Ethernet is a technology of the computer networking in which cluster of computers networks are used for the communication under the circumstances of different networking protocols and Ethernet’s hardware. And Ethernet switches are one of the important components of the computer networking technology. Generally it is defined as the type of networking switch that is used for the sake of data transmission between different computer over the network as the same speed of the Ethernet is called as the Ethernet switch. In the past the first Ethernet switch was introduced in the 1990 by the founder Kalpana.
How Ethernet Switch Works?
In working aspects Ethernet switches are quite similar to that of the Ethernet hubs. But they are more reliable and faster then that and their functionality power is also different. The working of the Ethernet starts from developing their connection with the required networks with the help of parts present on the switches. When they are connected properly to the network, then Ethernet switches received their first information from the user’s computer and then try to study the media access control address of the computer system. Ethernet switch save or record the number of MAC address in its memory, after that Ethernet switch try to locate another device on the network instead of the first computer device with the help of packet information. The device that receive the packets after sending it from the Ethernet switch it build a connection with the switch and Ethernet switch reads its MAC address and record it like the first one. And with the help of such storage of the Ethernet switch it plays really important role for the Ethernet users. So it is small summary on the working of the Ethernet switches that how they govern and perform their duties in Ethernet technology.
Types of Ethernet Switch:
If we talk about the type of Ethernet switch then two different type of Ethernet switches are there that are used commonly to connect the different devices to the Ethernet and also helpful in maintaining the data transmission. Some of their explanation is given below
- Cut Through Switch:
A type of the Ethernet switch that is used to forward the data packets that they received from different devices and also reduces the time taken by the Ethernet switches for their working operation is called as the cut through switch. They are generally not of reliable type and can not perform the task more accurately. So cut through switches also affect the production of the packets over the network in the negative way.
- Store and Forward Switch:
The second type of the Ethernet switch is the store and the forwarded switch. The working of the store and forward switches are quite different as compared to the other cut through switches. In this case data packets that are send over the network store temporarily in the memory of these switches and only forward when there is the need of the packets otherwise they store all the data in it. Such switches are more reliable and safer for the networking because they can prevent the spread of errors on the network.
Advantages of Ethernet Switches:
There are lots of advantages are there that differ Ethernet switches from the Ethernet hubs over the network. Some important benefits of Ethernet switches are given as follows
- one of the important advantages of the Ethernet switch that differ them from the Ethernet hub is that they have ability to read the data packets brilliantly
- As compared to Ethernet hubs, Ethernet switches are more faster and reliable.
- They also have ability to store the media control access number or MAC address.