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Types of Modem

Core Routers vs Edge Routers
Core Routers vs Edge Routers

Edge routers use External BGP Protocol for data transmission because they are intermediary devices between two different networks and operate at the external or border layer of the network. There are several types of edge routers, including edge routers placed at the outer boundary of the network as an essential device for connecting the host network with the Internet.

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Virtual Router
Virtual Router

A Virtual Router, or vRouter, is a software function that replicates in software the functionality of a hardware-based Layer 3 Internet Protocol (IP) routing, which has traditionally used a dedicated hardware device.

Wired Router
Wired Router

In short, your router creates a network between the computers in your home, while your modem connects that network—and thus the computers on it—to the internet. When you connect to Wi-Fi, you’re really connecting to your router, which forwards traffic between the internet and your computer.

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Wireless Router
Wireless Router

Some ISPs offer a modem and router in a single device. That device has the electronics and software in it to provide both functions, acting as a modem that communicates with your ISP and functioning as a router to create a home network.

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