What are 3 layer switches?

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Does anyone know what 3 layer switches are?

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Cisco has a great article on layer 2 vs layer 3 switches. One way of looking at this is layer2 switches use MAC addresses for moving packets around. Layer 3 switches use IP addresses and can perform routing functions.

A Layer 3 switch inspects incoming packets and makes dynamic routing decisions based on the source and destination IP addresses.

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  • Brijesh
    Check out the following link to know about layer 3 switches.
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