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dsl modem headaches

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by jolt8me, Dec 13, 2005.

  1. jolt8me

    jolt8me Your the devil

    May 9, 2004
    My isp offered me a westell model 2100 modem/router for $100. I thought i could find something better. I have some questions.
    1) do all dsl modems offer the same performance?
    2)I already have a router and plan on networking 2 computors together to share the internet. Will installing this modem that already has a router cause problems with a router i already plan on installing?
    3)can anyone recommend a good dsl modem?
  2. David_G17

    David_G17 /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/

    Oct 7, 2002
    i've installed quite a few Westell modems.

    only problem i've seen is when someone left a ton of paper covering one and it overheated and died.

  3. I've had DSL for about 5 years.The Westell modem was free if I kept the DSL for at least one year.I still using it.It doesn't have USB,only ethernet and no router.

    Now for the funny part which I think Westell has quit doing.The original DSL speed was suppose to be 750Mbit/s max.It was about half that.Along with the modem Westell offered a "program" to increase connection speed for an extra $50.I didn't pay it.About six months later the ISP(phone company) gave me a command/code to send to the modem from my PC.It was infact Westell's "secret" $50 program.It did improve the connection.

    Since then the connection has gone to 1.5Mbit/s and now to 3Mbit/s.I'm still using that same Westell modem.Added my own router.If you join Yahoo Freecycle in your area you can "request" or say you are looking for a DSL modem.People moving or switching ISP's give away those modems.