What Is A Router And What Does It Do?

Sometimes called a “Residential Gateway” or “home gateway”, the router is a crucial device in every home networking setup. In simple terms, it allows multiple computers in your home to share one internet connection, transmitting data to multiple devices either wirelessly (Wi-Fi) or through LAN (ethernet) wires.

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There are many different brands and models of routers available, varying in their pricing, design, quality of their components and manufacturing.

As your entire home network will depend on your router for internet access, it’s important to consider what router you’re using now and whether it performs up to your expectations. A very old or poor quality router can limit what you can do with your MyRepublic fibre broadband connection.

 

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