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Edited by link_90 - 3/6/11 at 4:59am
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Depending on where you are your ISP will provide the modem, many provide you the router also. Regardless I would recommend a the devices to be separate. Your Netgear should be fine.

This seems like a decent deal. If your not using wireless now. You can disable it until such a time as you need it. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833124385
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If you only use a modem you can only have 1 device connected. You need to have a DHCP system and switch to provide your PCs with IP addresses and places to connect. Yes, a residential router/gateway uses a NAT for security.

You're already using a router/gateway and a modem. Why switch?
    
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Modem is a Modem....

You never said which modem you have and which you are looking at.
    
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Just keep using the one your using now if your having no problems.

If it's not broken why fix/replace it.
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What you're asking is akin to the "Dedicated graphics vs integrated graphics" question.
Nevermind. I realized that your thread title should actually be "Modem vs Modem + Router". Big fail on my your part.
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