What are Routers?
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- eAnswers...Mar 2, 2013
Routers are devices that join more than one networks together. You can say that, a router is a Layer 3 device, i.e. it connects two or more networks. It operates at the network layer of the OSI model. it basically moves data from source to destination.
- ershadf1Mar 4, 2013
A router is a device that forwards data packets between computer networks, creating an overlay internetwork. A router is connected to two or more data lines from different networks. The most familiar type of routers are home and small office routers that simply pass data, such as web pages, email, IM, and videos between the home computers and the Internet. An example of a router would be the owner's cable or DSL modem, which connects to the Internet through an ISP. More sophisticated routers, such as enterprise routers, connect large business or ISP networks up to the powerful core routers that forward data at high speed along the optical fiber lines of the Internet backbone
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