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What is a Wireless Router?
A wireless router is a device that performs the functions of a router but also includes the functions of a wireless access point and a network switch. It is commonly used to provide access to the Internet or to some other computer network. It does not need a cabled connection. It can function in a wired LAN (local area network), in a wireless-only LAN (WLAN), or in a mixed wired/wireless network.
Most current wireless routers have the following characteristics:
- LAN ports which function in the same manner as the ports of a network switch.
- A WAN port which connects to a wide area network, typically one with Internet access. External destinations are accessed using this port.
- A wireless antenna that allows connections to other wireless devices, such as NiCs, wireless repeaters, wireless access points, and wireless bridges.This antenna typically uses the Wi-Fi standard.
Some wireless routers also include a DSL or cable modem in addition to the other components.
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