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bassetts

join:2002-12-16
Germantown, MD

Replacement SDSL modem

I have a SDSL line with covad and have been very happy with it for a long time tell just a few months ago when the sdsl modem/router would lockup. I know what is causing the box to lockup. We have a monthly port scan by a online security firm and when they port scan us that locks the modem up every-time. We have to have the port scan so we can't get rid of that. We currently have one of the older speed stream modem/router like the (Siemens 5890)running what I am sure is VERY old code. I would like to replace it with a zyxel p-791r v2 (»us.zyxel.com/Products/details.as···816D1028)

Dose anyone know if this will work? If so how hard would it be to configure it to work?


Doctor Olds
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I've had great experiences with Speedstream products and I'd suggest looking at a Speedstream 5851 Router.

Here is one for 25.00 at eBay. It looks like it comes with FREE shipping - Standard Flat Rate Shipping Service

»cgi.ebay.com/Efficient-Networks-···005r1610
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proudy

join:2003-09-30
Merrick, NY
reply to bassetts
I am curious to know if Covad charged you for that modem replacement? I have Cyberonic/Covad for many years and my router recently went bad.


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said by proudy:

I am curious to know if Covad charged you for that modem replacement? I have Cyberonic for many years and my router recently went bad.
The Topic Starter is obviously looking at buying their own replacement. Most ISPs do not warranty the DSL Modem/Router (ADSL or SDSL) past one (1) Year. After that it is usually something that you pay to replace if it truly fails at Year 3 or Year 8 and anywhere in between.

FWIW, Covad is not your ISP.
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MidrangeMan

join:2000-09-22
Schaumburg, IL
reply to proudy
said by proudy:

I am curious to know if Covad charged you for that modem replacement?
New years eve of last year my netopia 4262 went casters up ... I called Covad and they scheduled an service call. The guy came out 1/2/08 and swapped it out.

I was billed for the service call, but not the modem.

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