Definitions for "Ethernet Switch"
Keywords:  hub, port, lan, redirects, bridge
This is a computer-networking device that connects several LANs. It contains a number of Ethernet bridges, which means that unlike a single Ethernet bridge, data cannot become as easily congested. An Ethernet switch accomplishes three things: it divides the network into several segments, functions as a high-speed bridge between these segments, and allows for numerous computers to be connected without them all competing for network bandwidth. The Ethernet switch memorizes the address for each computer's specific port, then directly routes information addressed to that port, and then closes the connection.
A unit that redirects packets from input ports to output ports. Can be a component of the Sun Ray interconnect fabric.
A networking device which provides switched Ethernet. (see Switched Ethernet).
a fairly basic but none the less often essential piece of equipment