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What is Router
Router is a device used for creating and managing local area network, like a company or home network. Mediates connection to the Internet or to other parts of the network and connects devices to the nwetwork.

Router is an active device in a computer network that connects computer networks that operate on the same network protocol. The router forwards (routes) data packets to the target device with the most appropriate way. A router operates on the third level of the OSI model.

What is router for?

The router is used to connect two identical computer networks. This is a technical device (active network element). Routers are one of the key elements of Internet, which is actually made ​​up of different networks connected by routers. Routing is carried out over different protocols, most commonly over IP protocol.

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Last update: 22.10.2016


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