People all over the world use the Internet every single day, often doing so without giving a single thought to how it works. As such, many Internet users are unclear about what roles the individual devices in their networks play. One very common source of confusion is the difference between routers and modems. Though many people think these devices are the same, and the terms are often (mistakenly) used interchangeably, they are two different devices that carry out different functions. The modem is the device that connects your home to the Internet, while the router is what controls the network within your home. Understanding the difference between these two will be a great help next time your network runs into problems. In this blog, we will discuss the difference between modems and routers in detail.