[General] Best modem for AT&T 6mb dsl
I have had my DSL for about 6 years now and have the 2 Wire 2701HG-B modem connected to a Cisco/Linksys WRT160Nv3. Generally speaking I get 4-5+mb downloads with 350k uploads. AT&T seems to go thru phases with internet speeds and I have often lately seen speeds about 150-350k download and 40-120k upload.
Usually when I can't take it and I'm ready to call AT&T I hook up the modem to the NID and by the time I get it all hooked up, my speeds are back up, for a while. I know that disconnecting the DSL for a time will usually restore speeds. But I recall reading that the 2Wire was not one of the best ones.
I saw someone post that the motorola 3347 was a good choice. So I'm wondering what is my best option for a modem? Should I stick with the 2Wire or I found a 3347 on CL here for $15 which is reasonable. I do have a lot of devices on my home network which I'm sure could cause things to slow down (xbox, ipods (x2), ipad, laptops/desktops (x4) ..)
On the flip side, a friend at work gave me a Cisco 2500 rtr and I have that configured but need to pick up a switch so I can connect to my wireless and internal network. I guess I still need a DSL modem with that still though.
Any advice here would help because I'm about to give up and go back to cable modem.
actions · 2012-Aug-27 10:17 pm · (locked)
actions · 2012-Aug-28 9:36 pm · (locked)
Saint Augustine, FL
|reply to rtraversi |
For the first time in many years I am looking at switching from Comcast to AT&T, only because Comcast can't decide if they can service my new house (right next to another house that does have service... idiots). So just in case, because I work from home and MUST have reliable internet, I need to get the most reliable DSL modem for use on an AT&T 6mb connection. By reliable, I mean not dropping the connection in the middle of the day thus dropping my Cisco VPN circiut.
AT&T offers their usual Motorola modems. The last time I had DSL was over 10 years ago, using an ancient Westell, so I am not up on all the brands.
actions · 2012-Sep-12 3:30 pm · (locked)
Santa Clara, CA
said by twonotes:
By reliable, I mean not dropping the connection in the middle of the day thus dropping my Cisco VPN circiut.
In that case you need at least 2 working modems on hand, and a wireless modem for failover.
When drops are due to ATT crumbling infrastructure,, modem will not help.
actions · 2012-Sep-12 5:26 pm · (locked)