layer 2 & layer 3 switch

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Hi All, what is the basic difference between layer 2 & layer 3 switch. how can configure layer 2 & layer3 managable switch
ASKED: November 10, 2005  6:50 AM
UPDATED: November 10, 2005  10:59 AM

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Hi,
1) a layer 2 switch routes traffic based on the MAC address.
2) a layer 3 switch routes traffic based on the IP address.
TechTarget has a great web site for definitions of terms like this, and I encourage you to use it often. The link is:

http://whatis.techtarget.com/

At this site, search on the word “switch” and you’ll get a much more detailed description.
Have a great day,
–Bob Young

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