A connectivity device that forwards data based on physical address.
A switching method that causes the switch to start forwarding the frame as soon as it obtains the destination address.
A routing method in which routing information is supplied dynamically through routing protocols.
A connectivity device to which network cables are attached to form a network segment. Hubs typically do not filter data and instead retransmit incoming frames to all ports.
A hub capable of performing additional tasks such as blocking off a port when a line problem is detected.
A computer with multiple network adapters.
A connectivity device that forwards data based on logical address (IP address, in the case of TCP/IP).
A table within the router that relates network IDs to network paths.
A routing method in which the routing information is input manually by the network administrator.
store and forward switching—
A switching method that causes the switch to receive the entire frame before retransmitting.
A connectivity device. A switch is aware of the address associated with each of its ports and forwards each incoming frame to the correct port. Switches can base forwarding decisions on a variety of parameters encapsulated in the headers of the protocol stack.