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Of routers, modem, access points, switches ...

by christy / March 2, 2007 1:35 PM PST

I often come across terms like the following when reading posts concerning broadband, networking and wireless: Routers, bridge, bridge modem, access points, switches and wireless adaptor. What are these, and how, and when, are they conneted with one another ? Yes, I can google for them, but what I can get is often technical. What are they, in layman's language ? I am quite sure a lot of readers of this forum would like simple explainations of the terms.

Thanks.

christy

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BUMP - still sumped.
by christy / March 9, 2007 8:37 PM PST

Seems my query was too complicated and with no simple answers ? O.K. What about technical ones ?

To add to the list: half-bridge modem- now what on earth is that ? And what is a router ? or a bridge-router ? or a half-bridge router, if there is such a thing ? It also seems that a dsl modem can be described as a router, but surely they are not the same ? Thanks for any enlightenment !

christy.

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You're right.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 9, 2007 10:17 PM PST
In reply to: BUMP - still sumped.

Sorry but I usually answer such by writing about google.com and the wikipedia.com but I felt it best to wait and see what others would write. No need to duplicate ready content.

Bob

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