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Router

A router serves the purpose of directing network traffic to specified destinations.  It is used to link networks together, for example a local system to the internet, or a head office to branch locations.  One of the most common types of router is an ADSL router that connects a local computer system to the internet over a broadband connection.

Routers vary enormously in price and sophistication, from the cheap and simple little box used to connect to the internet from home, to powerful and expensive devices that control the massive traffic flows within the internet.

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