You can use any wireless router you want, but the modem you purchase has to be approved by your ISP to function with their network.
Do I need to buy a router for wireless internet?
At the bare minimum you’ll need a wireless router. Wireless Router – A wireless router is needed so that it can take the information sent by the modem and “route” it to your wireless device(s). Modem – If this is your first internet connection you’ll need to buy a modem.
Can I get WiFi without an Internet provider?
Certain internet providers such as AT&T offer fixed wireless home internet that you can get without a phone, cable or a fiber line. Fixed wireless internet is particularly helpful if it’s available in a rural area where you don’t want to buy satellite service.
What is the difference between a WiFi router and a modem?
The difference between a modem and a router is that a modem connects to the internet, while a router connects devices to Wi-Fi. It’s easy to get the two devices mixed up if your internet service provider (ISP) rents both to you as part of an internet package.
How does a router connect to the Internet?
A wireless router connects directly to a modem by a cable. This allows it to receive information from — and transmit information to — the internet. The router then creates and communicates with your home Wi-Fi network using built-in antennas. As a result, all of the devices on your home network have internet access.