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What is the difference between switch and router? They provide similar functions in many way.
 
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Some good discussion of terms here.

I passed a network class once, but it's been a while. See if this rings true for you: A router moves messages between two networks. For example my cable router sits between my private home network and the internet. A switch moves messages between devices on one network. A hub does the same with a little less smarts and efficiency.
 
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