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I need a clear definition of each. I understand that all are hardware that allow the internet to function but what is the primary role of each hardware piece and how are they different from one another?

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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A router is a networking device that forwards data packets between computer networks.

A modem is a device for signal conversion, for example, between the digital data of a computer and the analog signal of a telephone line.

And a server is a computer that manages access to a centralized resource or service within a network.