Router and Bridge are both network connecting devices. Router works at network layer and is responsibe to find the shortest path for a packet whereas Bridge connects various devices in a network. Router connects devices across multiple networks.
Following are the important differences between Router and Bridge.
|1||Objective||Router main objective is to connect various networks.||Bridge main objective is to connect various LANs.|
|2||Layer||Router works in Network Layer.||Bridge works in Data Link Layer.|
|3||Address||Router scans device's IP Address.||Bridge scan device's MAC Address.|
|4||Data Format||Router sends data in form of packets.||Bridge also sends data in form of packets.|
|5||Routing Table||Router uses routing table.||Bridge do not use routing table.|
|6||Domain||Router works on more than single broadcast domains.||Bridge works on a single broadcast domain.|
|7||Ports||Router has more than two ports.||Bridge has only two ports.|