Originally Posted by Redeemed
I think Roadhog said that because of your comment about not needing a modem.
We're not talking Dial-up here, but cable internet. You have to have a cable modem to establish the connection to your cable provider. Same thing with DSL, same with Satellite.
If I were to be visiting my parents right now and I disconnected their modem they'd lose internet connectivity. Connect the router to the cable connection... well, how? Two completely different interfaces. One is coaxial (cable), the other is RJ-45 (ethernet).
The modem, if I understand this all correctly, is the gateway that allows you to connect to the ISP. Without it, you cannot connect.
Now, you could likely get a router with a built in cable modem- but the modem is still present.
Maybe I'm doing a terrible job of explaining myself.
Wouldn't be the first time.
I have never had anything to do with cable.
Therefore Roadhog is right. if not a little rude.
With Adsl the router and modem are combined. (generally)