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 Post subject: DSL Modem recommendation
 Post Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:30 am 
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Scott, are you aware of any DSL modems that last longer than a year? The ATT service people say that most of their's (Motorola) go bad in about a year.


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 Post subject: Re: DSL Modem recommendation
 Post Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:36 am 
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Randy wrote:
Scott, are you aware of any DSL modems that last longer than a year? The ATT service people say that most of their's (Motorola) go bad in about a year.



yes dsl modems from dlink are great www.dlink.com. make sure you get the one with the built in firewall and a built in router and swtich.

enjoy.


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 Post subject: Re: DSL Modem recommendation
 Post Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:46 am 
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Randy wrote:
Scott, are you aware of any DSL modems that last longer than a year?

Yeah, all of them. <g>

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The ATT service people say that most of their's (Motorola) go bad in about a year.

That has to be a joke, I've never heard of a 1-year life expectancy for modems. <g> But if you are having problems with one brand, then obviously I'd say you should consider switching to another. ATT currently provides 2Wire and Motorola modems, so maybe try the 2Wire? Scott.


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 Post subject: Re: DSL Modem recommendation
 Post Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:13 pm 
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Randy wrote:
The ATT service people say that most of their's (Motorola) go bad in about a year.
Maybe they think that the IP address that gets assigned to your modem expires after 1 year and somehow have come to the conclusion that the only "fix" for the "bad" modem is to trade it for another so that a new IP address can be assigned...!?

After talking to some "tech support", sadly I don't see that as too much of a stretch...I sure hope I'm wrong.

Try this: Ask them what *exactly* happens after a year and what *exactly* would happen if you just kept using the same modem for more than a year (or even worse...forever!). I bet you will get all sorts of gems for answers.

-Evan


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 Post subject: Re: DSL Modem recommendation
 Post Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:45 pm 
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How many users would you have before you would have to buy a "cisco" type modem? :)


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 Post subject: Re: DSL Modem recommendation
 Post Posted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:38 pm 
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If I would you I would just get a dlink dsl modem with a built in router and a built in swtich. www.dlink.com.
I trust them very much and i'm picky on what brands I trust and that goes for computer hardware and software.


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 Post subject: Re: DSL Modem recommendation
 Post Posted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 11:09 pm 
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I got a Netgear DGND3300 now. It's working OK but I do lose the connection every few weeks or so and have to cycle the unit off and on again. Once I do that all the connections work well again. It's still better than the original Motorola modem that ATT gave me.


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