A router is needed so that you can access the Internet via WLAN or LAN cable and make phone calls. Are you interested in how a router works, you will get an explanation in this article.
What is a router
A router is a device that is needed so that you can access the Internet with your computer or a mobile device. You usually get the router from the provider of your Internet connection and must then connect and set it up.
A router serves as an intermediary between different computers or mobile devices and the Internet.If you want to call up a website in the browser of your device, the router sends the request to the Internet and forwards the received response, in this case the data of the website, back to the terminal device.Depending on the speed of your router, the data exchange usually takes less than a second.In addition, the router also acts as a security instance, as it takes over the complete data exchange and protects your mobile device or PC from threats from the Internet.
How to set up a router
To access the Internet via a router, it is necessary to connect the device before the first use. To do this, first connect your router to the power supply as well as to the telephone socket. Then, use a LAN cable to connect the router to the PC and open the router's user interface (e.g. via default router IP address 192.168.1.1) to set it up.