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What are the two functions of a router?

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Cesar H. Pablo

Cesar H. Pablo, Journalist

Answered Jul 23, 2020

There are two correct answers to this question, which are A, It forwards data packets toward their destination, and E, It acts as an intersection between multiple IP networks. If a person wants to have Wi-Fi in their home, it is required for them to have a router. An internet router is what connects a device to the network wirelessly.

These devices could be items such as phones, printers, tablets, laptops, televisions, and gaming systems. Routers are also what make businesses function. A business would need a router to connect their employees to the network so that they are able to work.

 

F. Daniel

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F. Daniel, Content Optimization Executive, Diploma in Journalism, California

Answered Jul 23, 2020

There are some people who are a bit unsure of what the router actually does. The function of the router can be different depending on how you would use them. The first function of the router is to make sure that the data packets will be forwarded towards the needed destination.

The second function of the router is to make sure that there are multiple IP networks that will be working properly. Take note that the needed IP address will specifically depend on the information that will be available. If the IP address is not clear, it will be harder for the router to function properly.

 

B. Mary

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B. Mary, Health Care manager, MHA(Master's In Healthcare Administration), Raleigh, North Carolina

Answered Mar 12, 2020

The answers to this question are A and E. It is responsible for sending the data packets so that they will reach their destination. At the same time, it is also in charge of being an intersection between the different IP networks. You do know that most people are interested in learning more about this because they want to know how their router works.

It is through the help of routers that people will be able to connect their various gadgets together. There are some people who use wireless routers so that wireless connections can be made easily. If you do not have a wireless router, wired routers can be very effective, too, especially in connecting different items together.

 

C. Perez

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C. Perez, Writer, Writer, Cleveland

Answered Aug 01, 2019

The correct answers to this question are A, It forwards data packets toward their destination, and E, It acts as an intersection between multiple IP networks. Almost all homes have a router. They are important to a home and business who require Wi-Fi.

Routers help connect telephone lines, computers, and printers together. Other devices they can connect are mobile phones, tablets, and gaming systems. There are two types of routers. Wireless routers can connect wirelessly to devices that support wireless connections. The second is a wired router, which connects through wires to the devices ports. All routers are different and can vary in speed and performance.

 

J. Harty

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J. Harty, Writer, M.A, Chula Vista

Answered Dec 14, 2018

The answers are both A and E. The two functions of a router are forwarding data packets toward their destination and acting as an intersection between multiple IP networks. You may be asked this or a similar type of question during the CCNA or CISCO professional certification exam.

A router is a commonly used computer device which allows information to be sent from one computer to the other. Computers can not access the internet or do much of anything without a router. Although a fairly simple device, it is crucial to know the functions and properties if you are trying to become certified.

 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Jan 17, 2017

It forwards data packets toward their destination.
It acts as an intersection between multiple IP networks.
 

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