if i buy a router, can i just use it or need to set up/buy other stuff?

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  • WayneH
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago
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    You have to have a modem.  The modem converts your ISP's signal to a digital signal that the computer can use.  A router connects after the modem to add wi-fi or additional wired ports for other devices.  Or you can get a modem/router combination unit.

  • 4 weeks ago

    No 1 you have to buy internet.Without internet router is just wasted money.

  • David
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    All a router does is connect computers together either via wifi or wired. If you want to connect to the internet you need an internet connection from an Internet Service Provider (ISP) and a modem or modem/router. Often they will want you to use their modem/router to simplify maintenance, or they will only allow you to connect an approved list of modem/routers which has to be activated with the line they provide

    HTH

  • 4 weeks ago

    yes if all you want to do is create a local network of devices and not connected to the internet

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