IC Knowledge Base

Modems Vs Routers

Modems Vs Routers
The Basics

Modems

A Modem will convert data for a router so it can send the data to another network. A broadband modem allows data to be sent down a phone line.
An IC-Air radio is also a modem as it allows data to be sent over the air. A 3G or 4G modem allows data to be sent over a cellular connection.

A typical  BT modem will look like this

 

Routers

A router connects at least two networks together by talking to other routers. A router normally instructs the modem what to do and when to do it. 
Some routers are modem routers as they have modems built in.
Some routers are firewall routers as they have a basic firewall built in.

 A typical router will look like this

0 (0)
Article Rating (No Votes)
Rate this article
Attached Files
There are no attachments for this article.
Comments
There are no comments for this article. Be the first to post a comment.
Name
Email
Security Code Security Code
Related Articles RSS Feed
Internet Central DNS Server Settings
Viewed 7912 times since Fri, Jul 28, 2017
How to flush the DNS Cache on a variety of platforms
Viewed 8416 times since Fri, Jul 28, 2017
Cables and Wiring
Viewed 20904 times since Tue, Jul 25, 2017
PPPoE Discovery Stages
Viewed 8726 times since Mon, Aug 7, 2017
BT Terminology
Viewed 26388 times since Fri, Jul 21, 2017
Slow Speed Broadband
Viewed 3376 times since Wed, Jul 26, 2017
10 Day Training Period
Viewed 2836 times since Wed, Jul 26, 2017
Packet Loss
Viewed 3549 times since Wed, Jul 26, 2017
Speed Testing your connection.
Viewed 2991 times since Mon, Aug 24, 2020
Interference / REIN
Viewed 3001 times since Wed, Jul 26, 2017
Internet Central Limited, Innovation Centre, Keele Science Park, Keele, Staffordshire ST5 5NB
Registered Office: Ivy House Foundry, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 3NR
Registered in England: Reg No. 03079542 VAT Reg No. GB 278 923 705
Contact Us |Terms & Conditions |Legal, Privacy and Cookies
All prices exclude VAT E.&O.E © 2015 Internet Central

All trademarks and logos appearing on the site are the property of their respective owners