What’s the difference between a switch and a router?

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If a switch can connect through WAN, what is the difference between a switch and a router?

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  • TheRealRaven
    Routers generally supply NAT and DHCP among other possible features. A switch simply switches signals to proper ports. Additional considerations can apply.

    Usually "if a switch can connect through wan" and no problems are seen on any of multiple devices attached to the switch, the ISP is doing something wrong.
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