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Part Number: MS250-48
Model: MS250-48

Cloud Managed Stackable Switching Designed for the Branch & Campus

Access Switches



48 port gigabit Ethernet
4 × SFP+ for 10G uplink
80G Physical Stacking
Field replaceable power
MS250-48LP includes 370 W PoE / PoE+
MS250-48FP includes 740 W PoE / PoE+

Hardware platform

Voice and Video QoS
Low noise
Non-blocking switch fabric
Hot-swappable power supplies
Ultra-reliable, includes lifetime warranty

Power over Ethernet (for PoE model)

802.3af (PoE) 15.4 W per port
802.3at (PoE+) 25.5 W per port
MS250-24P maximum PoE output: 370 W
PoE available simultaneously on all ports
Intelligent PoE power allocation based on device advertisement (LLDP)

Cloud management

Visibility and control over thousands of ports
Built-in multi site management
Zero touch provisioning

Monitoring and diagnostics

Cable failure testing
Gateway connectivity testing
Real time troubleshooting tools
Email and text message alerts

Layer 3

Static routing
Dynamic routing (OSPFv2) *
DHCP Server and Relay
First of a kind UI-based configuration
Easy to configure routed interfaces
Warm spare (VRRP) with DHCP Failover *

* OSPF and Warm Spare do not operate concurrently











48 × 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet (RJ45) with auto-MDIX crossover


Non-blocking switching fabric

802.3af/802.3at Power-over-Ethernet (PoE/PoE+) on the MS225-24P model, available on all ports (maximum of 30W per port for PoE+)


Switching capacity: 128Gbps (24-port models), 176Gbps (48-port models)

4 × SFP Gigabit Ethernet interfaces for uplink


Forwarding rate (mpps): 95.24 (24-port models), 127.98 (48-port models)

2 × Stacking interfaces


Jumbo frame support (9600 byte Ethernet frame)


Flow control support



Managed via the cloud using the Meraki dashboard


Layer 3


Integrated with Meraki Wireless and complete portfolio of IT products and solutions


Static Routing (maximum of 16 static routes supported)

No-touch remote deployment (no staging needed)


DHCP Relay

Detailed historical per-port and per-client usage statistics


DHCP and hostname fingerprinting




SNMPd and SYSLOG support for integration with other network management solutions


Power input: 100 - 240 VAC, 47-63 Hz

Seamless over-the-web firmware upgrades


Power consumption: 25 - 882 W


RPS interface: Requires RPS-2300 chassis, see Cisco RPS-2300 Datasheet for further information

Remote diagnostics  


Unified configuration and monitoring of all switches

Email, SMS and Mobile push notification alerts


Virtually stack thousands of switch ports in a single logical stack for unified management, monitoring, and configuration

Cable testing and link failure detection with alerting


Live remote packet capture




Dynamic and interactive network discovery and topology


1U Rack-mountable with included rack mount hardware

Aggregated event logs with instant search


2-post front mounting options available


Desktop-mountable with included feet

Flexible stacking


Physical stacking of up to 8 switches with 80 Gbps stack bandwidth on all models




Virtual stacking supports thousands of switch ports in a single logical stack for unified management, monitoring, and configuration


Operating temperature: 32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)


Humidity: 5 to 95% non-condensing

Ethernet switching capabilities


MS225-24, MS225-48 feature fanless operation

802.1p Quality of Service prioritization


802.1Q VLAN tagging with 4,095 addressable tags




802.1w, 802.1D Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP, STP)


CSA-US (US, Canada)

Broadcast storm control



802.1ab Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) and Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP)


IC (Canada)

802.3ad link aggregation with up to 8 ports per aggregate, Multichassis aggregates supported on stacked switches


CE (Europe)

IGMP snooping for multicast filtering


RCM (Australia/New Zealand)

MAC forwarding entries: 16K on 24-port models, 32K on 48-port models








Integrated two-factor authentication for Dashboard management


Lifetime hardware warranty with advanced replacement included

Role-based access control (RBAC) with granular device and configuration control


Corporate wide password policy enforcement


MTBF at 25°C


IEEE 802.1X RADIUS, hybrid authentication and RADIUS server testing


MS250-48: 392,906

MAC-based RADIUS authentication (MAB)


MS250-48LP: 339,906

Port security: Sticky MAC, MAC whitelisting


MS250-48FP: 338,366

DHCP snooping, detection and blocking


STP Enhancements: BPDU guard, Root guard


Physical dimensions (H×W×D)




MS250-48: 1.72” x 19.08” x 20.32”(4.38cm x 48.46cm x 51.6cm)


MS250-48LP: 1.72” x 19.08” x 20.32”(4.38cm x 48.46cm x 51.6cm)

Power over Ethernet


MS250-48FP: 1.72” x 19.08” x 23.42”(4.38cm x 48.46cm x 59.5cm)

802.3af (PoE) 15.4 W per port and 802.3at (PoE+) 25.5 W per port


Maximum PoE output: 124 W


Physical Weight


PoE available on all ports simultaneously


MS250-48:11.56 lb (5.24 kg)


MS250-48LP:  12.37 lb (5.61 kg)


MS250-48FP: 12.83 lb (5.82 kg)


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