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Definition of the noun router

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noun - plural: routers

  1. a worker who routes shipments for distribution and delivery
  2. (computer science) a device that forwards data packets between computer networks
  3. a power tool with a shaped cutter; used in carpentry for cutting grooves
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic term: power tool = a tool driven by a motor

Alternative definition of the noun router


  1. Someone who routes or directs items from one location to another.
  2. [context: Communications] Any device that directs packets of information using OSI layer 3, network layer, information.
  3. [internet] A device that connects local area networks to form a larger internet by, at minimum, selectively passing those datagrams having a destination IP address to the network which is able to deliver them to their destination; a network gateway.
  4. [electronics, electronic design automation] In integrated circuit or printed circuit board design, an algorithm for adding all wires needed to properly connect all of the placed components while obeying all design rules.
  5. A power tool used in carpentry for cutting grooves.


  1. Router: A router is a networking device, commonly specialized hardware, that forwards data packets between computer networks. This creates an overlay internetwork, as a router is connected to two or more data lines from different networks. When a data packet comes in one of the lines, the router reads the address information in the packet to determine its ultimate destination. Then, using information in its routing table or routing policy, it directs the packet to the next network on its journey. Routers perform the "traffic directing" functions on the Internet. A data packet is typically forwarded from one router to another through the networks that constitute the internetwork until it reaches its destination node.
    • also known as เราเทอร์, Роутер
  2. Router: A router is a tool used to rout out an area in the face of a relatively hard workpiece, typically of wood or plastic. The main application of routers is in woodworking, especially cabinetry.
    • also known as Wood router

Phrases with Router

  1. router plane
  2. One-armed router

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Google previewNETWORKING 2006. Networking Technologies, Services, Protocols; Performance of Computer and Communication Networks; Mobile and Wireless Communications Systems (2006)

5th International IFIP-TC6 Networking Conference, Coimbra, Portugal, May 15-19, 2006, Proceedings by Fernando Boavida, Thomas Plagemann, Burkhard Stiller, Cedric Westphal, Edmundo Monteiro

sending router is an isolated MR, zero value is assigned to the sender. • γ (Domain similarity) : This parameter is used to decide handoff types, such as intra/inter domain handoff. In here 'Domain' is defined as set of all ...

Google previewNetworking And Mobile Computing (2005)

Third International Conference, ICCNMC 2005, Zhangjiajie, China, August 2-4, 2005, Proceedings by Xicheng Lu, Wei Zhao

Clustered router is a promising and attractive architecture in future. Several gigabit routers and future terabit routers support multi-chassis interconnection and backplane extension technology, e.g. Cisco CRS[1] Juniper T640[2] and Anvici ...

Google previewData Communication and Networking: A Practical Approach (2011)

by Massoud Moussavi

routers A router is a network device that operates at the ...

Google previewSMS 2 Administration (2000)

by Mike Lubanski, Darshan Doshi

Router A router is a device used to "route" information and data from one subnet to another.

Google previewNetworks (2009)

Design and Management by Steven T. Karris

A router is an intermediary device on a communications network that expedites message delivery.

Google previewNetworking -- ICN 2005 (2005)

4th International Conference on Networking, Reunion Island, France, April 17-21, 2005, Proceedings by Pascal Lorenz, Petre Dini

Clustered router is a promising architecture in terms of forwarding capability. But traditional BGP implementation, based on single- processor architecture cannot utilize the distributed computing and memory resources to enhance the protocol's ...

Google previewTroubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks (TSHOOT) Foundation Learning Guide (2014)

(CCNP TSHOOT 300-135) by Amir Ranjbar

Analyzing the Information and Proposing a Hypothesis Based on the information gathered, the BR3 router is an area 3...

Google previewCCENT Study Guide (2013)

Exam 100-101 (ICND1) by Todd Lammle

The Corp router is the BDR on the link to

Google previewCISSP Guide to Security Essentials (2015)

by Peter Gregory

Router. A router is a device that connects multiple networks together. In a larger organization with many networks, routers are used to connect the networks together so that ...

Google previewComputer Architecture and Security (2012)

Fundamentals of Designing Secure Computer Systems by Shuangbao Paul Wang, Robert S. Ledley

The router is the device that is connecting the two networks and allowing an Internet to work between them. Intcr-nct\\mk/ \_ _ '\ Figure 9.6 Inter-networking...

Google previewTake Control: The Mac OS X Lexicon (2009)

by Sharon Zardetto, Andy Baird

Router,. Wireless. Router. When you want to connect two networks together»for example, your office LAN and the Internet»you can't just splice wires. After all, you don't want the data you're sending to the printer down the hall to go out over the ...

Google previewMicrosoft Windows Vista Visual Encyclopedia (2008)

by Kate Shoup, Kate J. Chase

If you want the computers on the network to share an Internet connection, you also need a wireless router, a broadband modem, a cable or DSL jack, and an Internet connection. After you set up the required ...

Google previewThe Internet Encyclopedia, Volume 1 (A - F) (2004)

Packet Filter Firewall Protected Network Packet-filtering firewall (router) Application Gateway INTERNET or nonsecure network Incoming IP packets examined Incoming IP source and destination addresses compared to filter tables Outgoing ...

Google previewDictionary Of Computer & Information Technlgy

by Mrinal Talukdar

Eclipse Edge router Internet access to rural farmers. The purpose is to inform and empower them and, as a result, to improve the quality of agricultural goods and the quality of life for farmers. Eclipse Eclipse is a Java-based open source ...

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Scrabble value of R1O1U1T1E1R1

The value of this 6-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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