Archive for August 7, 2012

There are around 5 types of routers:

– Wired Router: These are devices that connect directly to computers using cable. One of the ports on the Wired Router allows the router to connect to a modem for receiving internet, while the other set of ports transmits the data to computers using the network cable.

– Wireless Router: This is almost same as the wired router, this device connects to the Modem using wire, but while transmitting the data it can do it in two types, the Wired and Wireless. This device converts the data packets to radio signals.

– Core Routers: A core router is a wired or wireless router that distributes Internet data packets within a network, but does not distribute data packets between multiple networks.

– Edge Routers: an edge router is a wired or wireless router that distributes Internet data packets between one or more networks, but does not distribute data packets within a network.

– Virtual Router: Unlike a physical wired or wireless router, a virtual router acts as a default router for computers sharing a network. The router functions using the Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP), which becomes active when a primary, physical router fails or otherwise becomes disabled.