layer 2 switch

layer 2 switch

A network device that forwards traffic based on MAC layer (Ethernet or Token Ring) addresses. See LAN switch and layer 3 switch.
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A Layer 2 switch will use the unique destination MAC address carried within a frame to properly forward traffic to its destination.
This series includes the NetVanta 1224 24-port Layer 2 switch; the NetVanta 1224ST 24-port Layer 2 switch with dual Gigabit uplinks; the NetVanta 1224R 24-port Layer 2 switch with integral router and WAN interface; and the NetVanta 1224STR 24-port Layer 2 switch with integral router, WAN interface, and Gigabit uplink.
The 8500 series gives you Layer 2 to Layer 4 intelligence in a Layer 2 switch," adds Yim.
CN 2300 features include a software-provisionable integrated Layer 2 switch function per module.
We're pleased to be able to offer the stackable version of this feature-filled, affordable advanced Layer 2 switch to our partners so that they can provide their customers with the best in Layer 2 switching products.