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What type of network device makes forwarding decisions based on an OSI Layer 3 address?

A) Router

B) Gateway

C) Switch

D) Hub

E) Won’t you pull over and ask for directions?

The answer: A) Router

A router uses the Layer 3 address to determine the next hop, and for most routers this is the IP address of the destination station.

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