Switches

Switch is used generically in the market to describe various networking devices. Technically, network switches are devices that send data packets to the appropriate device within a network. Unlike hubs, switches have software that enables them to inspect data packets and determine the appropriate destination. Most network switches are based on Ethernet standards, and can be "daisy-chained" to support more devices on the LAN. Network switches typically operate in the OSI model's Layer 2, the Data Link Layer.


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