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Last response: in Networking
December 26, 2007 5:15:48 AM

:bounce:  What exactly is the difference between a broadband router and I guess a regular router?

What makes a broadband router different? Like support for NAT or something?

I thought all routers are the same but I guess not...

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December 26, 2007 4:33:49 PM

If you're talking at the home level?

Technically, the 'router' you get from the store.. ie your Linksys or what have you, isn't even really a router.

A true Router will route traffic to locations. The one at home only sends it out to your ISP's router which then routes it for you.

So when you ask the difference? Nothing. Marketing. I believe all the routers out there on the market for home use are NAT 'routers.' This also acts as a Firewall as it hides your true internal IP address.
December 27, 2007 11:56:36 AM

Thanks Riser, you helped clear up some things.