What is the difference, if any, between a router like the SMC Barricade and DSL/Cablemodem Gateway? Is one harder to set up or whats the deal? Thanks.
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There is no difference between an ``IP gateway'' and an ``IP router''.
However, the term ``gateway'' refers to any system that connects heterogeneous systems.
Router - IP router provides connection to many different types of physical networks, e.g. Ethernet, Token Ring, point to point link, FDDI, ATM
Gateway - Connects 2 different protocal suite (e.g. TCP/IP and SNA) for 1 particular application(e.g. email or file transfer.)
[Edited by hapoo on 06-20-2001 at 12:18 AM]