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Switch

A Network Switch, often known simply as a Switch, is a physical network device for connecting together the various components of an Ethernet computer network.  Such components might include PCs, servers, printers or routers.  The components are all connected to the switch by ethernet cables, and are then able to communicate with each other.  Switches come in a variety of types and sizes.  A small switch might have only a handful of sockets (ports) and be cheap and unsophisticated.  More sophisticated switches might have many ports, transmit data faster, and also be able to distinguish between different types of network traffic to give priority to certain services such as VOIP

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