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router
In data communications, a functional unit used to interconnect two or more networks. Note 1: Routers operate at the network layer (layer 3) of the ISO Open Systems Interconnection--Reference Model. Note 2: The router reads the network layer address of all packets transmitted by a network, and forwards only those addressed to another network.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 
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