said by inoudo:
"I think the biggest problem might be with the older Westel 2200..."
Actually the Westell is my newer modem since I'm running my original Alactel Speedtouch Home in bridged mode with a Linksys WRT54GS for home networking all of the time. The Westell is backup for support (BS/ATT used to support it, Don't know nowadays since I haven't had any problems in years).
You can't really beat the reliability of the old Alcatel STH modems for standard ANSI ADSL service. I still have one that worked perfectly until I was forced to retire it when AT&T/BellSouth changed their PPPoE handshaking several years ago and made it incompatible with the router I was using at the time.
The reason I suggested a newer ADSL2(+) modem is because you appear to be at the borderline for being able to get a good reliable sync for 6 mbps service using standard ANSI ADSL. If your DSLAM supports ADSL2(+), the extended reach of that technology would improve your chances of a successful 6 mbps connection.--
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