What is the router?how will it work?

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  • Jun 1st, 2006

router is a layer 3 device.basic function of router is to send packets between  different networks.

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  • Jul 19th, 2006

Router is a layer 3 device. it route the packet from one lan to different lan.to avoid broadcast we use router .



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zia ahmad

  • Jul 26th, 2006

Router is layer3 device, which packet filtering and forwardnig on the basis of layer3 address.

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Phani kumar sarma

  • Aug 11th, 2006

Router is a layer 3 device and it send packets to the clients. best example for this is internet connection. ISP(internet service providers)send packets to their customers through this Router.

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Jyoti Prakash Sahoo

  • Oct 11th, 2006

Router is a network layer device normaly used to connect different networks. These are two types Software and Hardware routers, Cisco 2500 as example of hardware routers but a system running win2000 or win2003 with 2 nic cards can be made as software routers. Hardware routers are normally connected between networks separated geographically.

Routers maintain a routing table having info about network address, subnet mask, interface and a number field called metric value. After checking ip adddress o f every packet coming it determines the best path and forwards the packet to the other neighbouring router. It works this way.

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  • Jan 4th, 2007

Router belongs to Network Layer
The Main function of Router is to connect two different networks.
Router transfers data using the routed protocols like RIP,IGRP,EIGRP,OSPF.
Each of them have Administrative distance through which data transfer takes place.
Router chooses the shortest path and transfers.

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1. router is layer 3 device.
2. it's working on netwrk layer.
2. router forword packet from one network to another n/w.
3. router by default break up broadcast domain & collision domain.
4. router will be transmitted packets via best avilable route.
5. router reduce network traffice in networking.
6. router filter unwanted packet in internetwork.

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  • Dec 11th, 2012

Router is a device which is used to connect 2 or more IP networks.

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Shahney alam

  • Apr 11th, 2013

Router is a network device that work on layer no. three.
It is used to connects different-different network. router maintain routing table that provide the information about the rout root or path from router to destination.

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  • Sep 22nd, 2014

Router is device,it is a network layer device,router routes the packet to correct destination.

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Router is a network device. is used to communicate or transfer the data into the different devices by the lan,
and router distribute the data from many devices at same speed

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Pardeep Kumar

  • Aug 9th, 2016

Router is a device to used for communicate two or more devices with different network path. It is used for best path selection.

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