Getting To The Point – Modems

Best Pair For Modem And Routers

The router and modem are the 2 major components of a system that gets your mobile or home computer connected to the World Wide Web. The modem communicates with the ISP or Internet Service Provider. It’s called as cable modem if it is connecting to your cable provider via coaxial cable, it is a DSL modem however if it’s connected to your phone line. Your modem will also depend on the infrastructure capability of your ISP which can either be satellite or fibre.

As for the router on the other hand, it shares the internet connection on several other devices in your home or office. Say that it’s wireless and creates a WiFi network, devices in the premises can connect to it. The router can be provided with ports for the Ethernet cables. As a matter of fact, the router is connecting to the internet via the modem and is recipient and owner of single IP address on the internet in which servers online can connect.

The routers come with firewalls too which are the protective barricades towards the internet and is offering protection in hardware format together with software firewall protection that’s available on your computer. All brands of modems and routers as well are basically working the same way except from their cosmetic differences but, there’s wide range of routers and modems that can be chosen from and the prices may vary from 30 dollars to few hundreds.

When you are in the process of selecting a modem, if your ISP is providing internet via cable network, then the modem for cable will be a standard one referred to as DOCSIS 3.0 as being the latest format across all the brands. If it’s a DSL connection on the other hand, you’d go for a VDSL connection that could deliver speeds of greater than 15mbps and ADSL connection for lesser speed.

The number of available channels is also important. For 1 or 2 persons, 4 upload and 8 download channels will suffice while for a bigger family that are using several devices working simultaneously, then 16 to 32 download channels is going to be the better choice but this will cost more of course.

Believe it or not, it is a lot easier to choose routers as there are only 2 types of technologies used in such including AC which has beam forming technology that directs a beam to your device rather than the radius of the Wi-Fi technology and N technology which is comparatively slower. Buying a modem and router on your own instead of choosing what the service provider offers in exchange for a lower rent is a better deal.

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