A term used by some vendors, normally referring to a bridge also having some of the characteristics of a router.
network connectivity device that connects two networks or physical network segments by acting as a router for routable protocols (e.g., TCP/IP) and as a bridge for nonroutable protocols (e.g., NetBEUI). Note that a brouter thus combines the strength of both bridges and routers, but are more complex and expensive than either.
(n.) A term used by some venders, normally refering to a bridge also having some of the characteristics of a router.
a bridge/router and incorporates the function of both
a combination of a bridge an a router
a combination of a bridge and a router
a combination of a bridge and router combined
a device that bridges some frames/packets (i
a device which operates an both a bridge and a router
a hybrid device that combines the functions of a bridge and a router
a hybrid device that is part router and part bridge
a network bridge combined with a router
a network device that combines the features of a router and a bridge
a relatively new device that combines the capabilities of both bridges and routers (hence its name)
An industry term for a device with the functionality of a bridge and router. It supports more than two LAN connections and uses Level Two addresses for routing. The term is mostly used by bridge vendors.
An internetworking device that functions as a router for protocols that it understands, and as a bridge for those that it does not.
A device which incorporates the functionality of a bridge and a router in a single unit.
A network component that serves as both a Bridge and a Router
A device that operates as a bridge for some protocols and as a router for others.
a device that routes some protocols and bridges others based on configuration information.
This term has various definitions, but it usually refers to a device that performs the functions of both a bridge and a multiprotocol router. The term is often misused to describe a bridge with more than two LAN connections.
Generic term for a hybrid bridge and router. Typically it functions as a router at layer 3 of the OSI model and then steps down to layer 2 if it can’t find the network information it needs to function at layer 3.
A device which bridges some packets (i.e., forwards based on datalink layer information) and routes other packets (i.e., forwards based on network layer information). The bridge/route decision is based on configuration information. See also: bridge, router.
See Bridging router.
A device that routes specific protocols, such as TCP/IP and IPX, and bridges other protocols, thereby combining the functions of both routers and bridges.
A device combining the capabilities of a bridge and a router.
A combination DSL modem that can be configured to act as either a bridge or a router.
A device that can route specific protocols and bridge others, thus combining the capabilities of bridges and routers.
Concatenation of "bridge" and "router." Used to refer to devices which perform both bridging and routing functions.
Functions as both a bridge and a router.
A brouter is a network device that works as a bridge and as a router. The brouter routes packets for known protocols and simply forwards all other packets as a bridge would.