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Questions About Modems

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#1 rlprlp


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Posted 12 July 2008 - 07:25 AM

I'm pretty decent with using computers, but I know very little about various hardware. I have one desktop PC, and have no intentions or interest in any "wireless" applications at this time. I have DSL provided by Qwest, and use the Actiontec GT-701WG DSL modem that they provided me with when I signed up. I have enjoyed browsing forums like BC for a few years now, and have learned just about every tip and trick to make Firefox run faster. That said, on to my questions:

Would a different modem increase my Internet speed? If no, then my next questions are void. But if yes: Would it work properly simply by hooking it up, or would I have to contact Qwest to check for compatibility? Can anyone recommend any specific makes and models, and perhaps supply some tips on a reputable retailer where I could get a good price for one?

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#2 richyrichuk


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Posted 12 July 2008 - 07:33 AM

the modem supplied could have some restrictions on them..

like the sky sagem modem/router, has something silly like a second delay before it tries to reach the DNS servers, im not sure if thats still enforced on sky routers but im sure it use to be.

but without seeing more specs it could be hard to tell.. and even if there are, u wouldnt see a great deal of improvement anyway from my experience.

hope that helped.

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 10:22 AM

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#4 rlprlp

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 07:11 AM

Sorry for the delay; I got side-tracked. Thank you for the replies. Sounds like it would make very little, if any, difference. I will let this one go. Thank you again for the advice.

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