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  • 1. Router vs SwitchRouters and switches are both computer networking devices. They allow one ormore computers to be connected to other computers, networked devices, or toother networks.However, the functions of a hub, switch and router are quite different, even if attimes they are integrated into a single device. Routers connect two or more logicalsubnets, which do not necessarily map one-to-one to the physical interfaces of therouter. The term layer 3 switches often is used interchangeably with router, butswitch is really a general term without a rigorous technical definition.In marketing usage, it is generally optimized for Ethernet LAN interfaces and may nothave other physical interface types.All Attributes Router Switch Technical Routers operate at Layer 3 Network switches operate at Specifications: (Network) of the OSI model. layer two (Data Link Layer) of the OSImodel. Layer: Network Layer (Layer 3 Data Link Layer (Layer 2 devices) devices) Transmission Type: At Initial Level Broadcast At Initial Level Broadcast then Uni-cast & Multicast then Uni-cast & Multicast Table: Store IP address in Store MAC address in Routing tableand maintain lookup tableand maintain address at its own. address at its own, Switch can Learn MAC address. Usedin LAN. WAN LAN (LAN/MAN/WAN): Device Type: Networking device Networking device Ports: 2/4/8 Switch is multi port Bridge. 24/48 ports Data Transmission Packet Frame (L2 Switch) Frame & form: Packet (L3 switch)
  • 2. Router Switch Collision: Less In Full Duplex Switch no Collision occur. Transmission Mode: Full duplex Full duplex Device Category: Intelligent Device Intelligent Device Bandwidth sharing: Bandwidth sharing is If speed of switch is 10/100 Dynamic (Enables either Mbps then bandwidth of static or dynamic bandwidth each and every one of its sharing for modular cable ports gets 10/100 Mbps. interfaces. The default percent-value is 0. The percent-value range is 1-96.) Speed: 1-10 Mbps(Wireless) 100 10/100Mbps, 1Gbps Mbps (Wired) Routing Decision: Take faster Routing Decision Take more time for complicated routing Decision NAT (Network Can Perform NAT Switches can Not perform AddressTranslation): NAT Faster: In a different network In a LAN environment L3 environment (MAN/ WAN) switch is faster than Router Router is faster than L3 (built in switchning Switch. hardware) Features: Firewall VPN Dynamic Priority rt range On/Off hadling of Bandwidth setting of port VLAN Port mirroring Latest Models: Linksys WRT54GL Juniper Alcatels OmniSwitch 9000; MX & EX series Cisco Cisco Catalyst switch 4500 3900,2900,1900 and 6500(10 Gbps),Differences Router Switch
  • 3. Router SwitchTechnical Routers operate at Layer 3 Network switches operate atSpecifications: (Network) of the OSI model. layer two (Data Link Layer) of the OSImodel.Layer: Network Layer (Layer 3 Data Link Layer (Layer 2 devices) devices)Table: Store IP address in Store MAC address in Routing tableand maintain lookup tableand maintain address at its own. address at its own, Switch can Learn MAC address.Used in LAN . WAN LAN(LAN/MAN/WAN):Ports: 2/4/8 Switch is multi port Bridge. 24/48 portsData Transmission Packet Frame (L2 Switch) Frame &form: Packet (L3 switch)Collision: Less In Full Duplex Switch no Collision occur.Bandwidth sharing: Bandwidth sharing is If speed of switch is 10/100 Dynamic (Enables either Mbps then bandwidth of static or dynamic bandwidth each and every one of its sharing for modular cable ports gets 10/100 Mbps. interfaces. The default percent-value is 0. The percent-value range is 1-96.)Speed: 1-10 Mbps(Wireless) 100 10/100Mbps, 1Gbps Mbps (Wired)Routing Decision: Take faster Routing Decision Take more time for complicated routing DecisionNAT (Network Can Perform NAT Switches can Not performAddressTranslation): NAT
  • 4. Router Switch Faster: In a different network In a LAN environment L3 environment (MAN/ WAN) switch is faster than Router Router is faster than L3 (built in switchning Switch. hardware) Features: Firewall VPN Dynamic Priority rt range On/Off hadling of Bandwidth setting of port VLAN Port mirroring Latest Models: Linksys WRT54GL Juniper Alcatels OmniSwitch 9000; MX & EX series Cisco Cisco Catalyst switch 4500 3900,2900,1900 and 6500(10 Gbps),Similarities Router Switch Transmission At Initial Level Broadcast then At Initial Level Broadcast then Type: Uni-cast & Multicast Uni-cast & Multicast Device Type: Networking device Networking device Transmission Full duplex Full duplex Mode: Device Category: Intelligent Device Intelligent DeviceNotes: More network, Cisco, router, switch and network hardware tips you can visit:http://blog.router-switch.com/category/reviews/

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