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    General Router question...

    Hi.

    I have a general question about how routers work.

    I have three TIVO's connected to my router, as well as two XBOXes and a wireless notebook PC.

    If I am using the router to transfer information from one TIVO to another, for example, does the information travel from the one TIVO to the router and THEN to the second TIVO, or does the information go DIRECTLY to the second TIVO, bypassing the router?

    Just curious how the whole thing really works.

    Don

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    It goes tivo to tivo however depending on what type of router you have the packet probably does get filtered for some security stuff if the firewall is on.

    The router is more like a post office each device has an ip address the router is what gives it a zip code per say. The tivio will say I got to send a packet to the other tivo. The router will just route it based off the ip of the destanation.


    It just routes really. I hoped that helped it's a simple explanation probably the best ,but simple.
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    thanks

    Hi.

    That is just the kind of answer I was looking for. I was worried it would be over my head.

    Thanks for the information.

    Don

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    Any devices connected to your router...will run across the LAN side of the router. If you have 2x PCs connected to the router using ethernet...from one PC..traffic goes into the 4 port switch of your router...then down to the other PC. If you have an access point on your router, or your router is wireless...traffic going from one PC to the other will still pass through the LAN side of the router...across the backplane. It doesn't have to jump across the router to the WAN side and back.
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