What’s a router?

Your router is a small box that enables connected devices to access your Internet network. The router receives a digital signal from your modem and shares it with the wireless devices in your house, creating a Local-Area Network (LAN).

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To connect devices on the network to the Internet, routers must be connected to a modem. When your modem gets information from the Internet, your router distributes that information to your devices. The same process works in reverse when you’re sending information out to the Internet.

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