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Glossary of Computer and Internet Terms
A glossary of computer and Internet terms with definitions that are easy to understand.
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A Switch is used when networking multiple computers. Consumer switches normally have up to 8 Ethernet ports and are used to connect DSL or cable modems, computers and other switches.High-end switches however are larger and can be rack mounted and can have 50 ports. Switches are further advanced than hubs, as they can limit the traffic flowing in and out of each port in order to maintain the bandwidth for each device connected to it. Unlike a router a switch is unable to provide a log or firewall and a switch can only function in the way the hardware was made for, a router however can be software configured. Switch can also be used in refer to a button or small lever that can be found on computer hardware.