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broadband router

A device that provides high-speed access to the Internet for two or more computers. Essentially, all routers today are broadband routers, and they typically include three or four Ethernet ports for wired connections to desktop and laptop computers.

The router forwards Internet traffic from the network to the cable or telephone company and switches non-Internet traffic between the connected machines. A "wireless router" includes Wi-Fi and is the most common network infrastructure in homes and small businesses (see wireless router).

Routers Assign IP Addresses
A private network accesses the Internet with a public IP address assigned by the cable or telephone company. Within the network, the router typically assigns IP addresses to all the computers and devices (see DHCP) and keeps them isolated from the Internet (see NAT). Following are the configurations in which broadband routers are used. See cable modem, DSL, broadband and router.

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These new home/home office networking products: the WBR-3020 Broadband Router, the WBR-5050 Dual Band Broadband Router and the USB-1040 Dual Band USB Adapter, are available now--and backed by the same LG-Ericsson USA lifetime warranty and expert, US headquarters-based technical support--to put flexible, reliable, economical connections to work at home, too.
Our highly integrated single-chip broadband modem device with its unique programmable MAC architecture will allow Hybrid to reduce the number of integrated circuits it currently uses in its Wireless Broadband Routers and enable it to easily incorporate its media access technology into a system solution," said Dan Marotta, vice president and general manager of Conexant's Digital Infotainment Division.
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The Linksys Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router (WRT54GC) is immediately available through major distributors, value-added resellers and business solution providers.
The TZO client embedded in the SMC Barricade broadband router detects when the Web server's IP address changes and automatically updates the Web server's DNS record.
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D-Link, a vendor of networking equipment, announced on 24 September that it has signed an contract with the TalkTalk Group, a subsidiary of The Carphone Warehouse Group Plc, to supply wireless broadband routers to customers of the Group's TalkTalk and AOL Broadband brands.
WRT54GX2 -- Wireless-G Broadband Router with SRX200 Technology -- Multiple In, Multiple Out (MIMO) technology helps expand the range and throughput of conventional wireless devices to make connections stronger throughout the home.
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D-Link and Netgear led broadband router unit and revenue market shares.
5%, and broadband router revenue declined 7% in the first half of the year.

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