Flashcards in Routers and Switches Deck (8)
What does a router do?
Routes packets of information to their corresponding IP network address
What is a LAN?
Local Area Network
What is a NIC?
Network Interface Card
What is a MAC address?
Media Access Control Address
(physical address/ layer 2 address)
What does a switch do?
Makes forwarding decisions on packets to their corresponding MAC address
How does a switch know a computers MAC address?
When a computer sends frames it includes it's source MAC address, the switch dynamically learns to associate that port with the computer
What is a multi-layer switch?
A switch that can forward information at Layer 2 and route at Layer 3