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Chapter 6. Connecting Networks with Routers: Bringing Things Together

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Need to a get a network connection to a place far, far away?

So far, we’ve shown you the ins and outs of how you get a single network up and running. But what do you do if you need to share resources with some other network? That’s where routers come into their own. Routers specialize in seamlessly moving network traffic from one network to another, and in this chapter you’ll learn exactly how they do that. We’ll show you how to program your router, and how the router itself can help you troubleshoot any problems. Keep reading, and you’ll find it’s out of this world...

Networking Walking on the moon

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The Moonbase is a NASA command center that’s been set up on the moon, and they need to establish a video connection with the International Space Station (ISS). There’s just one problem— there’s no network on the Moonbase to allow them to communicate with it.

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