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Re: Stable dsl modems for marginal lines
thanks jon, i actually got the stats back in the summer and they were good for dsl6, but right at the limit. like i said windy/wet weather especially at night can cause some frequent sync dropouts.
The tp-link 8616 is good for a day and then it seems to 'fade'. It could be failing as i used it for nearly 2 years leaving it on 24/7. not bad for a $20 modem.
the old bell speedstream is much more stable, with a slower upload speed however (0.55 vs 0.67) The d-link is similar to the speedstream. Ive been doing a lot of research, and apparently long distance dsl is the norm in many parts of Australia so there is a lot of info over at whirpool.net.au. Seems anything broadcom based is good with marginal lines. Others I came up with are; AZtech dsl605. Various zyxel models. Speedouch 516. I was thinking of ordering the 516 from teksavvy for $75, but I heard tp-link uses a similar chipset in one of their modems..ill have to research that.