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A device that connects two LANs. Routers are similar to bridges, but provide additional functionality, such as the ability to filter messages and forward them to different places based on various criteria.

The Internet uses routers extensively to forward packets from one host to another.


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Outstanding Page Routing in the Internet
Describes how routing works in the Internet, with specific information on physical address determination, selection of inter-network gateways and symbolic and numeric addresses. Updated on May 1, 1998

  A Guide to Evaluating Routers
Explains how to select and evaluate routers.

  Bay Networks
Corporate site for Bay Networks, Inc. provider of network connectivity products for corporate enterprises, service providers and telecommunications carriers. Updated on Aug 5, 1998

  Cisco routers FAQ
This FAQ consists of frequently asked questions about routers manufactured by Cisco Systems, Inc. Additionally, it provides answers to questions on information IP routing that may be useful in non-Cisco environments. Updated on Aug 1, 1998

  Connected Encyclopedia's description of bridge routing
Explains how bridging works and how it's different from routing.

  KarlNet bridge and routers
Contains information on KarlNet's local, remote and wireless bridge and router products. Updated on Aug 1, 1998

  Routers buyers directory
Offers a collection of links to router manufacturers and products. This page is hosted by LAN Times Online. Updated on Jul 23, 1998

  WAN Buyer's Directory
LAN Times site with information on a variety of WAN products. The directory features CSU/DSU hardware, frame relay hardware, ISDN modems, and routers from leading vendors.

  Yahoo!'s routing technology page
Yahoo!'s directory of routing technology. Updated on Aug 2, 1998

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