Cisco 2960 Switch

Can this model switch do multiple vlans or routing?
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Don JohnstonConnect With a Mentor InstructorCommented:
Believe it or not, but the 2960 DOES do layer 3 forwarding. Static routes only and then, only 16 routes.

Matt VConnect With a Mentor Commented:
2960 Can do VLANs and basic static layer 3 routing.
vivekkrsinhaConnect With a Mentor Commented:

The Catalyst 2960 is a layer 2 switch only and it does not support L3 routing.

If you need a L3 switch you may want to look at the 3560 switch instead.

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Matt VConnect With a Mentor Commented:
vivekkrsunha:  Cisco would disagree since their own website says it will do basic layer 3 static routing.

Please follow the above link and read for yourself.
Marius GunnerudConnect With a Mentor Senior Systems EngineerCommented:
cisco is a little deceptive when saying that. It supports static routes but only for switched virtual interfaces (SVI).  static routes are not supported on the physical port interfaces. All other routing protocols are not supported either.
Matt VCommented:
Imagine that, just like I posted ;)
Jack_son_Author Commented:
great, thats great to hear; i'll test it out tomorrow and let you all know how it goes
alexjfisherConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Limited routing support was only recently added to 2960s running LAN Base images.
If you're running LAN-Lite they're still Layer 2 only.

To enable routing,
conf t
sdm prefer lanbase-routing

conf t
ip routing

Be careful not to lock yourself out if connecting to the switch remotely.
Using a 'reload in 10' or similar might be prudent.
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