Do I need a modem and/or wireless router?

I am moving into an apartment complex for college. The complex provides internet services and connection, but I'm afraid I'll have a slow connection due to so many other people also trying to connect to the internet. What can I do to ensure that I'll have quick and easy internet access? Is a modem... show more I am moving into an apartment complex for college. The complex provides internet services and connection, but I'm afraid I'll have a slow connection due to so many other people also trying to connect to the internet.

What can I do to ensure that I'll have quick and easy internet access?

Is a modem or router necessary, and if so how do I set them up to connect to the internet services provided in my apartment complex?

Please help! I'd prefer not to fail due poor internet connection keeping me from doing my research.
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