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I want to replace POS AT&T DSL modem


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#1 trotts19

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 12:13 PM

Yup, I an an unfortunate AT&T DSl subscriber

 

They gave me the Motorola 2120 - something. Case is gone because the thing gets hotter than my morning coffee :flame:

 

At this point, I'd like to keep the modem and the router as separate pieces of equipment.

 

Any recommendations on commercial, i.e. modems not purchsed or rented from AT&T  :smash:  would be greatly appreciated

 

Thanks

 

 

 



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 03:19 PM

If this is ATT DSL and not Uverse a good modem is Actiontec. It has a self configuration wizard that automatically picks up the DSL. You have to supply your user name and password for PPPoe. Worked great for me.

 

http://www.actiontec.com/186.html



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Posted 24 August 2014 - 03:26 PM

Thanks, but that is a combo modem and router. I prefer to have those as 2 discrete components



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Posted 24 August 2014 - 03:53 PM

I used it with a Linksys WRT-54GL router. I just set the router up to automatically get a DHCP address. After setting up the Actiontec, it's also possible to put the modem in bridge mode and then set PPPoe on the router. The way I did it created a double NAT but it still worked.






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