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Interconnecting networks--Routers

Expanding networks it not necessarily straight forward. Several packet switching technologies exist and they all are not compatible.

A computer can have multiple circuit boards connecting it to several networks (and network technologies) simultaneously.

The Internet uses such a special-purpose computers to interconnect networks called routers.


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``CMPT 165: Review'' by Tamara Smyth, Computing Science, Simon Fraser University.
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