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2.0 Hardware

All Ontario & Quebec DSL ISP's use G.DMT.
G.Lite is not implemented.

All modems that Sympatico provides have both ethernet and USB interfaces, however only one interface can be used at a time.

For an additional fee or contract committment, you can receive the optional Speedstream 6300 which is a DSL modem, 5-port wired router, wireless router, all-in-one unit.

Modems that have been offered now or in the past:

Ethernet Only Modems:
- Alcatel SpeedTouch Home (Discontinued)
- Efficient Networks SpeedStream 5260 / 5360 (Discontinued)
- Efficient Networks SpeedStream 6520 [4 port Ethernet, wireless, no USB]
- 2Wire 2700 [4 port Ethernet, wireless, no USB]
- 2Wire 2701 [4 port Ethernet, wireless, no USB]
- 2Wire 2710HG-G Router

USB/Ethernet Modems:
- Efficient Networks SpeedStream 5200/5242/4200 [Single Ethernet + USB]
- Efficient Networks SpeedStream 6300 [5 port Ethernet, wireless, and 1 USB]

by BliZZardX See Profile edited by MacGyver See Profile
last modified: 2011-06-10 20:35:39

You will need to call 310-SURF (310-7873) or get in contact with a tech in the direct forum »Bell Canada Direct

Or use the automated filter order service. »www.bell.ca/shopping/PrsShpInt_A ··· ies.page

by BliZZardX See Profile edited by MacGyver See Profile
last modified: 2008-09-14 06:32:30

You can do this with a hub/switch or a router.

Sympatico says two IP addresses can be assigned at once, but they don't actually limit you. You can connect as many computers as your hub/switch will allow.

by BliZZardX See Profile
last modified: 2003-07-29 14:46:39

Sympatico will not provide technical support for customers using home networking devices unless those devices are rented from Bell. For customers not using Bell-supplied networking equipment, Sympatico Technical Support will require that you disconnect your home network, and use only your DSL modem and a single PC during any troubleshooting process.

by MacGyver See Profile
last modified: 2004-05-15 11:09:30

Bell imposes a mandatory modem rental on its subscribers. This monthly rental is not optional.

Feedback received on this FAQ entry:
  • In Ontario the DSL modem rental is optional. But the bell support ends at the line coming into the house, so I had to sign off on some legal jargon. Then bell still sent modems, and I had to request to send them back, then I had to prove they were sent back by postal tracking number, then I disputing modem rental fees. And after several months of hassles, this was resolved and has been no problem in the 2 years+ since.

    2014-08-06 11:37:31

by quanta See Profile edited by MacGyver See Profile
last modified: 2011-01-26 19:08:44

Call Sympatico's GamesMania Support Team at 1.866.522.1522

by MacGyver See Profile
last modified: 2004-04-08 22:35:37

Bell Canada offers a guide on telephone wiring in your home. Click HERE.

We also maintain an FAQ on inside wiring here on the site. /faq/wiring

by MacGyver See Profile
last modified: 2004-08-17 06:05:15

Bell offers a firewall service for a monthly fee. For this reason, the Bell-customized firmware on their modems does not allow the customer to enable the firewall.

by MacGyver See Profile

See this thread for more information.

by MacGyver See Profile