What is a "Router"?
I take what n0e says way too seriously
1st March 2003
A router is a device that routes signals to where hey need to go on a network. Basically, it connects computers together on a network.
A Router is actually a Level-3 switch because of the addition of Network Address Translation technology. Summed up it keeps track of data from the computers on the network to your broadband internet and vice versa so that the information isn't cluttered. This is why if you would try this with a Level-2 switch it would cause issues because they do not possess N.A.T. However both Level-2 and Level-3 switches have the ability to direct LAN traffic.
Hope this helps!
Ok, thanks guys. Just wondering.