Types Of Router Being systems administrator its required to have knowledge of networking. You can have discussion of Networking like switchies, subneting, routers etc in this forum.

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Types Of Router

by harpal » Sat Dec 07, 2013 4:03 am

What is the difference between core layer, Distribution and access layer router ?
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Re: Types Of Router

by Rony » Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:49 am


Core layer: This layer is considered the backbone of the network and includes the high-end switches and high-speed cables such as fiber cables. This layer of the network does not route traffic at the LAN. In addition, no packet manipulation is done by devices in this layer. Rather, this layer is concerned with speed and ensures reliable delivery of packets.

Distribution layer: This layer includes LAN-based routers and layer 3 switches. This layer ensures that packets are properly routed between subnets and VLANs in your enterprise. This layer is also called the Workgroup layer.

Access layer: This layer includes hubs and switches. This layer is also called the desktop layer because it focuses on connecting client nodes, such as workstations to the network. This layer ensures that packets are delivered to end user computers.

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Re: Types Of Router

by SFCable » Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:42 pm

There can be differences in routers based on where they’re in your network topology like Core Routers, Edge Routers etc.

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