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Question 94


Describe in Detail


Difference between router and gateway


Difference between Router and Gateway
Communicates between two different networks and uses the best path to reach destination.Outer interface of the network. All traffic from one network to another network passes through a gateway.
Layer 3 device used for inter network communication and routing purpose. Application device with ports, to which the computers and servers connect.Entry exit point of network. Is either a server with a gateway application installed or a device that connects a network of computers to another network
Routers are programmed with routing tables to determine the shortest possible path between Computer A and Computer B.If Network A wants to connect to Network B and vice versa, both networks must have gateways that provide exit and entry points for computers from the two networks to communicate.
Routing table contains a list of IP addresses that a router can connect to transfer data sophisticated enough to determine the number of possible “hops” from one computer to another.Gateways are important. They define the boundaries of network.

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