FAQ – What is the difference between a Modem and a Router?

Modem

A modem is the Melita device (which you get on installation) that gives access to wired as well as wireless internet depending on the type of modem.

Cable modems have a coaxial (or “coax”) connection which is connected directly with our system outside your home.

coax

Router

A router is a device connected to our modem via an Ethernet cable through the internet (WAN) port, that allows multiple devices to join the sameĀ network either wired or wirelessly.

ethernet


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