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k_srinadh
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Difference Between L3 & L2 Switches

Hi,

  What is the difference between L2 & L3 Switches? (except Switching & Routing)

Regards,

Srinadh.

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There are better writeups on this though..

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_difference_between_Layer_2_switch_and_Layer_3_switch

Its all about how a device treats/process the ingress frames or the capability of the device to forward frames and packets.

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ohassairi
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price :-)

I mean to say, what is the Techincal differences? what can L2 swicth do & what can L3 Switch do?

Regards,

Srinadh

There are better writeups on this though..

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_difference_between_Layer_2_switch_and_Layer_3_switch

Its all about how a device treats/process the ingress frames or the capability of the device to forward frames and packets.