L3 Switch or Router

up2thetimeup2thetime Posts: 154Member

Confused about something.

I don't have much experience with Cisco hardware (just GNS3 and Packet Tracer). Sorry if my question seems kinda dumb..

If a L3 switch is also a router, then why does Cisco make routers? Why not get a L3 switch which will function as a router AND a switch.

I look on the Cisco website and the different product lines, and not sure as to why a company would implement switches and routers when they could simply use a L3 switch which does both.

I know there must be something I am missing...

Cost factor?


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