26-Port Gigabit Smart Switch
24 10/100/1000 ports, 2 Gigabit copper/SFP combo ports
Our Price: $299.27
Build a Reliable, Easy-to-Use Basic Business Network at an Affordable Price
In today's hyperconnected world, reliable access to network resources is critical to all businesses. However, you also need to invest wisely to stay competitive, knowing how to separate the essential from the extraneous and get the most value for your dollar. For investment in network infrastructure, building a solid foundation for your business is essential, but it doesn’t mean you need the most advanced feature set on the market.
With Cisco 250 Series Smart Switches, you can achieve business-class network performance and security without paying for advanced network management features that you will not use. When you need a reliable solution to share online resources and connect computers, phones, and wireless access points, but low cost is a top priority, Cisco 250 Series Smart Switches provide the ideal solution.
Cisco 250 Series Switches
The Cisco 250 Series is the next generation of affordable smart switches that combine powerful network performance and reliability with the essential network management features you need for a solid business network. These expandable Fast Ethernet or Gigabit Ethernet switches provide basic management, security, and quality-of-service (QoS) features beyond those of an unmanaged or consumer-grade switch, at a lower cost than managed switches. And with an easy-to-use web user interface, Auto Smartports, and flexible Power over Ethernet (PoE) Plus capability, you can deploy and configure a complete business network in minutes.
Whether you need basic high-speed connectivity for your computers and servers or a comprehensive voice, data, and wireless technology solution, Cisco 250 Series switches can meet your business needs. Possible deployment scenarios include:
- High-speed desktop connectivity: Cisco 250 Series switches can quickly and securely connect employees working in small offices with one another and with all of the printers, servers, and other devices they use. High performance and reliable connectivity help speed up file transfers and data processing, improve network uptime, and keep your employees productive.
- Flexible wireless connectivity: Cisco 250 Series switches work with Cisco and third-party wireless solutions to extend the reach of your network. With security features, Power over Ethernet (PoE), VLAN, and QoS, these switches are the perfect foundation to add business-grade wireless to a network. The capability of up to 30W of power per port provided through the Ethernet cable means you can easily deploy innovative 802.11ac wireless technology to maximize workforce productivity.
- Unified communications: The Cisco 250 Series provides QoS features to enable you to prioritize delay-sensitive traffic in your network and let you converge all of your communications solutions such as IP telephony and video surveillance onto a single Ethernet network. Cisco offers a complete portfolio of IP telephony and other unified communications products designed for small businesses, and Cisco 250 Series switches have been rigorously tested to help ensure easy integration and full compatibility with these and other vendor products.
Features and Benefits:
Cisco 250 Series Smart Switches provide all of the features you need to create a basic business-class network at an affordable price. These features include:
Easy Configuration and Management
Cisco 250 Series switches are designed to be easy to deploy and use by small businesses or the partners that serve them:
- Simple and advanced-mode graphic user interfaces reduce the time required to deploy, troubleshoot, and manage the network. Configuration wizards simplify the most common configuration tasks and provide the ultimate tool for anyone to set up and manage the network.
- The USB port on the front panel of the switch enables easy image and configuration transfer for faster deployment or upgrade.
- Cisco Smartports technology provides more advanced capabilities and hands-on control by automatically configuring ports with specific levels of security, QoS, and availability according to the type of connected device, based on Cisco best practices and pretested configurations. The Auto Smartports feature automatically applies the intelligence delivered through the Smartports roles to the port based on the device types discovered over Cisco Discovery Protocol or LLDP-MED. This capability facilitates zero-touch deployments.
- Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP) provides a simple configuration to take full advantage of redundant paths in the network and maximize network throughput.
- The Cisco FindIT Network Discovery Utility works through a simple toolbar on the user's web browser to discover Cisco devices on the network and display basic device information, inventory, and new firmware updates to aid in the configuration and speed the deployment of Cisco Small Business products.
