What's best ADSL modem or Router for Home use

July 29, 2010 at 05:50:37
Specs: Windows7, 1GB
Hello!
Currently i'm a HSDPA modem user. I'm fedup 3G Broadband connection, because of "Fair Usage Policy".
So that i want change my connections to ADSL Broadband (wired). I want to know what's the best for ADSL connection, Modem or Router. According to my knowlege Router can connect morethan 2 PC, but i have one PC, and also i want connect one PC.
I'm P2P downloader (oftenly use).
That ADSL connection download Speed is 512Kbps and upload 128Kbps.

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#1
July 29, 2010 at 06:20:12
A Modem and a Router are two completely different devices doing completely difference jobs but often come combined in a single box. The ability to connect more than one computer is the function of a switch, something that also comes combined with a a Modem/Router.

A Modem takes the DSL signal and DEModulates it and send the data out as Ethernet. It also take an outgoing Ethernet signal and MODulates it into a DSL signal for transmission over the telephone line.

A routers function is to connect two networks together. In this case the Internet and your Local network.

A switch is for extending a local network so that one connection can serve to or more computers.

A wireless router is simply a wired router with a built in Wireless Access Point.

So you need a Modem at the very least. If you only have one computer a Modem will suffice but it is advisable to install a Router as well even though you only have one computer as the Router will give you some protection from unauthorised access.

You need to decide whether to use a separate Modem and Router or buy a box with a combined Modem and router. The latter is preferable as it means less wires trailing all over the place. As most routers also come with a built in four port switch you have no need to buy another one unless your network expands to more than four computer.

With that in mind all you have to decide it how much you are prepared to pay. As to which is the best, they are all pretty much the same. You pays your money and takes your choice.

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Stuart


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#2
July 29, 2010 at 07:50:34
Thank you Stauats for you're discriptive answer.
Are there any diffrent in speed? (modem and Router)

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#3
July 29, 2010 at 07:56:55
What do you mean " Unauthorised Access?"
(Hackers or PC using)

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#4
July 29, 2010 at 07:57:29
AS I said earlier, A Modem and Router are to completely different pieces of equipment so you cannot make comparison. Whoever, a router will handle anything the Modem throws at it. You buy a Modem compatible with the service you require.

Your speed, or bandwidth to give it its correct term, is dependant on the service provided by your ISP.

Stuart


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#5
July 29, 2010 at 09:57:39
Your speed, or bandwidth to give it its correct term, is dependant on the service provided by your ISP.

This applies to the bandwidth of your external connection only.

Internally (on the LAN side) your Router/Switch will be 100 or 1000 Mbps. What bandwidth it's capable of will be on the box or in the documentation that came with the unit.

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How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#6
July 29, 2010 at 10:02:57
I oftenly use Torrent downloads. So i think it require "port forwading". So which devise can do it?

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#7
July 29, 2010 at 10:54:32
All routers designed for home use can do port forwarding.

Stuart


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