No, you do not have to pay for internet if you buy a wireless router. A wireless router is a device that allows you to connect multiple devices to the internet through a wireless network. However, it does not provide internet access by itself. You will still need to subscribe to an internet service provider (ISP) and pay for a monthly internet plan in order to use the internet on your devices.
The ISP will provide you with a modem, which is a device that converts the internet signal from the ISP’s network into a format that your router can understand. You will then connect your router to the modem using an Ethernet cable. Once the router is connected to the modem, you will be able to connect your devices to the wireless network and access the internet.
So, in short, you need both a wireless router and an internet service provider in order to use the internet on your devices. The wireless router allows you to connect multiple devices to the internet wirelessly, while the ISP provides you with the internet connection itself.
Here are some additional things to keep in mind:
- Some ISPs may provide you with a router as part of your internet plan. If this is the case, you may not need to buy a separate router.
- The type of router you need will depend on your needs and budget. If you have a large home or a lot of devices that need to connect to the internet, you may want to consider a high-end router with a lot of features.
- You can also buy a mesh router system, which is a group of routers that work together to create a single, seamless wireless network throughout your home. This can be a good option if you have a large home or if there are dead spots in your current wireless network.
I hope this helps!