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Wireless With modem and without modem?

arijitsinha

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Currently i am going to opt for a new broadband connection. here I have a confusion between with modem and without modem. I dont want to know the technical difference between them, I did google on them, and dint understand anything :???:. Just want to know what is the necessity of the modem and which ISP's require modem.

If I go for airtel,reliance,bsnl and buy TP-LINK TL-WR740N 150Mbps Wireless without Modem Router | Router | Flipkart.com (wireless router without modem), will it work?

Or if I go for local ISP's what should I go for?


Also please suggest a router with modem which supports dd-wrt within the range of 2K.
 

RCuber

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Staff member
you have got confused with Wireless Router and a wireless Router with a modem.

if you already have a modem (say provided by Airtel, BSNL etc) you can just go for the router, you need to have both devices connected together.

but if you go for a router with modem, then you can use this single device for connection to internet as well as your home networking. and keep your existing modem as standby/backup in case your router get into some trouble.

I suggest you go for a router with modem so save the space.

other members can recommend the model as I am not familiar with the current products available in the market.

I hope this cleared up your confusion.
 
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arijitsinha

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Oh..thanks. So every ISP(Broadband) needs a modem to connect internet, or is there any exceptional case? like local ISPs, cable operators.
 

RCuber

The Mighty Unkel!!!
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there are couple of ways how internet is provided by companies. ADSL+ (landline) is the most common in India Airtel, BSNL etc. for that one can buy a Router +Modem. When it comes to others like cable, FTTH etc they will provide their own modems, you can just buy a router in this case.
 

whitestar_999

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modem is needed only for those ISP's which use phone lines & traditional ADSL so only airtel & BSNL/MTNL in India currently.Reliance also uses phone line but it uses a different version of ADSL so no modem is required.for all the rest only router is needed.fiber optic is not telephone line so again plans from Airtel & BSNL/MTNL using fiber optic/FTTH also don't need modem.
 
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arijitsinha

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Thanks you guys for clearing my doubt. So can you suggest me a router with modem, with dd-wrt support? Budget 2K(+500).
 
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