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#1 trashcan7

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 04:06 PM

My old thread is here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic349908.html

So my Speedstream 4100 is having problems, and I decided to get a new modem. I just need something that will connect the DSL from the wall to my router, nothing fancy.
My question is, will this one work? It's just the cheapest thing I could find.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16825115051&cm_re=adsl_modem-_-25-115-051-_-Product&nm_mc=AFC-Bleeping&cm_mmc=AFC-Bleeping-_-NA-_-NA-_-NA

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 04:15 PM

You may want to check with your ISP on what modems are compatible with their service.

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 04:17 PM

Strongly suggest you get a modem that is approved from a list that your ISP provides. Nothing like buying a modem and taking it home and calling to get the MAC address registered and hearing. "Oh I'm sorry we don't support that brand/model, You need to get a (fill in the blank) modem".

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 04:44 PM

I have AT&T DSL, and couldn't find a list of supported modems.
All I could find is the modems that they sell on their website: http://www.att.com/equipment/accessories/gateways-routers-modems.jsp
And the modem that would work for me, the Motorola DSL Modem Model 2210, is $75! So I have to get this one over the $30 modem on newegg? What makes it so different?




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