WAN Routers, Gateways and Bridges
Wide Area Routers or WAN routers provide connection to different computers not just within a locality, but within a much wider range—inter-state or even trans-national. Usually private, these devices provide a secure connection for organizations or enterprises with an extensive network of several local area networks (LANs) connected together; WAN routers integrate the LANs into one WAN connection.
Gateways are networking devices that serve as entrance nodes to another network. These devices route the bandwidth or network traffic coming from individual computers or workstations towards the Internet or to another network. In most businesses, gateways also serve as firewalls and proxy servers, protecting valuable data from malicious attacks from the Internet or within the company’s network.
Bridges connect two different LANs or network systems. Bridges are also similar to network hubs or repeaters; not only do they rebroadcast data packets, but they also analyze them. The difference between bridges and routers, though, is that the former uses assigned MAC addresses while the latter uses the IP addresses that were assigned to the data packets.
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