said by yesse:
Thanks for your input. I will do my best to share the results when the new modem arrives and the config has been uploaded. Hopefully all goes well.
One thing to watch out for is that I have noticed that when "restoring" the config to a new router, the PPPoE password doesn't always get restored. So make sure you know your PPPoE password, or be prepared to have to go through AT&T's password reset procedure (a PITA).
For example, in the config file I previously posted, the PPPoE password config line looks like this:set ppp module vcc1 port-authentication password "******"
I suspect that if I had to use that saved config file to restore to the same or a new router, the password would literally be entered as "******"
This seems to be a fairly common symptom with soho grade routers. My D-Link DIR655 does this for its admin password, both of my Vonage routers do it for their admin passwords, and my old Cisco RV082 did it for both PPPoE passwords and for the router admin password.--
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