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SF300-24 L2 vs L3 Modes

For SF300-24, what is the major difference between L2 and L3 Modes. 

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The switch you refer to is

The switch you refer to is both Layer 2 and Layer 3 enabled. If one is enabled, this means the switch can perform 

functions at the chosen layer. A layer 3 enabled switch essentially acts as a router, whereas

a layer 2 enabled switch does not. Layer 2 switches receive packets and forward them to the correct location within

a network. Layer 3 switches and routers both do the same, but use IP addresses to forward packets between or within networks. 

 

Refer to the following page for more information regarding the subject:

http://www.cisco.com/web/about/ac123/ac147/archived_issues/ipj_1-2/switch_evolution.html

 

If you have any more questions, I will be happy to help.

Thanks,

Rocket

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I'm unfamiliar with the SF300 but in general L3 mode should support routing and L2 mode might not.

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The switch you refer to is

The switch you refer to is both Layer 2 and Layer 3 enabled. If one is enabled, this means the switch can perform 

functions at the chosen layer. A layer 3 enabled switch essentially acts as a router, whereas

a layer 2 enabled switch does not. Layer 2 switches receive packets and forward them to the correct location within

a network. Layer 3 switches and routers both do the same, but use IP addresses to forward packets between or within networks. 

 

Refer to the following page for more information regarding the subject:

http://www.cisco.com/web/about/ac123/ac147/archived_issues/ipj_1-2/switch_evolution.html

 

If you have any more questions, I will be happy to help.

Thanks,

Rocket

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