Performance and Reliability
Cisco 250 Series switches have been tested to deliver the high availability and performance you would expect from a Cisco switch and help you prevent costly downtime. The switches speed file transfer times, improve slow and sluggish networks, keep your vital business applications available, and help your employees respond more quickly to customers and each other. With a network based on Cisco 250 Series switches, you can address all of your business communications and connectivity needs and reduce the total cost of ownership of your technology infrastructure.
Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+)
Cisco 250 Series switches are available with PoE+ on both Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet models. This capability simplifies the deployment of IP telephony, wireless, video surveillance, and other solutions by allowing you to send data and power to network endpoints over the single network cable, eliminating the need for separate power supplies or outlets. PoE+ provides up to 30W of power per port, enabling deployments for 802.11ac wireless access points, pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) IP cameras, videophones, and thin client devices, delivering more flexibility and investment protection.
PoE powered device and PoE pass-through
The 10-port compact models of Cisco 250 Series can work as PoE powered devices and draw power from upstream PoE switches in the wiring closet, simplifying the deployment in meeting rooms, classrooms, hotel rooms, and other flexible locations. Each switch can accept up to 60W of power per uplink port to power itself and pass through the power to the downstream PoE end devices if needed.
Cisco 250 Series switches provide security and network management features you need to maintain a high level of security for your business, keep unauthorized users off the network, and protect your business data. The switches provide integrated network security to reduce the risk of a security breach, with IEEE 802.1X port security to control access to your network. Denial-of-service (DoS) attack prevention increases network uptime in the presence of an attack.
IP Telephony Support
Cisco 250 Series switches include QoS features to prioritize delay-sensitive services such as voice and video, simplify unified communications deployments, and help ensure consistent network performance for all services.
Networkwide Automatic Voice Deployment
Using a combination of Cisco Discovery Protocol, LLDP-MED, Auto Smartports, and Voice Services Discovery Protocol (VSDP, a unique, patented Cisco protocol), customers can deploy an end-to-end voice network dynamically. The switches in the network automatically converge into a single voice VLAN and set of QoS parameters and then propagate them out to the phones on the ports where they are discovered. For example, automated voice VLAN capabilities let you plug any IP phone (including third-party phones) into your IP telephony network and receive an immediate dial tone. The switch automatically configures the device with the right VLAN and QoS parameters to prioritize voice traffic.
As the IP network addressing scheme evolves to accommodate more devices, you can have peace of mind that your network is ready. Cisco 250 Series switches provide native support for IPv6 alongside traditional IPv4. With USGv6 and IPv6 Gold Logo certifications, you can take full advantage of IPv6-enabled operating systems and applications in the future, without having to upgrade your network equipment.
An Energy-Efficient Solution
Cisco 250 Series switches are designed to be energy efficient and eco friendly without compromising performance. They help conserve energy by optimizing power use, which helps protect the environment and lowers your energy costs. Power-saving features include:
- Support for the Energy Efficient Ethernet (IEEE 802.3az) standard, which reduces energy consumption by monitoring the amount of traffic on an active link and putting the link into a sleep state during quiet periods
- Automatic power shutoff on ports when a link is down
- Embedded intelligence to adjust power based on cable length
- Fanless design in most models, which reduces power consumption, increases reliability, and provides quieter operation
- Ability to turn off LEDs to conserve power
The Cisco 250 Series provides more ports per switch than traditional switch models, giving you more flexibility to connect and empower your business. Gigabit Ethernet models feature 26- and 50-port switches, versus traditional devices that offer 20 or 44 ports with 4 shared ports. Fast Ethernet models are now available with 4 Gigabit ports for even more flexibility in deployment. The Cisco 250 Series also offers small form-factor pluggable (SFP) expansion slots that give you the option to add fiber optic or Gigabit Ethernet uplink connectivity to the switch. With the ability to increase the connectivity range of the switches, you have more flexibility to design your network around your unique business environment and to easily connect switches on different floors or across the business.
