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Old 07-16-2003, 08:01 PM   #1
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routers


hello i have a question what is a router and whats its function?
 
Old 07-16-2003, 09:27 PM   #2
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A router "routes" data packets from one location to another; Usually from different subnets. Routers move packets from one subnet (or network) to another subnet (or network).

Routers can also be made to drop packets like Pings (ICMP requests). Routers can also disallow or allow different machines (via IP address or Mac address) access to different parts of a network. This is usually done with Access Control Lists (ACL's).

Hmm...

I hope I helped. I could have gone into great detail but I tried to keep it simple
 
Old 07-16-2003, 09:28 PM   #3
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A router routes packages between networks. It keeps packets that belong on one network from getting on another. Setup like pic below.

********************
**** Internet *****
********************
|
Router
|
********************
***Internal LAN***
********************

Or it could be used to divide 2 internal network too.
 
Old 07-16-2003, 09:40 PM   #4
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Hey Tangle,

I'm about 35 minutes from Canton. How long does it take you to get there?

I'm close to you man

Funny
 
Old 07-16-2003, 09:59 PM   #5
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I live about 12 miles south of Wooster. It takes me about 45 minutes to get to Belden Village.
 
Old 07-17-2003, 10:54 AM   #6
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tangle,

That's kick butt. I can get to Wooster in about 50 minutes. I guess if we ever need "on-site" help we can help each other out

Peace man...
 
Old 07-17-2003, 01:02 PM   #7
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That sound good. From the look of your crudentials (MCSE, MCP+ and Linux +) you will be a lot more help than me.

It's a small world, isn't it.
 
Old 07-17-2003, 01:24 PM   #8
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never noticed y'all were from OH, I think i'm on the opposite side tho, jus a little north of cinci.
 
Old 07-17-2003, 01:56 PM   #9
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Yeah, I am between Canton and Columbus.
 
Old 07-17-2003, 04:01 PM   #10
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SeT, how little north are you? Right now I live in Norwood. Can't get any closer to Cincy without living in it
 
Old 07-17-2003, 04:07 PM   #11
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i use my router to split my one cable connection into 3. the marvels of technology. woo
 
Old 07-17-2003, 07:07 PM   #12
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now that we've threadjacked the poor guy... i live in west chester.

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Old 07-18-2003, 08:49 AM   #13
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Word up to all the Ohioans
 
Old 07-18-2003, 08:56 AM   #14
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Wow, I have learned so much about routers in this thread, thanks everyone



Cool
 
Old 07-18-2003, 09:03 AM   #15
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We answered the router questions before we hi-jacked his thread. Need more router detail? I can get into a bit more

A router is a device that forwards data packets along networks. A router is connected to at least two networks, commonly two LANs or WANs or a LAN and its ISPís network. Routers are located at gateways, the places where two or more networks connect.
Routers use headers and forwarding tables to determine the best path for forwarding the packets, and they use protocols such as ICMP to communicate with each other and configure the best route between any two hosts.

Very little filtering of data is done through routers.


The above info found by doing a simple search on Google

http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/r/router.html
 
  


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