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What is DSL wireless router?
DSL is an initialism for “Digital Subscriber Line”, which is a technology that enables high-speed data transmission on ordinary twisted-pair telephone lines. In short, a DSL modem router converts the DSL line to an Ethernet connection and shares the wireless network directly.
What is a DSL port used for?
The DSL port can be used to directly connect your telephone (DSL) line to your router without the need for a separate modem. The router is in this case a router/modem combination and can build up the internet connection without the need for a modem.
What is the difference between a DSL modem and a router?
Your modem is a box that connects your home network to the wider Internet. A router is a box that lets all of your wired and wireless devices use that Internet connection at once and also allows them to talk to one another without having to do so over the Internet.
Is there a difference between cable and DSL routers?
The main difference between DSL and cable modems is with what devices and what services they are linked with. The DSL modem is connected to the telephone line and is thus linked together with your phone service. A cable modem connects to your cable box and is an add-on to your cable service.
Can a DSL modem be used as a wireless router?
Modem router: all-in-one A modem router can work as modem and router at the same time—converting the DSL line to an Ethernet connection and sharing the wireless network directly. You can perform both functions with only one device instead of a modem connected to your WiFi router.
Do I need DSL for WiFi?
Most computers and portable devices have built-in wireless adapters. Therefore, all you need is a wireless router and an Internet Service Provider. However, you won’t be able to connect to the Internet unless the wireless router has an Internet connection. Therefore, you need a cable or DSL modem provided by your ISP.
Is DSL cable the same as Ethernet?
The difference is that DSL uses the standard phone plug while typical Ethernet cables have two extra pairs of twisted copper wires with a larger plug as shown in the figure below.
When using DSL or cable to connect to the Internet an external modem is needed?
DSL requires an external powered modem in order to access the Internet. Similar to cable modems, a DSL modem has a line-in connection for a phone line, as well as a single USB port and single Ethernet port.