Modem and router are two most commonly used external devices in the computer. Many people don’t know the difference between the modem and router they think both are same.
Here is some differentiation that will clear the concept of modem and routers:
- It can be connected to one pc using ethernet port
- A modem can work without a router, delivering information (such as Internet access) to a single PC.
- A modem is a device that provides access to the Internet
- Provides a connection to the internet by sending and receiving data over telephone lines.
- Does Not provide any security
- Can connect to multiple PC via Ethernet or wifi
- Routers can share information between computers, but cannot connect to the internet without a modem.
- Router provides access to a local network (LAN)
- Directs the data in a network and passes the data between home computers, and between computers and the modem.
- Provides security to protect the network
Above are some difference but modem and router also have a similarity that is the data transmission in both of the peripherals are done in form of packets. Have found a list ofwith detailed information like installation, types and many more.