Finding a path between a source anddestination (path determination)
Moving information across an internetworkfrom a source to a destination (switching*)
Very complex in large networks becauseof the many potential intermediate nodes
A router is:
A network layer device that forwards packetsfrom one network to another and determinesthe optimal path for forwarding network traffic
The term “switching”, when used to describe a router’sfunction, is different from a switch (the network device).