What’s the difference between routers and modems and how do I set up a wireless network at my house? Wireless routers are going to be in charge of creating that wide Wi-Fi network that you want at your house so you’re going to have to get a wireless router. They look like this typically and it’s important to note that this device it will broadcast that wi-Fi signal all throughout your house. The modem is the primary way for your computers to communicate with the Internet service provider’s network. Depending on your ISP, you’re going to have a modem that communicates with that, so that’s what a modem looks like right there.

Video: Professor Adam Morgan