Peace of Mind and Investment Protection
Cisco 250 Series switches offer the reliable performance, investment protection, and peace of mind you expect from a Cisco switch. When you invest in the Cisco 250 Series, you gain the benefits of:
- Cisco limited lifetime warranty to protect your investment
- Rigorous testing to help ensure easy integration and compatibility with other Cisco networking and communications products, including the complete Cisco Small Business portfolio
Cisco Limited Lifetime Hardware Warranty
The Cisco 250 Series switches come with the Cisco limited lifetime hardware warranty, with return-to-factory replacement, software updates for bug fixes for the warranty term, and 1-year limited warranty for fans and power supplies. In addition, Cisco offers telephone technical support at no charge for the first 12 months following the date of purchase.
World-Class Service and Support
To extend the support coverage beyond the warranty provisions, choose Cisco Smart Net Total Care, which helps you get the most value from Cisco Small Business solutions, providing peace of mind at an affordable price. Cisco Smart Net Total Care provides a single service platform for all Cisco networking products. With global coverage, flexible contract terms, and multiple advance hardware replacement options, this comprehensive service includes software upgrades, access to the Cisco Small Business Support Center, and extended telephone and online chat support.
Multiple language options
The Cisco 250 Series switches are available in multiple languages. Product documentation and user interfaces are translated, giving you the ability to select your preferred language.
|Cisco 250 Series Specifications|
| Switching capacity and forwarding rate
All switches are wire-speed and nonblocking
|Product Name||Capacity in mpps
|Switching Capacity (Gbps)|
|Layer 2 Switching|
|Spanning Tree Protocol||
|Port grouping/link aggregation||
Voice traffic is automatically assigned to a voice-specific VLAN and treated with appropriate levels of QoS. Auto voice capabilities deliver network-wide zero touch deployment of voice endpoints and call control devices.
|IGMP (versions 1, 2, and 3) snooping||Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) limits bandwidth-intensive multicast traffic to only the requesters; supports 1K multicast groups (source-specific multicasting is also supported)|
|HOL blocking||Head-of-line (HOL) blocking.|
|Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)||SSL support: Encrypts all HTTPS traffic, allowing highly secure access to the browser-based management GUI in the switch|
|IEEE 802.1X (Authenticator role)||RADIUS authentication, MD5 hash, single/multiple host mode, and single/multiple sessions.|
|Secure Sensitive Data (SSD)||A mechanism to manage sensitive data (such as passwords, keys, and so on) securely on the switch, populating this data to other devices, and secure autoconfig. Access to view the sensitive data as plaintext or encrypted is provided according to the user-configured access level and the access method of the user.|
|Port security||Ability to lock source MAC addresses to ports and limit the number of learned MAC addresses.|
|RADIUS||Supports RADIUS authentication for management access. Switch functions as a client.|
|Storm control||Broadcast, multicast, and unknown unicast.|
|DoS prevention||Denial-of-service (DOS) attack prevention|
|Quality of Service|
4 hardware queues
|Scheduling||Strict Priority and weighted round-robin (WRR)|
