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An internetworking device is a widely-used term for any hardware within networks that connect different network resources. Key devices that comprise a network are routers, bridges, repeaters and gateways.
All devices have separately installed scope features, per network requirements and scenarios.
Routers are highly intelligent network devices that are primarily used for large networks and provide the best data path for effective communication. Routers have memory chips which store large quantities of network addresses.
Bridges are used to connect two large networks by providing different network services.
Repeaters are used for signal and data regeneration and are primarily responsible for data amplification.
Gateways are internetworking devices used to convert formats and are the backbone of any network architecture.