifetime Warranty (E-LLW)
Cisco 350 Series

Cisco 350 Series

  • High-performance 10 Gigabit Ethernet
  • Secure desktop and wireless connectivity
  • Unified communications optimized
  • Highly secure guest connectivity
Meraki MS350 series

Meraki MS350 series

  • High performance plus redundant power
  • 4 x 10-G SFP+ uplinks
  • 160-G physical stacking
  • Dynamic Layer 3 routing
  • Available multigigabit and UPOE support

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IEEE 802.11ac Wave 2

Deliver better performance and better user experiences with 802.11ac Wave 2.

Plan your path to 802.11ac Wi-Fi

Plan your path to 802.11ac Wi-Fi

ZK Research recommends multigigabit technology as a cost-effective strategy. 

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News and events

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Prepare for 802.11ac Wave 2

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Multigigabit apps that will amaze

Multigigabit apps that amaze

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Redefining modular access

Redefining modular access

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