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Switch vs Router : They are not the same.

I have seen people using terms “Switch” and ¬†“Router” interchangeably. But please note that they are completely different.

Switch is used to create a network whereas Router is used to link different networks.  They might look similar in appearance but they are different.

I will not explain the difference in terms of layers because that gets confusing and you have to have a good understanding of network layers for that. But to simplify things: Continue reading