What Is A Router?

A router is a device that forwards or transfers data packets across networks.

For optimal security, set a regular schedule for updating router firmware. Your router has its own operating system designed specifically for it (unless you’ve set up the open source firmware DD-WRT or similar). This OS is the firmware. The router manufacturer will provide firmware updates for the specific makes and models of routers and publish them out on their websites or through the router’s administrative console. When was the last time you checked the version of your router? When did you last update? Some manufacturers allow setting up automatic updates. Others have a feature from the router console to “check for updates.” Keeping your firmware updated means you’re getting the latest security updates, which is a must-have for your cybersecurity plan.

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