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Ethernet Switching

Imagine you have a big office building with lots of rooms, and each room has a bunch of people who need to communicate with each other. Now, you want a way for all these people to talk to each other quickly and efficiently.

Think of the office building as your network. It’s the place where all your devices, like computers, printers, and servers, are located. Each room in the office building represents a port on the Ethernet switch. Just like rooms in the building, each port on the switch is where devices can connect to the network. The Ethernet switch acts like a switchboard operator. When one person in the office wants to talk to someone else, they tell the switchboard operator, who then connects them to the right room (port) where the other person is located. When a person (device) in one room wants to send a message (data) to someone in another room, they give it to the switchboard operator (the switch). The switchboard operator then sends the message directly to the right room (port) where the recipient is located, without bothering anyone else in the building.

Ethernet switching is like having multiple switchboard operators working together to handle lots of messages at once. They can quickly route messages between different rooms (ports) in the building, making sure everyone gets the information they need as fast as possible.

Just like in the office building, where different conversations are happening in different rooms at the same time, Ethernet switching allows multiple devices to communicate with each other simultaneously without interfering with each other’s conversations.

Overall, Ethernet switching is like having a smart system in place to connect devices in a network efficiently, allowing them to communicate with each other smoothly and quickly, just like people in different rooms of an office building talking to each other through a switchboard operator.

Ethernet Switching

Ethernet Switching

Delta Intellicom understands that not all customers have the same Ethernet Switching and Networking needs nor the same manufactures’ hardware.  Whether you have Netgear, Dell, Cisco, Nortel, Avaya, HP, or 3COM Ethernet switching equipment, Delta’s experienced and well trained staff, have the skills necessary to provide those essential services most companies need. If you are implementing VoIP, moving to VLAN’s, adding Wireless Networking, or simply upgrading your network design, Delta Intellicom can assist with the process. With tens of thousands of ports installed across the tri-state area, Delta is more than capable of providing the necessary services you need.

For years virtual LANs have played an important role in basic enterprise networking, enabling engineers to segment portions of their networks for security, management and scalability. The emergence of virtualization and cloud computing networks makes understanding VLAN implementation more important. VLANs are key to providing management in a world of virtualization, especially where virtual machines are constantly changing, challenging the very basics of network management.


The technologies and manufacturer’s offerings in the areas of high-performance, highly efficient network Ethernet switching equipment and network designs are ever evolving. You can find more self help content in the Training Videos section of our Resource Center.

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