Software/hardware device that (like a telephone exchange) directs data traffic between two or more networks. Routers range from small switches to large, stand-alone, dedicated computers, and often also provide additional services such as firewall, load balancing, network partitioning, trouble shooting. See also bridge, gateway, and hub.

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  • It is a good idea to have more than one router on hand so that if one breaks you have one ready to go.

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  • You need to keep a spare router at your office just in case your primary one breaks during the day.

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  • In order to use the internet, I had to reset my router because the internet did not work and resetting it always worked.

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