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I have a ADSL connection, and I was wondering is there something that's like a modem and router in one thing, instead of two seperate things. I've looked around (not exactly hard) and didn't see anything. Help would be nice; thanks guys.
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I have a DSL connection, and I was wondering is there something that's like a modem and router in one thing, instead of two seperate things. I've looked around (not exactly hard) and didn't see anything. Help would be nice; thanks guys.
Yes, I'm sure they exist. I have an ADSL 4 port router modem, so I would guess the same thing exists for DSL.

I'll have a quick look for you ...

Here you go. Here's something virtually the same on the linksys web site.

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Hey, thanks for looking that up. I was typing my first post quickly and I needed to say "ADSL" instead of "DSL". I'm not really a networking kind of person, so I didn't know the difference until you mentioned there is one. Is there a difference in the products then as well? As in, should I use something besides what you linked me to if I have an ADSL connection?
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Hey, thanks for looking that up. I was typing my first post quickly and I needed to say "ADSL" instead of "DSL". I'm not really a networking kind of person, so I didn't know the difference until you mentioned there is one. Is there a difference in the products then as well? As in, should I use something besides what you linked me to if I have an ADSL connection?
I'm not sure of the specific differences between ADSL router modems and DSL router modems, however I would guess there are differences, because there are two types in production. If you're going to be getting an ADSL router modem and only need 4 ports, I can't recommend highly enough the Netgear DG834 ADSL Firewall Router Modem for a wired network. I have been extremely happy with mine, so much so I created a thread about it when I got it! It's very good indeed, very good. It's really easy to set up and it's security features are excellent. If you're after an ADSL router modem, I believe it really is one of the best and it's not bad value for money either .

Good luck; hope you find what you want.

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This should help you understand the differences.
http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionar...scriber%20Line
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Yeah, I did a google search when he mentioned DSL and ADSL. I understand now, thanks though.

Does anyone else have any suggestions on a modem/router?
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