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For cable Internet, you definitely need a cable modem . This will give you a reliable, wired Internet connection. If you want wireless Internet (Wi-Fi), then you also need a router. If you don't want separate devices, get a gateway - also called a cable modem router - which is a device that is both a cable modem and router.Does the router require a modem?
The router manages all the information going to and from each device and the modem and makes sure it all ends up safely in the right spot. However, a router doesn't need to connect to a modem to function. You can choose to create a LAN without Internet access. Simply put, your router: Assigns a local IP address to each device on the networkWhat is the best router for fiber internet?
Currently there are several Wi-Fi routers on the market that are compatible with fiber optics, the most recommended of which is the Netgear N750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router (WNDR4000) which according to PCMAG resulted as the most efficient among its competitors.Does router have cable modem bulit in?
While "most" routers do not come with a built in modem, be it cable or DSL, they do indeed exist. Personally, I prefer a separate modem and router, but it is not a biggie either way.