Chapter 3. How a Router Works

This chapter covers the following topics:

Image IP routing

Image IP packet switching

Image Planes of operation

The previous chapters described that a router is necessary to transmit packets between network segments. This chapter explains the process a router uses to accomplish this task. By the end of this chapter, you should have a good understanding of how a router performs IP routing and IP packet forwarding between different network ...

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