Chapter: Computer Networks - Physical Layer

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Switching

A switched network consists of a series of interlinked nodes, called switches.

SWITCHING:

 

A switched network consists of a series of interlinked nodes, called switches. Switches are devices capable of creating temporary connections between two or more devices linked to the switch. In a switched network, some of these nodes are connected to the end systems (computers or telephones, for example). Others are used only for routing. Figure 1.44 shows a switched network.



 

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