ARCHIVED: What is a router?
A router is a common piece of networking equipment that transmits information between two networks. The term is commonly used to describe home networking equipment that connects computers on a local area network (LAN) and other devices to the Internet using a single Internet connection.
Routers used in home networking usually include an Ethernet hub for wired networking, and may also include equipment for ARCHIVED: wireless networking. Wired routers are often known as cable or DSL routers, and wireless routers are commonly known as wireless access points.
Last modified on January 03, 2013.