Prerequisite – Network Devices
Bridge is a network device, which works in data link layer. Through bridge, data or information is store and sent in the form of packet. Whereas Router is also a network device which works in network layer. Through router, data or information is store and sent in the form of packet.
The main difference between bridge and router is that, bridge study or scan the device’s MAC address. On the other hand, router study or scan the device’s IP address.
Let’s see that the difference between bridge and router which are given below:
|1.||Bridge works in data link layer.||While Router works in network layer.|
|2.||Through bridge, data or information is not store and sent in the form of packet.||While through router, data or information is store and sent in the form of packet.|
|3.||There are only two ports in bridge.||While there are more than two ports in router.|
|4.||Bridge connects two different LANs.||While router is used by LAN as well as MAN for connection.|
|5.||In bridge, routing table is not used.||While in routers, routing table is used.|
|6.||Bridge works on single broadcast domain.||While router works on more than single broadcast domain.|
|7.||Bridges are easy to configure.||While Routers are difficult to setup and configure.|
|8.||Bridge focuses on MAC address .||While Router focuses on protocol address.|
|9.||Bridge is comparatively inexpensive.||While Router is relatively expensive device.|
|10.||Bridges are good for segment network and extends the existing network.||While Routers are good for joining remote networks.|
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- Network Devices (Hub, Repeater, Bridge, Switch, Router, Gateways and Brouter)
- Difference between Transparent Bridge and Source Routing Bridge
- Difference between North bridge and South bridge
- Difference between Hub and Bridge
- Difference between Bridge and Repeater
- Difference between Switch and Bridge
- Difference between Bridge and Gateway
- Difference between Router and Hub
- Difference between Router and Gateway
- Difference between Modem and Router
- Difference between Router and Firewall
- Difference between Router and Switch
- Difference between Router and Layer-3 Switch
- Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) and Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
- Introduction of a Router
- Configuration of Router on a stick
- Cisco Router modes
- Root Bridge Election in Spanning Tree Protocol
- Backing up Cisco IOS Router image
- Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP)
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