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What is the difference between switch and router?

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07/02/2014

Routers operate at layer 3 of the OSI model while switches operate at layer 2. The data transmission form of a router is called a packet while in a switch, it is called a frame. Routers are mainly used in wide area networks while switches are used in local area networks.