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by ZEKE0205 / September 7, 2008 4:30 AM PDT

I'm a novice at this, so please forgive me these questions...

I have a cable high-speed internet provider. Is there a difference between a gateway and a router? Also, is the D-Link DI-704 Internet Gateway still relevant? It received a high rating by C-Net in 2001 but I'm sure in view of all the technological advances that have taken place since that time, it may be outdated.

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Frankly? The words changed over the years.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 7, 2008 4:42 AM PDT
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Since it offers "NAT and IP sharing for up to 32 users" it's what you see today called a router.

"Technically" routers route and NATs NAT. There are some that might want to dive into every nuance but frankly this will be ok for sharing a connection.

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by ZEKE0205 / September 7, 2008 6:55 AM PDT

Thanks, Bob! Helps greatly...


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