Equipos de red - Puente/router
Equipements réseau - Les B-routeurs
Apparecchiature di rete - I B-Router
Equipamentos rede - B-Switch
Introduction to bridge/routers
A bridge/router is a hybrid element that joins the features of a router and those of a bridge. Therefore, this kind of hardware is used for transferring non-routable protocols from one network to another, and to route the others. More precisely, the bridge/router acts first and foremost as a bridge if it can, and routes the packets if that isn't possible.
A bridge/router can, in some architectures, save more money and space than having both a router and a bridge.