What is DSL Modem Router?

A modem router is a combination device that functions as both modem and router. You usually need a modem and a router to connect to the ISP and provides internet to other devices. A DSL modem router has both built into one box. DSL is an initialism for “Digital Subscriber Line”, which is a technology that enables high-speed data transmission on ordinary twisted-pair telephone lines.

Briefly, a DSL modem router converts the DSL line to an Ethernet connection and shares the wireless network directly.

What are the Benefits of TP Link DSL Modem Routers??

Versatile connectivity
DSL modem routers support DSL, Fiber/Cable, and 3G/4G Dongle (USB-port equipped) connections (as illustrated above), meeting your needs in different networking scenarios.

Compatibility with most service providers
TP-Link DSL modem routers support mainstream ISP profiles, which means they can work with most service providers.

High-quality telephone calls
VoIP-supported DSL modem routers allow users to make/receive phone calls over the internet. They also support cordless telecommunications (DECT) that enable simultaneous connection for multiple phones without phone lines.

With the TP-Link tpPhone app, you can easily turn your smart phone into convenient handset.

Multiple functions to meet different needs
TP-Link’s modem routers have numerous functions like Parental Controls, QoS, Port Forwarding, etc. Configure the function according to your needs to better manage and protect your network.

Easy management with the Tether app
TP-Link offers an easy way to manage your modem routers via the Tether app

6kV Lightning Protection
Lightning protection shields your devices from electrical damage caused by thunderstorms, so even in bad weather, you can enjoy internet with peace of mind.

How Do DSL Modem Routers Work?


A TP Link DSL modem router combines the feature of a DSL modem and a router, which enables numerous connection types.

1. DSL Connection
Typically, a TP Link DSL modem router uses the phone line as the medium to link directly to your ISP and provides internet to your other devices via wired or wireless connection. It also supports you to use the phone service while online. You just need a DSL Splitter to help connect both your modem router and your phone to the DSL port.

2. Fiber/Cable Access
The WAN port of TP Link DSL modem routers also accepts connection from a Cable Modem or Fiber Modem. The modem router woks purely as a wireless router in this scenario, so it needs another modem to connect to your ISP and then offers internet connectivity to your other devices.

3. 3G/4G Dongle Connection
Some DSL modem routers with a USB port also support 3G/4G dongles. A 3G/4G Dongle provides internet access anywhere you are, serving as a perfect main connection while on the go, or a backup connection when there is something interfering with your connection from your ISP.

Who Needs a DSL Modem Router?

DSL modem routers are particularly useful for the following applications:

DSL Internet Access
Along with the functions of both modem and router, DSL compatibility lets you delight in stable internet access, meeting the connection needs of your home.

Bundling home phone service with an internet plan
With 2 FXS ports along with VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) technology, users can make or receive phone calls over the internet simply by connecting the device to their existing telephone setup.