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What is a Router?

A router is a physical device that joins multiple wired or wireless networks together. The best example of this is connecting your local network to your ISP and the internet through the use of a modem.

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A basic guide to network Routers

What is a router? A router is a physical device that joins multiple wired or wireless networks together. The best example of this is connecting your local network to your ISP and the internet through the use of a modem. What types of router are available? There are four types of router available to consumers currently and vary on what type of internet connection you have and if you wish to connect wirelessly. The major types of router available are as follows: ADSL Router: The classic router provided by many ISPs in the UK. Includes a modem and requires a direct connection to the phone line to connect to the internet. Many ADSL Routers will include a switch to allow you to connect computers, laptops and games console to it with ease. Wireless ADSL Router: Like ADSL routers the wireless versions include the modem to allow you to connect to the internet. They add wireless functionality allowing the connection of many devices including computers, laptops, games consoles, mobile phones and appliances such as internet radios. Cable Router: The cable router is normally used when connecting to a cable internet connection. The biggest provider of cable internet in the UK currently is Virgin Media. The cable router connects to the external modem provided by your ISP and then your computers and devices connect to the cable router. Wireless Cable Router:   Like cable routers the wireless versions don’t include the modem in the package and you have to use the device usually provided by your ISP (Internet Service Provider). They add wireless functionality allowing the connection of many devices including computers, laptops, games consoles, mobile phones and appliances such as televisions. What do I look for in a wired or wireless router? All wired and wireless internet routers might appear very much alike when looking at their specifications and headline features. There are several key features you should look for in a router: Speed : Wireless routers normally advertise their speed in megabits per second or Mbps. The first generation Wi-Fi models...