Cable DSL Router

If you have cable or DSL internet, you will have either a cable or DSL modem. This is all you need if you just have one computer that is connected to the modem via a cable. However, if you want to use more than one computer and the computers are located in different rooms, it may be difficult to run cables all through your home. You may also want to use a laptop that has wireless internet. To do this, you’ll need a cable DSL router.

A cable DSL router is connected between your computer and your cable or DSL modem. You will need to connect at least one computer to the router using an Ethernet cable, so one computer does need to be wired. The others, however, can be wireless. Most cable DSL routers do have connections for at least four wired computers, however, so you can have more than the one required wired machine. In addition to the four ports for computers, you’ll have one port for an Ethernet cable that connects to your cable or DSL modem.

Some routers are set up only for wired computers. However, most cable DSL routers purchased today also feature wireless connectivity and have at least one antenna to broadcast their signal. Once you’ve set up your cable DSL router and have configured it for wireless, any computer in the vicinity can connect to the internet through it. Many people choose to activate the security mode of their cable DSL router. This locks down the wireless internet and only allows specific computers access to the internet. In some cases, these computers’ IP addresses are programmed into the router; in others, the router will ask users to input a specific password before they can access the internet.

Cable DSL routers also allow home users to create networks. This means that in addition to sharing their internet connection with other computers, they can also share resources like scanners, printers, external hard drives, external DVD burners, and more. Users can also transfer files from computer to computer over the network instead of burning them to CD/DVD or transferring them via USB drives. This is especially useful for those who work from home since they can move files back and forth from their desktop to a laptop for business meetings at other locations.

There are many different brands of cable DSL routers, and most are available from any computer store or department store that has an electronics section. Some internet service providers have their own cable DSL routers that customers can purchase. While these routers are not required (any cable DSL router will work with any cable or DSL modem), often the service provider will provide technical support for their own routers. If a customer is using a router not made by the provider, the provider may not be able to provide any help in setting it up.

Cable DSL routers are not operating system-dependent, and they allow mixed operating systems. This means you can use the same cable DSL router with Windows and Macintosh computers, and you can even use it with operating systems like Unix. Routers can also be configured to broadcast on the B or G band, and new routers can broadcast on the N band, too. Most can be set to mixed broadcast, too, which will allow B, G, and N band devices to connect to the router.

This Cable DSL Router Review is Written/Updated on Dec 20th, 2009 and filed under Computer Hardware. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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