Modems/Routers/Gateways...Oh my !
I'm sorry,guys...I don't really know where to go with this question.That's why I'm posting it here.A couple of times over the past week (Or,so) it seems that my router has gone down.The first time,it was down for (I'm not sure how many) hours.It went down again yesterday for (Again,I'm not sure how many) hours.
Well,this second time,I called ATT and according to them,I need a new router.So,I've been looking on ebay (not much to choose from). My question is,do I need a "modem" or a "router" or,a Gateway ??? I know both enable internet access.But,really,what's the difference ?
I have ATT DSL and,2 laptops in the household that we prefer to run wirelessly.Any advice would be immensely appreciated !
And,in case I didn't make myself clear...do I need a modem or a router and are these modems routers isp specific ? Do I have to buy one that works with my isp or type of internet (dsl) ? Does one isp or another(dsl/dial-up/cable) require any certain specifications ? Please help if you can ,folks.I'd hate to buy the wrong thing from some place like ebay or Amazon and find out it's not going work.I got lucky the first time I did this.But,I'd sure like some input ! I can't buy one from the isp.They're just too expensive from them (Like their service). And,please remember-I'm wanting to connect 2 laptops wirelessly.
Edited by hamluis, 20 June 2015 - 07:46 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to External Hardware - Hamluis.