Most people have seen or come across a modem router, but when asked to explain its mechanics we have a sure bet that only a small % have a rough idea. In this time and age whereby everything is technologically geared we need to understand the powering mechanics before we get carried away by the whims.
Having a modem router combo in your house or at your workplace and not knowing how it works is equal to feasting on microwaved food but having no idea how to work your way around it. Since this article seeks to educate both the level-headed and those who dig deeper into details and facts we shall define the term “Modem router” in a manner that communicates to both groups.
What to know about modem router combo
So, what exactly is a modem router by definition? These two words are used together, not mistakenly but with intent. The terms “modem” and “router” have different definitions but collaborate to achieve the same goals. Let us now define each term and draw relevant comparisons:
A modem is a communication device which is used for modulation and demodulation. It changes the analog data of a telephone line to digital data that can be read by a computer and vice versa.
This is a dispatcher connected at a get way where networks meet at any point of presence in an internet connection.
Definition of a modem router
From the above definitions, we can now easily draw a definition for this device we call a modem router. Simply put, a modem router is a device that has both modulation-demodulation and dispatching properties.
It turns analogous telephone impulses into digital codes and also acts as a network dispatcher to communicate these impulses/codes in between networks. It should be noted that all these modulation/demodulation and dispatching properties are all to initiate and create a healthy internet connection in a computing device.
If the working mechanics in a modem or router are tampered with in any way, then the internet connection will not go through. To deal with such connection problems you must troubleshoot the network connection also known as Network Connection Diagnosis to determine the source of the problem.
What is troubleshooting/network connection diagnosis?
The process that occurs once you initiate an internet connection can be a complex one. It is so because the configuration involves the computer’s software and hardware versus modem router software and hardware. If anything goes wrong across both hardware to software paths, then there is a connectivity problem