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What Is a Router?
A router is a small hardware device that joins multiple networks together. Routers connect home computers and other network devices including other routers.
What Is a Broadband Router?
A broadband router combines the features of a traditional network switch, a firewall, and a DHCP server. Broadband routers are designed for convenience in setting up home networks, particularly for homes with high-speed cable modem or DSL Internet service.
Home Networking With A Router
A network router can serve as the core of a home network, simplifying how computers and other equipment can connect to each other and share the Internet. Both traditional cabled routers and wireless routers are available.
Wireless Router Ratings - Interactive Advisor
Answer a few simple questions about your home networking needs and buying preferences, and this interactive advisor will provide leads to suitable wireless routers based on your answers.
Before You Buy a Home Network Router
Before you buy a network router for your home, factor these criteria into your decision.
Do You Use Two Routers on Your Home Network?
Using two routers on a home network can be a good idea for a few reasons including increased security and performance. Do you use two routers on your computer network> If so, why?
Troubleshooting Home Network Router Problems
If not working properly, routers can cause the entire home network to stop functioning. Follow these guidelines for troubleshooting problems with home network routers.
What is an Uplink Port?
In computer networking, an uplink is a connection from a smaller local network up to a larger network. Uplink ports on broadband routers, for example, connect a home network to a modem and the Internet.
Top Wired Home Broadband Routers
These wired Ethernet broadband routers support DSL or cable modem Internet connection sharing, firewall, VPN, content filtering, and other features useful on home computer networks.
Broadband Router Gallery
Browse this photo gallery of home broadband routers to find the one that's right for you. Each page includes a summary of the router's key features.
How To Determine the IP Address of a Router
A typical home router possesses two IP addresses, one for the internal home network and one for the external Internet connection. Here are some guidelines for finding both the private and public IP addresses of home routers.
This page lists the default IP addresses for Belkin routers. Unless changed, this address allows you to connect to the router's administrative functions, besides being the address seen by other devices on the home network.