Question for the Net+ Exam

gabilangabilan Member Posts: 74 ■■□□□□□□□□
A Gateway connect two networks that use differents protocols.

If I will connect two LAN one TCP/IP and the other IPX/SPX but using for example a T1 because the networks are in different towns. What I should use a Gateway or a Router.



  • jheal00jheal00 Member Posts: 17 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Because of the 2 different protocols, you definitely need a gateway. However, a network gateway can be implemented completely in software, completely in hardware, or as a combination of the two. Depending on their implementation, network gateways can operate at any level of the OSI model. So you can have just a gateway or a gateway and a router. In terms of the T1 line, you will need a CSU/DSU although there are some routers have them integrated and I guess some hardware gateway as well. Hope this helps.
  • gabilangabilan Member Posts: 74 ■■□□□□□□□□
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