Components Of a Network
The 6 Main Components Of a Network
A router is a device that forwards data packets between computer networks, creating an overlay inter network.
a network switch is a computer network device that links network segments or network devices. The term commonly refers to a multi-port network bridge that processes and routes data at the data link layer (layer 2) of the OSI model. Switches that additionally process data at the network layer (layer 3) and above are often called layer-3 switches or multi layer switches.
Switches exist for various types of networks including Fiber channels, asynchronous transfer mode, infiniband, Ethernet and others. The first Ethernet switch was introduced by Kalplan in 1990.
a network switch is a computer network device that links network segments or network devices.
run one or more services (as a host)
A client is a piece of computer hardware or software that accesses a service made available by a server.