Cable Modem Wireless Router

What Does It Do?

By: - Consumer Electronics - April 5, 2011
cable modem wireless router

The job of a cable modem wireless router is different as compared to a normal dial up modem. Do not confuse the two with each other, because their purposes are distinctive. A dial up modem is required to be connected with a computer in case you are looking to set up an internet connection, and that modem also needs to be connected with a phone line, hence, the name ‘dial up’ modem. On the other hand, the job of a cable modem wireless router is to make it possible for a singular node in any network to be able to connect to the World Wide Web, and act as a host, while simultaneously allowing another computer in the same network to connect to the internet while using the first node as its host.

As the need for internet connectivity is rising, more and more people are purchasing computers for personal use. The need for a cable modem wireless router is even more, especially in gaming zones and internet cafes, because these commercial places require a secure connection without a hassle of excessive wires. Furthermore, these routers also provide a fast internet service, and it also allows laptop users to work from within their homes, without having to restrict their movements, which is the case where cables are involved.

A wireless n router provides fast internet access with the 802.11 n third generation Wi Fi connectivity. This is the latest mode of fast speed internet connectivity that is available to the people, and it is also backwards compatible with previous generations, such as the 802.11 g and the 802.11 b. There are several companies that manufacture wireless n routers, and these can either be set up for personal use as well as for commercial use. It just depends upon the usage of a person.

There are several companies that have begun to manufacture wireless n routers now, with famous names such as Belkin, CisCo, TP Link and others quite synonymous with producing some of the best routers there are. These wireless routers come at varying prices, but before you make a purchase, it is important that you check carefully that the router supports 802.11 n and is also backwards compatible with previous versions because some internet connections might not support 802.11 n connectivity. However, if your router has backward compatibility, the issue can be easily resolved.


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