Do I need a modem router or router?
Which one do I need?
Without having to figure out and understand what a each one does, simply ask yourself what type of internet you are being provided with.
Although there are other different methods to connect, this general guideline shows the most suitable or compatible product based on the internet provided. If you don’t care about how it functions or what they actually do, then look no further! Go ahead and take a look at our range of networking products:
This is basically a box that goes between your cable modem (or NBN box) and all of your Internet devices (computers, tablets, smartphones etc.). The router allows you to share an Internet signal between multiple devices using Wi-Fi. Routers do not however provide internet on its own and thus requires a modem which it will connect to via a WAN port. Please note that if you are using cable, most internet providers give you a modem so you are generally not required to buy one.
Modem routers as the name suggests is the combination of a modem and a router into one device. It connects to your phone wall socket and does not require any other devices to operate. This is especially common for ADSL2+ connections.
If you are using cable/NBN and/or already have an existing modem; you only need a router. If you are using ADSL2+ and do not have a modem at home; you will need a modem router.
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