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Windows 7: Do I need a modem,router or gateway ?

20 Jun 2015   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

In general: If your combo modem/router is failing then you need at least a DSL modem. Router is optional (although better). You can also get a DSL modem/router.

But the above is true for a single computer. Since you have 2 laptops with wireless and perhaps a few phones too(?), you also need a router.

I would say best bet is to get a cheap "DSL combo modem/router with wireless support". I am not familiar with what you can get in the US so I will leave make/model recommendations to Americans.

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21 Jun 2015   #12

Windows 10 Pro X64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by guitarfiend View Post did not understand my post,apparently.please go back and re-read my post from the beginning.i've stated very clearly that i have an att 2wire 2701 hg-b router that att says is failing.i do not have a "modem".the modem is built into this router. :) (edit) on second thought...maybe we have both misunderstood each other :)

I understood your post perfectly. I also did some Google searches before responding.

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