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A modem connects your computer to the internet. A router takes the Internet signal and splits it up and distributes it to other computers on your network. There are two types of routers, wired and wireless. A wired modem router uses a cat5 cable to connect to the modem and to connect to each computer on the network. A wireless router uses wires to connect to the modem but connects to each computer on the network without wires.

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