Computer Hardware Terms, Glossary and Dictionary
LAN Switch is specially designed and optimized for local area network switching that forwards packets between data-link segments. Most LAN switches forward traffic based on MAC addresses. LAN switches are often categorized according to the method they use to forward traffic: cut-through packet switching or store-and-forward packet switching. Multilayer switches are an intelligent subset of LAN switches. LAN switches are available for Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Token Ring and FDDI.