CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One For Dummies
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If you're pursuing your compTIA A+ Certification, you need to know about the hardware devices involved in setting up a network. One of the devices that might appear on the exams is a router.

A router, which is responsible for sending information from one network to another, is an important network device because most companies are connected to the Internet. When a computer on your network wants to send information to a computer on another network, your computer passes the information to your router.

The figure shows three different networks, each connected to the Internet by a separate router. All computers on network A know that any information with an outside-network destination must be passed to the router because the router is the only device with a physical connection to the outside world.

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Routers send data from one network to another.

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Glen E. Clarke, A+, Network+, Security+, is an independent trainer and consultant. Edward Tetz, A+, MCSE, MCT, has written several guides to MCSE and other certifications. Timothy L. Warner, MCSE, MCT, A+, is an IT professional, technical trainer, and author.

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