Router. How Stuff Works


Router is the essential part of the Wi-Fi system that forward data packets across the computer network from the broad band. It is a microprocessor controlled device that is used to connect two or more data lines from different networks. Router functions as a controller for the traffic direction from the network. When the data packet arrives, the router will read the address information for determining its destination. By reading the routing information in its Routing Table, the router then directs the data packet. The router also translates the Data Transmission Protocol for the appropriate protocol of the network and prevents the unauthorized network access with the help of firewall. The router will create a routing table of preferred routes between any two systems which are interconnected.
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