Equipment Leasing

The Difference Between a Router, Modem and Modem + Router Combo

  • A router links the computers to the internet from a modem and/or lets computers link to each other within the same router network.

  • A modem gets information from your ISP or internet service provider (Varcomm)

  • You need a modem to connect to the internet, and then you need router to dispatch the internet information to your devices.

  • A Modem + Router combination is a device that is two in one. It has router functions as well as modem functions.


Your Options:

  Modem+Router Combo Modem Only Customer-owned Equipment
Monthly Charge $8.00 $5.00 None
Maintenance and Support      X

Lease a Modem or Modem / Router Combo from Varnet

  • We provide the appropriate modem for your Internet service plan and speed tier.

  • Optimal security setting is set by default.

  • We make upgraded equipment available to you at no additional cost if we update Internet plan speeds and when technology improves.

  • Technical support for your modem is guaranteed and available 24/7.

  • Return equipment if you cancel your service.


Buy Your Own Modem

  • Purchase your modem from a local or online retailer.

  • You are responsible for security settings on your wireless network.

  • You may have to purchase a new modem to optimize performance whenever we upgrade speed tiers.

  • Technical support from us for purchased modems is not provided. You are responsible for the modem if it malfunctions.

  • Our Internet customers are required to use an authorized device that will not cause harm to our network.


If you are not sure which option is best for you, feel free to contact us with any questions that you may have and we will help you find the right Internet solution for your home.