Lab 11.2 routers - 3. Deciding which packets are processed...

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Jason Murray Richard Davis ITNW 1325 Fundamentals of Networking 11/12/2010 Lab 11.2 routers What is a router? A router is a networking device that connects networks with different physical media and translates between network architectures. List 5 capabilities of a router. 1. Deciding which interface to forward a packet to. 2. Managing congestion when packets arrive at a higher rate than the router can process.
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Unformatted text preview: 3. Deciding which packets are processed first, when multiple queues exist. 4. Constructing special rules to override the rules derived from the routing table when a packet forwarding decision is made. 5. Some routers add an extra layer of security to an infrastructure by providing a hardware based firewall....
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