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Which is better, a Layer 3 switch or a router in respect to WAN connection?

Which is better, a Layer 3 switch or a router in respect to WAN connection?
It's difficult to say which is better, a Layer 3 switch or a router, but for a WAN connection I would suggest a router. Layer 3 switches do routing but do not have serial interfaces.
This was last published in March 2005

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