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Routing and Packet Forwarding

The router has one major task: forward packets from one network to the other.

The router receives a packet sent to it across one network, and sends the packet on to its destination across another network, a process called packet forwarding

Figure 10: A computer on Network 1 can send packets to a computer on a Network 2 via a router. The networks need not be the same type.
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``CMPT 165: Review'' by Tamara Smyth, Computing Science, Simon Fraser University.
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