Simply put, a WiFi router is an electronic device that sends data received from an Internet cable to other devices.
It also acts as a wireless access point from which it shares data through the use of radio signals.
The router converts the data stream delivered by your Internet connection into radio signals.
What is the purpose of a WiFi router?
A wireless router is a device that performs the functions of a router and also includes the functions of a wireless access point. It is used to provide access to the Internet or a private computer network.
How do WiFi routers work?
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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.
Do you need an Internet provider to use a wireless router?
Depending on your internet service provider (ISP), you may need to buy a router, a router and separate modem, or a router-modem. Most modern routers have modems built-in, so you only need one device. However, it’s worth checking with your ISP as some require the use of a proprietary modem.