A modem comes from the words (modulate / demodulate) or in other words it converts one type of signal into another type of signal. In the case of ADSL or VDSL the Draytek DV130 is our go to device to convert the Telco's signal into something that your computer can understand - Ethernet. We do not recommend the modem by itself we strongly recommend the installation of a robust firewall protecting your staff and your business.
A router is like a set of traffic lights moving traffic in the direction that it needs to go. For example you may have a computer accessing web mail while at the same time someone is talking on a sip phone. The data is routed from the modem through the router and out to multiple devices simultaneously.
A Firewall on the other hand is much more like a customs officer he checks your passport, and scans you and your suitcases for any contraband.
Sophos XG range of firewalls provide excellent protection while at the same time providing you with useful information like how busy your network is or what applications are being used. A firewall has become an essential device in the fight against cyber crime
Most commercial areas have at least a few high-speed internet options with DSL and Fibre being the most common in major new Zealand citys. To find the services available in your area, consult with your Voiptel experts to find what specific services are available at your exact location.
Once you have identified what services are available to you, you need to decide what type of internet connection will best meet your needs. Again, your Voiptel team can provide suggestions.
Feel free to contact us if you have questions.