A router receives and sends data on computer networks. Routers are sometimes confused with network hubs, modems, or network switches. However, routers can combine the functions of these components, and connect with these devices, to improve Internet access or help create business networks.


D-Link is a popular brand that manufactures consumer and enterprise-grade networking hardware. D Link routers allow you to connect multiple devices to a network and manage the traffic on the network to find the shortest route between two devices that are trying to communicate with each other.


MikroTik routers provide different configuration options for connecting to the internet: DHCP Client: The MikroTik router gets an IP address on the WAN side from a DHCP server in front of it. This is the default MikroTik router configuration, and has to be removed if not supported by your ISP.


Edge Routers that include a hardware switch-chip are able to place multiple physical ports in the same LAN, similar to how a network switch functions. This allows devices on the same network to communicate with each other through the Edge Router without sacrificing any performance.