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Types of Switches

Apr 10, 2010 11:28 AM

Sarah 6 posts since
Aug 9, 2009



How many types of switches are there? And what are they?



Thanks in advance.

  • gimp25 1 posts since
    Dec 7, 2009
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    1. Apr 10, 2010 12:32 PM (in response to Sarah)
    Re: Types of Switches

    Just off the top of my head I can remember 2 categories. Depends on whether you're talking about connections such as frame relay, atm, etc... Or level 2 switching, level 3 switching, etc... In the second case, switching can occur all the way up to the application layer. I'd recommend hitting Cisco's main site under the products link and check out everything from the small office home office (SOHO) to the enterprise class equipment. Data sheets would be a great source of info. And if you want to go deeper, the configuration guides could provide you with plenty of reading.

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  • Darwin R CCNA/CCDA 580 posts since
    Jun 22, 2009
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    2. Apr 10, 2010 12:53 PM (in response to Sarah)
    Re: Types of Switches

    Hello Sarah,


    The link below should give you quite a bit to start with...


    Switches-All Products




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