I currently have a 5Gbps line being provided and want to set up an Access Point Controller (WEC-8050) with Access Points (WEA512i) and Cisco Catalyst 2960-x 48 port, is this possible? The APC and Switch only support SFP Port and not SFP+. If this is not viable then any recommendation on APC and AP and Switch that is compatible with 5Gbps?

  • It appears the WEC-8050 only has 4 Gig ports, so max of 4Gbps. If you are looking for a solution that can make use of your full 5Gbps, this isn't it. Btw, product recommendations are generally not on topic for this community. – YLearn Mar 18 '20 at 16:02
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The only device in your list that actually supports more than 1G line rates is the 2960-X with its two uplink ports. Everything else will be limited to 1 Gbit/s.

Aggregating links (where possible) will only enable better sharing at 1G for each end node up to the total of the aggregated 1G links (and only in theory, load balancing on LAG is very rarely optimal).

  • Thank you for your reply. I'm not too sure if you are referring to the correct switch (my bad for not putting the correct name) our switch has 4 sfp uplink ports. here is the actual model name Cisco Catalyst WS-C2960X-48FPS-L.Also another question, if i plug in a Cat6 ethernet cable from the router with cisco rj45 sfp+ transceiver to the switch will i receive 5Gbps? – Simon Kang Mar 18 '20 at 17:08
  • So you don't seem to have any 10G (or 5G) port. Where are you trying to get that throughput on? If you connect a 10GBASE-T(?) port to one of the 2960 ports it'll link at 1G or not at all. SFP+ transceivers don't work in an SFP slot. – Zac67 Mar 18 '20 at 18:17
  • so the current setup is as follows Cisco Router(ASR-920-4SZ-A-1G 4SZ AC) -> Cisco Switch Catalyst WS-C2960X-48FPS-L. So my question was if I have a RJ45 sfp transceiver plugged in the Router and connect the router and the switch via Cat6 Ethernet cable, would I be able to get 5Gbps from the switch – Simon Kang Mar 19 '20 at 12:15
  • No. A 1G switch can't do 5G. You could aggregate five 1G port with the mentioned caveats. – Zac67 Mar 19 '20 at 16:31

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