Rob in NH wrote:
this thread show's how computer savvy i am, i thought you were talking about a wood working router
You have your priorities in the right order
Back in the day we used to call em gateways that were inline with our receivers, antenna switch hubs, demodulators and other switches that were connected to our main frames and other spooky stuff. Our transmit side was similar. All of it was encrypted to which made for a lot of fun. Course were were in the 200 to 500 bps era as well. I remember back when Win3.1 and a 14,400 bps modem was fast and you didn't even need a router unless you were on a T1 line. Today, most of the gear has new names for the same tasks - I guess that is progress. Took me awhile to get used to the term Router as well - although it does do exactly that - route signals.