Sorry to be stupid, but what is the difference betwwen a modem and a router?

Answer with a modem, you need to dial up to your provider to get connected to the internet. with a router, you are directly on the internet - no dial up needed.

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What is the difference between a modem and a router?

A modem "gets the internet to work"....from cable or telephone lines.A router sends the decoded modem internet signal in several directions to multiple computers,

Difference between a Router & a Modem?

In simple terms, a modem is a device that converts, or modulates, analog signals into digital data, or vice vesa.A router, on the other hand, often works within the network as a postal office, meta... Read More »

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

a modem allows you to connect to the internet through your phoneline(dial up or DSL or cable like for cable) a router then plugs into your modem and allows that one connection to be split up so you... Read More »

I am using a netflix 8 port router with comcast cable modem, can i add a wireless router to this system?

Its always best to call the company and ask before you invest in a router, but I can't think of any reason you couldn't.