What Is Ethernet Switch

Q

What Is an Ethernet Switch?

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A

An Ethernet Switch is a smart device for LAN (Local Area Network) that redirect network traffic from one port to another port based the destination address.

The network traffic pattern on an Ethernet Switch is shown on the bottom right of the picture below:

Ethernet Hub vs. Switch: Network Traffic
Ethernet Hub vs. Switch: Network Traffic (networking-basics.net)

You can use an Ethernet Switch to connect several devices to form a standalone LAN.

Here is an example of Ethernet Switch: Netgear GS105.

Ethernet Switch: Netgear GS105
Ethernet Switch: Netgear GS105 (netgear.com)

 

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