What Does Routing Switch Mean?
Routing switches are very similar to a typical router and in many cases they also inspect the incoming/outgoing network traffic, support of all major routing protocols and most of the routing of data/traffic to the next hop/router. However, routing switches also include switching abilities, and can forward data according to a device’s physical address. The main difference between a routing switch and a router is in their hardware structure, as the routing switch incorporates the functionality of both a switch and router but uses hardware routing, whereas typical routers use software routing.
A routing switch may also be known as a Layer 3 switch.