Modems are a necessary ingredient in creating a wireless working environment, so understanding what they are, how they work, and which one to choose is important. Discover the ins and outs of modems with DrayTek.

What is a Modem?

Crucial in establishing a connection across your devices, modems communicate directly with your internet provider and work in conjunction with a router to create a local network.

How does a modem work?

To generate an internet connection, it’s first important to install a Wi-Fi modem to decode signals sent from your internet service provider.

What’s the difference between a modem and a router?

The difference between modem and router is their place in the ‘internet-chain’. Modems connect to the internet directly, translating code and messages, but cannot create a local connection. Meanwhile, routers can read the new messages to create a local network for your devices but cannot connect directly with an internet provider.

When it comes down to modem vs router, neither is more important as each requires the other.

Modem features and benefits

DrayTek modems are designed provide your router with a reliable, consistent, and stable internet connection that aims to reach each corner of your working space. We are constantly testing for increased compatibility, so you can be sure that each DrayTek router is made according to the latest technological advancements.

Each DrayTek modem offers BT Superfast Fibre and ADSL as standard, and we also have two designs to suit your business requirement of either one or two LAN ports.

Which modem is best for my needs?

Each DrayTek modem is designed to offer stability and extensive compatibility across internet providers for a seamless online experience. We have two Wi-Fi modem models available, so it’s important to understand the benefits of each and choose the product that best suits your needs:

Vigor 130

Vigor 130 modems provide BT Superfast Fibre and ADSL2+ capability and feature one LAN port. This is the standard modem design.

Vigor 166

As well as all the benefits of the Vigor 130, the Vigor 166 also offers BT Ultrafast Fibre and an additional LAN port. Dual LAN ports are ideal if you’re looking to add additional IP addresses.

DrayTek Modem Types

ADSL/VDSL Modem Routers
ADSL/VDSL Modem Routers
Wireless Modems
Wireless Modems