I'm really confused about the use of circuit and packet Switching networks example : if i have a Local Area Network and two devices were to establish a connection, they would lock out all the other devices for a long period of time. so It makes more sense to chop the data into small pieces and send them one at a time. Then, if two other devices want to communicate, their packets can be interspersed, and everyone can share the network.
but my question is this :
on Local Area Network we use a switch right and the main function of the switch that it enables a lot of computers to talk to each other at the same time
so does circuit Switched networks use Special network medium ??? i hope someone could explain Circuit Switching better and thank you so much in advance.