How to Set Up and Use a Wireless Network Router
In the world of computer networking, the word "router" refers to a device used to manage network connections for computers, phones, tablets, and more. There are plenty of things you can do with your router that have useful benefits like increasing network security. It can be a lot to take in at first, but the payoff is worth it.
What is a router?
A router is a device used to manage networks by assigning IP addresses and directing traffic to nodes (computers, tablets, etc) on a given network. They can manage devices both wirelessly and using an Ethernet cable.
Routers differ from modems in that their primary function is to route network traffic to connected devices. You can read more about the difference between modems and routers here.