What Is the Purpose of a Wireless Router?

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The purpose of a wireless router is to transfer data wirelessly from one location to another. The router is used to secure networks and to connect different devices to the Internet. Wireless routers connect to a LAN, or local area network, without the need of Ethernet cords. Devices such as laptops, tablets, video game consoles and televisions integrate Wi-Fi technology, which uses a wireless connection instead of a wired connection.