Difference between switches and routers

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Hi everyone,

I need to be clarified about the two networking devices, that is network switch and router.

Could you please differentiate between the two network devices.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #168987

Difference between switches and routers

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Hi riya,

As you know both are networking devices, it is used for networking. There are so many different points which are described below.
 
1. The switches determine the destination address with the help of hardware configured MAC address and transfer the data. Whereas routers use software configured network address to determine the address.
 
2. Switches transfer the data between LAN segments. Whereas routers transfer the data between LAN and WAN segments.
 
3. Switches operate at the data link layer or sometimes at the network layer of the OSI model. Whereas routers operate at the network layer of the OSI model and in the gateway,the place where two or more networks meet.
 
4. Switches cannot share or transfer data using an internet connection. Whereas routers are capable of sharing an internet connection.
 
5. The switches offer wired connectivity in the network. Whereas routers offer both wired and wireless connectivity in the network.
Answered By 0 points N/A #168988

Difference between switches and routers

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Hi Riya,

Switches and routers both join multiple computers to one internet connection. They also connect to each other for high speed file sharing. Routers allot computers with IP addresses and also offer some essential fire walling.

On the other hand Switches are used to enlarge routers or be attached to a server.

Routers generally have four ports as switches can have up to 32 or more.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #168989

Difference between switches and routers

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Hello Riya,

Thanks that you have shared your problem.

Dear switch and router both are the network sharing devices.

The switch can only share a network connection. It just links more than one computer with each other.

And the router is a much better device than the switch.

The router is also known as most intelligent device. It provides internet facility as well as sharing the connections.

It provides the fastest path to the flow of data.

In other words,

Router = Switch + Internet etc.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #168990

Difference between switches and routers

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Hello Dear Riya Austin,

It is so simple to clear your concept. Dear there are two devices used in networking.

1. Switches

2. Routers

Switches are those devices that are used to connect two or more devices or computers with each other.

These switches can provide only linking with one another facility.

Whereas routers are different in working. Routers are also called most intelligent device. It transfers data to a short and easy way so that data transfers fast and with 0% or minimum lose.

Routers provides internet facilities.

Companies gives us DSL device to use the internet these are routers.

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