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How LAN Switches Work

How LAN Switches Work

A description of how switches work on a local area network.
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Nicole Gray
Nicole Gray (Student)
16 years ago
Informative and easy to comprend. I like that the author does not assume you
know/remember how LAN switches works. keeps explanations simple.
david haring
david haring (Student)
16 years ago
Good site for beginner who want to learn about LAN switches. It is to the point
a provides information that is easy to understand. The graphic help out with
the description as well.
Martin Brown
Martin Brown (Student)
16 years ago
Good explanation of the how switches work and the uses of switches in a LAN.
Good resources.

Technical Remarks:

There are many good links to other articles and explanations of how other
components such as how routers work, VP network works, and how internet
infrastructure works.
Victor Pantoja
Victor Pantoja (Student)
16 years ago
A good site to learn about LAN switches. The site does a good job of explaining
the difference between switches and routers. It also does a good job of showing
the layer where switches,routers, and hubs work.

Technical Remarks:

Good use of illustrations clearly explain key points.
Susan Treble
Susan Treble (Student)
16 years ago
This is a great site for LAN Switches. I like these "How Stuff Works" sites.
They explain things in straight forward terms with enough technical information
so that it's not boring.
Nick Kaster
Nick Kaster (Student)
16 years ago
Very similar to the site on DNS. It gives a quick and useful overview of LAN
switches.
Nirav Shah
Nirav Shah (Student)
16 years ago
It is great site to get info about LAN switches. Material is very effective and
easy to access. I think website has great amount of visual aid that helps to
understand how LAN switch works.
Scott Goult
Scott Goult (Student)
16 years ago
This site is very effective in covering the basic concepts in networking, but it
also goes into extensive detail compared to other sites. I like how they
defined some network terminology in order to explain concepts to people that are
not familiar with networking.
Gene Doffin
Gene Doffin (Student)
16 years ago
Good site and is aimed towards beginners interested in this type of technology.
Discusses switching equipment in great detail and compares them to hubs and
routers. Additional links at the end of this article provides further
information on switching and routing equipment.