How to pronounce router in English? I've heard it pronounced two different ways, ruter and router. Which is correct?
Router has two different meaning, and it can have two different pronunciations, depending on the English dialect.
A device which sends data to the appropriate parts of a computer network
- British English: /ˈruːtə(r)/
- North American English: /ˈruːtər/ or /ˈraʊtər/
An electric tool which cuts shallow lines in surfaces
- British English: /ˈraʊtə(r)/
- North American English: /ˈraʊtər/
This is the pronunciation reported from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary; the New Oxford American Dictionary reports /ˈraʊdər/ as pronunciation in both the cases.