said by inoudo: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.
"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).