3.2.13 Types of ports
Small business and home routers typically have two primary ports:
- Ethernet ports – These ports connect to the internal switch portion of the router. These ports are usually labelled 'Ethernet' or 'LAN'. All devices connected to the switch ports are on the same local network.
- Internet port – This port is used to connect the device to another network. The Internet port connects the router to a different network than the Ethernet ports. This port is often used to connect to the Internet.