rddlfajkus wrote:I am techno-illiterate, so I am wondering if this would work for my situation....we have AT&T DSL broadband (not U-Verse) and use a modem/router. Would this be the same thing? Or does it need to say "modem" as well?
modem/routers are combo devices. Most people use a modem and a separate router, since the standards change every couple years. You'd still need a DSL modem. Having said that, DSL is typically slower than cable broadband, so a new super fast router may not seem any better, since your bottleneck is the DSL. However, if you're thinking of a new router because your house coverage is poor, then by all means get a new more powerful router and separate DSL modem.