Bridge vs. Switch: What’s the Difference

What Is Bridge? Bridge, known as network bridge, is a network interconnection device used to connect two or more local area networks. It is responsible for network bridging, which receives and amplifies signals from a network cable, and then sends them to the next cable. Normally, it connects multiple network segments of the network at […]

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Distribution Switch vs Access Switch

It has been known to us that a hierarchical internetworking model contains core layer, distribution layer and access layer. In this hierarchical model, network switch is accordingly implemented in different network layer. A core switch, also known as a tandem switch, is a high-capacity device generally located within the backbone or physical core of a […]

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Stacked Switch vs Chassis Switch at the Core

The hierarchical internetworking model divides enterprise networks into three layers: core, distribution and access layer. Core layer is considered as the backbone of the network and incorporates high-end switches and high-speed cables. Network switch at the core has the advantage of backplane switching so as to pass traffic across the core without 1Gbps or even […]

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How Does a Network Switch Work

Network switch is an essential component of business network to connect Ethernet cables from a number of devices together. Apart from network switch, hub and router are all computer networking devices with varying characteristics and often interchangeably used by some technicians. So are they the same thing or do they work basically the same way? […]

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