router
 
router
Routers move packets from one network segment to another towards a network destination. When a packet reaches a router, the router uses data in the packet header to look up a suitable route on which to forward the packet to the next segment. The information that a router uses to make routing decisions is stored in a routing table. Other factors related to the availability of routes and the status of the network may influence the route selection that a router makes when forwarding a packet to the next segment.
The FortiGate unit supports many advanced routing functions and is compatible with industry standard Internet routers. The FortiGate unit can communicate with other routers to determine the best route for a packet.
The following router commands are available to configure options related to FortiGate unit router communications and packet forwarding: