A device that connects multiple computers to a cable or DSL line for Internet access. Also called a "residential gateway," "modem/router," "modem gateway," "home gateway" and "Internet gateway."The cable gateway includes a cable modem and coaxial cable connector, while the DSL gateway includes a DSL modem and telephone connector. Both devices also include a router and an Ethernet switch to connect (typically four) computers by wire.Wireless GatewayA "wireless gateway" is a cable or DSL gateway that includes a Wi-Fi access point. A wireless gateway is a modem and wireless router in one unit (see wireless router).Wireless Voice Gateway for Cable ServiceA "wireless voice gateway" is a cable gateway that includes a telephony modem, which converts digital voice to analog telephones.Both wireless gateways and wireless voice gateways provide the network infrastructure for a Wi-Fi hotspot (wireless) and Ethernet (wired). See cable modem, DSL modem and bridge mode.