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Can a modem have a built in router?
Last Updated: 23rd March, 2020
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Just so, can a modem be used as a router?
You can use any wireless router you want,but the modem you purchase has to be approved by your ISP tofunction with their network. In a sense, you can think ofyour router as a device that's part of your home network andthe modem as a device that's part of your ISP'snetwork.
Beside above, can a cable box be used as a modem? The cable modem will have an Ethernet port to usewith computers and network devices, but it will also have anRF jack to use with your cable box. After running coaxialcable from the modem to the cable box, youcan connect the television to the box.
Similarly, do I need a WiFi router if I have a WiFi modem?
To establish WiFi in your home, all youneed is either a modem connected to a wirelessrouter, or a wireless gateway, which is a modemand wireless router in one unit (see What is aWireless Gateway? for more information). AWiFi-capable device can then use this signal to connect tothe Internet.
Is it better to have a separate modem and router?
Getting a separate router and modem givesyou a lot of flexibility because if you want to upgrade your homenetwork to have faster speed or more features, you just needto replace the router. What's more, most routers onthe market have more settings and features than therouter part of a combo device.