Basic CS-Networks [3i Infotech Placement]: Sample Questions 30 - 30 of 90

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Question 30


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What are different types of networking and internetworking devices?


Difference Types of Networking and Internetworking

4 Types of Networking and Internetworking Devices Are

  1. Repeaters
  2. Bridges
  3. Routers
  4. Gateways


  • Operates only at the physical layer.
  • Increases the length of the network by correcting for the effect of signal attenuation.
  • Receives the signal in the network before it becomes weak, regenerates the original bit pattern and puts the refreshed copy back in to the link.
  • Forwards every frame; it has no filtering capability.


  • Operates in both the physical and logical data link layer.
  • Divides large network into smaller segments.
  • Contains logic allowing the traffic for each segment to be kept separate
  • Essentially a repeaters which relays a frame only on the side of the segment containing the intended recipient.
  • A bridge has a table that maps address to ports.
  • Limits or filters traffic keeping local traffic low.


  • Routes packets based on their logical address.
  • Operates in physical and data link layers.
  • Normally connects LANs and WANs in the internet
  • Has a routing table used for making decision on the route.
  • Routing tables are dynamic and updated using routing protocols.


  • Multi-purpose connection devices.
  • Accepts a packet formatted for one protocol and converts it to a packet formatted for another protocol before forwarding it.
  • Sometimes used to refer to a router.
  • Operates in all seven layers of OSI model.

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