LANs and ports

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Are these sentences true:

Every port of a switch represents a separate LAN.
Every port of a router  represents a separate LAN.


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lrantisi@gmail.com wrote:
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The second statement is true. A router's job is to route packets between
separate networks whereas a switch is used to distribute frames around a
single network (ignoring VLANs etc).

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Andrew Thompson

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Do you think they are true?  Why? Why not?

BernieM



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you really need to do your own homework

FWIW - these are really poorly written Qs......

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it depends on what you mean by a "LAN" - if you mean a collision domain (a
single Ethernet) - then yes.

If you mean a layer 2 broadcast domain, then no for a layer 2 only switch,
maybe for a layer 3 switch depending on architecture

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probably - but a real router usually can also bridge
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stephen_hope@xyzworld.com - replace xyz with ntl



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stephen wrote:

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Quite. There are a number of good intro to networking books and web sites. The
OP would be well advised to go get a few and do some basic reading before
posting similar fundamental questions.
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Paul Matthews                                         CCIE #4063
Please post questions to the NG, NOT by e-mail.

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lrantisi@gmail.com wrote:
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#1 is right, #2 is right if a bridging is enabled


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switchports in the same vlan are not in seperate lans.



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