Network Equipment Type

A type of network equipment.

Data Type: 
Constrained List
Unit of Measure: 
Commercial, Residential, Multifamily
List Options Option Definition Unit of Measure
Access point A device that provides wireless network connectivity to multiple clients as its primary function. For the purposes of this specification, Access Points include devices providing only IEEE 802.11 (Wi-Fi) connectivity. None
Broadband modem A device that transmits and receives digitally-modulated analog signals over a wired or optical network as its primary function. The Broadband Modem category does not include devices with integrated Router, Switch, or Access Point functionality. None
Integrated access device A network device with a modem and one or more of the following functions: wired network routing, multi-port Ethernet switching and/or access point functionality. None
Large network equipment Network Equipment that is rack-mounted, intended for use in standard equipment racks, and/or contains more than eleven (11) ports for wired network. None
Network equipment A device whose primary function is to pass Internet Protocol (IP) traffic among various network interfaces / ports. None
None None None
Not applicable Not applicable None
Optical network termination device A type of device that converts signals between copper (wired) or wireless connections and an optical fiber connection. ONTs are available in either desktop or building-mounted versions with different connectivity options. None
Other Other None
Router A network device that determines the optimal path along which network traffic should be forwarded as its primary function. Routers forward packets from one network to another based on network layer information. Devices fitting this definition may provide both Router functionality and wireless network capability. None
Small network equipment Network Equipment that is intended to serve users in either small networks or a subset of a large network. SNE includes a) all Network Equipment with integral wireless capability and b) other Network Equipment meeting all of the following criteria: a) Designed for stationary operation; b) Contains no more than eleven (11) wired Physical Network Ports; c) Primary configuration for operation outside of standard equipment racks; and d) Meets the definition of one or more of the Product Types defined below. None
Switch A network device that filters, forwards, and floods frames based on the destination address of each frame as its primary function. The switch operates at the data link layer of the OSI model. None
Unknown Unknown None
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