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Modem or Router: What’s the difference?

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Modem or Router: What’s the difference?

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Do I need a modem and router?


A modem is a networking device that connects your home to the internet via a router. A router is also a networking device and it’s used to share that modem-powered internet connection inside your home.


Routers and modems are two of the most common computer peripherals, although many people do not know the function of each one. While the two devices may look similar, each has a different purpose.


Fortunately, the functions of the two devices are quite easy to understand.


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A router is a small box that allows multiple computers to join the same network.


While previous routers only had Ethernet ports for wired connections, most modern routers also offer wireless connectivity. “Wireless routers” often have one or two mobile antennas, although some models keep antennas inside the cabinet.


Wireless routers allow multiple computers and other devices, such as smartphones and tablets, to join the same network.


The connection to a router provides access to a local network (LAN) but does not necessarily provide access to the Internet. For devices on the network to connect to the Internet, the router must be connected to a modem.


Therefore, most routers have a specific Ethernet port that is designed to connect to the Ethernet port of a cable or DSL modem.


A modem is a device that provides access to the Internet.



Hope the explanation helps!


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Reference: OKportal Technology ( Smart WiFi Solutions ). ” What is the difference between a router and a modem? ”  originally appeared on Quora, the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.

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