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What Is The Function Of Router?

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Cormac Reynolds answered
The function of a router is to manage the paths along which information is forwarded within a network. They are necessary to facilitate communication between computers and the Internet.

Internet data is transferred through the TCP/IP networking protocols that are designed to communicate data. When it is transmitted, the data is split into fragments called packets. A router is designed to direct these packets to the correct destination along the best possible route, hence the name, router.

Routers range in size from the small ones we have in our homes and that are available from computer shops and from Internet Service Providers, to absolutely huge models that manage huge flows of data between computer networks and throughout the Internet. The smaller, home-based models make it possible to share one Internet connection between a few computers on the network, and this enables more than one person to use it, whereas the larger ones are far more intricate and have many multi-function routing devices.

Routers come in two basic types: Dynamic and static. The dynamic comes already programmed to manage data traffic across the network, which is managed by a routing protocol, whereas a static router needs to be manually configured by a network administrator who programs all of the necessary routes that are needed for data packets.

Essential services and utilities can be integrated into a network so that it is more secure and responds more efficiently. For example, a router can be made to incorporate a security feature such as a firewall for added protection against viruses and other nasties that have the ability to destroy computers and enable hackers to gather our personal information. It is also possible to increase network function by integrating services such as IP voice, or video capability.
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A router is a networking tool/device with the aim of selecting the appropriate path for to transfer data packages between different networks. This procedure is identified as routing

A router is a device that establishes the appropriate passageway for information package to pass from one network to another network. Routers join networks collectively for example a LAN to a WAN, a LAN to LAN and so on, in order to access or see the Internet. Routers utilize routing tables and headers to settle the finest passageway for the package to follow. Routing protocols might be utilized by routers to communicate with each other and make the most excellent path between any two nodes or hosts on a network system. Routers join networks that are not attached directly to one another. Routers should not be puzzled with hubs that only rebroadcast packages.

In order to direct the packages router can exchange information with other routers by using routing protocols, and by means of this information generates and keeps a routing table, or these tables can already be defined as fixed routes inside the router. It is not necessary for a router to utilize routing protocols. Routing is mainly linked with the Internet Protocol.
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The Function of an Internet Router
All of these networks rely on NAPs, backbones and routers to talk to each other. What is incredible about this process is that a message can leave one computer and travel halfway across the world through several different networks and arrive at another computer in a fraction of a second!

The routers determine where to send information from one computer to another. Routers are specialized computers that send your messages and those of every other Internet user speeding to their destinations along thousands of pathways. A router has two separate, but related, jobs:

    * It ensures that information doesn't go where it's not needed. This is crucial for keeping large volumes of data from clogging the connections of "innocent bystanders."
    * It makes sure that information does make it to the intended destination.

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The function of a router is to connect two different network , Example if you have your office branch in india and other branch in USA and you have IP Address like 192.168.0.1 in india and in USA you have ip address 10.0.0.1, these are two different networks. If you want 2 communicate to your USA office from india you can communicate through this. Means you have to connect router on both sides.
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Function of router is to connect two different network and to ensue data goes to an appropriet intended destination
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From the root work route,..,.. Making a perfect way to its destination... ( information) such as going to the printer, playstation., pc's. And the like.. The appropriate data that belongs to the specific networking devices...
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Cont........ Its like a traffic enforcer,... Navigating and controlling the traffic,, traffic represents, datas... That goes to its destination .. Menzi sumile
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Use in the sharing of wireless
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Your are saying about the packages router can exchange information with other routers by using routing protocols, and by means of this information generates and keeps a routing table, or these tables can already be defined as fixed routes inside the router. It is not necessary for a router to utilize routing protocols. Routing is mainly linked with the Internet Protocol.

I have two question to ask:
1) What information you exchange like?.....
2) And i not very sure the whole statement mean what
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Karl Sagan answered

I thought the answer was obvious. The router gives you an opportunity to enter the internet from your phone. If you want to have a good router, you'd better read Actionte GT784WN. This is a review on a good router and it also gives some basic information

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