Presentation on theme: "And how they are used. Hubs send data to all of the devices that are plugged into them. They have no ability to send packets to the correct ports. Cost~$35."— Presentation transcript:
Routers are smarter switches. They can be configured for better traffic flow. They work at the Layer 3 of the OSI model. Routers use the IP address destination to determine which port it will send out the packets. Routers have fewer ports than switches. Cost $35 to over $1,000
Firewalls can either be software or hardware. This could be software on a router, or even on a computer. They could also be a separate device in the server room. These devices help to keep out unwanted intruders. Cost $30-$4000+
The brick wall is the “firewall” in this picture. This is one point at which a firewall can be installed.
WAPs are devices on a network that enables the user to connect with the network with no cables. These can be easily installed. However, the security is not as strong as a wired network. Cost: <$100-$5000+