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NormanS
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reply to mpovit

Re: [Connectivity] Do I Need a 10/100/1000 Switch

said by mpovit:

Are the modems with the four ports considered routers?

Those are called, "Residential Gateways"; and, yes, they comprise a router and modem combined in one box. Fairly common with DSL service; not so much with cable service.

I have worked with two models. I don't recall which one CenturyLink issued for my mother, other than it was VDSL. My ISP issued an ADSL2+ RG. I found it rather limiting, compared with my old D-Link DIR-655. So I brought the old ADSL2+ modem from another residence, and combined it with an ASUS RT-AC66U.

IMO, a separate modem and router is preferable to an RG. ISPs will always "cheap out" on the CPE.
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Norman
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