tunnelling router

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A router which allows two similar networks which are of the same type—for example they may be ethernets—to communicate via a third different network. In order to do this they embed the message in a packet which is directed by the tunnelling router to its destination via the third network. The tunnelling router must hence to have the capability of understanding the two protocols: the protocol for the networks which are the sender and the destination and the protocol for the intermediary network.

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