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Advantage of Using Single Purpose Network Devices

Advantage of Using Single Purpose Network Devices

What are the advantages of using several single purpose network devices rather than all-in-one devices?

Introduction It is not uncommon for many home networks to utilize an all-in-one network device provided by the users’ Internet Service Provider (ISP). For ease of setup and use, ISPs typically include/lease this equipment by default when users order Internet service. These all-in-one devices are essentially a combination of a modem, router, switch, firewall, and wireless access point. They can also include VOIP (Voice Over IP), home security, and cable TV services.