- noun a device that connects two or more LANs that use the same protocol, and allows data to be transmitted between each network
- In a communications network, or multiple interconnected networks, a device or software which determines where packets, messages, or other signals travel to next. A router, using resources such as header information, algorithms, and router tables, establishes the best available path from its source to destination. Within the OSI Reference Model, a router that operates at the network layer. Also called network router, or gateway (2).
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