|Class of service||Port based; 802.1p VLAN priority based; IPv4/v6 IP precedence/ToS/DSCP based; DiffServ; trusted QoS Queue assignment based on differentiated services code point (DSCP) and class of service (802.1p/CoS)|
|Rate limiting||Ingress policer, per VLAN, per port|
|Standards||IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T Ethernet, IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-TX Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.3ab 1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation Control Protocol, IEEE 802.3z Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.3x Flow Control, IEEE 802.3 ad LACP, IEEE 802.1D (STP), IEEE 802.1Q/p VLAN, IEEE 802.1w RSTP, IEEE 802.1s Multiple STP, IEEE 802.1X Port Access Authentication, IEEE 802.3af, IEEE 802.3at, RFC 768, RFC 783, RFC 791, RFC 792, RFC 793, RFC 813, RFC 879, RFC 896, RFC 826, RFC 854, RFC 855, RFC 856, RFC 858, RFC 894, RFC 919, RFC 920, RFC 922, RFC 950, RFC 951, RFC 1042, RFC 1071, RFC 1123, RFC 1141, RFC 1155, RFC 1157, RFC 1213, RFC 1215, RFC 1286, RFC 1350, RFC 1442, RFC 1451, RFC 1493, RFC 1533, RFC 1541, RFC 1542, RFC 1573, RFC 1624, RFC 1643, RFC 1700, RFC 1757, RFC 1867, RFC 1907, RFC 2011, RFC 2012, RFC 2013, RFC 2030, RFC 2131, RFC 2132, RFC 2233, RFC 2576, RFC 2616, RFC 2618, RFC 2665, RFC 2666, RFC 2674, RFC 2737, RFC 2819, RFC 2863, RFC 3164, RFC 3411, RFC 3412, RFC 3413, RFC 3414, RFC 3415, RFC 3416, RFC 4330|
|IPv6 QoS||Prioritize IPv6 packets in hardware|
|Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD v1/2) snooping||Deliver IPv6 multicast packets only to the required receivers|
|IPv6 applications||Web/SSL, Ping, Traceroute, Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP), Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP), Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS), Syslog, DNS client, DHCP Client, DHCP Autoconfig|
|IPv6 RFC supported||RFC 4443 (which obsoletes RFC 2463) - ICMPv6
RFC 4291 (which obsoletes RFC 3513) - IPv6 Address Architecture
RFC 4291 - IP Version 6 Addressing Architecture
RFC 2460 - IPv6 Specification
RFC 4861 (which obsoletes RFC 2461) - Neighbor Discovery for IPv6
RFC 4862 (which obsoletes RFC 2462) - IPv6 Stateless Address Auto-configuration
RFC 1981 - Path MTU Discovery
RFC 4007 - IPv6 Scoped Address Architecture
RFC 3484 - Default address selection mechanism
RFC 5214 (which obsoletes RFC 4214) - ISATAP tunneling
RFC 4293 - MIB IPv6: Textual Conventions and General Group
RFC 3595 - Textual Conventions for IPv6 Flow Label
|Web user interface||Built-in switch configuration utility for easy browser-based device configuration (HTTP/HTTPS). Supports configuration, system dashboard, system maintenance, and monitoring.|
|SNMP||SNMP versions 1, 2c, and 3 with support for traps, and SNMP version 3 user-based security model (USM)|
|Remote monitoring (RMON)||Embedded RMON software agent supports 4 RMON groups (history, statistics, alarms, and events) for enhanced traffic management, monitoring, and analysis|
|IPv4 and IPv6 Dual Stack||Coexistence of both protocol stacks to ease migration|
|Firmware upgrade||Web browser upgrade (HTTP/HTTPS) and TFTP and SCP|
|Port mirroring||Traffic on a port can be mirrored to another port for analysis with a network analyzer or RMON probe. Up to 4 source ports can be mirrored to one destination port.|
|VLAN mirroring||Traffic from a VLAN can be mirrored to a port for analysis with a network analyzer or RMON probe. Up to 4 source VLANs can be mirrored to one destination port.|
