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A device that connects any number of LANs.

Routers use headers and a forwarding table to determine where packets go, and they use ICMP to communicate with each other and configure the best route between any two hosts.

Very little filtering of data is done through routers. Routers do not care about the type of data they handle.



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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

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

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