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What's the difference between a router & a modem?


Asked by AnuMeha at 10:23 PM on Mar. 22, 2011 in Technology

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  • A modem is the device that allows computers to send data over a phone/cable line.
    A router is a device that is used to create a home network. It has a section that assigns IP addresses to computers that connect to it. It also has the ability to connect to modems. Using a router will enable you to connect multiple computers to the internet at the same time.

    Answer by vbruno at 10:26 PM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • The modem is your internet connection, your router directs the connection different places..

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 10:25 PM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • A modem allows you to connect to the internet and a router allows you share that connection with other computers through networking (or linking) them together wirelessly. You can also use a router to share printers and files from one computer to the next.


    Answer by lil-momma-shara at 7:01 PM on Mar. 23, 2011