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Hope this helps those who need it

https://www.howtogeek.com/234233/whats-the-difference-between-a-modem-and-a-router/

 

 

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I thought the only difference between a modem and a router is that the router transmits wirelessly while the modem must have an ethernet wire from the modem to the computer.

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so where's the list???

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@Josh1267 wrote:

i thought the only difference between a modem and a router was that a router transmits data wirelessly to the computer while the modem requires an ethernet cord from the modem to the computer to transmit data.


Verizon FiOS doesn’t use modems. Modems are used by Cable companies to covert the coax signal to ethernet. Some modems are a combo with a built in wireless router. Some modems are hardwired and only can connect to one computer. If you need to connect more than one computer then a wireless router would connect to the modem. 

You can get any router you want with Verizon just make sure it has gigabit ports(10/100/1000) and is Wireless AC capable. When buying a router for FiOS just make it doesn’t say “Modem” or “DOCSIS” on the box. 

 

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@Josh1267 wrote:

so where's the list???


Here is an example of a router you could buy...

 

https://www.walmart.com/ip/NETGEAR-Nighthawk-AC2600-Smart-WiFi-Router-R7450/222659115?wmlspartner=wl...

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