|DHCP (Options 12, 66, 67, 82, 129, and 150)||DHCP options facilitate tighter control from a central point (DHCP server), to obtain IP address, autoconfiguration (with configuration file download), DHCP Relay, and host name.|
|Autoconfiguration||Enables secure mass deployment with protection of sensitive data|
|Text-editable config files||Config files can be edited with a text editor and downloaded to another switch, facilitating easier mass deployment|
|Smartports||Simplified configuration of QoS and security capabilities|
|Auto Smartports||Applies the intelligence delivered through the Smartport roles and applies it automatically to the port based on the devices discovered over Cisco Discovery Protocol or LLDP-MED. This facilitates zero-touch deployments.|
|Cloud services||Support for Cisco Active Advisor|
|Localization||Localization of GUI and documentation into multiple languages|
|Login banner||Configurable multiple banners for web as well as CLI|
|Other management||Traceroute; single IP management; HTTP/HTTPS; RADIUS; port mirroring; TFTP upgrade; DHCP client; Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP); cable diagnostics; Ping; syslog; automatic time settings from Management Station.|
|Energy Detect||Automatically turns power off on RJ-45 port when detecting link down. Active mode is resumed without loss of any packets when the switch detects the link is up.|
|Cable length detection||Adjusts the signal strength based on the cable length. Reduces the power consumption for shorter cables.|
|EEE compliant (802.3az)||Supports IEEE 802.3az on all copper Gigabit Ethernet ports.|
|Disable port LEDs||LEDs can be manually turned off to save on energy.|
|Jumbo frames||Frame sizes up to 9K bytes. The default MTU is 2K bytes.|
|MAC table||8K addresses.|
|Bonjour||The switch advertises itself using the Bonjour protocol.|
|LLDP (802.1ab) with LLDP-MED extensions||Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) allows the switch to advertise its identification, configuration, and capabilities to neighboring devices that store the data in a MIB. LLDP-MED is an enhancement to LLDP that adds the extensions needed for IP phones.|
|Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP)||The switch advertises itself using the Cisco Discovery Protocol. It also learns the connected device and its characteristics using Cisco Discovery Protocol.|
|Auto Smartports||Automatically applies the intelligence delivered through the Smartports roles to the port based on the devices discovered over Cisco Discovery Protocol or LLDP-MED. This capability facilitates zero-touch deployments.|
|Model Name||Total System Ports||RJ-45 Ports||Combo Ports (RJ-45 + SFP)|
|SF250-48||48 Fast Ethernet + 2 Gigabit Ethernet||48 Fast Ethernet||2 Gigabit Ethernet combo + 2 SFP|
|SF250-48HP||48 Fast Ethernet + 2 Gigabit Ethernet||48 Fast Ethernet||2 Gigabit Ethernet combo + 2 SFP|
|SG250-10P||10 Gigabit Ethernet||8 Gigabit Ethernet||2 Gigabit Ethernet combo|
|SG250-26||26 Gigabit Ethernet||24 Gigabit Ethernet||2 Gigabit Ethernet combo|
|SG250-26HP||26 Gigabit Ethernet||24 Gigabit Ethernet||2 Gigabit Ethernet combo|
|SG250-26P||26 Gigabit Ethernet||24 Gigabit Ethernet||2 Gigabit Ethernet combo|
|USB slot||USB Type-A slot on the front panel of the switch for easy file and image management|
|Cabling type||Unshielded twisted pair (UTP) Category 5 or better for 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX; UTP Category 5e or better for 1000BASE-T|
|LEDs||System, Link/Act, PoE, Speed|
|CPU||800 MHz ARM|
|CPU memory||512 MB|
|All numbers are aggregate across all ports, as the buffers are dynamically shared:|
