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What is a gateway or Router?
« on: March 10, 2014, 10:05:34 PM »
What is a gateway or Router?

A node that is connected to two or more networks is commonly called as router or Gateway. It generally forwards message from one network to another.

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Re: What is a gateway or Router?
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2014, 03:22:00 AM »


    A gateway is either a server with a gateway application installed or a device that connects a network of computers to another network. If Network A wants to connect to Network B and vice versa, both networks must have gateways that provide exit and entry points for computers from the two networks to communicate. Gateways are important. They define the boundaries of your network.

Routers

    A router is an application device that has ports, which the computers and servers connect to. Routers are programmed with routing tables to determine the shortest possible path between Computer A and Computer B. A routing table contains a list of IP addresses that a router can connect to transfer data. It is sophisticated enough to determine the number of possible "hops" from one computer to another.



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Re: What is a gateway or Router?
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2014, 09:31:41 AM »
In computer networking, a gateway is a node (a router) on a TCP/IP network that serves as an access point to another network. A default gateway is the node on the computer network that the network software uses when an IP address does not match any other routes in the routing table. It is usually the IP address of the router to which your PC network is connected.

In home computing configurations, an ISP often provides a physical device which both connects local hardware to the Internet and serves as a gateway. Such devices include DSL routers and cable routers.

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Re: What is a gateway or Router?
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2014, 01:48:34 AM »
   A gateway is either a server with a gateway application installed or a device that connects a network of computers to another network. If Network A wants to connect to Network B and vice versa, both networks must have gateways that provide exit and entry points for computers from the two networks to communicate. Gateways are important. They define the boundaries of your network.

Routers

    A router is an application device that has ports, which the computers and servers connect to. Routers are programmed with routing tables to determine the shortest possible path between Computer A and Computer B. A routing table contains a list of IP addresses that a router can connect to transfer data. It is sophisticated enough to determine the number of possible "hops" from one computer to another.

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Re: What is a gateway or Router?
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2014, 10:23:29 AM »
A node that is connected to two or more networks is commonly called as router or Gateway. It generally forwards message from one network to another.
    A router is an application device that has ports, which the computers and servers connect to. Routers are programmed with routing tables to determine the shortest possible path between Computer A and Computer B. A routing table contains a list of IP addresses that a router can connect to transfer data. It is sophisticated enough to determine the number of possible "hops" from one computer to another.


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Re: What is a gateway or Router?
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2015, 02:54:05 AM »
 A gateway is either a server with a gateway application installed or a device that connects a network of computers to another network. If Network A wants to connect to Network B and vice versa, both networks must have gateways that provide exit and entry points for computers from the two networks to communicate. Gateways are important. They define the boundaries of your network.