Differentiate between repeaters and gateways.

Differentiate between repeaters and gateways.

Ans.

S. No. Repeaters Gateways
(i)

 

 

(ii)

 

 

(iii)

 

(iv)

 

A repeater is an electronic device that operates on only the physical layer.

 

A repeater extends the physical length of a network by regenerating signals.

 

A repeater is simple than a gateway.

 

A repeater is used between segments but the whole network is still LAN.

A gateway can operate in all seven layers of OSI model.

 

A gateway can transfer packets between different protocol networks.

 

A gateway is a complex device.

 

A common use of a gateway is to connect a LAN and an SNA.

 

 

Share this post