Qwest VDSL2 Modem options
I am installing a simple Qwest VDSL2 tap for a CCTV station, and I have not ordered the modem that Qwest are trying to charge me for, because I don't really want any WiFi access on this (for security reasons). I suspect I could use theirs and turn it off, but I thought it would be easier to source my own modem.
So this is where I'm at. I need to find sources for these modems to get competitive pricing, and ideally all I need is a modem that I will support with my own switch, Firewall/IDS, etc. that goes directly to my cameras.
Can anyone suggest any decent sites or modem options for this?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
actions · 2011-May-31 4:24 pm · (locked)
I was in a similar situation. Qwest was willing to only lease their Q1000 for $7 pm. I bought a Zyxel Q100 from ebay for $5 !. This is a VDSL modem without wireless. It works great. But the technician who came to install the connection left behind a new Q1000 for free. I suspect that Qwest is trying to get rid of all the Qwest marked routers. So you may also get one for free !.
actions · 2011-May-31 5:34 pm · (locked)
Rio Rancho, NM
|reply to mylesw1 |
I believe that Qwest is only leasing modems right now. I also have the Zyxel Q100 modem, but I got it when they were still selling them. They are not wireless, and I have it bridged to my router anyway.
If you search for it, I believe that you will only find them for sale on eBay or possibly on Craigslist. I have had it for 10 months now with VDSL2 and no problems.
You can also try a Qwest store, for I believe they are independently owned, and they may possibly sell one to you; only a guess.
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actions · 2011-May-31 7:16 pm · (locked)
|reply to mylesw1 |
Thanks to all for this. I managed to pickup a Q1000 standard Qwest modem on Craigslist for $30 so I'm set. It has wireless, but I probably won't use it. But certainly beats the $7 per month charge they want slug you for it.
actions · 2011-May-31 8:45 pm · (locked)