|Model Name||Packet Buffer|
|Supported SFP/SFP+ Modules|
|MGBBX1||Single-mode fiber||100 Mbps||10 km|
|MGBSX1||Multimode fiber||100 Mbps||500 km|
|MGBLH1||Single-mode fiber||100 Mbps||40 km|
|MGBLX1||Single-mode fiber||100 Mbps||10 km|
|MGBT1||UTP cat 5||100 Mbps||100 m|
|Certification||UL (UL 60950), CSA (CSA 22.2), CE mark, FCC Part 15 (CFR 47) Class A|
|Operating temperature||32° to 122°F (0° to 50°C)|
|Storage temperature||-4° to 158°F (-20° to 70°C)|
|Operating humidity||10% to 90%, relative, noncondensing|
|Storage humidity||10% to 90%, relative, noncondensing|
|Unit Dimensions (W x H x D)|
|SF250-48||440 x 44 x 257 mm (17.3 x 1.45 x 10.12 in)|
|SF250-48HP||440 x 44 x 350 mm (17.3 x 1.45 x 13.78 in)|
|SG250-10P||280 x 44 x 170 mm (11.0 x 1.45 x 6.69 in)|
|SG250-26||440 x 44 x 202 mm (17.3 x 1.45 x 7.95 in)|
|SG250-26HP||440 x 44 x 257 mm (17.3 x 1.45 x 10.12 in)|
|SG250-26P||440 x 44 x 257 mm (17.3 x 1.45 x 10.12 in)|
|SF250-48||3.57 kg (7.87 lb)|
|SF250-48HP||4.93 kg (10.87 lb)|
|SG250-10P||1.2 kg (2.65 lb)|
|SG250-26||2.72 kg (6.0 lb)|
|SG250-26HP||3.37 kg (7.43 lb)|
|SG250-26P||3.81 kg (8.40 lb)|
|Acoustic noise and mean time between failures (MTBF)|
|Model Name||Fan (Number)||Acoustic Noise||MTBF at 40°C (Hours)|
|SF250-48HP||2||0°C to 30°C: 38.0dB
|SG250-26HP||1||0°C to 30°C: 37.5dB
|SG250-26P||2||0°C to 30°C: 36.0dB
|Power over Ethernet (PoE)|
|Switches support 802.3at PoE+, 802.3af, 802.3xx 60W, and Cisco prestandard (legacy) PoE. Maximum power of 60W to any 10/100 or Gigabit Ethernet port for PoE+ supported devices and 15.4W for PoE supported devices, until the PoE budget for the switch is reached. The total power available for PoE per switch is as follows:|
|802.3af PoE, 802.3at PoE+, and 802.3xx 60W power are delivered over any of the RJ-45 ports within the listed power budgets||Model Name||Power Dedicated to PoE||Number of Ports That Support PoE|
|PoE powered device and PoE passthrough|
|In addition to AC power, compact switch models can work as PoE powered devices and be powered by PoE switches connected to the uplink ports. The switch can also pass through the power to downstream PoE end devices if required.
Maximum of 60W can be drawn per uplink port if the peer PoE switch supports 60W PoE. When multiple uplink ports are connected to PoE switches, the power drawn from these ports is combined.
When AC power is connected and functioning properly, it will have priority over the PoE powered device function. The PoE powered device function will then act as a backup power source to the AC power. The PoE powered device function will be the primary power source for the switch if AC power is not connected.
|Model||Power Option||Available PoE Power (W)||Can Switch Be Powered with Uplinks?|
|SG250-10P||1 PoE uplink||0W||Yes|
|2 PoE uplink||0W||Yes|
|1 PoE+ uplink||0W||Yes|
|2 PoE+ uplink||22W||Yes|
|1 60W PoE uplink||22W||Yes|
|2 60W PoE uplink||50W||Yes|
|Model||Green Power (mode)||System Power Consumption||Power Consumption (with PoE)||Heat Dissipation (BTU/hr)|
|SF250-48||EEE, Energy Detect||110V=23.4W
|SF250-48HP||EEE, Energy Detect||110V=43.1W
|SG250-10P||EEE, Energy Detect, Short Reach||110V=13.25W
|SG250-26||EEE, Energy Detect, Short Reach||110V=18.1W
|SG250-26HP||EEE, Energy Detect, Short Reach||110V=23.5W
|SG250-26P||EEE, Energy Detect, Short Reach||110V=34.2W
Download the Cisco 250 Series Smart Switches Datasheet (PDF).
- Pricing and product availability subject to change without notice.
24 10/100/1000 ports, 2 Gigabit copper/SFP combo ports
Our Price: $299.27