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What do routers use MAC addresses for?

Find out what routers do with MAC addresses and why they're needed in this response from routing and switching expert Sudhanshu Gupta.

What use do routers have for MAC addresses?
Routers use MAC address to find the next hop for any packet.
This was last published in July 2008

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