#Networking – Best comparison between Hub, Switch, Router


Differences between Hub, Switch and Router?

Hub Switch Router
Physical Layer Device Data Link Layer Device Network Layer Device
Simply repeats signal to all ports Doesn’t simply repeat, but filters content by MAC or LAN address Routes data based on IP address
Connects devices within a single LAN Can connect multiple sub-LANs within a single LAN Connect multiple LANS and WANS together.
Collision domain of all hosts connected through Hub remains one. i.e., if signal sent by any two devices can collide. Switch divides collision domain, butbroadcast domain of connected devices remains same. It divides both collision and broadcast domains,

Explanation from : GeeksForGeeks


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