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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