1. Are layer 3 switches basically just routers? I'm assuming they must be multiport routers.
2. The cisco 3550 is a layer 3 switch correct?
3. In my home lab, I have a few VLANs and a 2600 router doing intervlan routing. Would I benefit from using a layer 3 switch?
4. Do most companies have a bunch of layer3 switches each doing their own routing. Or do they usually have a bunch of layer2 switches and one layer 3. And the layer3 does all the inter-VLAN routing.