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Network switch and routers

 
 
Reply Fri 26 Jul, 2013 06:45 am
Hi Network Experts,
why do people use network switches to connect computers instead of routers?Many thanks in advance.
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Reply Fri 26 Jul, 2013 07:07 am
@Loh Jane,
http://www.diffen.com/difference/Router_vs_Switch
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Reply Fri 26 Jul, 2013 07:45 am
@engineer,
Hi Engineer,
how do a small company set up their network normally?Do they use wireless routers?
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Reply Fri 26 Jul, 2013 07:50 am
@Loh Jane,
Wireless will only work for very, very small offices.

Using wireless for your primary connection inevitably leads to either interference, which causes slow speeds and/or outages, or dead zones.

It's actually harder to to wireless right than it is to just put in a switch and run cables to each desk.

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Reply Fri 26 Jul, 2013 08:03 am
@Loh Jane,
Agree with DD. Normally you will use switches to support a wired system. If the desks are centrallized, you can use one switch for several computers. I use a wired router connected to two switches in my home plus wireless for mobile devices.
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Reply Fri 26 Jul, 2013 08:10 am
Hi all,thanks a lot.I hope you are all online next Tuesday morning because I like to take care of kids at schools.
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