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Router FAQ

Here are router FAQs to help you understand this network device.

The Ask the Expert team receives dozens of questions every week on routers, and sometimes it may take longer than you'd like to get a reply. Save yourself some time and review this list to see if your question has already been answered!

  • What exactly is a router?
  • Differences between L3-Switch and Router
  • Static and dynamic routing
  • Difference between how a router and a bridge function
  • Cross-reference commands for Cisco and Nortel
  • How is router 'capacity' is conventionally defined

  • Switch/Router Configuration
    Find out how to get those crucial core routers and switches firing on all cylinders.

  • High-Performance Routers and Switches
    General information and news on high-end, high-performance routers and switches.

  • Router tip section.
    View our collection of router tips for selecting, configuring, securing, and maintaining your router.

  • Router white papers.
    This collection of white papers will provide you with detailed and specific information.

    Here's a recent Webcast titled, Hardening your router, with author Thomas Akin.
    View the Webcast here

    Here's some books on routers:

  • Hardening Cisco Routers

  • Securing and Controlling Cisco Routers

  • The Definitive Guide to Firewalls, VPNs, Routers, and Intrusion Detection Systems

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